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#6102934 - 12/26/15 05:11 PM Best power binoculars?
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Looking at getting some new binoculars. What is the optimal power/size? I've been carrying 10x42. Debating between another pair of those or going to 12x50. Any recommendations?

BTW - looking at Vortex, or maybe Leupold. Vortex seems to have pretty good reviews. confused2

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#6103359 - 12/26/15 09:23 PM Re: Best power binoculars? [Re: Texican]
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10x40ish.
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#6104741 - 12/27/15 05:15 PM Re: Best power binoculars? [Re: Texican]
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Just got some 12x50 Vortex, Im very impressed.

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#6105044 - 12/27/15 07:45 PM Re: Best power binoculars? [Re: Texican]
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I have 8s and I have 10s. I swear there are more times I wish I had less than more.

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#6106638 - 12/28/15 05:11 PM Re: Best power binoculars? [Re: Texican]
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Look at the Bushnell legend.
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#6106661 - 12/28/15 05:19 PM Re: Best power binoculars? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
ILikeRugers2 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Look at the Bushnell legend.


+1. The Ultra HD's are nice.

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#6108366 - 12/29/15 04:01 PM Re: Best power binoculars? [Re: Texican]
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So Cabela's has Vortex Diamondback 10x42 binoculars on sale for $150. Seems like a good deal.

Question - are these binoculars just "good for the money" or are the really good?

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#6109128 - 12/29/15 11:28 PM Re: Best power binoculars? [Re: Texican]
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Originally Posted By: Texican
So Cabela's has Vortex Diamondback 10x42 binoculars on sale for $150. Seems like a good deal.

Question - are these binoculars just "good for the money" or are the really good?


I just paid $200 for the Bushnell, that has better glass, and higher reviews. I have NOT been impressed with any Vortex products I have encountered.
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#6109831 - 12/30/15 12:36 PM Re: Best power binoculars? [Re: Texican]
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No bigger than 10 anything

Get the best glass you can afford

Watch the weight on some.



Edited by Brother in-law (12/30/15 12:36 PM)

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#6109842 - 12/30/15 12:46 PM Re: Best power binoculars? [Re: Texican]
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http://bushnell.com/all-products/binoculars/perma-focus/10x-42mm

I got a pair of these this year and like them a lot.. I keep them on a harness and small enough that I can walk around or shoot my bow with them on no problem.
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