Best Spotting Scopes for the Season

Outdoors Magazine is reader-supported. When you buy through links on this site, we may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Learn more.

Sometimes binoculars just won’t cut it and a seasoned hunter knows that a good spotting scope is a must-have. Getting you closer to your target is one thing, but spotting scopes also help preserve your eyes. A scope with long eye relief—the distance from your eye to the lens—will give you the full picture without blurry edges and a sore neck and eyes.

One company that is sure to have the right spotting scope for you and your eyes is Bass Pro Shops. Founded in 1972, Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. They provide unrivaled products, dynamic locations, and excellent customer service.

Let’s look at some of their top-rated options available.

Cabela’s Intensity HD Spotting Scope
This spotting scope features a fully multicoated optical HD lens system with 1 ED glass element for reduced chromatic aberration and enhanced clarity. The advanced, ultra-wide band coating increases light transmission for exceptional performance, regardless of lighting conditions. The helical focus ring allows rapid and smooth focusing, and the rotating body allows multiple viewing positions. Plus, this spotting scope is nitrogen purged and O-ring-sealed for dependable fog-proof and waterproof performance.

Vortex Razor HD Straight Spotting Scope – 11-33x50mm
Featuring a triplet apochromatic lens system delivering high-definition views across the entire field of view, there is no color fringing or degradation of resolution at long viewing distances with this scope. High-density extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in true High Definition images. XR anti-reflective coatings, fully multicoated on all air-to-glass lens surfaces, increase light transmission for maximum brightness. The angled design allows a lower mounting height, maximizing stability in wind and adding comfort for extended glassing.

Swarovski ATS or STS HD Spotting Scope
High-performance ATS/STS Spotting Scope from Swarovski® give hunters outstanding optical quality and ergonomic function when time glassing means the difference between a trophy and nothing. Glassing for extensive periods of time helps hunters discover important hidden details, and the ATS/STS scopes’ HD optics deliver crystal clear, quality views when long-distance scouting is a must. Flouride HD lenses minimize color aberrations and deliver bright, high-contrast views thanks to SWAROTOP and SWARODUR lenses and prism coatings. The user-friendly ergonomic design features an easy-to-use focus ring with large grooves for quick and easy, precise focusing.

Leupold GR 10-20x40mm Compact Spotting Scope
The compact and rugged design allows this spotting scope to be carried far into the backcountry where game and beautiful scenery abound. BAK4 prisms and Multicoat 4™ lens coatings offer optimal clarity and contrast in any light. Leupold constructs the GR 10-20x40mm Compact Spotting Scope with a lightweight, durable carbon fiber body, and uses their proprietary nitrogen sealing process, for waterproof and fog proof integrity under all conditions.

Head over to Bass Pro Shops today and find yourself the right spotting scope this season.

<Browse Spotting Scopes

 

And if you’re looking for more spotting scopes, here are some of the best sellers from Amazon.

Bestseller No. 1
SVBONY SV28 Spotting Scopes with Tripod,Hunting,25-75x70,Angled,Waterproof,Range Shooting Scope,with Phone Adapter,Compact, for Target Shooting,Birding,Stargazing,Wildlife Viewing
  • 25-75x zoom;SV28 spotting scope is easy to focus and change magnification;easily set up when looking at birds and scenery;A great spotting scope for beginner to novice
  • 70mm large object lens;More powerful light gathering ability;70mm tube allows plenty of light and decent view of the target once set;extendable sunshade built onto the main barrel to reduce glare
  • IP65 waterproof;Can avoid sudden environmental changes to damage the SV28 spotting scope;The finish is made of a seamless Non-Slip material so it doesn't feel like it would slip out of your hands if...
  • Includes phone adapter and portable desktop tripod;the desktop tripod is perfect for range spotting;Phone adapter makes it easier to share videos and photos
  • Lightweight and portable weight;Very suitable for carrying when going out for observation; can also be easily put into the car for use in family camping
Bestseller No. 2
Emarth 20-60x60AE 45 Degree Angled Spotting Scope with Tripod, Phone Adapter, Carry Bag, Scope for Target Shooting Bird Watching Hunting Wildlife
  • ✅【High Magnification】This spotting scope features a powerful zoom magnification range that adjustable 20x to 60x magnification,45 degree angled eyepiece ergonomic design allows more comfortable...
  • ✅【Fully Multi-coated Lens】The lens are all fully multi-coated and features BAK4 roof prism to increases light transmission and delivers bright, clear, high-contrast images even in low-light...
  • ✅【Durable Construction】High-quality rubber armor provides non-slip grip, shock-proof grip and durable external protection. Built-in retractable sunshade reduces glare, come with tripod allows...
  • ✅【Waterproof Fogproof 】The waterproof spotting scope provides exceptional performance in the most rugged conditions. the spotter scope optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust,...
  • ✅【Emarth VIP Customer Service】 - Emarth offers lifetime VIP customer service for our customers, you are welcome to contact us if any problem with our optics products, our special line service...
Bestseller No. 3
Gosky Updated 20-60x80 Spotting Scopes with Tripod, Carrying Bag and Quick Phone Holder - BAK4 High Definition Waterproof Spotter Scope for Bird Watching Wildlife Scenery
  • Variable 20x to 60x magnification and dynamic lens focusing system - makes it easy to zoom in. Perfect for archery, bird watching, wildlife watching, hiking, camping, scenery, outdoor sporting,...
  • Fully multi-coated 80mm green film objective lens provides a field of view at 82.9-48ft/1000yards. The quality BAK4 Porro prism optics increases light transmission and make your view brighter, clearer...
  • Nitrogen filled waterproof and fog-proof design enables the scope to withstand the toughest environments. Durable Framework and Rubber Armor provide non-slip grip, shock-proof grip and durable...
  • A smartphone digiscoping adapter included enables you to take photos and videos of what you have observed. Bring the nature closer to you and you can explore the distant world easily through the phone...
  • Includes tabletop full metal tripod and tripod mount for steady observations. The carry case, eyepiece and lens protection covers, cleaning cloth make you more convenient to carry and maintain.
Bestseller No. 4
Bushnell Trophy Xtreme Spotting Scope, Green, 20-60 x 65mm
  • 1/4 inch -20 tripod mounting shoe/tabletop tripod with window mount
Bestseller No. 5
SVBONY SV28 25-75x70 Spotting Scopes, HD Spotting Scope with Tripod, Long Range Spotter Scope with Phone Adapter for Bird Watching, Hunting, Target Shooting, Stargazing
  • Upgraded 21mm large eyepiece lens;More comfortable to viewing;16-14mm long eyerelief is also suitable for people who wear glasses
  • 25-75x zoom;Easily lock the details at a distance;70mm large objective lens provides powerful light gathering ability in low light environment
  • FMC and BAK4 high quality optical design;Effectively reduce light loss;Provide clear and bright image details
  • The fold down eyecup type;whether you wear glasses or not;the fold down eye mask type allows you to comfortably enjoy the pleasure of viewing.
  • Waterproof and fogproof;waterproof and fogproof design can cope with rainy and snowy days, so that you are not affected by the weather while watching birds
Bestseller No. 7
Athlon Optics Talos 20-60x80 Spotting Scope - Straight, Charcoal Grey
  • K9 glass prisms with silver coating reflect  great mount of lights to your eyes which will give you bright image.
  • Fully Multi-Coated lenses gives you great light transmission and bring  bright images to your eyes.
  • Nitrogen Purging uses the inertia gas to purge moisture out of  the tube giving you better waterproofing and thermal stability.
  • Waterproof to protects the binocular in the harshest weather conditions or if accidently submerged underwater.
  • Rotating Ring allows you to rotate the scope around tripod supporting ring into the most comfortable and convenient angle for observation.
Bestseller No. 8
HUICOCY Spotting Scopes, 20-60x60mm Zoom 39-19m/1000m with FMC Lens, BAK4 45 Degree Angled Eyepiece, Fogproof Spotting Scope with Tripod, Phone Adapter, Carry Bag for Target Shooting,Hunting,Birding
  • POWERFUL 20X-60X MAGNIFICATION - Our high-definition spotting scope provides an exceptional experience for any outdoor activity. The wide range (20X-60X) of magnification brings ease to your favorite...
  • WIDE VIEW RANGE WITH FOGPROOF DESIGN – Our multicoated 60mm green film objective lens not only ensures a bright and crisp image but also provides a wide field of view (131-66ft/1000yards). This...
  • BAK4 HIGH TRANSMISSION PRIMS – Our spotting scopes are manufactured with the BAK4 prism which has a smoother texture and higher refractive index than the BAK7, creating a brighter and crisper image.
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED - 12” Tripod, cell phone adapter, cleansing cloth, carrying/storage bag, eyepiece and objective lens protective cover. The spotting scope's screw base is a standard ¼-20 tapped...
  • ANTI-SKID RUBBER ARMORED STRUCTURE – The high-quality rubber armor structure provides an effective non-slip grip. The main barrel has a large “smooth glide” texture focusing ring in addition to...
Bestseller No. 9
Gravitude 20-60x80mm HD Spotting Scope with Tripod and Carry Case – BAK 4 Prism Spotting Scopes for Target Shooting Hunting Bird Watching Astronomy – Waterproof Fog Proof - Phone Adapter and Clicker
  • 【𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗕𝗨𝗟𝗟𝗘𝗧 𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗘𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗕𝗜𝗥𝗗𝗦 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗟𝗢𝗡𝗚 𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗘】The Raptor HD offers powerful magnification...
  • 【𝗘𝗡𝗝𝗢𝗬 𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗣 𝗜𝗠𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗖𝗢𝗟𝗢𝗥𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗪𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘】Fully Multi-Coated Lenses...
  • 【𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗚𝗜𝗙𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗦𝗟𝗘𝗘𝗞 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗥𝗬 𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗔𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦】Each high power...
  • 【𝗥𝗨𝗚𝗚𝗘𝗗 𝗪𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗢𝗙 𝗗𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦】Nitrogen Purged Optics and...
  • 【𝗙𝗨𝗟𝗟 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘 𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗩𝗜𝗧𝗨𝗗𝗘 𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗬】You have several choices when purchasing a spotting scope, know that we are...
Bestseller No. 10
BARSKA 15-40x50 Colorado Spotting Scope , Black
  • Fully coated optics with porro prism system
  • Large 50mm objective lens
  • Shock absorbing rubber armor
  • Come with table tripod and soft carrying case
  • The highest clarity range is at 150 yards. Beyond 150 yards, the image will naturally start to become blurry.

Spread The Word

Share on facebook
Share
Share on pinterest
Pinterest