The key to a successful hunt is finding the game to hunt. Whether you like to spot and stalk your game animals, or if you like to scour the mountain side for animal sign, food, water, or heavily used game trails, a good spotting scope is a must have tool to have in your hunting gear.
Leupold SX-5 Santiam Spotting Scope
•Magnification: 27-55X •Objective Size: 80mm •Color: Black and Gray •Field of View: 105' - 73' @ 1000 Yds •MSRP: $1799.99 The SX™-5 Santiam® HD 27-55x80mm by Leupold is designed with rugged performance and strong durability in mind. If you are looking for all day performance in the backcountry, or for a bright, clear image at the shooting range, this spoting scope will deliver at the highest level and in the toughest of conditions. This spotting scope has a professional grade optical system, which makes this spotting scope high up in our price range, but this optical system provides an unmatched light transmission that’s designed to outperform in the most challenging lighting conditions, making this spotting scope our top rated scope. It has built in industry leading glare reduction which gives you a crystal clear image, even in harsh, direct light, and the resolution and clarity that professional guides and shooters demand in the field. The surfaces of the exterior lenses are treated with DiamondCoat 2, an ion- assist lens coating, which is optimal for higher light transmission and the greatest level of abrasion resistance available today. The DiamondCoat 2 provides for greater light transmission, for increased brightness, clarity and contrast, and will prove its worth when you are out in the field. The lens system is fully multi-coated, so on top of the maximum brightness for clarity, contrast, you also have maximum color fidelity. The high definition, calcium-fluoride HD lenses ensure amazing clarity at all of the magnification levels. Phase coated roof prisms significantly increase the resolution for a sharp sight picture from edge to edge of the visual field. The housing is extremely durable as it is shrouded in an easy grip rubber armor coating that provides for a strong grip in all weather conditions. This spotting scope has a built in 1/4-20 rotatable tripod adapter port that makes it easy to mount to a tripod. The increased contract area of the eye piece, and it’s flexible and ergonomic design gives you all day glassing comfort. The focusing system is extremely smooth for fine adjustments. It is both waterproof and fogproof with its advanced internal gasses and sealing methods that withstand extreme temperatures and elevation changes, so the inside of this scope will stay moisture free and crystal clear for life.
Leupold SX-4 Pro Guide HD Spotting Scope
•Magnification: 20-60X •Objective Size: 85mm •Color: Shadow Gray •Field of View: 50.6' - 91.7' @ 1000 Yds •MSRP: $999.99 The Leupold SX-4 Pro Guide HD Spotting Scope is built to take on the harshest conditions. This spotting scope is a must have for any serious hunter or target shooter who is looking for a little more magnification plus High Definition HD performance. Leupold’s Elite Optical System offers excellent light transmission from dawn to dusk, giving you a bright image when it matters most. It also gives you elite level glare reduction in harsh light, and the resolution and clarity that diehard hunters and shooters the cutting edge they need to increase success. The exterior lens surfaces are also treated with the DiamondCoat 2, for higher light transmission and the greatest level of abrasion resistance available from Leupold. Giving you the brightness, clarity and contrast, that you need while out in the field. The lense system is fully multi-coated, so not only do you get the increased brightness, clarity and contrast, but maximum color fidelity as well. The high definition HD calcium fluoride lenses ensure incredible clarity at all of the different magnification levels. The phase coated roof prisms significantly increase the resolution to give you a sharp sight picture throughout the image of the visual field. This spotting scope is tripod ready, with it’s built in 1/4-20 rotatable tripod adapter port. The housing is very durable as it is shrouded in an easy grip rubber armor coating to give you a strong grip in all conditions. It has a simple to deploy integrated sunshade for quick and easy glare reduction. It has an over sized eye piece to give you an increased contact area for all day glassing comfort. The focusing system is very smooth, and offers fine adjustments. The twist up eye cups provide that much needed eye relief for comfortable extended viewing. This spotting is both waterproof and fogproof, so the insides will stay moisture free and crystal clear for life.
Cabela's CX Pro HD Spotting Scope
•Magnification: 20-60X •Objective Size: 86mm •Color: Black and Gray •Field of View: 57' - 115' @ 1000 Yds •MSRP: $999.99 The Cabela's® CX Pro HD Spotting Scope has premium fully multicoated ED lenses combined with dielectric coated prisms to lessen the glare and maximize light transmission to give you sharp detail and a true to life color image. The magnesium alloy chassis provides you with a lightweight, tough, rubber-armored body that is about 60% lighter than aluminum or plastic scopes, but every bit as rugged and durable. The variable zoom, with the wide format eyepiece allows you to pan out to locate game quickly, and then zoom on up close to determine if this is the trophy you are looking for. It has a wide grip, center focus wheel so you can bring in fine details with precision. The CX Pro HD Spotting Scope is O-ring sealed so it is both waterproof, and fogproof.
Leupold SX-2 Alpine Spotting Scope
•Magnification: 20-60X •Objective Size: 80mm •Color: Black and Gray •Field of View: 48' - 102' @ 1000 Yds •MSRP: $499.99 The Leupold® SX-2 Alpine Spotting Scope has a super tough waterproof, and fogproof, magnesium body that is built to handle tough conditions. The Twighlight Max™ Light Management System will provide you with crystal clear images, even in low light environments, as well as nice glare reduction in direct light for versatile, and reliable views that you can count on when you need them. The HD lens coatings provide you with enhanced clarity, while the Guard-Ion™ lens coating repels both dirt and water. It has a smooth focusing system that gives you fine, precise adjustments. This spotting scope is tripod ready, and has an oversized eye piece with twist up eye cups and plenty of eye relief for comfortable viewing. It has an integrated, adjustable sun shade that can be quickly and easily deployed for instant glare reduction. The Leupold SX-2 Alpine Spotting Scope is backed by a no questions asked manufacture's lifetime warranty for endless dependability.About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Hunting Spotting Scope Awaits!