Hunting Optics (Poll)

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  • July 20, 2006 at 1:26 am #502774 Back to Top REPORT
    indiana redneck

    Joined: 3/24/2005
    Bino’s i use Nikon & for scope’s i use Leupold
    July 20, 2006 at 1:31 am #502775 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 8/4/2005


    You have some very nice Optic’s there!

    When I was 18 and living on my own, working two jobs, I bought my Swarovski SL 10×42 for $899.00. And that was A LOT of money for me then. But looking back now, buying them has been my best investment I’ve every made for my hunting equipment. I could easily sell them for what I paid for them, and they have found me many of bucks bedded in the sage brush.

    I also have a pair of older Swarovski 10×50’s that I keep in my truck 24/7 They are too heavy for field use.

    My buddy picked up those 10×42 EL and I REALLY like them! But I can’t justify the $1900.00 bill, when I have such a good pair now.[/quote:2a1xdeq4]

    thanks Steve
    we think alike about glass

    July 20, 2006 at 1:31 am #502776 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    My taste has always been heavy and most of the time heavier than my wallet. When it came time to replace my Steiner’s I looked at most of the top brands available and compared on-line reviews from some of the bird watcher sites!!! Low and behold they had a lot of experience that was extremely valuable and gave quality recommendations relating to optical quality and warranty ect.

    After close competition between Zeiss and their Austrian counterpart,I chose the Swarovski 10×42 EL for around $1550.00 on sale. I know I know you are asking how could someone spend that kind of money for a piece of optics thats not even mounted on a gun. I can say that this is one of the best pieces of hunting equipment I have ever bought and now find myself grabbing them everytime I leave the house and think there is a possibility of seeing a deer. Well worth the extra money!!!

    July 20, 2006 at 2:55 am #502777 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/14/2006
    Bushnell & Nikon


    July 20, 2006 at 2:59 am #502778 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/8/2006
    Lieca, IMO there is no comparison in low light condition. They are well worth the cost for what you get. :thumbup :thumbup
    July 20, 2006 at 5:05 am #502779 Back to Top REPORT
    Oregon Archer

    Joined: 3/25/2006
    Just purchased a pair of Leupold Pinnacle 10x42s. Great glass for the money. There is still room for improvement though. So in a couple years Ill upgrade to either Leica or Swarovski 10x42s and pass my Leupolds onto my son.
    July 20, 2006 at 10:15 am #502780 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 10/11/2004
    A pair of Swarovski are in my near future. :thumbup

    Joe, You need to look through the Nikon LX L. You may be surprised.[/color:2o4dwb6h]

    July 20, 2006 at 1:15 pm #502781 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Lieca 10×42 binos, lieca LRF 1200 range finder. :thumbup
    July 20, 2006 at 9:28 pm #502782 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I have a pair of Leica Trinovid 8×50 that are unreal at dawn and dusk! the 10x 42 kahles aint bad either. 8D
    July 21, 2006 at 2:59 am #502783 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 7/16/2005
    Most all bino’s look good in good day light. However, the reason good glass like Swarovski cost so much is that it’s ability to transmit light in low light conditions. IMO Swarovski is unsurpassed in this catagory.

    I have a pair of Swarovski 8 X 30 SLC and a set of 8.5 X 42 EL. The EL are twice the price but worth EVERY penny.

    I would now like to get Swarovski’s range finder (8X monocular and rangefinder) and a set of 8 X 30 EL.

    If someone is considering buying a good set of bino’s my advice is to save up and get the good stuff.

    July 21, 2006 at 3:03 am #502784 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 12/9/2005
    I found a guy in gun shop who needed cash, I got a set Swarovski Binocs for $250 cash. Was thinking at 1st that at that price they might be hot but he gave me box & his orginal sales reciept if needed for warranty. Couldn’t pass that one up.
    I have Lieca range finder.
    July 21, 2006 at 11:31 am #502785 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    I’d love to get a set of Leicas, or Swarovski glasses…….the best I could afford was the Steiners………I really love the auto focus feature on them and they are tough! Really good optics on them and the do gather light too. Much better than the Nikons I had. Not that my Nikons were bad…..just heavy [=}=]
    July 21, 2006 at 11:50 am #502786 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 6/25/2004
    Couldn’t vote, didn’t see Sports Afield listed [-X


    July 21, 2006 at 8:51 pm #502787 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 55
    Joined: 5/16/2006
    For hunting binos I have 7×42 Swarovskis. For other use I have some old 7×20 Leupolds (made for them by Leica).

    Always buy the best optics possible IMO, I waited years to save money and try to get a bargain on these binos……. then bought both used when a deal that I couldn’t pass up came along.

    I also love Leupold scopes, but that’s another topic……….. and have a Leupold 12-40×60 spotting scope for those western hunts and trips to the rifle range.

    I’m definitely an optics geek :-B Most people go way too high on power IMO for what they really need for hunting purposes. Clarity and light transmission ability vastly outweigh magnification in importance to me.

    April 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm #502788 Back to Top REPORT
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    Leupold for scopes and binos — binos are 10×42 for longer range stuff like out west and around here or I’d like to get a pair of the 6×32 leupolds for in close for around here glassing.
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