Best Spotting Scopes for Birding in 2017: Do We Have a Winner?

Vortex Optics Razor HD 11-33x50 spotting scope
Vortex Optics Razor HD 11-33×50 spotting scope

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So as not to keep you in suspense, I’ll answer the question in the title about the best spotting scopes for birding straight away.

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But wait! That’s not a bad thing. We have several winners here – four of them to be exact. Continue reading “Best Spotting Scopes for Birding in 2017: Do We Have a Winner?”

Best Spotting Scopes Under $300 and $500: Quality, Yet You Keep Your Limbs

Vanguard Endeavor spotting scope
Vanguard Endeavor spotting scope

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There are many excellent spotting scopes available in the market today. Finding the best spotting scope can be quite a chore, so I’ve tried to narrow your choices a little while still giving you some options from which to select.

The models you’ll see in this review are either less than $300 (Redfield and KONUS) or under $500 (Vortex, Vanguard, Leupold, and Celestron), so you won’t have to give an arm and a leg to get one. Continue reading “Best Spotting Scopes Under $300 and $500: Quality, Yet You Keep Your Limbs”

3 Best Spotting Scopes for the Money in 2017: Spending Wisely

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: Spending Wisely”

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”