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Poll: Brands of Binoculars in hunting (39 member(s) have cast votes)

What brand of binocular do you use most when hunting?

  1. Barska (1 votes [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  2. BSA (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Burris (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Bushnell (8 votes [21.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.62%

  5. Kahles (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Leica (2 votes [5.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  7. Leupold (4 votes [10.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  8. Meopta (1 votes [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  9. Nikon (6 votes [16.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.22%

  10. Simmons (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Steiner (5 votes [13.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.51%

  12. Swarovski (4 votes [10.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  13. Zeiss (2 votes [5.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  14. Other (3 votes [8.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  15. I don't use binoculars (1 votes [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

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#1 SpotandStalk

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:22 PM

Just curious as to what type of binoculars are being used when hunting. I use a pair of Nikon 7x35 that seem to do the trick for me.S&S

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:28 PM

I like my Nikon Premier LX L 8x42 binoculars the best. Very clear with great glass. They're a bit pricey but after a day of using them it makes all the difference.Hey S&S you should vote on your own poll. ^_^

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:48 PM

I use a leupold 10X23 wind river mesa. They aren't the best during the last few minuits of legal shooting time but they are cheap, compact, lightweight, and very clear

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:50 PM

Who shoots that late anyway. :doh[1]: ^_^

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:58 PM

Swarovski! Have 3 bino's and a spotter. Alot of money but a lifetime investment.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:00 PM

Hey S&S you should vote on your own poll. ^_^

SJohn,Good call! I'm not use to that much labor for a post...so I forgot to start off the voting. :doh[1]: S&S

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:03 PM

Who shoots that late anyway. :doh[1]: ^_^

Good point! It's not like the animals are active at that time anyway. ;) S&S

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:51 PM

I use a big arse Barska. It something like 4-30X50 or something like that. It's somewhat hard to focus and very difficult to keep steady when zoomed in at 30X, but it's the only one I got, and I got it free (that's my favorite kind).

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:52 PM

Why am I the only one that voted in this thread?

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:02 PM

I use a pair of 8 x 40 Nikons from walmart that I don't mind gettting dirty and roughed up. They do tend to fog up quite a bit in the cold and in the rain. Eventually will step up into something better.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:09 PM

Steiner Predators 12x40. Great field of view, work in low light, no fog problems. Great when glassing for elk in Colorado!Darren

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:13 PM

Swarovski, tried them all but I don't consider taking anything else with me anymore. I can see the eye's of a ground squirrel in the weeds as if he was on a HD Cinemax Screen, then all I have to do is get him transferred to my scope, which can be a problem at times. :doh[1]:

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:25 PM

Swarovski, tried them all but I don't consider taking anything else with me anymore. I can see the eye's of a ground squirrel in the weeds as if he was on a HD Cinemax Screen, then all I have to do is get him transferred to my scope, which can be a problem at times. :doh[1]:

You said Swaros but did you vote on the poll. There's only one vote for Swaros and it's mine.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:42 PM

I love Swarovskis, just can't afford them. Darren

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:16 PM

Leupold here.. Only thing Swarovski I own is a range finder that we had to have because it goes out 1700 yards... Only reason I dont own more is cuz well... I aint rich LOL...

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:37 PM

And this from the person that owns a FLEET of quads. :doh[1]:

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:42 PM

I use a pair of 8 x 40 Nikons from walmart that I don't mind gettting dirty and roughed up. They do tend to fog up quite a bit in the cold and in the rain. Eventually will step up into something better.

Eventually...Easter is just around the corner. Here's a link for the step up you're looking for.http://www.swfa.com/...binoculars.aspxS&S

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 05:53 AM

And this from the person that owns a FLEET of quads. :doh[1]:

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 06:46 AM

I use Nikon as where I hunt is in the trees and I only have a short field of view. I noted that (3)three of us said Nikon but the survey showed only (1)one vote for Nikon.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 08:27 AM

You said Swaros but did you vote on the poll. There's only one vote for Swaros and it's mine.

thought I voted unless it didn't go thru, sure you voted? :doh[1]:

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 08:48 AM

Shouldn't this be in Equipment?

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 09:01 AM

Thanks Dale it is now. I just get used to clicking on View New Posts and don't always look at the category.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:25 PM

And this from the person that owns a FLEET of quads. :signlol2iu:

ROFLMAO Okay good point... But that is WHY Im not rich LOL...

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 05:02 PM

Okay, point taken. :signlol2iu:

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:34 AM

I use the Steiner M&P modle in 10X50. No focus except when you first set them up. Very clear and crisp. Great for shooting prairie dogs where they are at all different ranges and not having to focus for each dog.Mike

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:04 PM

Leupold Wind River 10x50's. Pretty good for $200, lifetime warranty, etc.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:17 PM

I think I have the Nikon Ventura model and I absolutely love my binoculars. It's the only time I can see clearly. I love them! A little pricey but well worth the investment.

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:09 PM

Cabelas---- Alaskan Hunter 10x42 very clear, easy to adjust, and they stay adjusted. :pirashoot:

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 03:05 PM

Does anybody use Pentax? I have an older pair of pentax 8x42 (I think). they were about $400 when I got them, they seem to be really clear and I can really pick out the game. I've looked through a pair of Swarovski 10x50 and they were really nice if youv'e got about $1500.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 03:38 PM

My wife has some 10X42 Pentax and they're nice binoculars. Not as heavy as my expensive Nikon's and the Pentax is very clear.




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