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Collection: Spotting Scopes

Spotting scopes vs. binoculars....hmmm....., both have very similar functions which can lead to confusion.However, the two devices are actually very different. Most folks understand binoculars pretty well, and their uses, so hopefully this brief description of their differences will clear the fog....just like a nitrogen purge!

For those enjoying a variety of outdoor hobbies, spotting scopes are an excellent choice and come in a wide range of sizes and optics. If you're not so concerned about ease of transport, a spotting scope has outstanding capabilities regarding magnification but with some caveats. They are a bit more cumbersome than binoculars, requiring a tripod and/or a stable platform. If you're out and about and find a really flat, stable rock, you can get by without pulling out your tripod. Higher magnification and superb visual results also come with a higher price tag, but many of you outdoor enthusiasts are perfectionists and don't mind paying more for higher quality results.

Another obvious differences are spotting scopes have a 'monocular' view, while binoculars are, well, just that - 'binocular' view....one eye vs two. For those with limited vision in one eye, spotting scopes are an excellent choice over a monocular for their increased magnification options. Binoculars are also arguably lighter in weight if you're a backcountry trekker covering longer distances.

 If weight, transport and price are negotiable for you, a spotting scope may be just the ticket!

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  • Athlon Talos 20 - 60x80 Spotting Scope - Tan - 315001
    athlon talos 20 - 60x80 spotting scope - tan - 315001
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  • Athlon Ares G2 UHD 20 - 60x85 Spotting Scope - STRAIGHT ANGLE - 312007
    athlon ares g2 uhd 20 - 60x85 spotting scope - straight angle - 312007
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  • Athlon Talos 20 - 60x80 Spotting Scope - Green- 315001G
    athlon talos 20 - 60x80 spotting scope - green- 315001g
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  • Athlon Argos 20 - 60x85 HD Spotting Scope - STRAIGHT ANGLE - 314002
    athlon argos 20 - 60x85 hd spotting scope - straight angle - 314002
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  • Athlon Argos 20 - 60x85 HD Spotting Scope - 314001
    athlon argos 20 - 60x85 hd spotting scope - 312001
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  • Athlon Ares G2 UHD 20 - 60x85 Spotting Scope - 312008
    athlon ares g2 uhd 20 - 60x85 spotting scope - 312008
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    $819.99
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  • Athlon Ares G2 22x Ranging Reticle Eyepiece - 312006
    athlon ares g2 22x ranging reticle eyepiece - 312006
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  • Athlon Ares G2 UHD 15 - 45×65 Spotting Scope – STRAIGHT ANGLE - 312004
    athlon ares g2 uhd 15 - 45×65 spotting scope – straight angle - 312004
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  • Athlon Ares G2 UHD 15 - 45x65 Spotting Scope - 312005
    athlon ares g2 uhd  15 - 45x65 spotting scope - 312005
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