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Old 11-08-2007, 03:38 PM
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Im looking at getting a new pair binoculars for next season for elk and deer, what do you think I should get for magnification, and I'm 15 so I dont have a big budget.
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:58 PM
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IMHO if your not buying really good glass stay away from the higher mag bins. 8X in most cases are all that is required anyways, so 7 - 8x 35-42mm inside your budget range.
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:22 PM
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I really like 10x binos. Go with the absolute best quality you can afford and they'll last a lifetime. Stay away from compact models as they ain't bright enough.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:14 PM
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Thanks, yeah I dont wanta compact model.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:35 PM
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What is your budget? With that info, people could suggest a particular brand and model. I've had good luck with a 7X pair of binos for use under 300 yards and they are awesome in the denser timber. For longer distance in more open terrain, I've considered picking up a pair in 10X (I don't think 8 or 8.5X would be enough of a difference for me to buy another pair of binos).
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:36 PM
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Maybe $150 tops
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:20 PM
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Riffer,

Check out this site and it has several to choose from in the $100-200 class. I personally use Steiner Military 10x50 for spotting and Nikon 8x25 for glassing in the thick stuff and I hunt Elk in several states and these two work just fine for me. My Steiner’s are $400+ and my Nikons are < $100. This link is just a starting point...

http://cameras.pricegrabber.com/binoculars/p/647/adv=1/lo_p=100/hi_p=200/x=50/y=7/vendorIds%5B%5D=14877/vendorIds%5B%5D=3433/vendorIds%5B%5D=853/vendorIds%5B%5D=9062/vendorIds%5B%5D=3609/vendorIds%5B%5D=1070/vendorIds%5B%5D=1125/vendorIds%5B%5D=1193/vendorIds%5B%5D=5207/vendorIds%5B%5D=3606/vendorIds%5B%5D=9461/vendorIds%5B%5D=3603/vendorIds%5B%5D=1857/vendorIds%5B%5D=1615/vendorIds%5B%5D=3602/adv=1/adv=1/lo_p=100/hi_p=200/x=63/y=9
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:23 PM
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I'd be looking for a 8 or 8.5 power in the 40 to 42mm objectives. These provide me the slight edge during the typical lowlight that I find myself glasing/spotting game. 10x usually seem to loose viewing light a bit to soon.
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:40 PM
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What you need to look out for (besides quality) is exit pupil. A 8x-40mm is 5mm exit pupil which happens to be same exact size the human pupil expands to in low light. For a 10x to have 5mm exit pupil,it has to have 50mm objective lens.
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10 power at least, spend as much as you can. You get what you pay for. My pentax dcf sp's are amazing.

USE A TRIPIOD you will find much more game than if you simply hold them all day!!!!!
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