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Old 05-08-2019, 03:54 PM
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Default Spotting Scopes Angled or Straight?

I'm thinking of getting a new Spotting Scope. Which type of Spotting Scopes Angled or Straight? Is best for bench rest and prone shooting.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:57 PM
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Angled for prone.
I look down into the eye piece when shooting standing, kneeling, sitting and prone.
At the bench, I set my scope up and turn the eye piece to the side and look straight into it.
All of this assumes you have a proper scope stand and the rear of the scope body can rotate and that the eye piece can move with the rear of the scope.

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Old 05-08-2019, 03:57 PM
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I prefer angled for prone shooting.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:16 PM
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And why is that ? why does a ankle spotting scope seem advantageous than the straight scope ?

You don't have to break your position to see into it. Just turn your head slightly (if setup properly on an appropriate stand).
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:43 PM
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You don't have to break your position to see into it. Just turn your head slightly (if setup properly on an appropriate stand).
Yep, +1
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:22 PM
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It helps you hold your position better, if set properly you only have to move your head a little. straight scope you have to come out of your hold to see.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:32 PM
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hands down, angled
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:40 PM
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Definitely angled, with a body that rotates in the mount.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:42 PM
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Don't buy a straight scope, you'll just end up buying an angled one shortly thereafter. Ask me how I know.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:16 PM
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Have you thought about a "target camera"? Since I started using one the spotting scope goes to the range but stays in the truck.
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