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Old 08-11-2007, 10:43 AM
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I am going to be purchasing a new pair of high end binos. Either Swaro's our Cabelas Euro's. What power would you consider? The Cabelas only com in 10 or 12 power. The Swaro's I can get in 8 or 8.5 and up.

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Old 08-11-2007, 11:38 AM
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I like the 8's. All the power I need unless one is hunting vast prairies and such and then a 10x would be better. 12's IMO are too much, all unsteady movements would be magnified and noticed.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:20 PM
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Lots of studies have been done onthis, and 7-8 power is optimal for the human eye. If you get larger objective lenses like 40 or over, you can resolve movment at 1000 yards. Saying all that I have a 8X and 10X and like them both.

Go out with cheap glass, after glassing hundreds of yards for 3 hours and you can wind up with a bad headache. I like the higher end Leica's and stieners too. The older gold ring leup's are great too. I really want a set of EL's. But my budget can't go over 800 as rough as I am on things.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 06:04 AM
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It is hard to stabilize the image if you have more than 8x power. It is ok if you are glassing for few minutes at a time but if you are going to spend hours behind the binoc I would recommend 8x.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:26 AM
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I have a pair of Swift Audubon 8.5x44s that work really well. I had bought a cheap pair of 12x50s, and I couldn't hold them still enough to see much at all. In-between, I have a pair of Nikon 10x50s that I use for backyard birdwatching, and they're great for viewing up to 80 yards or so (just too heavy to carry in the field).

So to answer your question, a good pair with about 8x magnification should be about right.
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:39 PM
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the 8's or 8.5 would be an excellent choice,I have a pair of 10x42 nikons monarchs and like them very well but the 8 power would be brighter,my next pair will be 8.5 x 56 the 8.5 will be clearer than the ten and the 56mm objective will let in more light at dawn and at dusk than the 42mm will.
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:45 PM
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It somewhat depends on what type of hunting you plan on using these binos for. If you're using them to spot movement and a spotting scope to make out details at longer ranges, you're much better off using something around 8 or 8.5X. Obviously smaller and lighter binos are easier to carry if you're hiking. If you're going to stick the binos on a tripod and use them all day looking at long distance, you'd want somewith a higher power.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:36 AM
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I would recommend eight to ten, but really it kind of depends on what kind of hunting you will be doing. As far as brands i would look at some other brands before you buy try maybe Leica, Zeiss, Vortex, and Minox. These other brands are high quality and are a bit less expensive.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:49 PM
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Take a look at the Vortex Razors. They come in 5 sizes. 8x42, 10x42, 8.5x50, 10x50, 12x50.

You can compare these to the top 3, but you will not find a difference that is worth $1000 or more. Buy these and still have enough to buy a new bow or a gun and not miss a beat.

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Old 09-02-2007, 09:02 PM
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i agree .....
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Take a look at the Vortex Razors. They come in 5 sizes. 8x42, 10x42, 8.5x50, 10x50, 12x50.

You can compare these to the top 3, but you will not find a difference that is worth $1000 or more. Buy these and still have enough to buy a new bow or a gun and not miss a beat.

Ron
i also have to confirm with the other responses that the 8x42 are most likely your best option.
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