When it comes to hunting, there are a wide variety of optics that can help you to up your game and be more successful. But, frequently, the names for these optics are tossed around without explanation to what they refer. Furthermore, too often terms are used interchangeably despite referring to very different optics. So, to hopefully cut down on some of the confusion, we’re going to take a look at the most common optics found in hunting.
We will discuss the most frequently used terms for them, as well as try to explain some of the confusion surrounding the use of these terms. We’ll also give some examples of each to explain better just what we’re talking about and what is most accurately meant by terms such as scopes, binoculars, monoculars, and goggles.
Scopes vs Binoculars vs Monoculars vs Goggles - Conclusion
As you can see, there are some pretty distinct differences in construction and use among these different hunting optics. Knowing what these are duly called and how it may also be called in common usage can help you to navigate the world of hunting gear. It also makes communication with other hunters (especially online, where you’ll likely be talking with other hunters from across the country, if not the world.) While you may find some discrepancy in the exact definition of these terms, what we’ve outlined above are the most general uses of the words and how most people use them - except for those people who call binoculars goggles, they’re just weird.