There’s still time to pick up these spotting scopes and binoculars.
With deer season open in some areas and more states opening in the coming weeks, there’s still time to get out in the field and glass for big bucks.
Whether you’re scouting your favorite ridge or sitting atop a mountain surveying the valley below, we’ve pulled together five of our favorite spotting scopes and binoculars to give you a clear view this season.
1. RAZOR HD 20-60X85 Spotting Scope by Vortex Optics
If you’re in the business of looking for big bucks from a great distance, the Razor HD Spotting Scope from Vortex Optics is going to be a great addition in your pack.
Constructed from lightweight magnesium, this scope offers premium high density (HD) fully multicoated lenses, which help to offer as much light transmission as possible. With lenses coated in ArmorTek, protection from the elements in the field isn’t a worry anymore.
Combine these great features with rubber accents throughout for a steady grip and durability, and you have a serious spotting scope that is ready to do some work.
2. ProStaff 5 16-48x60mm Spotting Scope by Nikon
For those who are looking for an excellent entry-level spotting scope, Nikon has you covered with the ProStaff 5.
Weighing just a little over one and a half pounds, this scope has all the markings of a high-end scope, without the high price tag. With an adjustable eyepiece, sliding sunshade, and a nitrogen injected and O-ring sealed body, the ProStaff 5 is fully fogproof and waterproof.
3. ELITE 7X26MM by Bushnell
Weighing only three quarters of a pound, the extremely compact Elite 7X26mm by Bushnell is a must-have for your scouting efforts and everyday hunting pack this season.
With a textured grip, RainGuard HD coated lenses that offer increased brightness and twist-up eye cups, there is no doubt that Bushnell kept us hunters in mind when designing the Elite.
Most importantly, these binoculars are 100 percent waterproof for when Mother Nature throws her worst at you. Great for early season scouting and throughout the season, the Elite has your back.
4. Endeavor ED II 8320 by Vanguard
If you’re looking for an extremely rugged and comfortable set of binoculars that has few extra bells and whistles, look no further. The Endeavor ED II by Vanguard is a superior optic that is designed to provide you with a crystal-clear image even under the most harsh conditions.
With its magnesium body wrapped in a rubberized material and its textured center focus wheel, losing your grip on this set of glass will be quite hard to do. The extra low dispersion (ED) lenses allow for a crisp, clear image throughout the entire lens.
If you feel like mounting the Endeavor to a tripod, no problem, because Vanguard included an adapter on the bottom of this set to do just that.
5. SX-2 Kenai, 25-60x80mm HD Spotting Scope by Leupold
If your pursuit of whitetails or any other big game has turned from a seasonal hobby to a full-time obsession, then you need the SX-2 Kenai from Leupold. With its 80mm high-definition lens, you’ll be able to zoom in on the most distant game in the land.
This spotting scope includes two eyepieces to customize your view to precisely meet your needs, and a fixed wide-angle and adjustable zoom. As expected with optics from Leupold, clarity and color are extraordinary due to the use of calcium-fluoride lenses that offer a ton of light transmission.
Don’t forget to save room in your pack for this spotting scope when you’re planning your next trip.
Kick your scouting efforts into high gear this season with some crisp, clear, and rugged optics to help give you the edge on that big buck.
Good luck and happy scouting!