Best Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020 – Top 10 Reviews

Best Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

The Spotting scope is an essential piece of kit to long range shooting, we have compiled a list of the best long range shooting spotting scopes for you. The spotting scope is an equally important piece to the rifle, scope, range finder and wind meter to achieve success. A spotter is the eyes of the operation and if you give them bad glass they cannot be successful in spotting what is out there. In this article I reviewed and rated the top ten spotting scopes available on Amazon.com. The scopes were assessed for material, clarity, layout, ease of achieving perfect focus, warranty and price and were then judged as to the best performer for the money. Every spotting scope that made it on our top 10 list is an outstanding world class piece of glass and it now comes down to your budget to decide what one is best for you.

 

 

#1 ZEISS Victory Harpia 95

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

The ZEISS Harpia at the top of the list is a 95mm objective scope angled body and features 23-70x, 3x wide angle lens. The angle body although slightly harder to initially pick up the target allows you to stay in position longer without straining you neck trying to keep your head back and eyes focused. The 72° wide field of view makes picking up the target easy and the crystal clear Zeiss Fluorite glass with LotuTec coating is amazing.

The Zeiss also has two focus wheels, a coarse and a fine. Convenient automatic transition from rapid- to fine-focus adjustment, even at high magnification, sets the Victory® Harpia apart and places it well ahead of other premium spotting scopes. Another different from traditional but an improved feature is the zoom adjustment is right down at the joint from eyepiece to body, you can rest the majority of your hand on the scope body and only fingertip adjust the zoom for better accuracy. The body metal components are Magnesium making the scope light for it’s massive 95mm size and also durable. The Zeiss Harpia 95 weighs 81.0oz, is covered by the Zeiss Limited Lifetime Warranty and is made in Wetzlar, Germany.

 

#2 TSN-883 Prominar

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

The Kowa TSN-883 comes in second on our top 10 list. The TSN-883 is an 88mm objective angled body and a 25x to 60x eyepiece. The angle body although slightly harder to initially pick up the target allows you to stay in position longer without straining you neck trying to keep your head back and eyes focused. The KOWA also has Fluorite lenses for crystal clear images free of chromatic aberration. This optic also has the dual adjustment focus rings allowing both a coarse and fine adjustment, this is a very important feature to have in a spotting scope. It allows a really quick transition to focus in a different area and then back to where you were previous without taking a long time.

The Kowa also has an eyepiece locking button so there is no way the eyepiece can fall out while packing the scope on a hunt. Thios model also comes with the C-883N neoprene case to protect it.  The body metal components are made from Magnesium making the scope light for it’s 88mm size and also very durable. The TSN-883 weighs 63.0oz, is covered by the Kowa Limited Lifetime Warranty and is made in Japan.

 

 

#3 TSN-884 Prominar

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

The Kowa TSN-884 comes in third on our top 10 list. The TSN-884 is an 88mm objective straight body and a 25x to 60x eyepiece. The KOWA also has Fluorite lenses for crystal clear images free of chromatic aberration. This optic also has the dual adjustment focus rings allowing both a coarse and fine adjustment, this is a very important feature to have in a spotting scope. It allows a really quick transition to focus in a different area and then back to where you were previous without taking a long time.

The Kowa also has an eyepiece locking button so there is no way the eyepiece can fall out while packing the scope on a hunt. The body metal components are made from Magnesium making the scope light and also very durable. The TSN-884 weighs 63.0oz, is covered by the Kowa Limited Lifetime Warranty and is made in Japan.

 

#4 Victory Harpia 85

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

The ZEISS Harpia coming in fourth is an 85mm objective scope and features 22-65x, 3x wide angle lens. This scope also has the 72° wide field of view makes picking up the target easy and the crystal clear Zeiss Fluourite glass with LotuTec coating is amazing. The Zeiss also has two focus wheels, a coarse and a fine. Convenient automatic transition from rapid- to fine-focus adjustment, even at high magnification, sets the Victory® Harpia apart and places it well ahead of other premium spotting scopes.

Another different from traditional but an improved feature is the zoom adjustment is right down at the joint from eyepiece to body, you can rest the majority of your hand on the scope body and only fingertip adjust the zoom for better accuracy. The body metal components are Magnesium making the scope light and also durable. The Zeiss Harpia 85 weighs 76.0oz, is covered by the Zeiss Limited Lifetime Warranty and is made in Wetzlar, Germany.

 

#5 Leica Televid 82

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

The Leica APO-Televid 82 comes in fifth place in our top 10 list. This kit comes with a carbon fibre tripod, swivel head, 25-50x Lens as well as the angled body scope. The Leica features apochromatically corrected optics combined with the new Fluorite lenses and an 82 mm diameter objective increase the light yield by more than 6 % and the imaging performance is clearly visible when viewing the fine details and structures in the highest possible resolution For that little bit extra, especially in poor lighting conditions. This world class spotting scope delivers professional standards for all users. An innovative 4-part fluoride lens objective for maximum color fidelity and richness of contrast.

Optically neutral front lens glass to protect the APO optic and Leica AquaDura coating. Particularly short close focus distance of 3.9 meters. Rubber-protected magnesium housing, waterproofed up to 5 meters It is the perfect tool for experiencing nature at very close range. High-quality images can be captured with a camera using photo or digital adapters. The innovative Leica AquaDura coating considerably reduces these disturbing factors. As with the lotus plant, this new water and dirt-resistant protective layer on the outer glass surfaces ensures that dirt and moisture are barely able to take hold on the specially adapted surface structure of the optic.

The included Gitzo fluid head supports 13.23 pounds and provides ultra smooth movement. The Gitzo mountaineer series 2 Carbon Fibre Tripod has a load capacity of 39.7 pounds and has a maximum height of 65.7inches and a minimum height of 221. Inches.

 

#6 Nightforce TS-82 SP401

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

Number six in our top ten is the Nightforce TS-82 SP401 angled body spotting scope. The TS-82 is as the model number suggests an 82mm objective scope that has a 20-70x zoom lens. The angle body although slightly harder to initially pick up the target allows you to stay in position longer without straining you neck trying to keep your head back and eyes focused. As with all Nightforce optics, this scope is great and the optics are in the same field as the Japanese and European manufacturers.

The glass in this scope is APO fluorite for crystal clear imagery with proprietary Nightforce coatings result in superb contrast and brightness, just like their riflescopes. This scope only has a single focus ring so perfect focus takes more work than the other scopes above. The body metal components are made from Aluminium on Nightforce scopes. The Nightforce TS-82 weighs 63.0oz, is covered by the Nightforce Limited Lifetime Warranty and is made in the USA.

 

#7 Nightforce TS-82 SP400

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

Number seven in our top ten is the Nightforce TS-82 SP400 straight body spotting scope. The TS-82 is as the model number suggests an 82mm objective scope that has a 20-70x zoom lens. As with all Nightforce optics, this scope is great and the optics are in the same field as the Japanese and European manufacturers. The glass in this scope is APO fluorite for crystal clear imagery with proprietary Nightforce coatings result in superb contrast and brightness, just like their riflescopes. This scope only has a single focus ring so perfect focus takes more work than the other scopes above. The body metal components are made from Aluminium on Nightforce scopes. The Nightforce TS-82 weighs 63.0oz, is covered by the Nightforce Limited Lifetime Warranty and is made in the USA.

 

#8 Leupold Mark 4

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

The eight place in the top ten is taken by the Leupold Mark 4. The Mark 4 is an 80mm objective with a 20X-60X zoom. This scope is the only one in the list with a ranging reticle and is the only true Tactical/Issue scope in the mix. With that said it’s utilitarian design has positives and negatives. It is more compact than the rest but it only has one focus ring. The Mark 4® Tactical spotting scope gives you the brightness and clarity necessary for positive target identification in any conditions. Built to survive shocks, blows, drops, and impacts, it’s not only tough, it’s also 100% waterproof and fogproof. Countless military sniper teams have trusted the Mark 4 Tactical spotting scope. You can depend on it, too.

Exterior lens surfaces are treated with DiamondCoat 2™, an ion-assist lens coating, for higher light transmission and the greatest level of abrasion resistance we’ve ever offered. DiamondCoat 2™ has the additional advantage of assisting in light transmission, for greater brightness, clarity and contrast, and will prove its worth in the wildest places on earth. The lenses in a Leupold Mark 4 are Calcium Fluouride rather than the Fluorite the rest above it have. The body metal components are made from Aluminium on Nightforce scopes. The Leupold Mark 4  weighs 61.8oz, is covered by the Leupold Limited Lifetime Warranty and is made in the USA.

 

#9 KOWA TSN-773

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

The Kowa TSN-773 comes in ninth on our top 10 list. The TSN-773 is an 77mm objective angled body and a 25x to 60x eyepiece. The KOWA also has Fluorite lenses for crystal clear images free of chromatic aberration. This optic also has the dual adjustment focus rings allowing both a coarse and fine adjustment, this is a very important feature to have in a spotting scope. It allows a really quick transition to focus in a different area and then back to where you were previous without taking a long time. The Kowa also has an eyepiece locking button so there is no way the eyepiece can fall out while packing the scope on a hunt. The body metal components are made from Magnesium making the scope light and also very durable. The TSN-773 weighs 59.9oz, is covered by the Kowa Limited Lifetime Warranty and is made in Japan.

 

#10 Swarovski ATS80

Best Rated Long Range Shooting Spotting Scopes 2020

The last scope is the Swarovski ATS80 on our top 10 list. The ATS80 is as the model number suggests an 80mm objective and comes with a 20X-60X eyepiece. The Swarovski has a single focus ring vice the coarse and fine most manufacturers are going to. They list the glass as Fluoride-containing apochromatic HD glass elements rather than Fluorite glass the majority of the field has. The ATS80 has an aluminium housing with a rubberized exterior to protect it from damage. The ATS80 weighs 59.1oz, is covered by the Swarovski Limited Lifetime Warranty and is made in Austria.

 

 

RANKBRANDMODELEYEPIECEOBJECTIVEZOOMFOCUSGLASSPOSITIONWEIGHTWARRANTY 
1ZeissVictory HarpiaVario95mm23X-70xDoubleFluoriteAngled81.1ozLimited Lifetime Warranty
2Kowa TSN-883TE-11WZ 88mm25X-60xDoubleAPO FluoriteAngled66.3ozLimited Lifetime Warranty
3Kowa TSN-884TE-11WZ88mm25X-60xDoubleAPO FluoriteStraight66.3ozLimited Lifetime Warranty
4ZeissVictory HarpiaHarpia85mm22-65xDoubleFluoriteAngled76.0ozLimited Lifetime Warranty
5LeicaAPO-TelevidWW Aspheric82mm25-50xDoubleAPO FluoriteAngled60.0 ozLimited Lifetime Warranty
6NightforceTS-82 SP401SP10082mm20x-70xSingleAPO FluoriteAngled63.0ozLimited Lifetime Warranty
7NightforceTS-82 SP400SP10082mm20x-70xSingleAPO FluoriteStraight63.0ozLimited Lifetime Warranty
8LeupoldMark 4Attached80mm20X-60XSinglecalcium-fluorideStraight61.8ozLifetime Warranty
9KowaTSN-773TE-11WZ77mm25X-60xDoubleAPO FluoriteAngled59.9 ozLimited Lifetime Warranty
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SwarovskiATS 8020X-60X80mm20X-60XSingleFluoride-containing Angled57.8ozLimited Lifetime Warranty

 

 

 

 

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