8 or 10 power binos
Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:04 PM
light weight if possible for this deer season.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:27 PM
Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:28 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:11 AM
I like the 7x the best because there's less visible shake and I can glass comfortably for a lot longer
Exactly! I personally never cared for anything over 9x, as eye strain became a real problem after glassing for only a short time. I have several binocs, but probably my favorite are my Leupold 9X.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:00 AM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:06 AM
A few yrs ago, I researched binocs quite a bit. I wear glasses, so I needed lots of eye relief and convenient retractable eye cups. The best compromise of sharpness and features I found on the list of Consumer Reports and another source was the Olympus Magellan EXWP 1. They make a 8 power and a 10 power. I chose the 8 power for my bowhunting. The suggested mfr retail is $365, but they can be found for about low to mid $200 range. I compared them side by side in several hunting situations to my friend's big heavy Swarovski's. They aren't as good, but are not far behind. My other friend's Nikon Monarch's can't keep up on sharpness, lens flare or any other feature. He ended up buying some of the Olympus binocs too. A real bargain for some excellent glass.
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:27 PM
I have Nikon Monarchs in 8x42, and they are good for the $250 price range. The higher the budget, the better the glass will get, can't argue with that. I hunt archery and rifle, but I will buy 10's or maybe 12's because I glass with a tripod and don't have to worry about shaking for mid-to-long glassing periods. I would check out Vortex because they are great for the price.
Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:46 PM
I love my Leupold Cascades 8x42, I have the older model without the textured rubber but the glass is nice and clear and have worked well for me. The newer model can be find at many places for ~$280 I saw an older pair like mine on ebay for ~$180, Im not sure if they are used but I would guess that they probably are.
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:46 PM
I was cruising Bass Pro shop tonight and somehow as always I ended up in the binocular section. I found a 10X42 Zeiss Terra ED and was impressed by the quality of the glass. I also like the fact that it's very light. At $369.00 it's a real value.
Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:52 PM
I would stay around 8x so you can see more of the area you are looking for game and less eye strain.
I bought Leupold Mojave 10x42 and wish I would have bought the 8x42 instead.
Check out the Redfield line of products by Leupold as well, nice glass and more $$$ affordable.
Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:30 PM
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:40 AM
I unload all of my own shells!
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