- Oct 22, 2020
If weight is a concern at all I would recommend going with the 65 mm or even smaller. The one I run is the Razor HD 11-33x50. I use this spotter for hunting as well as for shooting long distance.I’m looking to buy a spotting scope for the first time and would love some advice on what to pursue between a 65mm and 80mm objective. I just purchased a quality pair of binos (Nikon monarch hg 10 x 42) and would love to round out my optics ahead of next season.
a few things to note:
- I’m looking to keep it under 1000 (vortex razor and maven cs1 are top of my list so far)
- I live and hunt in the west. Primarily in high country situations where I’m covering quite a bit of ground looking for elk. However, I also do a fair amount of antelope/deer hunting which is more glassing intensive.
what would y’all say the pros/cons are for size of scope? Recommendations on specific scopes are also welcome.
thanks in advance!
If weight isn't a concern, an 80 mm or 85 mm objective would be just fine! I prefer a smaller objective as it saves weight, gives a wider field of view(due to the less magnification), and will give you all the magnification needed for hunting situations.