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Old 07-17-2008, 07:42 AM
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Default Binoculars....what brand?

What is your favorite brand of binoculars......Bushnell, Leupold, Nikon, Simmons, Swarovski? Or another brand?
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:03 AM
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Hunting heavy woods of PA normally binoculars are not used especially prior to the new point system. When I went to Colorado I borrowed each time. I am looking at a new set and for the money I like the Nikon Monarks in camo, either 8X40 or 10X40. If a dream came true Swarovski's would be under the Christmas tree. I spent about an hour at Cabela's looking through them, pricy but amaisingly clear. I'm sure dollar for dollar the Leupold line and Nikon would be near equal. I too would be interested in hearing members thoughts on this subject before I spend the big $$$.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:37 AM
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i don't have a preference. i use a small pair of simmons. i'm not trying to see a deer at 1000 yards just pick him out of the brush.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:31 AM
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I've had a pair of Nikon monarch 8x40 for the past few seasons. They seem to be very clear and have good adjustable features. If you start using binoculars I would certainly recommend one of the strap systems that let you wear them like a reverse back pack. I can't remember the brand name, but I think I got mine at walmart. I had a 10x50 set of Nicon binoculars before these, and they had a really good view, but got a little big and heavy to take into the field. The smaller 8x40 monarch binocs are much more portable and a better choice if you have to do much walking to your spot.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:35 AM
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I Would Have To Go With Nikon Monarch
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:39 AM
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e-bay has the monarch 10X42 for260-300, not bad.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:11 PM
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I use a pair of Burris signiture series 10 x 50's. Very clear. I didn't realise the difference in quality of bino's until I got them. I'm not trying to see wayyyy out there either but even at short range it's amazing the detail you can pick up.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:48 PM
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i got a good pair of nikon binoc.the sky and earth series .I've had them for 15yrs.The best thing i bought to go with them is the crooked horn outfitters binnoc harness.they go around your shoulders not your neck and they make wearing them all day easy
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:51 PM
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I think that's where the extra dollars come in it's the quality of what your looking at and seeing. With-in reason I think you get what you pay for in optics, whether it be scopes or binoculars these days. Also, wearing glasses is a problem with some of the binoculars.
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:55 PM
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All's I have is a basic Bushnell set and they fog up everytime I use them regardless of weather conditions. Mostly when I try to look through for long periods of time.
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