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Unread 03-30-2011, 07:52 PM
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need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

I am going to wyoming on a mulie hunt (if I draw a tag).Never hunted out west.I am told I need a good set of binoculars or a spotting scope.any advice on what to use would be appreciated!Do I also need to consider a range finder?THANKS
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    Unread 03-30-2011, 08:00 PM
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    Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

    What part of the state (i.e. what type terrain)? How much do you want to spend? Horseback or walking?
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    Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

    In my optics arsenal I have:

    Zeiss 8x32 Binoc's (super light weight for packing)
    Vortex Viper 10x42 Binoc's
    Canon 15x50 Image stabilizing Binoc's
    Nikon Field Scope IIIED 20-60x60mm spotting scope (fit's in a saddle bag easily)
    Kowa Prominar TSN-884 20-60x88mm spotting scope

    Since you wont be hunting here all of the time, if I had to pick a single item to buy again it would be the Canon's! I only say that because they are 1/3 the price of the Kowa but I would get rid of all the others before my Kowa.

    Soon to be added to my collection is the Theron Wapiti 8x42 APO Binoculars and maybe a Theron Mag82 ED 82mm Spotter
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    Unread 04-01-2011, 02:06 PM
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    Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

    horseback I am guessing 200-300 would get a decent pair?
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    Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

    region H or G
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    Unread 04-01-2011, 02:25 PM
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    Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

    checked pricing on the models you recomened guess ill have to work on my budget thanks for your help!
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    Unread 04-19-2011, 07:23 PM
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    Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

    Make sure it's at least 10X. Most important, get a lightweight one. After walking 3-4 miles a heavy set ones strap will start digging into your neck.
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