Angled vs Straight Spotters

cali_hornhunter

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Is there a difference or is it personal preference I've used and angle before which is great for looking up the mtn what's your guys thoughts?
 

CaseyU

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Personal for sure. There are positives to both. Comes down to who is carrying it and looking through it
 

Matt Cashell

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Typically the arguments go like this:

Straight:

1. Easier to get on target.
2. Easier to glass from above.
3. Easier to glass from a vehicle.

Angled:

1. Easier on the neck.
2. Easier to glass up.
3. Easier to use with multiple people of different sizes.
4. You can use a shorter/lighter tripod.
5. Supports a digiscoping setup better.

I use angled, because most angled scopes have a rotating color that more or less evens the field with the straight, except about getting on target easier. After some practice, though getting on target with an angled scope is second nature, at least for me.
 

littlebuf

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i just switched from a strait to a angled and i will never go back. other than what is listed already the biggest advantage is with an angled spotter and a good head pistol grip head on my tripod i dont have to constantly reset up or shift around to glass a area. theres so many ways you can adjust the spotter and head that you can glass over 180* from the same siitting/tripod location. try looking 90* to you left or right with a strait spotter and not shifting your body or tripod around. its really a no brainer once youve used a good set up
 

Matt W.

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I have a Vortex Nomad I am quite happy with... Except it is straight vs. angled... Have yet to find someone who wants to trade me... : )
 

joelbiltz

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I have used both and after learning the benefits of a angled thats all I will use now. Just works better IMO.
 
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