Originally Posted by Varmint Hunter
I am interested in buying a new set of binos for general whitetail hunting, not longrange. I'm kind of set on something in the range of 7x42. My price range is $400 - $500. I'd prefder a pair with rubber armor and would take camo or black.
What would you guys recommend?
I have a whole shelf full of $200.00 to $400.00 binoculars, cause I kept telling myself that I could not afford a pair $1,000.00+ of binoculars.
Until someone let me use a pair of 7x42 Leica's for a week. The light gathering capabilities and the ability to focus and look through brush is unbelievable. Get as LOW a magnification as you can because you get MORE light gathering ability and a larger field of view. I bought a pair of Leica 7x42 and loved them until some one loved them more than me and stole them, so I went and bought a pair of Swarovski 7x42, optically I can't tell the difference, it depends on personal preference as eye cups focus knob etc.
Bottom line, save you $ and buy good glass. You won’t regret it.
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