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I'm looking for some really good 15x60 binos

 
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:55 PM
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I'm looking for some really good 15x60 binos

I'm a very avid mule deer, antelolpe, and elk hunter and spend a TON of my time "glassing" for these animals. I'm looking for a really good 15 power with at least a 60mm objective, prefer bigger, binoculars.

Anyone have any recommendations??
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:54 PM
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Re: I'm looking for some really good 15x60 binos

I would recommend you stick with the Swarovski 15x56 or Leica 15x56. Anything bigger is tough to carry/not real portable. The Docters are great but way to heavy to pack. In this magnification quality of glass is the most important. There are other "good" brands such as Vortex or Minox but if your eyeballs are stuck in these all day glassing then optically quality is number 1.

I tend to use a Leica 12x50 HD over anything else as they are lighter, next in line are the Swaro's.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:26 AM
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Re: I'm looking for some really good 15x60 binos

I wanted the same thing for mule deer hunting. After reading a ton of reviews, numerous head to head comparison articles in birdwatching forums/magazines I bought the Vortex Kaibab HD. They are about the same size, weight and magnification as the Swaros and nearly $700.00 cheaper. I have been extremely happy with mine and in doing my "own" comparisons liked them better than the Swaro. The Leicas were slightly clearer to my eyes but not enough to sway my decision. Best of luck.......
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:44 AM
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Re: I'm looking for some really good 15x60 binos

I have the Swaro 15X56 SLC and 12X50EL. The 12X50EL's would be my pick. I can pick up a GH a mile away on open farm fields with no problem.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:17 AM
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Re: I'm looking for some really good 15x60 binos

The Leica's are awesome binos and they are made even better by the fact that they are rangefinders as well! The new HD ones are absolutely great!

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:45 PM
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Re: I'm looking for some really good 15x60 binos

The Vortex Kaibabs were my favorite pair of bino's and I often regret selling them. I could glass comfortably for hours and they truly amazed me in low light situations. I'm sure there are nicer binos but I was never left wanting with my Kaibabs.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:16 PM
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Re: I'm looking for some really good 15x60 binos

I had to take out a second mortgage on my house but my Swarovski 15 x 56 SLC binoculars and mule deer glassing are a match made in heaven!
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