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Unread 07-06-2008, 03:41 PM
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Binocular question

This fall will find me in southeast montana hunting mule deer. I have 7x50 steiner's and also plan to bring my spotting scope. My question is will I be under powered with a 7x bino? Do I need to get something more powerful?
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Unread 07-06-2008, 04:06 PM
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I guess the type of glass you use would really depend on how you hunt but you should not have a problem with the 7x power. I use a pair of 7x35 Leica’s when hiking or backpacking and prefer them over the higher power. They just work better for me.

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Unread 07-06-2008, 10:46 PM
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I have a pair of 7x42 swar. that I like very well. Your 7x50 will work well although they are probably pretty heavy like my 7x42 bino's. Dont try to cut too much weight with a pair of compacts for mule deer, I don't care who makes them. A small objective lens is not comfortable to look through for extended bino work and gets dim at the end and begining of each day. Dean
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Unread 07-10-2008, 12:14 PM
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My favorite is the 8-8.5x range but most hunters around here opt for the 10x. You will be glassing at distance in SE Montana
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