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Best set of compact binoculars for $100 or less #5307518 09/15/14 03:35 PM
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Any suggestions?

I refuse to pay any more for something I'll probably lose before the season is over.

Thanks in advance.


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Pick one, any one because they're all the same junk at that price point.

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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Pick one, any one because they're all the same junk at that price point.


I would have worded that differently, but it is an unfortunate truth. Anything less than $100 is simply not worth buying when you could just as easily use your riflescope to observe your various fields of view.


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Originally Posted By: Skylar@SWFA
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Pick one, any one because they're all the same junk at that price point.


I would have worded that differently, but it is an unfortunate truth. Anything less than $100 is simply not worth buying when you could just as easily use your riflescope to observe your various fields of view.


I will be using open sights and want something that will fit easily into a coat pocket.

I'm not looking for something with photo quality glass, but just something that will help a 55-year-old man confirm the details on antlers from 75 yards or less in normal light conditions.


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Re: Best set of compact binoculars for $100 or less [Re: Texas Dan] #5308350 09/15/14 11:19 PM
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I have a Zeiss compact. I don't think it's much better than a Tasco. The problem is compact.


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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson
I have a Zeiss compact. I don't think it's much better than a Tasco. The problem is compact.


I agree after comparing an $80 set of Nikon compacts with a $200 Steiner set. I simply couldn't see the $120 difference.

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Leupold Yosemite. This fine little porro binocular can be found for $100, or less. For sure, stick with a porro over a roof prism for decent optics at your price point.


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Originally Posted By: dawaba
Leupold Yosemite. This fine little porro binocular can be found for $100, or less. For sure, stick with a porro over a roof prism for decent optics at your price point.


I tried both the Leupold porro and settled on this set of Nikon roof prism simply because they were much easier to get a clear image and adjust.

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