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Old 01-13-2008, 03:13 PM
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Question Quality Binoc's?

This is one item I will be replacing for this year, but which one to buy? I have never had a good quality pair and I am looking for a compact, lightweight model. Rodney482 mentioned Vortex in another thread, I haven't looked at those yet. I've been looking at Steiner & Leopould. What do you all use?
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:21 PM
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I like my Nikons. I like there warranty. You break them they will fix them no matter what you did to them for $10.00.
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:49 PM
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Just bought a new pair of Nikons 10x42 ATB Monarchs. You can not go wrong with them for the price.
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This is one item I will be replacing for this year, but which one to buy? I have never had a good quality pair and I am looking for a compact, lightweight model. Rodney482 mentioned Vortex in another thread, I haven't looked at those yet. I've been looking at Steiner & Leopould. What do you all use?


Vortex all the way! The diamondbacks in 8x42 are fantastic for the $ you can get a pair delivered to your door for $209,,,and they are clear and bright.

I used a set of 10x42 diamondbacks on my caribou trip I sat and looked over 1000's of animals for several hours at a time and experience zero eye strain.

I have compared them side by side with the Monarchs and they are very similar but about $70 less expensive and Vortex warranty can not be beat.

I currently own 2 sets of Vipers one set in 8x42 and a set in 8.5x50....The 8x42 are very light and compact...The 8.4's are incredibly bright and clear,,,and I would put them up against european glass any day...and I am a past owner of the those green $2000 binoculars....

If you have any questions fell free to ask.
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Go with the Leupold Golden Ring Series and be done with it. They will set you back about a grand, but they are great binoculars. SRM out!
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Thanks for all the input. You all have provided soome good direction
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Thanks for all the input. You all have provided soome good direction
So did you decide?
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:20 PM
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No definite decision yet. Tyring to compare reviews and specs. I am familiar with the Nikon Monarchs so I am probably leaning a little in that direction.
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Leupold has a binocular (Green Ring Yosemite) that is great for women and kids (they adjust closer together which is great because our eyes are closer together than a man's). BTW, men like them, too. They run about $100 depending on where you get them and they are really light, small, and clear. My husband has a pair of Steiners and he was really impressed with the Leupold binos. They come is 6X, 8X and 10X.
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Cabelas has the Gold Rings on sale for $799. That is a very good price. They are better than European binoculars. SRM out!
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