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Hunting Binos

Postby robertsw on Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:00 am

I hunt on the oregon coast. So I need binoculars that are very water and fog proof. I am considering 10 or 12x42s, or 10 or 12x50. I would say 95% of the time it is raining and foggy when I hunt. I also wear glasses andhave a budget of $1200 but may be able to put alittle more towards it if needed. What would you recommend?
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Re: Hunting Binos

Postby Jne_K on Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:42 pm


Waterproof is nearly universal in binos these days, so it really boils down to optics and that will get you some excellent optics. However, I would not recommend a 12x. What little extra detail upu gain over a 10x - and it is minimal - is more than lost to image unsteadiness and reduced field of view. It is an everything to lose and nothing to gain scenario. Stay with a 10x or even an 8x.

In that price rnage, try a Meopta 10x50, Minox HG, or Pentax DCF ED
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