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Binoculars for black tail deer hunting

Postby Borcagu on Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:33 am

I do own a pair of Zeiss Victory T FL 8 X 40 binoculars for my general western hunting and now am thinking of taking on bow hunting along Western coast for black tail deer.
Hunting conditions are:snow,rain and heavy rain,fogy,steep terrain,heavily treed and dark forests.
Hunting is going to be at very close range which means up to max 200 yds or more likely less than that.I think due to weather and terrain conditions binoculars for sure have to be: water and fog proof,fairly light,durable and due to being close range hunting magnification should be somewhere around 6 power.I am thinking 6x30.
I would go only up to $300.
What would you suggest?

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Re: Binoculars for black tail deer hunting

Postby Jne_K on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:09 am


To be honest, what you have in the Zeiss VictoryFL will work just fine. Personally, I don't see the need for another binocular for what you want to do. Moreover, there is almost nothing on the market, these days, in a 7x bino, let alone a 6x bino, so your options are very limited. You might try a Leupold Yosemite 6x30 or a Katmai or a Vortex Viper, but I suspect you will not be satisfied with anything in this price range after using a Zeiss Victory FL. The 8x40 FL is going to do a much better job of seeing detail in the low light of that forest country, despite the 8x. Personally, that is what I would carry.
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