American Made Binoculars, Spotting Scopes & Telescopes

You might be asking yourself if any optical instruments are still made in America?, well the answer is yes, and we've put together a list of manufacturers & brands, which includes large corporations and small companies.

The list includes 5 companies that make some of the best sport & hobby binoculars, range & spotting scopes, terrestrial and astronomical telescopes, and more.

Although none of the companies in this list make optical devices that are 100% made the in USA, they all are either engineered and/or assembled in America.


There are also a few details about the manufacturers, where their factories are located, and also affiliate links to retailers where you can get the latest prices, shipping costs, customer reviews, special offers & more, if available.

Any product that is produced using any amount of labor, materials, engineering and/or intellectual property that is sourced from here in the US, we then would consider that item to be, at least in part made here in America, no matter where the final assembly takes place. Below is our own 'grading system' we used to rate the above brands.

Any brands marked with a gold star (100% value) shows that some (or maybe all) of their products are made in the USA using virtually all domestic sourced materials & labor.

A silver star (75% value) shows their products are assembled in America using domestic labor and a mix (of any proportion) of both domestic and imported parts.

A bronze star (50% value) shows that their products are assembled in the U.S. using all imported parts.

An 'empty star' (25% value) indicates that the product is designed or engineered in the US, and/or some of the parts have been produced here, but are sent elsewhere to be assembled into a final product.

Overall the above 5 Optical Instrument brands scored a combined rating of 70%100 'Made in America'.

The manufacturers on this page might produce the same type of appliances in other countries as well. Many businesses alter their brand names, manufacturing practices or product designs with little or no notice, so if you still have questions to their origins, we suggest contacting the manufacturer directly.

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