Hunting Optics (Poll)

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  • April 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm #502789 Back to Top REPORT
    aoudad
    aoudad

    Joined: 8/25/2006
    Wow I miss reading YB HAWK’s posts!

    What Optics & Power do you use? And are you happy with them?

    I’ve been using the Swarovski 10×42 SL (Black) for 12 years now. They have been an awesome piece of equipment. I’m a firm believer that a good quality optics is my number one piece of equipment!
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    HAWKsaid
    I currently use Swarovski 7x42SLC’s which i love in the thick woods
    and
    8x42EL Swarovski’s are always on the dash of my pickup.keep the
    Nikon 8x30s in the mule.
    also use a SWAROVSKI STS80 SPOTTING SCOPE FOR the long stuff.
    have a pair of 10X42 Leicas ,were a gift,that i usually keep loaned to
    someone.

    quality binoculars are a lifetime investment.buy the best,
    one day you to will have 50 year old eyes. loved my Nikons
    when i was 35 but time wears on.

    if i was a young man with $2k to spend on an archery setup
    and binoculars,no doubt it would be a $1800 pair of Swarovskis
    and a $200 pawn shop bow, that $1200 XT setup will be worth $50
    in 10 years and SWAROS more than what u paid for them
    think about it
    [/quote:3ttyiqtt][/quote:3ttyiqtt]

    April 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm #502790 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D we just duct tape two coke bottles together ehh :p

    if its really sunny we use beer bottles :^O

    Neil

    April 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm #502791 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005

    :D we just duct tape two coke bottles together ehh :p

    if its really sunny we use beer bottles :^O

    Neil[/quote:fgevk96u]Notice His Location….. Nuff said [.] :cap5

    April 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm #502792 Back to Top REPORT
    rabbit
    Rabbit

    Age: 48
    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Location: Indiana
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    I use Bushnell!
    April 14, 2012 at 1:55 am #502793 Back to Top REPORT
    thehunter
    TheHunter

    Joined: 3/2/2011
    Where’s Bushnell????? I have Bushnelll binocs and rangefinder and love em!
    April 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm #502794 Back to Top REPORT
    stink
    Stink

    Age: 57
    Joined: 12/27/2010
    Location: Michigan
    Zeiss 10×40 classics work for me built like a tank and great optics.
    April 14, 2012 at 7:04 pm #502795 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    Nothing like bringing a 5 1/2 year old post up to the top…

    :^O :^O :^O :^O

    It’s kind of a time capsule.

    April 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm #502796 Back to Top REPORT
    chromes-z7
    chromes-z7

    Joined: 3/7/2012
    don’t forget about vanguard optics, they’ll give everyone a run for their money!
    April 15, 2012 at 12:46 am #502797 Back to Top REPORT
    evers12
    evers12

    Joined: 3/4/2006
    leupold golden ring switch power :thumbup
    April 15, 2012 at 1:30 am #502798 Back to Top REPORT
    elc1973
    Elc1973

    Joined: 1/20/2012
    Location: Alaska
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    swarovski 10 x 42 el wont leave home without them. usually they r in the kitchen so i can look at deer and elk from the window!!!
    April 15, 2012 at 3:21 am #502799 Back to Top REPORT
    plinker22
    Plinker22

    Age: 51
    Joined: 2/24/2006
    I had always used any olc $19.95 pair from Wally World. Binoculars are binoculars, right? Then I made the mistake of looking through some better glass… wow! :shock:

    Now way could I fork up the cash for Swarovski, but I did start looking for some better optics. I finally settled on a pair of RedHead (Bass Pro) brand optics, paid $149.00 on sale.

    I like them. In fact, I went back and bought two more pair. A pair each for my Brother and for my best friend.

    At night, I dream of Swarovski glass!

    "The party in Hades has been canceled due to fire.
    April 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm #502800 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 29
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio

    Nothing like bringing a 5 1/2 year old post up to the top…

    :^O :^O :^O :^O

    It’s kind of a time capsule.[/quote:31253iem]

    exactly!

    All We Do Is SELFILMED
    April 16, 2012 at 3:13 am #502801 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    Wow, this thread was dredged up out of the mud … but good glass never changes and always is worth talking about. [=}=]

    I use a Swaro EL 8.5 X 42mm. It makes dark look like dusk. In the day it is so sharp you’d think you could reach out and touch what you’re looking at. Optical alignment is so perfect there is no overlap of right and left eye, making the image one perfectly clear circle.

    Originally, I bought an EL 10 x 42mm, but took it back because the image wasn’t as sharp as the 8.5x. Image resolution/sharpness is important because a less than sharp image will make your eyes work overtime trying to bring up the focus, and eye fatique sets in quickly.

    I just put a Swaro Z5 3.5-18x on my .30-06 and love it. I can see the bullet holes on the target at 500 yds. :shock:

    Also, you can talk to Swaro techs in the US who are very helpful, you’d almost think you are talking with one of your buddies at the gun club, etc.
    800-426-3089

    April 16, 2012 at 4:40 am #502802 Back to Top REPORT
    deere-farmer
    Deere Farmer

    Age: 40
    Joined: 11/12/2008
    Location: Van Wert County, Ohio

    Nothing like bringing a 5 1/2 year old post up to the top…

    :^O :^O :^O :^O

    It’s kind of a time capsule.[/quote:3eez6joo]

    exactly![/quote:3eez6joo]

    :^O :^O :^O

    I started reading the thread, then realized how old it was. #-o

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