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    Spotting scope advice needed

    I am looking at purchasing a new spotting scope that is a compact model. I haven't used spotting scopes a lot due to the areas I usually hunt not being open enough to use them. If I were wanting to get a compact scope with a small tripod would everyone recommend a straight or angled eye piece and why? Thanks for all of your advice guys.
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    I've contemplated this much... And I've had both. My preference is straight as I can get on the object a lot quicker. If you're a bird watcher or will constantly be looking up from valleys for goats, the angled would probably work best for you. Straight typically packs a little easier in the pack as well. Just my .02c though...

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    I think you are right on the money there Archer32. In my experience the straight is a little bit more user friendly. It also works better out of a truck window. The angled is a nightmare in that scenario.
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    +1 straight. Packs well and is much easier to locate animals when transitioning from binos to scope.

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    I used to like angled but after have a straight one for a while now I think I'm converted.

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    I have used spotting scopes for 55 years hunting. I find the straight is faster to find game. I believe because the straight is more like looking thru your scope and most hunters have perfected looking at game and then throwing up the gun and finding it in the scope quickly. Same with a spotting scope. Guy for sure is right about the angle in the truck window. While scouting for antelope or MD in your outfit the angle doesn't work! Hey on a tripod go and check out my Blog on eastmans.com I use a really light one for backpacking it workers will. I did a evaluation on the tripod. That's my two cents. Mike
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    +1 straight. I find it easy to lose my animal when I look at my binos and then try to look back into the angles.

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    I like an angled eye piece for one reason only i hunt with my step son and we almost always set up to glass. that being said i am 5'8" and he is almost 6'4" with out moving any thing heighth wise we can turn the scope by a knobe on the side and the angled eye piece goes from pointing up to a 90 degree angle so either one of us can look at the same view

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    I have a straight Nikon and love it. It seems a little easier to use out of a vehicle which is a plus.

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    Well I just got my questions answered !

 

 

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