Posts belonging to Category 'Spotting Scopes'

Which Hawke Endurance ED Scope: 20-60x68 or 25-75x85?

This question on Hawke Endurance ED Spotting Scopes comes from BBR Patreon supporter Gary: Question I am new to optics and planning a spotting scope as an X-Mas gift. The use will be wildlife viewing, particularly at Yellowstone NP which is in our backyard. I read your reviews and I thought you had made my […]


Small Binoculars & Spotting Scope for Hiking, Backpacking & Bikepacking

Why I chose this particular Compact Binocular & Spotting Scope combination for Backpacking & Bikepacking trips. Also includes alternatives & other advice: Summer is almost upon us here in the Northern hemisphere and due to the ongoing travel restrictions due to the virus, this year we have decided to holiday nearer to home and stay […]


Using Tripods with Binoculars & Spotting Scopes: Height & Eyepiece Angles!

In this article as well as the video above, I go over a couple of important considerations to keep in mind in terms of the height and stability when looking for and selecting a tripod for binoculars or spotting scopes. Recently I have gone through somewhat of a spate of testing spotting scopes and high […]


Best Tripod for Large Spotting Scopes

I recently received a question from someone looking to pair their large 82mm spotting scope with a tripod: Question: Best Tripod for Large Spotting Scopes I purchased the Vanguard Endeavor HD 82A spotting scope because of your review. I live in the mountains of the Ozarks here in Arkansas and the scope will mainly be […]


All About: Waterproof Spotting Scopes

The Waterproof Spotting Scope Many spotting scopes are either waterproof, fogproof or both and some terms used include weather protected or even weather proof. But what exactly does it all mean, do you really need a waterproof scope and just what do they do to make a spotting scope waterproof and fogproof? Waterproofing To Waterproof […]


Customer Favorites & Highest Rated Spotting Scopes

Whilst doing some research as to which spotting scope I should consider reviewing next for BSSR, I decided that a good place to start would be to take a look at which seem to be the most popular by those who actually own one. A way to do this is to take a look at […]


Vanguard Endeavour HD 82A vs Celestron Regal M2 80ED

The question this week comes from a reader looking to get their first spotting scope, which they want to use for both wildlife observation and for digiscoping, but cant choose between two: Question: I´m going to buy my first scope for wildlife watching and digiscoping, after reading hundreds of reviews, including yours. I´m considering buying […]


Angled or Straight Spotting Scope

When choosing the best spotting scope for your needs, one of the first decisions that you have to make is to choose between a straight or an angled scope. Straight-through scopes have the eyepiece and barrel in the same horizontal plane. Whilst with an angled scope, the eyepiece is at at an angle, usually 45 […]


Best Long Range Scope under $300 / £300

People often write in asking for recommendations for a particular use and within a specific price range, which is perfectly understandable and a great place to start when deciding what is the best spotting scope for you. This question relates to all those looking for higher powered scopes in what I call the Mid level […]


Best Wildlife & Stargazing Spotting Scopes Under $550 / £500

I get a number of questions relating to people wanting advice on a spotting scope for both terrestrial uses in the day, as well as for stargazing at night. Whilst this is possible, it is important to remember just as a telescope that is specifically designed to look at the heavens at night will never […]