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Old 07-19-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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What would be good binoculars in the price range of $100-$300? They would be used to carry in my blind bag for duck hunting and my backpack for deer hunting.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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i just got some steiners for 199, the army type, and i really like them.
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i got some 10X red head...so far so good, year number 3.
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i got some 10X42 red head...so far so good, year number 3.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:19 PM   #5
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The Vortex Diamond backs are good as are the Nikon Monarchs. Both are about the same price.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:48 PM   #6
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I love my Steiner 8X30 Predator Pro binoculars. If you shop around, you can get them for $190-225. They are focused from 20 yards to infinity.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:32 PM   #7
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Vortex diamondback series. i bought the 8x42 diamondbacks for $200.00 shipped to my door. best optic buy i have ever made and a warranty as good as any on the market..
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:59 PM   #8
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Vortex Diamondbacks are as good as they get at that price range in my opinion. Great products, super customer service and a warranty that is unbeatable to boot!!!
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:25 PM   #9
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Who carries the Vortex Diamond? I checked out the Nikon Monarch over the weekend at Gander Mtn and I really liked them, but I would also like to see the vortex.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:41 PM   #10
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I've got a collection for various use I've assembled over the years, a 9x Steiner Bighorn for non-long range gun hunting, a 15x Zeiss Conquest for the long range stuff, and Zeiss and Optolyth compacts I wear in a shirt pocket during bow and turkey season. What do I use the most of those? The Bighorns.

Were I to buy a single pair tomorrow for all purpose use it'd for sure be the 10x Nikon Monarch. Awfully good stuff for the money, tough as nails and a warranty you'll probably never need.


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