Review

(#711 Mini spotting Scope) “From over 500 yards away I could clearly make out the distinguishable features of a boss gobbler strutting mid afternoon for his hen.” – Pushing the Wild Limits

Alpen® Waterproof Spotting Scopes

Alpen® Spotting Scopes, Winner of multiple Great Buy Awards as seen in Outdoor Life Magazine Gear Test issues.

ALPEN Spotting Scopes are nitrogen filled, waterproof, dustproof, and shock-resistant to perform flawlessly under all weather conditions.

All ALPEN Spotting Scopes feature top quality powerful lenses. Most models come standard with a durable, padded field carrying case and a portable 12” swivel-head tripod.

Kevin Stone with Alpen Scope

Alpen® Spotting Scope Features:

  • Models 742N, 745N, 786, and 788 feature adjustable collars that let the eye piece be repositioned with a simple twist of the barrel providing ease of viewing whether sitting or standing
  • Multi-coated or fully multi-coated optics
  • Waterproof and nitrogen filled
  • Powerful zoom eyepieces
  • Extendable sun shade
  • Straight and 45-degree models
  • Durable, padded field carrying case included with most models
  • Alpen’s No-Fault, No-Problem Lifetime Warranty

Kits available for most models

  • 725NKIT, 728NKIT, 742NKIT and 745NKIT include a car window mount and table top tripod
  • 786KIT and 788KIT with micro adjustable tripod

ALPEN WATERPROOF SPOTTING SCOPES

Model Number 711 725N 728N 742N 745N 786 788
Description 20x50 15-45
x60
15-45x60
45 degree eyepiece  
20-60x60 20-60x60
45 degree eyepiece
20-60
x80
20-60 x80
45 degree eyepiece
Magnification 20X 15-45X 15-45X 20-60X 20-60X 20-60X 20-60X
Objective Lens Diameter in (mm) 50 60 60 60 60 80 80
Focus System Eyepiece Top Top Side Side Top Top
Prism Type Porro Porro Porro Porro Porro Porro Porro
FOV. (ft @ 1000 yds) Low/High  147 123/63 123/63 107/52 107/52 113/55 113/55
Exit Pupil in (mm) 2.5 4.0-1.3 4.0-1.3 3-1 3-1 4.0-1.33 4.0-1.33
Eye Relief in (mm)  16 18-15 18-15 18-17 18-17 19-18 19-18
Close Focus High/Low 17 20 20 20 20 20-25 20-25
Product Length 7.5 14 13.75 14 13.75 17 17
Lens Coating  Fully Multi-coated Fully Multi-coated Fully Multi-coated Fully Multi-coated Fully Multi-coated Fully
 Multi-coated
Fully
Multi-coated
Net Weight (oz.)  10 37 37 37 37 56 56
Tripod Adaptable  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Prism Material  BK7 BaK4 BaK4 BaK4 BaK4 BaK4 BaK4
Waterproof/Fogproof  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Type of Case  Nylon Nylon Nylon
& Aluminum
Nylon Nylon  Nylon  Nylon