Originally Posted by Iron Worker
Just received latest edition of Varmint hunter. They have an article on Alpen optics. Is the article bias? Any one have any experience they care to share? Are they better then Simmons ? Weaver?Vortex? Swarvoski? Hubble telescope?
I bought my son a pair of Alpen Bino's about a year ago, the only reason my son hunts is to spend time with me. he looked through his Alpen's then looked through my Swarovski EL's and commented "they look the same to me".
When it comes to optic's "beauty might be in the eye of the beholder" of people that dont spend much time glassing, or you have the myopic bunch that thinks their brand of glass is the only thing on the planet.
In reality the Alpen bino's are good cheap glass for the casual hunter or bird watcher but dont even compare to the hi end stuff for the serious hunter.
p.s I am sure brocksgrandpa and slydonkey will have a different opinion but this is just my opinion