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#2960083 - 09/27/12 08:09 PM Binoculars
drrxnupe
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Anybody willing to share comments on their favorite set of binoculars? I'm in the market for a set. My budget is to spend no more than $300 to $350.

Thanks!

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#2960114 - 09/27/12 08:31 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: drrxnupe]
Carlos Viagra
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I love my Pentax 8X42 with adjustable eyecups.
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#2960175 - 09/27/12 09:04 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: Carlos Viagra]
Model70Man
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I have the Promaster Infinity Elite ELX 8x42. Many bino reviews rate them optically with the alpha bino's. I like them and should use them more than I do.

Zen Ray also makes a great bino for the money.
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#2960221 - 09/27/12 09:42 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: Model70Man]
Nyper
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I have the Leupold BX-3 Mojave 8x42 (I got them at a big discount). I love them. THey're "on sale" right now for $379 at Cabelas. You might be able to find them cheaper on Ebay or something.

You should consider the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD. I've read tons of great reviews on them.

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#2960417 - 09/28/12 07:12 AM Re: Binoculars [Re: Nyper]
bigtex
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I've used my old Steiner 8X30 Military Marine binocs for many years and they are still my favorites.
I prefer them because you focus them for your eyes and never have to fiddle with constantly focusing them. Unless for very far or very near.
Had them so long the rubber coating is off them now but they still work great.
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#2960489 - 09/28/12 08:24 AM Re: Binoculars [Re: bigtex]
drrxnupe
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Thanks guys! I've kinda narrowed my list to what's available at BassPro. I've got a few reward points in addition to a gift card from my boss. That said, my budget can move up a bit. Unfortunately, I don't have the opportunity to stop by Basspro and check any out. Therefore, I'm relying on reviews and testimonies.

Leupold, Zeiss, and Steiner are all offering rebates from $30 up to $100. They also have a few Vortex models. I have a Vortex scope that I absolutely love. I wonder if their binoculars offer the same quality??


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#2960650 - 09/28/12 10:58 AM Re: Binoculars [Re: drrxnupe]
Model70Man
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The Vipers are awesome binos. About $200 more than your budget.
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#2960904 - 09/28/12 03:07 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: Model70Man]
280longshot
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Take a look at some of these reviews, they may help you decide.
http://www.bestbinocularsreviews.com/
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#2960997 - 09/28/12 05:20 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: 280longshot]
utfan1
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swfa.com had khales 8x30 on sale for 300 last year. they are very good glass for the money.
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#2962180 - 09/29/12 08:33 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: utfan1]
W.Seay
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Ive owned them all! Pentax DCF SP 8 x 43!!!!
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