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Old 09-17-2021, 10:40 PM
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Angled or straight eyepiece for prairie hunting. Which do you prefer?
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Old 09-17-2021, 10:44 PM
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Old 09-17-2021, 11:03 PM
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I prefer a straight eyepiece for spotting while hunting, but on the range II prefer an angled eye[piece
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Old 09-17-2021, 11:09 PM
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I prefer angled, for everything except using with a window mount.
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Old 09-18-2021, 07:29 AM
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I prefer a angled spotting scope for everything except shooting off a bench and if using a window mount. I use my straight eyepiece spotting scope for those situations.
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Old 09-19-2021, 03:31 AM
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I prefer angled, for everything except using with a window mount.

I agree. Also prefer straight at the range. When I was young and spent a lot of time in the mountains I had two scopes, now I just run a straight one for all uses.
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Old 09-20-2021, 02:12 PM
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When my son and I upgraded a number of years back to a pair of Swaro’s. He wanted the straight and I wanted the angle. Within a couple of years he continues to borrow mine. It did take me awhile how to quickly set up and get use to it on a window mount.
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Old 09-20-2021, 02:23 PM
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For years I ran a straight...I attached it to a skeletonized diy stock w all the hardware to attach to a tripod...loved it. Keeping the stock in the shoulder allowed me to spot just like using a scope on my rifle and aided in steadiness. Now I have an angled scope as well and find I grab it more than often when doing target work.often using my phone on the scope view......both have thier own advantage, don't think you'll go wrong either way.
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Old 09-20-2021, 02:50 PM
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Angled is tough in the mountains when looking up and down steep slopes. I prefer the easy target acquisition of a straight eye piece.
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I agree. Also prefer straight at the range. When I was young and spent a lot of time in the mountains I had two scopes, now I just run a straight one for all uses.
The reason I use an angles eyepiece at the range is I typically shoot with sling and irons, and it is easier on my neck with the angled eye piece as opposed to the straight
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I prefer angled for everything. Including a window mount because I can rotate the spotter to look ahead and behind the vehicle. Unfortunately my current swaro is straight and while it irritates me I can deal with it.
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