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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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When it comes to Binoculars some areas require a hunter to scan fields at 500 to 1000 yards sometimes further, where other hunters may only need to see a woodline or hilltop 150 yards away.... I use bushnell and simmons for the 150 to 200 yard viewing range so it just isn't cost effective for me to spend a lot of cash on expensive Binoculars.

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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 06:49 PM
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timerghost they sell spray to prevent that from happening .try it out

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i'll bet onehorse has some good glass.
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Yea Ron for where he hunts. It's amazing how far you can see out there.

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I also have Bushnell's that I use to peer into brush but they also fog up. What is the name of that spray you say?
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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I used to have a cheap rifle scope years ago that fogged on me a few times,
I used Rain-X it worked well for me.


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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 04:06 PM
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In an emergency, just like divers, spit works! Normally with good optics this isn't a problem. I think most scope makers have reduced this problem with new lens coatings.
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I got to look in the big box of stuff and get back to ya.rain x is available at all auto parts stores

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
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i'll bet onehorse has some good glass.
I wish I could afford Swarovski. Currently I have a small compact Bushnell spotting scope which is great to carry, but not much good when you start cranking up the power. I just got a Nikon ProStaff 16-48X65 which is bigger and heavier, but it sure brings things up close and clear - I can see bullet holes in a target over 400 yards away. For binos I have a set of medium prices Smith and Wesson 10x42 and a pair of Bushnells 7x35. I like using the Crooked Horn Outfitters Bino System as it is comfortable and gets the binos into use really quickly.
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I see where sportsman's guide has steiner 10X50's for 299.97 but they are 36 ozs would you consider these to be excessive weight for hunting? I'm sure the glass quality is very good but there may be lighter models with same quality optics. Nikon monarch 10X42 are 21ozs for 299.99 at Cabela's. Onehorse, would you trade a spotting scope for high quality binoculars if you were limited to just one or the other?
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