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Spotting Scopes from Academy

When you're honing in on your next target, you'll want a high quality spotting scope to deliver quick precision. At Academy, we offer a wide range of hunting spotting scopes to get the job done. Smooth-focusing optics and multicoated lenses and prisms offer superior light transmission and a clear view to help you successfully complete your next takedown. Buy a hunting spotting scope that is built to withstand the harshest conditions, made with tough materials and armor to protect from water damage and absorb shock from falls. Scratch-resistant coatings and defensive sealants repel dust, dirt and other debris to keep your new spotting scope safe from damage. Shop our wide selection to find the best hunting spotting scope for your next trip.

Choosing the Right Spotting Scope for You

With so many styles to choose from, it can be hard to find the best spotting scope for your sport. We're here to help. Hunters will typically want a compact and lightweight spotting scope for easy transport and quick movement so you can stay on top of your target at all times. For target shooting or even bird watching, you might prefer a spotting scope with attachable tripod that will keep the view steady.

Once you decide on the features you need for your particular activity, you'll have to choose between a straight and angled spotting scope.

  • Angled Spotting Scopes: these scopes are designed with an ocular lens that angles up from the straight barrel of the scope, usually at 45 or 90 degrees. Bird watchers and backyard astronomers generally prefer angled spotting scopes because they provide better stability and comfort when staring up at the sky.

  • Straight Spotting Scopes: these scopes form a straight line from the ocular lens to the objective lens. Hunters prefer these scopes because they are more intuitive to use, and it's easier to look downward and track animals with them compared to angled spotting scopes.