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Re: bushnell elite E2 vs steiner predator xtremes

Post by Jne_K on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:42 am

Hi

If you like the rain guard, by all means go with the E2. It's one of the best binoculars for the dollar for its optics, though,of course, it won't make under your $300 budget. Under $300, one of the best buys is currently the Nikon Monarch 3 10x42. I tested one and was very pleased with the optics and the eye relief - very comfy binocular to use.

Re: bushnell elite E2 vs steiner predator xtremes

Post by TXCOONDOG on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:14 am

Went out hunting in the rain this pasted weekend and was using a pair of cheap bino's because that is all could afford.

Anyway, it was hazy, rainy, cold, etc and of coarse, they didn't perform, useless really so I want to buy a decent pair for hunting and general use.

I use mainly Nikon Monarch and Bushnell Elite scopes because they are good performers for the money spent.

The HD raingaurd is a plus during bad weather, and since money is tight I needsome advice on which Bino's would be a good choice for around $300 or less.

My needs or features wanted:

Waterproof
Eye relief (glasses)
Low light (early morning and late evening)
Lightweight as possible (I hike miles)
Fixed 10x

Game: Deer, hog, predators, etc
General use: around the house, arena's, etc

I understand you get what you pay for but money limits me at this time so What would be the best fit ?

Re: bushnell elite E2 vs steiner predator xtremes

Post by Jne_K on Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:27 am

You are very welcome

Re: bushnell elite E2 vs steiner predator xtremes

Post by Taity on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:36 pm

thats great thank you

Re: bushnell elite E2 vs steiner predator xtremes

Post by Jne_K on Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:10 am

Hi

If your primary application, then the Steiner hunting models such as the Predator Extreme make good sense. The CAT coatings enhance the browns and reds in the color spectrum - the colors of game animals - helping you separate game animals from the green background foliage. The Extreme series also has high contrast optics which also help.

On the other hand, you don't get something for nothing in the world of optics. Those CAT coatings do not deliver the kind of true color rendition needed for some applications such as bird watching and astronomy. That's where the Steiner Birding series comes in. They deliver truer color than the Steiner hunting series. If you plan to use your binoculars for more than just hunting, you might want to consider one of these.

I love the Bushnell E2 for its optics. Excellent Japanese made binocular. Be another great choice for an all around, do everything binocular. Also good in this general price range is the Leupold Olympic or the Nikon Monarch - traditional choices in hunting binoculars and deservedly so.

bushnell elite E2 vs steiner predator xtremes

Post by taity on Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:35 am

I'm looking at a pair of bins for hunting, I was after either an 8x42 or 10x42 and the elite E2 and the predator xtremes have taken my interest. which would be the better value for money or is there another brand around the same price that I should look at?
cheers.

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