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Steiner Rallye Binoculars

Postby fawntrail on Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:02 pm

I am looking for a quality binocular on a limited budget. I noticed Sportsmanguide sells the Rallye for $299.00. They supposedly lis at about $500.00. I am worried that they might be seconds? Are they roof prisoms? I am looking for 10X 42.

I want a good pair for general outdoor use ove some distance with good resolution. What would you suggest in that there appear to be good sales on Binoculars at this time. Are Nikon aws ggod as the Steiner?

chas Nevada

Postby Jne_K on Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:22 am


No, definitely a porro prism, basically an economy grade Steiner Military Marine. Ignore lists prices when shopping for optics. No one in the history of optics has ever sold anything at list price. It's all marketing.

For $300, if you want a roof prism, get a Nikon Monarch 10x42 or any of a dozen good choices at that price point

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