Our Top Picks - Best Ranging Spotting Scope 2021
Leupold Mark 4
Kruger Optical Lynx 60303
- 1 Our Top Picks - Best Ranging Spotting Scope 2021
- 2 Winner - Leupold Mark 4 53756 With Mil Dot Reticle
- 3 Swarovski STR 86833 Spotting Scope With Mrad Reticle and Eyepiece
- 4 Barska AD11430 Tactical Spotting Scope With Mil Dot Reticle
- 5 Kruger Optical Lynx 60303 Spotting Scope With Mil Dot Reticle
- 6 What Is Best Ranging Spotting Scope?
When it comes to the ranging spotting scope, there is often a lot of confusion as to the different varieties available. Some scopes will have a MIL dot reticle, others a MOA reticle, and still others an MRAD ranging reticle. Neither of these types of ranging reticles are better than the other, rather, they are just different types utilizing different units of measurement and thus different conversion formulas for determining distance accurately.
Those with a military background will likely find MOA reticles easier, however, they all take time to get used to and to move from where you need to do the conversion to the point where using the reticle as second nature. In reviewing these ranging reticle spotting scopes, our top pick was the Leupold Mark 4 Spotting Scope, which we'll explain in detail below.
What Is Best Ranging Spotting Scope?
As you can see, most ranging spotting scopes tend to only be offered by high-end manufacturers and, thus, have quality optics you can count on. We tried to present a fair range of what's available on the market right now. After some deliberation, we narrowed our choice down to the Leupold Mark 4 Spotting Scope. The quality of Leupold's optics is well-known, and the price isn't too bad. But, in the end, it came down to this one point: if this ranging spotting scope is good enough for the US Army, well, then it's good enough for us.