I'm gonna be using for hunting. I'm spending quite a bit of $$ so I don't wanna be stuck with something I don't like
Walking with all gear in the backpack. See something on the hillside across the valley from your hillside. Drop the pack to the ground, take a knee, pull out the spotting scope to have a better look and rest the scope on the pack. Do you want your non-dominant eye looking at the ground or looking in the same direction you are wanting to get the spotting scope on?
Magnification turned all the way down is the way I travel with all my scopes, so that they are ready to snap onto something unexpected. Both eyes open searching for the area you are wanting to get a better look. That is impossible with an angled spotter. Angled spotters are for range work mounted on a rock solid tripod, IMHO.