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#1 Hot Brass

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:51 PM

I want a pair of binos for varmint and gen hunting. What do you use? Power, brand, etc.$300 is my limit.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:03 PM

Here is what I use. 10x40 http://www.cabelas.c...e...&hasJS=trueHowever check out Cabela's optics and Nikon.. The make great class for the price..

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:18 PM

I'm currently using the Burris Fullfield II's in 10x and I like them so far.http://burrisoptics.com/ffiibino.html

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:30 PM

I'm using Binolux 10x50 from Big 5. $20! Maybe that's why I never kill anything :good:

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:36 PM

Binoculars are like scopes or any optics for that matter, you get what you pay for. I would suggest buying something of higher quality than your $300 limit. I understand times are tough but good glass isn't cheap and good glass makes all of the difference in a good binocular. Once you look through a good pair you will never go back. Plus higher end binos mostly have exceptional warranties and many cover breakage even if it's your fault.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:40 PM

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:09 PM

I want a pair of binos for varmint and gen hunting. What do you use? Power, brand, etc.$300 is my limit.

I use Nikon Monarch 10 x 42. Less than 300 bucks and good glass for the price. Use cheap glass and after a little bit of glassing you will likely have a nice headache. Google camera land ny, guy named Doug will give you a good deal on their stuff.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:48 PM

+1 on the Monarchs, I hunt in the thick stuff so I use 8x, IMHO you can beat your meat but you can't beat Nikon optics

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:03 PM

+2 on Monarchs. 10X42's. Best glass you can get for under $300.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:01 AM

I almost bought a pair of Nikon Monarchs at the Visalia Sportsman Warehouse but the rep told me to hold off until I could look through a pair of Vortex Diamondbacks. He said lots of folks are buying the Vortex DB`s over the Monarchs. Anyone use Vortex DB`s?

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:17 PM

Vortex Bino's are awesome - after alot of reviews comparing them to Swarovski and Zeiss over on the archery forums, I bought a pair. I went full boogie and bought the top of the line Razors ($700) and love them. The image through them really does compare to my buddies Swaro's - and over a grand cheaper. Admittedly the Swaro's are brighter and gather light better at first light and just at dark, but for the huge savings and only a slightly darker view I'll happily live with it. The warranty and service can't be beat also.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 05:53 PM

Do it right do it ONCE.......sworo...lica...just my 2 pennies




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