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How To Clean A Spotting Scope In 2021 by Brett Grant

We all know, in the outdoors, our spotting scopes will get dusty and dirty. The goal is to always keep our optics clean and useable. A clean and well-maintained spotting scope is a spotting scope with a long shelf-life. If you know how to care for your spotting scope, it can last forever. Disclosure: Sooke Outdoors, as an …

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Binoculars vs Spotting Scopes – Which Device is Better?

Many of our readers ask us about binoculars and spotting scopes. Some of our newest readers are very new to the community. Naturally, they’re not going to know the real difference between a spotting scope and binoculars. In this article, we’re going to discuss the main difference between binoculars and spotting scopes. While also discussing their uses, backgrounds, …

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How to Choose a Spotting Scope [New August 2020 Update]

There are many different types, sizes, and shapes of spotting scopes on the market today. Understanding how to choose a spotting scope that is right for you means begins with knowing the basics of how the device works.  Although many people are familiar with telescopes, there are subtle differences. This means that you may be wasting your money on …

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Can You Use a Telescope as a Spotting Scope? [New February 2021 Update]

Many people take to the outdoors for a visual treat. Whether it be watching birds or searching the stars, many wondering can you use a telescope as a spotting scope or have it the other way around. A spotting scope or telescope are both generally used for viewing faraway objects, but the difference also depends …

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