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Hunting Bino's 10x50

Postby kenny m on Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:40 pm

I am looking for a good pair of hunting bino's. I am going to Colorado and would like a good pair of 10x50's in the $500-$900 range. Any suggestions? I was looking at Leupold, Pentax and Steiner.
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Re: Hunting Bino's 10x50

Postby ET on Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:59 am

Pentax 10x50 DCF SP

But you will get more for your money from Pentax DCF ED 10x43 Binocular
The Ed glass is much nicer, plenty of light at 10x still.
ET
 

Re: Hunting Bino's 10x50

Postby Jne_K on Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:57 am

Hi

I second that one. In my experience, a quality 10x42 (and the Pentax ED is superb) will do anything you need to do as far as image brightness and do it with less weight and bulk than a 10x50. Make no mistake, ounces count in a hunting bino. If you are going to be wearing a binocular around your neck all day, I've never found the 10x50 to be worth the extra size and weight over a good 10x42.
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Re: Hunting Bino's 10x50

Postby kenny m on Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:54 pm

So what would be a good binocular if I stayed closer to $500?
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Re: Hunting Bino's 10x50

Postby Jne_K on Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:15 am

Hi

Some great choices include the Bushnell Elite 10x42 E2, the Leupold Pinnacles and Vortex Viper, to name a few. All great choices in a hunting bino.
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