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Old 03-09-2008, 06:49 AM
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reposting from optics for additional thoughts--

Heading to wyoming for elk, mulie in fall. have pair of nikon monarch 8x42 love them. need another pair, as my son will be joining me-- thinking about going bigger, nikon 10x56-- a lot heavier, but want some advise onweather the extrapower and lightisworth the extra size,weight? We;ll be on horseback, buthiking quite a bit too. Glassing appears to be much more important in the woods here in new england-- already have a leupold sequoiaspotting scope, so we'recovered there.

Would welcome any advice, suggestions-- I hear Minox may be a step up, but not put me over $1K. trying to figure out the who 10x 42, vs 10x 56, etc. thx.
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:43 PM
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You might want to call Doug or Joel at www.cameralandny.com real good guys to deal with and they are sponsers on several hunt sitesalso Minox dealers.
I have a pair of Swaovski 8.5x42 EL because the 10 x 42 were hard to hold steady and if you have to really take a good look at something 500 to 1000 yards off you really need the spotting scope IMO.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:30 AM
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A good set of 10x42's have always been about right for me.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:12 PM
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The Brunton Eterna's have good glass and won't break the bank.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:14 AM
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I have a set up 8X30 Swarovskis for sale or trade.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:01 PM
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+1 ... Doug at cameralandny fixed me up w/ a pair of Minox 10x52 HGs that I love. He had them on sale / demo units so I saved a bunch on them as well. I'm very pleased with the bins and the service from cameralandby.

That said, my expectations are higher now so I'm saving up for a pair of 10x42 or 8.5x42 ELs!
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:36 AM
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I use Swarovski 10x42's here in Wyoming. IMHO the 10x42's are the perfect combonation. I think you would regreat buying a bino with the 56mm objective? I have looked at & used binos with a 50mm objective & found them to be too big & bulky.

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