Top rifle and spotting scopes for hunting

Top rifle and spotting scopes for hunting

Top 5 rifle and spotting scopes of 2024 for hunting in Canada: Take your optics to the next level 

Mountain Man Outdoors brings you our choice of customer-favourite optical scopes by Canadian hunters in 2024

Selecting the right scope is an important decision—and the right precision optics can make all the difference in your hunting success. Whether you prioritize a lightweight design, crystal-clear image or an affordable price tag, there is something on the market for you.

We’ve handpicked a list of the top five scopes of 2024, each offering exceptional features and performance:


The Swarovski ATC 17 - 40x56 Spotting Scope

Embracing a new compact design, this Swarovski model boasts portability and a remarkably wide field of view. 

Its lightweight construction makes it a breeze to pack into the backcountry, and you can expect the crystal-clear image quality synonymous with Swarovski's renowned optics.

Mountain Man Outdoors Rating guide

Best for: Solo Hunts in the high country. Lightweight day trip
Optical Performance: 9 out of 10
Design: Smooth Main body focus ring and zoom ring on eyepiece
Key feature: Portability and lightness. Huge field of view for its size

See it: Swarovski ATC 17-40x56 Spotting Scope


The Vortex Razor Spotting Scope Lineup

The Vortex Razor lineup offers versatility, with three sizes to accommodate your specific needs:13-39x56, 22-48x65, and 27-60x85. Known for their sharp resolution and clear sight picture, these scopes are reviewed as popular choices time and time again.

This lineup provides exceptional value compared to premium competitors, complete with a lifetime VIP warranty from Vortex.

Mountain Man Outdoors Rating guide

Best for: Extended Hunting trips, and serious Hunters
Optical Performance: 8 out of 10
Design: Main body focus ring and zoom ring on eyepiece
Key feature: New Compact design spotting scope for 2024

See it: Vortex Razor HD Spotting Scopes 

Vortex Viper Spotting scopes

Available in two options: 15-45x65 and 20-60x85, the Vortex Viper series delivers impressive performance.  Vortex Viper spotting scopes are renowned for their exceptional optical quality and durability, making them a popular choice among outdoor enthusiasts, birdwatchers, and hunters. The advanced optical system, featuring a broad zoom range, depending on what model you choose.  Enjoy clear optics and durability, rugged construction and waterproof, fogproof design ensure reliable performance in various weather conditions. And always 100% backed by Vortex's lifetime warranty.

Mountain Man Outdoors Rating guide

Best for: Hunters looking to get a great mid-high level optical at a great price
Optical Performance: 7 out of 10
Design: Main body focus ring and zoom ring on eyepiece
Key feature: 

See it: Vortex Viper Spotting scopes

Diamondback 65mm and 85mm HD Rifle Scopes

Providing both great value and clarity, the Diamondback series includes 65mm and 85mm options. Diamondback Spotting scopes come equipped with an array of features. Main body focus wheel for crisp adjustments. Discover all these features and more in a spotting scope that delivers exceptional quality without the hefty price tag you might anticipate. 

Mountain Man Outdoors Rating guide

Best for: New hunters, Birders, Observation.
Optical Performance: 6 out of 10
Design: Main body focus ring and zoom ring on eyepiec
Key feature: 2 sizes offered and an exceptional Price level

See it: Vortex Diamondback HD Spotting Scopes


Swarovski ATX/STX/BTX Modular Spotting Scope System 

Designed and made in Austria, the Swarovski Modular Spotting Scope System is the most impressive and expensive spotting scope we have! Its a tool for dedicated hunters or shooters seeking higher-definition, magnification and separate eyepiece and objectives available. With its durable construction and oversized eyepiece, it enables comfortable extended viewing sessions. Its the only spotter that has a Binocular eyepiece available. Reducing eye strain almost completely.

Whether you're honing your skills at the range or embarking on a significant hunting expedition, the Swarovski ATX STX and BTX Spotting scope belongs in your hub. Like all Leupold spotting scopes, it boasts fogproof and waterproof capabilities and is backed by a lifetime guarantee.

Mountain Man Outdoors Rating guide

Best for:  Serious hunters wanting to go the extra mile and over the next valley.
Optical Performance: 10 out of 10
Design: Smooth center focus wheel and zoom ring on eyepiece. Compatible with 1.7x Magnifier for up 102X Power
Key feature: The Best Modular Spotting scope on the market. Endless combinations of Lenses and eyepiece styles

See it: Swarovski ATX/STX/BTX System


With these impressive options, enthusiasts and professionals alike can find their ideal spotting scope, levelling up their outdoor experience.



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