3 Best Spotting Scopes for the Money in 2017

Vortex Diamondback angled spotting scope
Vortex Diamondback angled spotting scope

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With the dozens and dozens of spotting scopes in the market, how do you decide which is the best spotting scope for the money?

I look at which ones seem to be the most popular based on ownership and reviews. Continue reading “3 Best Spotting Scopes for the Money in 2017”

Leupold Mark 4 Spotting Scopes Review: 2 Tactical Scopes That Impress

Mark 4 Spotting Scope
Mark 4 Spotting Scope

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Leupold manufactures many riflescopes in the Mark 4 line, but here we have a pair of Leupold Mark 4 spotting scopes to review. These are intended as tactical spotting scopes that you might want to use as part of a team, with one person controlling the spotting scope and the other handling a gun.

If that’s the situation you might find yourself in (and there are obviously other uses for these spotting scopes), you should take a good, long look at the Leupold Mark 4 12-40×60 spotting scope and/or the larger and more powerful Leupold Mark 4 20-60×80 spotting scope. Continue reading “Leupold Mark 4 Spotting Scopes Review: 2 Tactical Scopes That Impress”

Minox Minoscope 8×25 Review, AKA Macroscope 8×25

Minox Minoscope 8x25
Minox Minoscope 8×25

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It’s hard to know what to call this monocular. You’ll see it called the Minox Minoscope, the Minox Macroscope, and the Minox mini-telescope.

Whatever you decide to call it, I think you’ll be pleased with what it can do for you. Continue reading “Minox Minoscope 8×25 Review, AKA Macroscope 8×25”

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 Monocular Review

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 Monocular
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 Monocular

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Sometimes you don’t need to say much about a thing, and it’s enough. That’s going to be the case with this Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 monocular review, because it’s (sadly) difficult to find more than the basics about this unit.

The Legend Ultra monocular looks solid and has plenty of good features. Users seem to like it quite well. Continue reading “Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 Monocular Review”

Docter 8×21 C Monocular Review

Docter 8x21 Monocular
Docter 8×21 Monocular

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Want to feel a little like James Bond? The Docter 8×21 C Monocular can give you that feeling, if only for a few minutes.

This tiny monocular fits in the palm of your hand. It’s the small size that makes you feel like a secret agent when you use it. Continue reading “Docter 8×21 C Monocular Review”

Nikon 5×15 High Grade Monocular Review

Nikon 5x15 Monocular
Nikon 5×15 Monocular

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If you’re looking for a monocular that is tiny and doesn’t take a hand as steady as a rock to use, check out the Nikon 5×15 High Grade (HG) monocular.

There seem to be two versions of the Nikon 5×15 monocular in the market. One is white and the other silver. One has the part number 7391 and the other 7394. One is often called the Nikon 5×15 High Grade monocular and the other the HG5x15D.

They both appear to be essentially the same Japanese made unit, so I will treat them as one and the same in this review. Continue reading “Nikon 5×15 High Grade Monocular Review”

Vortex Optics Solo R/T 8×36 Monocular Review


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Vortex Optics Solo R/T Monocular is a very popular model. The 8x magnification is just right. The size and weight are just right. The price is just right.

But is this recon / tactical (R/T) monocular just right for you?

I’ll take a look at the details here to help you decide. Continue reading “Vortex Optics Solo R/T 8×36 Monocular Review”

Vortex Recce Pro HD 8×32 Monocular Review

Vortex Optics Recce Pro monocular
Vortex Optics Recce Pro monocular

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When you need a high-quality, well-built monocular with an offset reticle, look no further than the Vortex Recce Pro HD.

The key word here is “Recce”. It is pronounced “reckie” and is derived from the terms reconnaissance and reconnoiter. For the curious, check out this Wikipedia article about Recce. Continue reading “Vortex Recce Pro HD 8×32 Monocular Review”

Zeiss Mono 10×25 T Monocular Review

Zeiss Mono 10x25 T
Zeiss Mono 10×25 T

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Did you ever wish for a smaller version of your binoculars? Are there times while out on a hike when you just don’t want a relatively heavy piece of optical equipment hanging around your neck? If so, the Zeiss Mono 10×25 T monocular could be the solution to your problem.

Zeiss actually makes several monoculars in their Mono line. I’ll take a brief look at each of them along with the MiniQuick 5×10 T monocular. Continue reading “Zeiss Mono 10×25 T Monocular Review”

Leica 8×20 Monovid Monocular Review

Leica Monovid 8x20 monocular
Leica Monovid 8×20 monocular

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A monocular is a relatively simple optic device compared to something like binoculars or a full-blown telescope. In this Leica 8×20 Monovid review, I’ll try to point out what makes this particular monocular special and different from the rest of the pack.

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