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Would like feedback on Vortex Vulture 15x56 binoculars #7639692 10/23/19 12:25 PM
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I'm looking at these binoculars as an upgrade to what I am currently using. I currently use Leupold Mojave 10x42 that I like a lot but I'm no longer hunting in the Piney Woods and need to see further more frequently. I have heard good things about Vortex products but I'm hoping someone has used this particular model. Thanks!


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Re: Would like feedback on Vortex Vulture 15x56 binoculars [Re: wsjaxIV] #7639696 10/23/19 12:33 PM
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Unless you're going to tripod mount the binos, I'd consider a spotting scope. 15x is really hard to hand hold.

I've never used the model you're specifically asking about, but I will say that generally, higher power optics are less forgiving of manufacturing imperfects, and going with lower-cost, higher-power optics can sometimes be a recipe for mediocre or poor optical performance. Maybe Vortex did fine on these, but I've kind of gotten away from buying anything sub-Razor in the vortex lineup.

For what you're going, the spotting scope that I have (Razor 11-33) is really a nice, compact, lightweight, high-performing package for not a ton of money. Just a thought. (mine is not for sale)

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I'm running the Vulture 15x56 on a Promaster XM525C tripod, going on a mule deer hunt this weekend and will report back. So far only used them at the range, but they are pretty solid for the money. I got mine "used" on eBay but in NIB condition for $370. I could see 6.5mm bullet holes at 300 yds and impacts on steel out to 1050 with ease. So far I'm pretty pleased.

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Thanks! That is encouraging. I'm still looking at them - just haven't made up my mind about them yet. Happy to hear your feedback.


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I would stay away from 15 power for carry binos. 10 is plenty IF you have good to great glass to look through.


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Originally Posted by Pitchfork Predator
I would stay away from 15 power for carry binos. 10 is plenty IF you have good to great glass to look through.


^^Exactly this

We took my 10X Leica binocs and my 20-60X spotting scope to Brewster county, mule deer hunting the mountains and canyons. The 10X bincos got used 90% of the time.


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You will greatly improve the glassing ability of any binocular by tripod mounting them.


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