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Old 04-20-2011, 06:43 AM
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Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

thanks for the advice
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:43 AM
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Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

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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.
Get one of these or similar kind then you can walk 50 miles and still be comfortable carrying your binocs.

Allen Deluxe Binocular Strap, Optics, Allen at Sportsman's Guide

joseph

PS: These work great = Canon Image stabilizing Binoc's

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:07 AM
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Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

^^^^^^^^^^^What he said (beat me to it!). These things are worth their weight in gold, for carrying they rock, they increase stability while viewing & they hold your bino's in place if/when you need to "pick up the pace" whether you have to run or 'lope your horse, they aren't flinging around like a war mace!
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:34 AM
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Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

Mainehunter

I have a pair of the nikon monarch ATB 10 x 42. Very nice, not a swarovski but nice. They go for about$319 or so and are lightweight.

They rated the best in a category of binos for under $500. Can't rememberwho did the test. I'm happy with them.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:02 AM
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Re: need advice on optics for wyoming hunt

I'd recommend a larger objective over a smaller one, and usually 10x power. Back in 2007 Dad had a very nice compact pair of binocs and I took my 10x42s. When we were looking at objects in the distance it was so much easier to find things using the 42s vs what I think was with a 28 in his compact as the wider field of view makes a difference. Next elk hunt he brought his large ones and was much happier.

Nikon and Leupold both have reasonably good binocs in the $300-350 range. Anything less than that price point and you'll notice a difference.
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