Spotters: Under $400


Updated in January, 2023


Good spotters generally cost a good amount of money.

There isn’t a whole lot to choose from that is $400 or less, but there are a couple of compact options that have their uses.

I did a comparison of small spotters quite a few years ago and I revisit it once in a while.  To my surprise, the 16-30x50mm Minox MD I looked at back then, still holds up quite nicely.

With larger spotters, I don’t really like any available options and you should really be stepping up a little bit.  If you must stick with $400, Vortex Diamondback 16-48×66 is decent.

There are a few other options in this price range, but I have not really seen them.  The guys at Athlon are saying that their sub $400 Argos HD 20-60×85 is really a step ahead of the competition so I might look at it.  They know that I am picky, so if they are willing to go out on a limb like that they probably have something good on their hands.

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