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10X42 Birding Binoc

Postby zzmart43 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:06 am

I'm a little overwhelmed with the 10x42's in my price range. I'm thinking about Nike Monarch, Bushnell Excursion, Swift Ultra or Leupold Acadia. Any advice
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Postby Jne_K on Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:13 am

Hi

Price is always the best general indicator of quality and performance. Of these the Monarch is your best choice - the $300 price point in the binocular market gets you the most bang for the buck. Beyond that, you pay much more for smaller increases in performance.
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10X42 Birding Binoc

Postby zzmart43 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:35 am

Thanks so much, it's good to get an opinion from someone who knows.
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Postby coolhandv8 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:33 pm

I second the Monarch's. Mine are 10x42's, and weather bird watching, hunting, or just hiking they make the beauty of the outdoors really visable.
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Postby Jne_K on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:43 pm

Hi

Exactly why the Monarchs have always been the world's best selling $300 bino. Thanks for the feedback.
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Postby Jne_K on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:43 pm

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Exactly why the Monarchs have always been the world's best selling $300 bino. Thanks for the feedback.
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