Best Spotting Scopes for the Season

by Ben Jackson
Best Spotting Scopes for the Season

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.

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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,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
Nexiview 25-75x60 Spotting Scope with 64in Tripod, Phone Adapter, Carry Bag - Clear Low Light Vision Spotting Scopes - Fogproof Spotting Scopes for Target Shooting, Hunting, Birding, Wildlife Viewing
  • ⭐【Professional Powerful Spotting Scope】Zoom in on nature with a powerful 25-75x magnification range and ergonomic 45 degree angled eyepiece for comfortable viewing. Perfect for bird watching,...
  • ⭐【Clear & Bright Even in Low-Light】Fully multi-coated lens and BAK4 roof prism deliver bright, clear, high-contrast images even in low-light conditions. Dual focus wheel system allows for fast...
  • ⭐【Durable and Portable】High-quality rubber armor provides a non-slip grip and shock-proof protection. Built-in retractable sunshade reduces glare, and the included tripod allows for adjustable...
  • ⭐【Upgraded Universal Phone Adapter & Carrying Case】Spotting scope for adults are suitable for all kinds of smartphones with or without cases, including but not limited to iPhone, Samsung, Sony,...
  • ⭐【Friendly Customer Service】We will Provide 12 Months of Free Warranty, and Lifetime Professional Customer Service. Any questions, Feel Free to Contact our Customer Service Staff.
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 Scenery1,Green
  • 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. 6
Vortex Optics Diamondback HD Spotting Scope 16-48x65 Angled, Green
  • The redesigned Diamondback HD spotting scope has all the optical horsepower the western hunter needs, and excels in low light. It features a streamlined exterior for a sleeker profile and a built-in...
  • HD optical system delivers exceptional resolution, cuts chromatic aberration and provides outstanding color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission. Multiple anti-reflective coatings...
  • Adjustable eyecups twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses. The built-in sunshade reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops and snow.
  • The scope is tripod adaptable allowing use on a tripod or car window mount. Arca-Swiss compatibility allows it to be mounted to Arca-Swiss tripod heads without using additional plates. Also accepts...
  • O-ring sealed and argon purged, the scope delivers waterproof and fogproof performance. Armortek coatings protect the lenses from oil, scratches, and dirt. Rubber armor enhances both durability and...
Bestseller No. 7
IBQ Spotting Scope, 20-60x85MM Spotting scopes for Target Shooting, Spotting scopes for Hunting, BAK4 High Definition Waterproof Spotter Scopes for Bird Watching Hunting Wildlife Scenery, with Tripod
  • 【HD Magnification】Our spotting scopes has 20- 60X,and 85MM high magnification and dynamic lens focusing system, field of view is 1000M, also comes with a tripod, phone adapter, carrying bag.
  • 【BAK4 Roof Prism】We use high-quality BAK4 Paul prism optics to increase light transmission, and the lenses are multi-layer coated. This makes your field of view brighter and clearer, even at a...
  • 【Sturdy Tripod and Phone Holder】This soptting scope is equipped with a solid tripod stand, which can be rotated 360 degrees for you, so that you can freely choose the scenery you want to see. Also...
  • 【Daily Life Waterproof】Exquisite leather exterior design can resist dust and water in daily life, while providing non-slip grip, shockproof, very durable. The retractable eyepiece can be used with...
  • 【Friendly Service】: Comes with a mobile phone adapter and tripod, carrying bag, eyepiece and lens protective cap, cleaning cloth, product instruction manual. It is very convenient for you to carry...
Bestseller No. 8
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. 9
Vortex Optics Viper HD Spotting Scope 20-60x85 Angled
  • The Viper HD 20-60x85 Angled Spotting Scope is packed with features for incredible glassing and high end optical performance.
  • The HD optical system comprised of premium components generates vivid high-definition images. XR anti-reflective coatings on exterior surfaces help obtain brighter views in low-light situations.
  • The smooth helical focus helps dial in your image for ultra-sharp viewing and maintains a trim profile for ultimate packability. A built-in sunshade pulls out to help reduce glare.
  • A multi-position eyecup provides proper eye relief while a locking collar allows the scope to rotate into different viewing positions.
  • O-ring sealed and argon purged, the Viper delivers waterproof and fogproof performance. Armortek coatings protect the lenses from oil, scratches, and dirt. Rubber armor enhances both durability and...
Bestseller No. 10
SVBONY SV28 25-75x70 Spotting Scopes, HD Spotting Scope with Tripod, Long Range Spotter Scope with Phone Adapter for Bird Watching, Hunting, Target Shooting
  • 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

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