Ahhh, the classic question.
Typically the arguments go like this:
1. Easier to get on target.
2. Easier to glass from above.
3. Easier to glass from a vehicle.
1. Easier on the neck.
2. Easier to glass up.
3. Easier to use with multiple people of different sizes.
4. You can use a shorter/lighter tripod.
I use angled, because most angled scopes have a rotating color that more or less evens the field with the straight, except about getting on target easier. After some practice, though getting on target with an angled scope is second nature.
Reviving an old thread......
I know the straight spotters work better out of a vehicle, but do any of you angled guys use them out of the truck? I'm assuming you can make them work ok with out too much trouble?? I'm really wanting the angled for the mountains and when I'm out of the truck, but also do a fair amount of glassing out the truck here in Oz so I'm kinda on the fence.
Most of the scopes now have a collar so you can rotate the spotter. So instead of the angle pointing towards the roof it would face towards you if that makes sense.