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#6995369 - 12/13/17 07:28 PM Binocular advice needed
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Registered: 01/24/09
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Loc: Rowlett (hunt in SW OK)
FIL is wanting new binos. I have Vortex Vipers that he's used and really likes. He's shopped on line and seen prices right around $500. Question 1 anybody seen any cheaper? Question 2 for same price point, is there better glass?

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#6995427 - 12/13/17 08:03 PM Re: Binocular advice needed [Re: txcpa]
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Please give us a call and we will hook you up with the best prices on a perfect binocular for your needs.

You may wish to look at the Kowa BD42-10XD 10x42mm Prominar XD Binoculars which are on sale reduced from $500.00 to only $399.99 and are superior to the Viper HD's
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#6995497 - 12/13/17 08:58 PM Re: Binocular advice needed [Re: txcpa]
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Loc: Rowlett (hunt in SW OK)
Thanks. I'll send your info to him and will check reviews on your recommended glass.

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#6996093 - 12/14/17 10:56 AM Re: Binocular advice needed [Re: txcpa]
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Viper HD can be had for $419 from eBay. The seller is very reputable and they are new in the box.
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#6996162 - 12/14/17 11:53 AM Re: Binocular advice needed [Re: txcpa]
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I picked up some Vortex Diamondback 10x42 binos last year for around $100 (with a sale and some coupons) from Cabela's and have been very satisfied with them. I think you can pick them up right now for around $150. I've never compared them to HD's but for what I use them for (distance-wise) they are more than adequate.
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#6997392 - 12/15/17 08:49 AM Re: Binocular advice needed [Re: txcpa]
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I tell ya, I bought a pair of Bushnell Trophy XLT 10X42 for my ranch truck and am extremely impressed with the clarity. About $125.
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#6997411 - 12/15/17 08:59 AM Re: Binocular advice needed [Re: txcpa]
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We have a couple of the Bushnell Trophy 10x42mm demo Binoculars @ $99.99 and we will fill THF members with a new unit at the demo price. For $99.99 I doubt there's a better option available
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#7002349 - 12/19/17 09:41 AM Re: Binocular advice needed [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Viper HD can be had for $419 from eBay. The seller is very reputable and they are new in the box.


BP how are the Vipers? I accidentally destroyed my Theron Wapitis and need to replace them. I can get the Vipers NIB for $300.

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#7004888 - 12/20/17 07:06 PM Re: Binocular advice needed [Re: txcpa]
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Registered: 05/02/17
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Loc: Mansfield, TX
I also picked up a pair of Vortex 10X42 binoculars for just over $100 during a Black Friday sale last year. I will say a very good optic for the money. I let my bother in law use them and the first words out of his mouth was " Wow - these things are so clear."

Worth a look.

Also, I had to use Vortex customer service due to an accident. Trust me I was so surprised on the service and a prompt repair. They truly stand behind their products with no questions.

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