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Unread 08-08-2011, 08:36 PM
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I am heading to Idaho on my first elk hunt. I need advice on a pair of binoculars. I can not afford great optics at this time. I need a pair under 400$
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    Unread 08-08-2011, 08:39 PM
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    if you have access to go and try some brands out I suggest to do that. I went to several stores and settled on a pair of Leupold 8x42 for general stand and sendero hunting. I wear glasses so i wanted to try several differnt styles and brands to find the one I settled on.
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    Unread 08-08-2011, 08:55 PM
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    If you can find a used pair of ZEN RAY ED2s that is how I would go. New 10s are a little over 400. If you cant find used and need them soon the Nikon Monarchs are good too. I have both and have been very pleased with both.
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    I have Leupold Olympic 10x50's and they have worked well for low light glassing on whitetail and muleys. I think they are pretty darn good for the money. I found them NIB on ebay from an individual for $250, Cabelas has them for $450. If I remember right they weigh 26oz which isn't to bad for 50mm binos. They beat my older 10x50 Steiners and keep up with a friend's Zeiss Classic 10x40's in low light for my eyes at least.
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    Unread 08-08-2011, 11:46 PM
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    Re: binoculars

    I went with a pair of Nikon ATB 12X42 Monarch!

    Bass pro was offering a rebate on these at one time! I think I paid $235 after the rebate! Very good set of binoculars for the money and served me well in Wyoming on my trip!
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    Re: binoculars

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    I am heading to Idaho on my first elk hunt. I need advice on a pair of binoculars. I can not afford great optics at this time. I need a pair under 400$
    Here would be my suggestions. The contrast on these is 90% of my friends SLC's... He's always upset when he see's mine knowing how much I spent vs his. Contrast not power will help you spot an elk in the dark timber. Good luck on your hunt I will be up for 12 days starting Aug 26th for archery elk myself.

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    Jon

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    jon: thank you ,after a little reserch, I think I will take your advise. sounds like a good deal.
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