Hunting is not just a hobby. It’s a passion, it’s a way of living for many of us. No matter how much you try to deny it, it’s in our blood. Time went by we still hunt. But our methods of hunting changed a lot.
300 years ago, there was no such thing as a scope to help us shoot better. Today we got spotting scopes, rangefinders, binoculars, etc to help us hunt better. Today we are going to talk about spotting scopes. A spotting scope can take your hunting to the next level. But we all struggle to find a good scope in the vast sea of the spotting scope.
That’s fine, you are not the only one out there who feels the same. I was on the same boat once too. That’s why it’s my duty to help you find the best hunting spotting scope. So that you can enjoy and get better at hunting. Without further ado, let’s start our wonderful journey together.
1.Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope
The first scope on today’s list is from none other than Vortex. Their Razor HD is one of the best hunting spotting scopes in the market. Vortex Razor is a series of spotting scopes. That means there are multiple versions available under the Razor banner. Depending on which variant you choose it can get really expensive.
The lenses on this scope are made of HD glasses. HD glasses are more clear and transparent than regular glasses. The light transmission on this scope is way higher than most other scopes. That’s why it can show clear pictures in low-light.
That’s what you need in hunting. A hunting session can last from dawn till dusk. If you are hunting in a deep jungle. Lights have a hard time going through a thick jungle. This scope can notice the prey from a far way. Even if the environment is darker than usual.
The lenses of this scope are fully multi-coated. The inside is argon purged. It makes the scope completely fogproof. The lenses are placed in the scope with O-ring sealing. They won’t move from the place accidentally. They won’t let water get inside either.
This is one of the best spotting scopes for hunting there is no doubt about that statement. Just get the one that fits your budget. You can thank me later.
2. EACONN 20-60x80 Spotting Scope
Compared to Vortex, Eaconn is a lesser-known company. But their 20-60×80 spotting scope deserves your attention. This is not as expensive as the Vortex Razor HD.
This one also comes with HD lenses. I know they are not as good as Razor lenses. But with fully multi-coating, these lenses become beast at hunting.
The clarity and color contrast is on point. With a generous amount of field of view, you can spot an animal from miles away.
At 60X magnification the distortion on the scope is not that high. It’s tolerable and quite low compared to a lot of budget offerings.
When you buy a spotting scope, the next thing you need to buy is a tripod. With this scope, you are getting a tripod and a phone mount for free.
So if you want to do birding on the side and take some photos with your phone, you can do that with this scope. The inside of the scope is nitrogen purged. You don’t need to worry about taking it out on a cold day.
3. LANDOVE 20-60x80 BAK4 Prism Spotting Scope
The next scope on the list is from Landove. Landove is another excellent spotting scope manufacturer. Most of the time they make their scopes for birdwatching.
But the scope on today’s topic is a beast for hunting. With 60x magnification and an 80mm objective lens, this scope is capable of providing you long-range vision.
The lenses on this scope are fully multi-coated. The lenses are not HD. But thanks to the coatings, they perform quite well. The BaK4 prism is also fully multi-coated.
To make this a complete hunting package, Landove includes a tripod and a phone mount with the scope. Phone mount can be used to record the terrain when you are not using the scope to look for animals. Or you can do digiscoping as a side hobby with that.
The inside of the scope is nitrogen purged. You can use this in winter with ease. There aren’t any O-ring sealings on this scope. But you still get 100% waterproofing.
It’s definitely a best spotting scope for hunting. Besides hunting, you can do many other things as well.
4. Athlon Argos HD 20-60x85 Spotting Scope
Athlon is a top of the line scope manufacturer. Argos HD is available in both angled and straight setup. This is not a cheap scope. It’s not crazy expensive either. You can say it’s somewhere in between.
Argos uses fully multi-coated HD lenses. This scope has a large objective lens. The lens diameter is 85mm. That big of a lens transmits quite a bit of light. Thanks to that, the performance of this scope is quite good too. Even at 60x magnification, you won’t notice any glares or distortion.
Even though the name of this scope rhymes with argon, Athlon decided to use nitrogen to purge the inside of the scope. Without nitrogen or argon purging, you can’t make a completely fogproof scope.
O-ring sealings are not present here either. Even without O-ring sealing Athlon did a great job to make this scope waterproof.
With that incredible magnification and sharpness, it’s definitely one of the best spotting scopes for hunting out there. Just make sure to get a third party tripod to use the scope more comfortably.
5.CREATIVE XP 20-60x80 Spotting Scope
This is not the first time we featured this scope. It’s one of the best value for money spotting scope out there. The amount of free items it provides deserves a separate thread about it.
As for the scope itself, it’s fully multi-coated. Fully multi-coating eliminates any glaring and reflective issues. The outside of the lens is also scratch-resistant. I will still recommend you to keep it away from sharp objects.
The inside is nitrogen purged. Making it a great all-weather spotting scope. As for the outside, there is a rubber armor coating protecting it from any accidents. The body of the scope is also waterproof. You can use it in winter or under rain if you would like.
Glasshawk comes with a free tripod, a phone mount, a photo clicker. It’s a complete package that a hunter needs. Definitely earned its spot on the list.
6.Landove 20-60x65 Spotting Scope
This is the second from Landove on the list today. This scope is unique from the other in terms of the phone mount. This unusual phone mount is super effective. But we are here to talk about how well it performs in hunting.
To make a good hunting spotting scope, you need to have water and fogproof. If the scope is built like a tank, that’s a bonus.
This scope from Landove is both water and fogproof. To make the scope fogproof, the inside of the scope is nitrogen purged. Thanks to that, there won’t be any fog going inside the scope. As the scope is waterproof, no water or moisture will go inside the scope either.
This makes it an ideal companion for a winter hunt. The BaK4 prism and all other lenses are fully multi-coated. Making them completely immune to any kind of glare and reflection.
Even at high magnification, there wasn’t any noise or distortion in the pictures. The color remains vibrant. The picture clarity was good too.
You need to buy a tripod separately if you are taking this scope. Which you should. It’s a great value for the money spotting scope.
7. Emarth 20-60x60AE Angled Spotting Scope
Emarth is another spotting scope that is well-loved by the community. If you have searched for a spotting scope anywhere, chances are you have come across this spotting scope before.
If you haven’t, you are about to. Emarth is not an expensive spotting scope. As a matter of fact, this is the cheapest scope on the list today.
Emarth is a 60×60 scope. That means it can magnify up to 60x and the objective lens of this scope is 60mm. Many scopes offer an 80mm objective lens with 60x magnification.
But if you can provide a good quality glass with multiple layers of coating. Then a 60mm objective lens will be more than enough.
That’s exactly what Emarth did. They used lead-free glass and coated it with anti-glare coatings. Making the lens less reflective and more effective.
The magnification ring is placed on the angled eyepiece. On the top side of the barrel, you will see a small knob. That is the focus control knob. You can use that to focus on an object from a far away.
Emarth makes their own aluminum tripods. But sadly you won’t get that for free. As you need a tripod, my suggestion is to get it from Emarth.
8. Celestron – Ultima 80 Angled Spotting Scope
Ultima 80 from Celestron is one of the best spotting scopes on the market. What is ultima best at? Everything! No, I am not exaggerating. It’s one of the best prices to performance spotting scope you will ever find.
This scope is capable of doing hunting, astronomy (stargazing), digiscoping, birdwatching. Talk about being an all-rounder. Ultima is available in many different angles. Ultima is also available in a straight version if you guys want that.
This scope is huge. Using a tripod is a must with this scope. Or else, you might run into issues carrying this. Unfortunately, you won’t get a tripod for free with this scope. You need to buy one.
The lenses of this scope are fully multi-coated. They are so high quality, you can do light astronomy with this scope.
If you need a bigger objective lens, you can always go for the one with a 100mm objective lens. With a lens that big you can gather light for days.
For me, the 20-60×80 is the best. It’s the perfect balance between huge size and portability. It’s one great scope for hunting that’s for sure.
9. Gosky 20-60x80 Dual Focusing Spotting Scope
Gosky Newest 20-60×80 is the upgraded version of their spotting scope. This time they improved the coating and internal layout. Making the scope even better at hunting and target shooting.
There is a rubber armor coating around the body to protect it from any accident. The coating is not that thick. But it has a nice texture to grab on to.
For a brighter and clear image, Gosky used an 80mm objective lens in their scope. The lens is fully multi-coated. Among those coating, anti-glare and reflection coating are also present. If a scope suffers from a glaring issue, it becomes annoying to use that. Gosky made sure you don’t face that issue at all.
The inside of this waterproof housing is nitrogen purged. Making this scope both water and fogproof.
One of the key features of this scope is the dual focus system. Like most other scopes, the magnification ring is built on the eyepiece. To use the focus of the scope, you need to come down a bit. Right above the mounting plate, you will see a small knob with two adjustment rings.
You can use that knob to adjust your focus. You can focus on two objects at the same time. Meaning you can see the foreground and background without any issue.
This scope does come with a new and improved phone mount. You can digiscope with this scope out of the box. For better stability please buy a tripod. Tripod is necessary for a spotting scope.
10. Emarth 20-60x60mm BAK4 Prism Spotting Scope
Before we close things off. We got a final scope to show you guys. This is the second scope from Emarth on today’s list. Emarth 20-60×60 uses BaK4 prism with its scope.
This is also one of the cheapest spotting scopes on the market. You should know by now, we don’t feature a scope just because it’s cheap. It needs to be good and have a good track record to be on the best list.
Emarth has managed to do that. From their previous scope on the list, you already know Emarth is a crowd favorite brand. To live up to their expectations, Emarth made this scope quite durable and packed some goodies with it.
Let’s start with the features. They used the BaK4 prism. The BaK4 prism is coated with multiple layers of anti-reflection coating. The rest of the lenses on this scope are also multi-coated.
The cost would have been a lot higher if they were to fully multi-coat the lenses. The housing of this scope is waterproof. On top of the housing, they used a rubber armor coating to further strengthen the structure.
The inside of the housing is nitrogen purged. Without nitrogen purging, you couldn’t take the spotting scope out in the winter.
You will get a free aluminum tripod with the scope. Besides that, you will also get some extra gifts such as Carrying Case and Lens Cover, a Carry bag and a delicate box as an extra gift to your family. The performance and price make it one of the best budget spotting scope for hunting.
That was the last of it. Spotting scope for hunting is quite necessary. I hope you know that by now. Finding the best spotting scope for you is not an easy task. That’s why we came today to help you with that.
I hope you found our best hunting spotting scope review helpful. If you have any questions left, don’t forget to let me know them down below. Every journey comes to an end till the next one we part ways here.