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


What Binos for long range hunting?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-28-2001, 06:59 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,757
Re: What Binos for long range hunting?

We use two 60MM Spacemasters or two Kowa 77mm or 82mm spotters in an adjustable bracket for the ease of use and eye strain. They are for tripod use.

We also use the large Military field and ship glasses when we find good ones. My wife likes the 10X 80MM German Flak glasses and I like the 100MM German or Jap Military units of around 20X.

The old Bousch and Lomb Balscopes in a bracket makes a fine outfit also.

Over the years I have put together at least 40 sets of the Bushnell 60 MM Spacemasters and Balscopes for hunters and shooters.

Since most of our longrange shooting is normally much further then 1000 yards, we opt for a stationary set up and the use of tripods and large objective lenses units.

Just for added information.
Darryl Cassel

[ 11-28-2001: Message edited by: Len Backus ]
Darryl Cassel
Reply With Quote

Unread 11-30-2001, 12:10 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Arizona
Posts: 11
Re: What Binos for long range hunting?

Now that is long range binocular. Great job I love it.
I taught him all he knows and he still doesn't know a damb thing.
quote-My father
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-31-2001, 01:16 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: occupied, USA
Posts: 189
Re: What Binos for long range hunting?

Shaky, the scope might be fine to locate a deer after seeing what looks like an animal with your bare eyes. But using just one eye (presuming you have a good pair) WILL tire your vision more than using binoculars.

And it is patently unsafe to glass using your riflescope when mounted on your rifle. Your muzzle is not pointed in a safe direction if you are glassing with a riflescope, blaze orange being the law or not.

Even for short range observation, it makes a LOT of sense to have binoculars, because of their greater field of view, smaller eyestrain, and safety.

Another brand of long range binos that merits some serious consideration is Fujinon. Heck, some of their big glasses were used to discover a new comet! God knows they'd be adequate for land creatures. The tradeoff is always cost/quality, and weight.

Any 'long range' hunters who don't use binos for glassing are shortsighted, stubborn, unsafe, or just plain cheap. Your fellow shooters and outdoor enthusiasts deserve top consideration.


Please tone down your posts a little. Your last paragraph is not very respectful or productive. We are doing quite well on this forum so far without having members make personal attacks.

Otherwise, welcome.

Len Backus

[ 01-01-2002: Message edited by: Len Backus ]
it's not about need in the USA -- it's about WANT
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-08-2002, 02:14 PM
Rod Rod is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Abbott Texas
Posts: 3
Re: What Binos for long range hunting?

For the price, you can't beat the Kahles
10 X 42. We compared the Swarovski 10 X 42 and can not tell any difference, except of course the 350.00 price tag. They are hard to beat.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: What Binos for long range hunting?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long Range Coyote Hunting With Short Range Rifles ADMIN Technical Articles - Discussion 3 02-28-2011 04:37 PM
Long time shooter new to Long Range Hunting in Wisconsin bulbwerks Member Introductions 3 08-27-2010 09:51 AM
Long range Hunting BLASERMAN Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 05-17-2005 09:53 AM
seeking long range binos advice Danno Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 14 05-15-2004 05:34 AM
Long Range Hunting remingtonman_25_06 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 8 06-21-2003 11:15 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC