binocs??? What size???

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  • June 10, 2009 at 8:46 pm #496175 Back to Top REPORT
    j-g-b
    J.G.B.

    Joined: 10/19/2005
    Guys,

    In the process of purchasing some new binocs for next hunting season. These will be used for just about anything from scouting soybean fields from 300 yds away to bow hunting thick cover.

    I desperately need some help deciding on what power as well as light gathering power to purchase to meet my needs.

    These will mostly be used for bow hunting but will double as my all around binocs.

    I have decided on the Nikon Monarchs but need help deciding magnification.

    June 10, 2009 at 9:04 pm #525911 Back to Top REPORT
    dubya-d
    Dubya D

    Joined: 11/27/2006
    I’ve got the Nikon Monarchs in 12×42…hunting in the West, I need the higher magnification
    June 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm #525912 Back to Top REPORT
    eyeman
    Eyeman

    Joined: 11/15/2008
    I got a set of the Leupold Green Rings in 8X42. Really like them .
    June 10, 2009 at 10:31 pm #525913 Back to Top REPORT
    acillaton
    Acillaton

    Joined: 12/26/2008
    10X42 here [=}=]
    June 10, 2009 at 11:30 pm #525914 Back to Top REPORT
    wishbone
    wishbone

    Joined: 2/6/2007
    More light , better fov , less shake and sharper images with 8x or lower.. [=}=]
    June 11, 2009 at 12:16 am #525915 Back to Top REPORT
    hightiderstarband-net
    hightider@starband.net

    Joined: 5/15/2009
    I have the Nikon 8X42′s for hunting and love them. :X
    June 11, 2009 at 12:28 am #525916 Back to Top REPORT
    limbhanger
    limbhanger

    Joined: 11/16/2008
    I would have said 8X42 if maily for bow hunting, but all around I’ll have to go with the 10X42 :thumbup
    June 11, 2009 at 1:55 am #525917 Back to Top REPORT

    7magman

    Joined: 9/9/2008
    if the majority of your hunting will be archery i would go with the 8×36
    June 11, 2009 at 2:19 am #525918 Back to Top REPORT
    chrud
    Chrud

    Joined: 7/12/2004
    It depends what you need them for. Is the long range viewing going to be for detail, or just for looking around? If it is for detail, I would say 10x is a good choice. For outstanding low-light performance, 8×42′s are the best choice.

    I’ve been pretty happy with 10×42′s in the past. My next will may be 8×42′s though.

    June 11, 2009 at 2:26 am #525919 Back to Top REPORT
    bomber3005
    BOMBER3005

    Joined: 4/23/2009
    SWAROVSKI 8X30 SLC. PERFECT FOR BOW HUNTING. SMALL, LIGHT, AMAZING LIGHT GATHERING, AND HUGE FIELD OF VIEW. TIP: BUY THE BEST QUALITY GLASS YOU CAN POSSIBLY AFFORD. YOU WONT REGRET IT. LIFETIME WARRANTY. BUY GOOD ONCE, AND NEVER BUY AGAIN.
    June 11, 2009 at 2:28 am #525920 Back to Top REPORT
    gwfh
    GWFH

    Joined: 7/5/2005
    I have the Nikon 8X42′s for hunting and love them. :X

    And legal for most 3D events. I learned both of these lessons the hard (expensive) way [=}=]
    Get to a store when theyre not too busy, and ask to take them outside. You’ll learn power is not a major advantage, even going from 8-12x. Also, a lesser quality lense is going to give your blurry edges, taking away from the size you pay for.

    June 11, 2009 at 2:39 am #525921 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    FWIW, I first got the 10 x 42 EL Swaro … the image was larger, but the resolution was less … more eye fatigue and less clarity. I took them back and exchanged for the 8.5×42 and have been very happy. The image is sharp, so no eye fatigue, and the light gathering is much better.

    FWIW, 8.5 mag is the largest allowed by IBO rules.

    June 11, 2009 at 3:56 am #525922 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005
    I’ve found that I like the 8.5 power the best. Seems to give you a great field of view, image clarity is great, they’re extremely bright… no downfalls IMO. [=}=] :thumbup
    June 11, 2009 at 4:01 am #525923 Back to Top REPORT
    steve-walters
    Steve Walters

    Joined: 7/7/2007
    10×42…..
    June 11, 2009 at 12:15 pm #525924 Back to Top REPORT
    j-g-b
    J.G.B.

    Joined: 10/19/2005
    thanks for all the replies guys. These will be used for bow hunting 85% of the time. I may go for 8.5X42!!
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