Our Top Picks - Best Spotting Scope for 100 Yards 2020
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It seems that most of the spotting scopes available tend to focus on long-distance viewing, which can make it difficult to find a good short range spotting scope. For pistol shots and hunting through dense forests, you need something more powerful than binoculars but don't need the power -or the price tag- that comes with higher powered scopes.
With short range use in mind, we've put together a list of four finalists to analyze it in search for the best spotting scope for 100 yards or less. Our pick? The Bushnell Sentry Spotting Scope, but be sure to read through them all to find out why this was our number one choice.
What is Best Spotting Scope for 100 Yards?
Surprisingly, there is a lot of variation when trying to find a great quality scope for short range use. While prices, magnification range, and objective lens size seem to all be around the same, quality and additional features range wildly. After much consideration, we decided that the Bushnell Sentry Compact Spotting Scope was the best spotting scope for 100 yards. Its compact size makes it travel easy.
We also like the versatility, as it can be used with a tripod (included,) mounted to your car or truck window (included,) or be handheld (includes scope glove.) However, we were really torn between the Sentry and the Sightmark, as you really can't go wrong with the impressive number of quality extras that it includes and the surprisingly good optics. But, in the end, the compact size of the Bushnell Sentry won out.