Re: Need Help Choosing Binos on a budget.
I had a little time to spend this afternoon so I looked up the Nikon Monarch 3 as best I could. I found a lot of very good reviews. Couple that with Nikon's great warranty that would be the route I would go in an 8 power.
A lot of people are going stronger power so it is best you handle a pair to make sure the shake factor does not impact you if you go the 10 power route. Of note, it is one thing to not be shaking while standing in an air conditioned store, it is another thing entirely to not be shaking after walking a few hours.
I use an 8X42 Zeiss which I cannot speak more highly of but there are times I wish I had something like the Monarch, less to worry about.