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Bushnell Elite E2 or Vortex Viper HD

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Bushnell Elite E2 or Vortex Viper HD

Postby Randryc on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:57 am

I am interested in either the Bushnell Elite E2 in 10x42 or the Vortex Viper HD in 10x42. My main use is hunting. Concerning resolution and light gathering ability what binos are your pick? Please advise.
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Re: Bushnell Elite E2 or Vortex Viper HD

Postby Steven_L on Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:04 pm

I like the Bushnell Elite series everything, and I have hunted elk with Elite binoculars and riflescopes from this company. I like them a lot. The Elite E2 is no different. The ergonomics and performance are superb. But in this case, I prefer the Vortex glasses a bit better. Lighter, more eye relief, and argon. The feel of them is very good, not as good as with the Elites, but performance is on par. The only way you'll notice any difference in resolution is on a tripod with a resolution chart. Both are excellent. The Vortex Viper HD goes a bit farther, this time, but I can't say that it's appreciably brighter.
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