Oh come on harperc, you ain't old, you are just much wiser.
Here is my system and for me it works great. I use a pair of Zeiss victory 8 x 25's around my neck for quick checks and they are just a little larger than a pack of cigarettes. I then carry a set of 12 x 50 vortex razor HD's in my pack and I use these for tripod glassing or to confirm things at longer ranges. The nice thing about 12's over 15's is that you can actually freehand them a whole lot better than 15's. And the vortex's are 28 ounces. There, that's my two cents worth..........
Originally Posted by HARPERC
In an ideal world I'd have 3 sets, a 6x, a 10x, and a 15x or bigger, to be used tripod mounted. My 10x is as shaky as my old eyes can stand, and my 8x is a bit much in the cover looking for ears and antler tips.