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WHATS THE BEST 8X42 BINOCUALRS ?????

 
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:35 AM
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Re: WHATS THE BEST 8X42 BINOCUALRS ?????

What about Vortex? Does anyone have an experience of using Vortex? I saw some very nice models in a hunting store and the owner said that he would have bought Vortex if he hadn't had a pair of Swarovsky. :-) But vortex is twice cheaper!!! I think it is a good option!
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What about Vortex? Does anyone have an experience of using Vortex? I saw some very nice models in a hunting store and the owner said that he would have bought Vortex if he hadn't had a pair of Swarovsky. :-) But vortex is twice cheaper!!! I think it is a good option!

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Same thing i was saying swarovski might be major competiton, but i dont believe them to be budgetable and the only option. I just recently purchased a vortex skyline spotting scope and i was very pleased. I've been wondering how there binos compare up.
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Re: WHATS THE BEST 8X42 BINOCUALRS ?????

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I think alot of Swaros are overrated. Dont get me wrong they are a quality brand, but i think there are alot of brands that do even on quality and lower on price. Swaros optics are really pricey, which makes me look down on it in my eyes.

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after reading this rediculous statement and some other posts (budgetable 8x42 Chinky Mesa Bino's) you need to shake yourself back to reality and think a little more realisticly and look through bino's outside of a store's showroom without the jaded spec's.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:06 AM
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Re: WHATS THE BEST 8X42 BINOCUALRS ?????

Uncle B: Your statement was exactly what I was thinking. Obviously these people haven't been outside w/ the binos or in twilight conditons. I usually only take about 2 miliseconds to tell the differance between a pair of swaro's and anything else.
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Re: WHATS THE BEST 8X42 BINOCUALRS ?????

After about 15 years I handed my Leupold 9X35's down to my daughter and started shopping. I looked through everything I could get my hands on and as UncleB said, it is extremely difficult to see the difference inside the stores. I was able to see very small differences in colors inside the store and ended up buying the Swaro 10X42 SLC's and I love them. One note that I don't see brought up very often is make sure they are ergonomically comfortable to look through. I liked a few others (like the new Leupys) but they just were not comfortable enough in my hands for my taste - I spend a lot of time glassing though, so it my not be as important to some. Best of luck.
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after reading this rediculous statement and some other posts (budgetable 8x42 Chinky Mesa Bino's) you need to shake yourself back to reality and think a little more realisticly and look through bino's outside of a store's showroom without the jaded spec's.
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OK, I'm about to trust what you are saying. But I don't believe Swarovski is the only one option. If you were limited in budget (say, $500-600) what 8x42 binoculars would you suggest? Can you list 2-3 brands besided Swarovski?
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