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Old 02-03-2003, 09:37 AM
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Old 02-03-2003, 09:49 AM
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I have found that I prefer binoculars in either the 10x40 or 8x30 class. Both provide ample magnification for most bowhunting situations and yet decent enough sized objective lenses in relation to the magnification power for more than adequate light transmission.
















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Old 04-08-2011, 11:28 AM
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I prefer 10x42. The offer a fine combination of light, magnification, and size. Check some out at this site where they are listed by price: www.bestforhunting.com
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:53 AM
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Anything up to 10x is good.Mine are variable but I keep them at 7x 90% of the time.I find when I dial them up over 10x that I get to much bounce.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:24 AM
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8x42 works for me. Get the best for bad weather (fog proof, water proof) If ya can't see through them doesn't matter how good they are when it's nice out.

Friend turned me on to a glass cleaner for everything else called Invisible Glass. Used it on my bino's the other day, holy cow, like a new pair.

I wouldn't enjoy myself hunting without bino's. I like them because I see the game long before they see me.

Mine cost around 200 and I've used some of the most expensive around. They work just as good and are a whole lot less painful to lose.
Spend around that much and you'll get a good pair. I also am not a fan of the smaller bino's but I haven't tried any out lately. Get a pair you can return and have at it.

I'm currently on my 3rd trail cam and it's going back. I figure I'll keep trying them till I find the one I want.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:35 AM
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I don't know what is best for eastern whitetails, but you can't beat 12X50's for western mule deer...

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Old 04-11-2011, 05:35 PM
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10x25, Don't like 'em.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:21 PM
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I have a set of Nikon 10x50's. I really like using them to check an see what acorn trees are holding this years an what color the acorns are in September. You know which are most likely to fall first.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:31 PM
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I like the Nikon Monarch X 10.5x45. Crisp, clear and great in low light situations. Here's a friends son who is a hunting machine, he also uses the Monarch X bino's.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:04 PM
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Hunting on the East coast in heavy foliage I would choose the 7x or 8x. With higher magnifications it's difficult to pick out your target through the vegetation.
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