Osageglass Long Range Spotting Scope Review
If you enjoy long range shooting then you will need a long range spotting scope. These handy little devices provide many benefits to people who use them for hunting. They often have much greater magnification than your typical rifle scope and they're also very easy on your eyes as well. In this article we'll take a look at some of the best long range spotting scopes and what they can do for you.
The most important advantage to having a long range spotting scope is that it makes long range target shooting much easier. Because of their greater magnification a spotting scope will be able to provide you with much greater distance between you and the animal. You will also be able to see better because of the magnification and this makes long range target shooting much easier.
The higher end spotting scope has a lot more bells and whistles than the lower-end models. Often these high-end spotters come with a reticule, crosshair, line of sight adjustment and reticle pattern that allows you to change your aiming point quickly. Many times these high-end spotters will also have the capability to elevate the scope for faster aiming and this is a great feature if you often hunt in an area that experiences low humidity or fog. Another feature that's important is that many of these high-end spotting scopes have dual crosshairs which allows you to move your reticule up and down which is useful when hunting in thickets where you may be forced to move to a new high-point position.
On the other hand the lower end of the range often referred to as a spotting scope won't have as many features or accessories. Because they're designed to be more portable and lightweight they're great value for money. Many of them also have a basic reticule that allows you to adjust the distance to a maximum distance. This isn't usually adjustable but many of these can be adjusted manually.
Although these are less expensive they still offer a great value because they offer a high level of reliability and will not degrade in performance over time. One feature that's very important is a long-range spotting scope that uses low dispersion glass. This means that the glass remains clear at all distances which eliminates condensation, aberrations and haze at all distances. This also eliminates the need for red-eye reduction which improves image quality and makes long range shots more accurate. Low dispersion glass will also reduce the windage an allows for more accurate shots at all distances.
Although this sounds like an advantage it also has some disadvantages. One of the main disadvantages is that you're unable to use reticles at long ranges beyond 1,000 yards as they're too small to provide a stable sighting. You also run the risk of crosswinds, which will cause reticles to break at the edges or at the middle of the range. Crosswinds cause squinting at the far end which is very annoying if you're hunting.
Another disadvantage is the weight of the binoculars. Although lightweight, it's still very heavy. The gosky 20-60x is made of plastic so it's not surprising that it can be pretty bulky and that you need a carrying case. If you're bird watching on a river boat then this could present a problem as they're really big compared to binoculars for target shooting.
Overall, the gosky 20-60x offers good value for money as it offers a lot of features and one of the most important features is the power of a long-range spotting scope. It's also a durable, waterproof scope that has a fast steady firing speed and high magnification. I would definitely recommend this rifle scope for long distances even into the distance range of a bow user.