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    Glassing with Spotting Scope

    I recently started using a spotting scope in addition to my 10x42 binos. However, I only found it useful after I had spotted game and wanted to take a closer look.

    Do most of you only use your spotting scope to evaluate the animals after you spot them with your eye or binoculars, or do you actually glass with the intention of finding animals through your spotting scope?

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    I use both. I use the spotter a lot when glassing long distances to find game and to size them up.
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    +1 I will first use my binos to pan and search within a mile. Then I pull out the spotter, get lunch out. And slowly pick apart under trees and in all shaded areas. And grid the rest of the country. Don't get impatient with the spotter. Set it up and view in the same spot, not constantly panning or you will miss alot.
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    Using your spotter as IKIC and hardstalk have talked about is how you want to do it. When I glass solely with my binos I tend to rush myself over terrain more than when I use my spotter (not on purpose). Using the spotter really makes you look hard at a single spot before you move it.

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    +1 Spend the time behind the eyepiece. I use it to pick everything I can see apart.

    To avoid using binoculars in a rush as NVB&B mentions, I mount them on the tripod and slow...down....

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    Tripod + binos is a huuuge step up from just hand held glassing. Less variables in shake, more consistent field of view. Its really a game changer in itself.
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    They've already said it all up above. I too use both. Bino's handheld, bino's on tripod and then spotting scope with tripod. I cannot live without either tool. fatrascal.
    Last edited by Fatrascal; 07-26-2013 at 10:57 AM.

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    All good advise, also when hunting the early seasons such as archery out west where it gets hot and the critters may only be on there feet for a few hours after first light, the spotting scope will be your best friend picking out bedded deer.

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    Awesome, thanks for the great responses everyone!

    I'll keep my spotting scope and tripod adapter for my binos in my pack!

 

 

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