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Unread 05-10-2013, 02:13 PM
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10 or 12 power binos?

I did a search on this subject and I found an old thread resurrected regarding range finding binoculars. I am looking to buy a new pair of binoculars looking at the mojaves in either 10 or 12 power. what's your opinions on going with a 12 verse is a 10
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    Unread 05-10-2013, 04:11 PM
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    Re: 10 or 12 power binos?

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    I did a search on this subject and I found an old thread resurrected regarding range finding binoculars. I am looking to buy a new pair of binoculars looking at the mojaves in either 10 or 12 power. what's your opinions on going with a 12 verse is a 10
    It pretty much depends on your hunting Terrain. Without more info no one will be able to answer this question better than you.
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    Re: 10 or 12 power binos?

    well that's a fair answer. I should have been more specific. we sit and watch timbered hillsides with openings, anywhere from 600 to 1800 yards. Have glassed with 10 power binos for countless hours and just trying to decide if I want to jump to 12. looking for responses from guys who have gone one or the other and either regretted it or not regretted it. Thanks
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    Re: 10 or 12 power binos?

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    well that's a fair answer. I should have been more specific. we sit and watch timbered hillsides with openings, anywhere from 600 to 1800 yards. Have glassed with 10 power binos for countless hours and just trying to decide if I want to jump to 12. looking for responses from guys who have gone one or the other and either regretted it or not regretted it. Thanks
    For 600-800 if you can handle the extra bulk Id defintally go with 12x. I live in Indiana, and my father and I trade binos depending on wich stand we are sitting in. The wind changed on my on my walk in and I sat in a woods stand (150 yds max viewing) with the 12x binos, and I really missed the 10x. Id say at your ranges go for the 12x.
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    Re: 10 or 12 power binos?

    I'm using a 12 power. I'm on the prairie in WY. Lots of open spaces and definitely prefer the extra magnification. Bruce
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    Re: 10 or 12 power binos?

    For that range and trying to find animals in the timber I would definitely go with the 12 power. You might want to add some small lower power compacts for walking in the timber as finding things off hand while walking will be harder.
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    Re: 10 or 12 power binos?

    I am not sure of the brand you mention, but I have an older 14+ year old pair of 10 x40 Zeiss that are war horses! I love them! I got a pair of 12x50 Leica binos a few years ago that are great when you have some big country glassing to do but you need to wear them in your armpit or they bounce off the saddle horn all day, and they flat wear out a Bino-buddy every year! The damn things have a very finicky eye to eye focus adjustment and I am constantly screwing with the focus! I wish that I had the Swarovski 12x50.
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