Re: Optics for Bighorn / Elk
A good pair of 12 or 15x binos and tripod will serve you way better for long range glassing in the west. I would look for a quality tripod and head (outdoorsman/vortex/bogen) and look at the Vortex Kiabab 15x binos. They are spot on for the money! staring into cheap binos for hours will give you head aches. The Lieca/Ziess/Swaros in the 12-15x range are going to be a budget busting $2ks plus. Possibly look at a jim white tripler to add to your binos for evaluating game quality after spotting. If you can not stomach the cost of a new scope as well. Good hunting!