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Waterproof Spotting Scopes

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One of the more desired features of a spotting scope is waterproofing so you can use the scope without worry in all weather. Note that waterproofing is often called ‘weather proofing’ as well. Here’s the best waterproof scopes I’ve found.

My Waterproof spotting scope Reviews

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What makes a scope waterproof?

What makes a scope waterproof and the types of waterproofing varies from scope to scope, but in general:

  • They are designed to keep water out of the optical tube
  • They might contain a gas like nitrogen to help eliminate any dampness
  • There are various seals added throughout the scope
  • Rubber armor may also provide some water resistance but is more commonly used for damage protection from bumps

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