Binoculars....what brand? - Deer Hunting Forums
The Lodge Meet other hunters and share hunting stories, tips, and tricks.

Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
B&C 140 Class
East Texas Droptine's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 622
Binoculars....what brand?

What is your favorite brand of binoculars......Bushnell, Leupold, Nikon, Simmons, Swarovski? Or another brand?

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.
East Texas Droptine is offline  
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 09:03 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,383
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 $$$.
Hunting Man is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 09:37 AM
Posts: n/a
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.
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 11:31 AM
B&C 140 Class
flexj's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lahoma, OK
Posts: 562
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.
flexj is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 11:35 AM
B&C 140 Class
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NE. N.Y.
Posts: 517
I Would Have To Go With Nikon Monarch

post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 11:39 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,383
e-bay has the monarch 10X42 for260-300, not bad.
Hunting Man is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 12:11 PM
B&C 140 Class
Southern Man's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West KY
Posts: 591
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.

We cannot continue to do the same things and expect different results
Southern Man is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 02:48 PM
B&C 180 Class
joel the signman's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 3,608
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

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
joel the signman is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,383
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.
Hunting Man is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 05:55 PM
timberghost's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,942
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.
timberghost is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Deer Hunting Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome