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Post by Nicnac on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:45 pm

Binoculars, Good subject to debate!

I am planning a Antelope hunt in Oct. in Wyo and a Cow elk hunt in Wyo in Dec.with more Wyo Elk hunts in the continued future. So I am looking to upgrade the Bino's that I currenttly own (Nikon Buckmaster 8x36) I have been looking at these Vortex Vipers HD's
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Not sure yet as to which focals, I need to look thru them and do the touchy feely thing.

Anyone have any input to other brands. I look to spend in the $600 range cause this could and should be my last pair I ever buy. (unless I loose them, [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.])
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Post by george457d on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:31 am

Do them "Vortex Vipers HD's" have a built-in rangefinder ?
Will you be shooting farther than you can see ?
*Also them Elk are kinda like white-tail , they have this gland that run's along their spine ,that will sour the meat ... you should carefully remove it ,put it on ice , then mail it to me for proper disposal Rolling Eyes
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Post by RichBirdHunter on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:27 am

I picked up a pair of Swarovski 10x40 with a range finder. Super clear, but really pricey
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Post by IDAce on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:28 am

I bought a set of these a while ago and they work well. I use them for hunting here in ID. They are cheaper then the set you listed but do a good job for me.

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Post by XbonesX on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:54 pm

My Grandpa just got the Monarch 5's, I thought they were really nice. However, Binoculars are one of those things you really need to see for yourself what looks good.

A couple months ago I went to Cabelas and the $200 Redfield was clearer IMO than the $500 Vortex and Nikon.

I generally like to be in the 10-12x, but all the Wyoming hunters I know like 8x for elk hunting to get a wider field of view.

If you need a Wyoming guide I can recommend a great one.

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Post by IDAce on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:14 pm

XbonesX wrote:My Grandpa just got the Monarch 5's, I thought they were really nice. However, Binoculars are one of those things you really need to see for yourself what looks good.

A couple months ago I went to Cabelas and the $200 Redfield was clearer IMO than the $500 Vortex and Nikon.

I generally like to be in the 10-12x, but all the Wyoming hunters I know like 8x for elk hunting to get a wider field of view.

If you need a Wyoming guide I can recommend a great one.

Yeah I agree. The best pair I have is an old sears set from the sixties. Made of metal and stayed aligned for 50 years.

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Post by Nicnac on Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:26 pm

RichBirdHunter wrote:I picked up a pair of Swarovski 10x40 with a range finder. Super clear, but really pricey



Yeah pricey, My hunting buddy has the Lieca ones with the range finder in them. damn pricey...............
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Post by Nicnac on Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:28 pm

IDAce wrote:I bought a set of these a while ago and they work well. I use them for hunting here in ID. They are cheaper then the set you listed but do a good job for me.

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These intrique me, I will defintily check them out. Thanks Plus I think cabelas has an interest free thing going with all Nikon products.. hmm, have to rethink everything again..................
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Post by Nicnac on Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:04 pm

I went with the 10x42's in Viper HD's. Man are these babies Crystal, The HD's are real good with the low light and colors. I would defintly recomend these to those that are looking for HD Binoculars.

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Post by XbonesX on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:35 pm

Cabela's has a deal on their Euro HD 10x42 made by Meopta ($999).
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0% interest for 12 months, 20% back in CLUB Points (~$200), and a free Meopix iPhone Adapter for digiscoping ($60); if purchased with your Cabela's credit card.

Cabela's User Reviews have it rated at a perfect 5, on 10/10 reviews.

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Post by Nicnac on Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:01 pm

31oz vs 24.8oz for the Vortex. They are rather heavy, I did look at the thou. And yes I did consider all the savings and extras. Sad
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Post by RemMan700 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:08 pm

I have a Bushnell Legend that I really like.
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Post by Daywalker on Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:56 am

Ive got a 30.00 pair of bushnells. Auto focus. Works great (50-70 yards hunting is my max in these thick woods LOL)

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