Hunting Gear Discussion Clothing, stands, ATV's, optics, scents, calls, etc... read the latest reviews of hot new hunting gear items here.

Steiner Binocs

Old 01-09-2006, 05:05 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 35
Default Steiner Binocs

Anyone have any experiences with Steiner Binocs. Just got a pair of the new Steiner Predators 10x40 and they are really nice. Any input would be appreciated.
falconduke is offline  
Old 01-10-2006, 07:20 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: old pa mountain hunter
Posts: 382
Default RE: Steiner Binocs

i also have a pair of the predators. mine are the 8 power though. these are the clearest bino's i have ever owned. what i like is the light filtering coating. this coating does not do to much for winter hunting but for spring,summer and fall. it makes a big differance. it really makes the animals fur stand out. where i can really see a big differance is when we are hunting woodchucks and coyotes in the summer months.scaning the the fields, the chucks stand right out. there have been times that i have spoted just an ear in the grass. i just don't think you could go wrong, their quality is great. oh ya i forgot to mention did you notice that the other big names arepushing the tinted glass now. steiner was the first to use differanttints for differant uses.
missed_another is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 07:33 AM
Typical Buck
Garminator's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 813
Default RE: Steiner Binocs

i've got the 9x40 bighorns & they rock. I recently took them out to Wyoming and they made glassing a breeze...
Garminator is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 08:31 AM
Nontypical Buck
kshunter's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rural Kansas... Where Life is Good
Posts: 4,139
Default RE: Steiner Binocs

Here's my 2 cents. The 10X42 Predators are nice. But compare them side by side to any another binocular, of the same price with a completely open mind. Compare them in low light conditions, look for crispness to the edges of the glass, as a mono piece, as well as brightness. The Steiners won't lookquite as good. When buying Steiners, you're buying the name, because they're toward the bottom of the list in optical quality, when compared to another binocular in the same price range. Of course, the differences are only noticeable when your compare it side by side with other manufacturers. I really do like the ruggedness of the binocular though. And the good feel it has in the hand.
kshunter is offline  
Old 01-14-2006, 04:32 PM
Typical Buck
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 702
Default RE: Steiner Binocs

I have gone through a ton of binocular's.... I have to say that the Steiners are my second choice... I have a pair of wind rivers (leupolds) which are my first... And I don't even like Leupold! Anyway, I think the Steiners are very durable and more ergonomic than any other pair, but I too agree that the glass quality is somewhat disappointing for something of that price... I have yet to look at the Sightrons, they are pretty inexpensive and I want to see how they look.
newguy23 is offline  
Old 01-14-2006, 07:51 PM
Nontypical Buck
Sniper151's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Cornwall, Pa.
Posts: 1,720
Default RE: Steiner Binocs

I received a pair of Steiner Merlin's in 8x42 and love them. The only negative is their 10 year warranty.
Sniper151 is offline  
Old 02-12-2006, 09:53 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 546
Default RE: Steiner Binocs

Steiner bnoc are excellent. I was blown away by the Perrigrine 10x42 model. Among the very best I have ever looked through. Steiner seems to be a winner in the bang for the buck category. Check out Midway and see some reviews
Click on the stars and you will see some user reviews.
okcmco is offline  
Old 02-12-2006, 10:02 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 546
Default RE: Steiner Binocs

Hey Newguy. The sightron SII are pretty impressive for the money. The SIII's are really nice roofs and they are quite a bit more expensive. But the SII 12x50 won the best buy in outdoor life's 2003 shootout. Here is the link,00.html

okcmco is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Hunting Gear
02-27-2007 10:10 AM
Hunting Gear
01-17-2007 07:29 AM
Hunting Gear Discussion
10-13-2005 11:47 AM
Hunting Gear Discussion
12-04-2004 01:12 PM
Hunting Gear Discussion
02-24-2004 08:47 PM

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

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

Quick Reply: Steiner Binocs

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.