Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Steiner 398 Range Finder Binoculars

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 09-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 100
Steiner 398 Range Finder Binoculars

Anyone have experience with these as hunting optics? I can't fine much on the web. I am looking to get more range than my Geovid HD's can give me, especially in flat country for small targets (like antelope). I am considering getting a vectronix terrapin, but hate having to carry a second unit. Not that I think the Steiners could compete with the terrapin, but I have two questions:

(1) would they give me a reasonable chance of getting 1500 yards on a sea of grass or stubble? I can rarely get more than about 600-700 yards with Leicas right now unless there is a hill side with a modest slope. Then 1500 is reasonable, but I rarely get antelope standing on hills. And,

(2) even if the rangefinder is better than Leica, will the glass compare? If not, I suppose I am better off keeping my Leica's and buying a separate long range rangefinder.

Also, I do not like the Swaro rangefinders, either separate or in the new EL's, and I am not considering Bushnells or lower end glass. If there are other options I am not considering, I'd like thoughts on that too (and yes, I'd love to get a pair of $10,000 military surplus Vectors or something, but that is not in the budget).

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Steiner 398 Range Finder Binoculars
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Used Viper II laser range finder binoculars w/ tripod dgronskei Optics For Sale 2 07-09-2012 10:32 PM
rockwell viper laser range finder binoculars???????? anyone familiar with these rma Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 1 06-15-2012 10:38 AM
LECIA Vector IV Laser Range finder Binoculars Navy Optics For Sale 3 11-25-2011 12:34 PM
Steiner Binoculars fog trouble .303 The Basics, Starting Out 1 07-06-2011 12:06 PM
Range finder Binoculars Delta Range Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 0 02-15-2008 06:14 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:39 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC