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Hunting binocular‘s ?? #2702257
01/11/19 05:40 AM
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Hey guys. I’m in the market to buy some new binoculars. I want to spend somewhere around $300 maybe a little more. What is everyone’s opinion on the best binoculars for hunting ?

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702261
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I prefer full sized binos in either 8x or 10x. The full size will gather light better and reduce eye fatigue if you glass a lot. With your budget, I'd look at Leupold, Vortex, and some of upper level Nikons. If you're current or prior military, or a first responder, many companies offer discounts. Vortex, Europtic, Experticity all offer good discounts and I'm sure there are others.

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702316
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Get one of the better Bushnell lines and don’t look back.
10x42 about the best all around size.
Check out Leupold and Vortex too.
I got some $100-plus Bushnells that have been awesome.
I once pulled up on a law enforcement standoff outside a house. Got out with my Bushnells. An officer who’d just got back from a tour as scout-sniper with the Marines in Iraq saw my glass and said “Nice binoculars!”


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Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702322
01/11/19 07:47 AM
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I got the 10x42 Bushnell last year and they are great. I had checked all the reviews before I bought and the Bushnell was the #1 rated binoculars in 2017.


Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702339
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Another vote for Bushnell 10X42

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Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702384
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I'd get 10x50's and spend as much as you can on them. Low light performance is a big deal.

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: AUtgr] #2702405
01/11/19 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by AUtgr
Another vote for Bushnell 10X42


This is what I have as well. Very happy with them. I am glassing in timber, haven't used them at long distances.

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702410
01/11/19 08:56 AM
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Where do you hunt? Woods only , plots and fields only , or combo. You don't need 10x42 for the woods. Get a size and power tailored for your use. Vortex has something for everyone.



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Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702440
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o got 10x42 wish I woulda got 8x42 field of view is alot better with 8x42.

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702462
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Just got some vortex crossfire 8x42’s and they’re awesome.

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702475
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Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702482
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Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702491
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Here my .02. I have some high end binos and on the lower end I have some low end zeiss, vortex diamondback, and Nikon monarch 7. The monarch are a little more money than the other 2 listed but are worth it.

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702506
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If you hunt in the woods with maybe a food plot or two, quality 8X32 is just right. Much bigger and they feel like a boat anchor around my neck.



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Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702545
01/11/19 11:10 AM
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I have Swarovski 8x32 and they are an excellent all around bino. They work great in the woods, great on average green fields but are a little underpowered for hunting big pastures where you can see deer at 1000 yds and stuff but that is fine because if the bino isn't good enough I damn sure cant make the shot!

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702633
01/11/19 12:52 PM
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I have a set of Leupolds that work just fine for what I need. Reasonable in costs at Academy but can catch them on sale too.

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Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702666
01/11/19 01:29 PM
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I have a pair of 12x50 and I'm looking to trade down to 8x42. Too much power and too much weight.

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702717
01/11/19 02:18 PM
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I use 10x42 Leupold proguide HD. Work well in all conditions are not bulky or heavy.

Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: BlakeL] #2702722
01/11/19 02:30 PM
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Cut your budget in half with the Vortex Crossfires. I got mine from Midway for $149 shipped.


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Re: Hunting binocular‘s ?? [Re: MarksOutdoors] #2702736
01/11/19 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MarksOutdoors

Cut your budget in half with the Vortex Crossfires. I got mine from Midway for $149 shipped.


I'd suggest bumping up to the Diamondbacks. They are not much more at all but are much, much better. I've had both.

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