Customer Favorites & Highest Rated Spotting Scopes

Vortex Razor HD Spotting Scope

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 the highest rated ones with the best comments and customer reviews on the websites that sell them. However this can sometimes be tricky as you cannot always be sure that the "customers" comments and ratings on some websites are indeed from real customers. But there are a few optical webstores that I do trust like Eagle Optics that post customer comments and ratings and I figure that those that have the most ratings will contain more from genuine customers and thus will drown out those that are not, making the "fake" ratings less of a factor in the overall result.

I have decided to publish what started out as some research for myself as I felt that this would also make a great short-cut for some who want to quickly find the most popular/best spotting scopes out there.

Highest Rated & Most Reviewed Scopes

Below are the top three most popular and highest rated scopes at Eagle Optics – what this means is that they have all been rated and reviewed by genuine Eagle Optics customers, have average rating of 5/5 and are in order of the amount of reviews and ratings:

  Vortex Razor HD Spotting Scope Kowa TSN-883 Spotting Scope Swarovski ATS HD Spotting Scope
  Vortex Razor HD 85 Kowa TSN-883 Swarovski ATS 65 HD
Average Rating 5/5 5/5 5/5
No. Reviews & Ratings 32 11 7
Rec. Price $2000 $2725 $1877
Current Price $1600 $2100 $1690
Objective Lens 85mm 88mm 65mm
ED Glass Lens Yes Yes Yes
Anti Reflection Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Fully Multi-Coated Fully Multi-Coated
Prism Glass Bak-4 Bak-4 Bak-4
Body Material Magnesium Magnesium Magnesium
Dual Focus Wheel Yes Yes Yes
Interchangeable Eyepiece Yes Yes Yes
Supplied Eyepiece 20-60x Not Included Not Included
FOV @ 20x 117ft wide @ 1000yds    
FOV @ 60x 60ft wide @ 1000yds    
Eye Relief 20mm    
Weight 65.7oz (1863g) 54.7oz (1551g) 39.9ozs (1131g)
Dimensions ? 34cm long 33cm long

 

Other Highly Rated Customer Favorites

I have also selected a few scopes below that caught my eye, like those three of the best above, these have all been rated and reviewed by genuine Eagle Optics customers more than 5 times and have an average rating of more than 4/5:

  Pentax PF-80 ED Spotting Scope Zeiss DiaScope 85 T FL Spotting Scope Vanguard Endeavor HD 82A Spotting Scope
  Pentax PF-80 ED Zeiss DiaScope 85 T* FL Vanguard Endeavour HD82A
Average Rating 5/5 5/5 4/5
No. Ratings 32 6 5
Rec. Price $1332 $2666 $860
Current Price $999 $2400 $580
Objective Lens 80mm 85mm 82mm
ED Glass Lens Yes Fluorite Glass Yes
Anti Reflection Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Fully Multi-Coated Fully Multi-Coated
Prism Glass Bak-4 Bak-4 Bak-4
Body Material Magnesium Magnesium Magnesium
Dual Focus Wheel Yes Yes Yes
Interchangeable Eyepiece Yes Yes Yes
Supplied Eyepiece 20-60x Not Included 20-60x
FOV @ 20x 93ft wide @ 1000yds   110ft wide @ 1000yds
FOV @ 60x 49ft wide @ 1000yds   52ft wide @ 1000yds
Eye Relief 18-22mm   19mm – 20mm
Weight 65.8oz (2149g) 52oz (1474g) 63.8ozs (1809g)
Dimensions 41cm long 35cm long 38cm x 18cm

 

Shopping BasketWhere to Buy & View Reviews

To read all the customer reviews in full written on these as well as all the other customer favorites at Eagle Optics, follow the link below:

To compare prices of these and other scopes at a range of on-line retailers in the UK and the US, take a look at the where to buy spotting scopes link below:

 

 

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