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Topic: Good pair of binoculars...  (Read 809 times)

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What's up, guys?

I'm interested in picking up a good pair of binoculars at a reasonable price.

If you have a decent pair you aren't using, lemme know!

Cheers,

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That does look like a good deal. I was thinking something in the $75-$150 range would be workable.


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That does look like a good deal. I was thinking something in the $75-$150 range would be workable.

It's in your price range:

Price:   $144.16 & FREE Shipping.
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It is indeed.

I'm not in any hurry, so I'm gonna let this post ride for a bit before a I buy anything.
Maybe someone has a good used pair sitting around...

I might rather pay $200 for a used pair of $500 binos than pay $149 for a new pair valued around $200.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2016, 05:35:45 PM by AlexB »


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« Last Edit: March 07, 2016, 05:37:55 PM by WingShooter »
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$137 for a $369 pair... That might be harder to pass up.


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Ooooo.... Now we're talking.


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Ive got the vortex diamondbacks they feel like 1000$ binoculars. For 200$ they are the best deal by far. I did my research.


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Jude - Do you have the 10x42 or the 8x42?



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I have a pair of Nikon aculon 8-24x25. They are pretty nice. I mostly got them for bow hunting which they are great cause they are super compact but they have the zoom feature if needed. Handy when you are staring at a buck 30 yards away in the brush trying to pick out the difference between a fork or branches. I am always surprised how much I use my binoculars at 150 yd or less. For much longer range viewing a bigger pair is definitely better and more comfy to lookthru but then the are bigger and heavier to carry


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10x42 iuse scouting and boating


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Nikon monarchs 10x42.

best for the money.

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Nikon monarchs 10x42.

best for the money.

I totally agree, though I prefer the 8x42 for the wider field of view and the bigger exit pupil (better in low-light).

There was an article in Field and Stream at least 8 years ago that did a very exhaustive test of binoculars, simulating wet, freezing, and low-light conditions.  The Nikon Monarch 8x42 (and 10x42) were among the best performers, with the lower price point. 

I also recommend an upgrade of Butler Creek scope covers for the objective lenses - way better and easier to use than the stock protective covers.
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