Bushnell Trophy Xtreme Spotting Scope Review

Bushnell Trophy Xtreme Spotting Scope
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Quick Overview

FEATURES

QUALITY

PRICE

Pros

  • A good solid magnifier
  • Robust and waterproof for use outside
  • Suitable for extreme weather conditions
  • Focus is easy
  • Suitable to be used on vehicle window mount

Cons

  • More expensive than most other spotting scopes

Are you an avid bird watcher, a professional hunter, or do you just love to watch passing ships from the shore? Then you will definitely need something to enhance your viewing distance.

That is when you would typically reach for your binoculars. But binoculars have their limits.

With an average magnification of 7 to 10 times, it is simply not possible to identify that specific bird while observing it from a long distance. That is when scopes will come in quite handy.

With its better zooming power, scopes are just the thing to pinpoint and identify that bird that was always eluding you.

Spotting scopes are used for bird watching, hunting, and viewing landscape, wildlife, ships and other distant objects. Where conventional binoculars stop, spotting scopes begin in magnification.

The higher magnifications of a spotting scope let you view birds and wildlife, well beyond the range of your conventional binocular.

Bushnell Trophy Xtreme Spotting Scope

The Bushnell Spotting scope is one of a range of scopes on the market. The straight-through view with this scope has multi-layered optics that help to avoid the issue of internal ghosting and reflections, giving bright and really clear images.

Who is this product for?

A spotting scope opens up new bird watching opportunities. Whether you are looking in the open or at the city park, making use of a spotting scope will completely change how you go about your bird watching.

It is also the ideal magnifier for the professional hunter. Long-distance photographers will also benefit significantly from The Bushnell Xtreme Spotting scope because it can be used to take long-distance pictures with a variety of cameras.

Spotting scopes range widely in cost and abilities and give users a steadier and more clear experience than a binocular with the style of a telescope.

So people using telescopes can also benefit from these lightweight and portable scopes. Any bird watcher who knows how to use binoculars will be able to make use of scopes, and the difference will be hard to deny and totally worth it.

What is included?

The Bushnell Scope, a 1/4 inch -20 tripod mounting shoe/tabletop tripod with the option to window mount. There is also a compact tripod, cool and soft carrying case, vehicle window mount, and a hard-sided case as well as a scope glove.

These are all included in the package when you make your purchase.

Overview of features

If you are considering using your spotting scope for bird watching, then the ideal magnification range is between 15x and 60x. Anything less than 15x would fall into the magnification offered by binoculars.

The Bushnell Trophy Spotting scope is just the scope you need for your bird watching, hunting for the right deer, or just spotting the first ship from the shore. It is also a useful tool to add to your professional photography gear.

All in all, the Bushnell Spotting Scope is a helpful addition in any situation. The lens coating improves light transmission, which is essential for high magnification.

Thanks to the coatings that very reflective, the loss of any light is minimized. In addition, the contrast is given a boost.

Spotting scopes provide much more magnification than binoculars do. Spotting scopes can also be used to take long-distance pictures with a variety of cameras.

The Bushnell Trophy Spotting scope is considered the best portable and all-weather scope for trophy hunting and bird watching. This scope has mastered the task of bringing distant objects closer and even storing them as photographs or digital images.

How to use it

Set the tripod on a solid surface and spread the tripod legs. Focus the spotting scope with the focus ring. For models with a 50mm objective, your eyepiece will move 'out' and 'in' - it all depends on the direction the ring is turned.

When the tube is all the way 'out,' the spotting scope is at the closest focus position and vice versa.

Pros

  • A good solid magnifier
  • Robust and waterproof for use outside
  • Suitable for extreme weather conditions
  • Focus is easy
  • Suitable to be used on vehicle window mount

Cons

  • More expensive than most other spotting scopes

Alternatives

The MaxUSee 20-60 x 60 Zoom HD Spotting Scope

This scope comes with a tripod, carrying bag, and phone adaptor and can be a suitable alternative to the Bushnell Spotting Scope. Plus, it is available at a price tag of less than half of that of the Bushnell Spotting Scope.

Conclusion

The Bushnell Trophy Xtreme Spotting Scope is still a worthy contender in the Spotting scope line up.

But the other Spotting scopes with much lower price tags could convince you to go for any of the other ones available on the market. But don’t let the price tag put you off from experiencing the benefits of a proper Spotting scope.

Go out there and explore the market place for one that suits you. You might find a scope that isn't at all pricey and just the thing you have been looking for.

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