Doug,Blonde or Brunette. Chevy or Ford.
Personal preference, however, I can say that we sell 3 angled for every 1 straight
308Pirate, you should have also told them that if you're pinned down behind a wall or in a hole, the angled eyepiece can be canted downward to help keep that cranium a little lower or with a phone camera adapter, completely out of sight.Maybe 3 out of 4 people are smart enough to figure out how to use angled scopes on living targets.
Better for all positions? How about prone with a sling?A Straight Spotter is better for use in all positions and better for Aiming or following Targets, While an angled spotter is great and easy on the neck for uphill or star gazing they are a pain in the A$$ when looking down at steep angles and useless for following fast moving Targets, And in a Tactical situation will most likely get you shot from sticking your head up too high, As looking down to see something forward is not a natural position or a natural thing to do as far as being humans with our eyes in the front of our heads, They are Great for fish, birds hammerhead sharks and lizards but not humans, lol.
Absolutely, I guess because I started with a straight scope I sort of worked with it for so long I moulded my routine around it being straight, I bought an Angled spotter 3 or 4 years ago and I just can't get on with it, still got to this day but I prefer my old camo Tasco or my Leupold GR HD, To me it's a bit like drifting or Rally driving, Sliding the car sideways to go forward just does not Gel although it works very well, some things in this world take some practice aye.Works fine is different than better.
My thoughts exactly, I have both and love my angled Vortex Razor!Re: Spotter, angled or straight?
Personal choice really. I prefer angled for the following reasons:
1. Allows for lower tripod height and then is at a level were people of different heights can look through it without adjustment.
2. With a rotating collar, I can adjust it on a window mount in my truck for the most comfortable viewing. With a straight you have to get right behind it.
3. When at the range, I can set it up, rotate the ocular to my liking and shoot/spot from the same position.
Either model is good, you just have to try both to see what agrees with you. Really no right answer.