Binocular question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Niles Coyote, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Niles Coyote

    Niles Coyote Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    This fall will find me in southeast montana hunting mule deer. I have 7x50 steiner's and also plan to bring my spotting scope. My question is will I be under powered with a 7x bino? Do I need to get something more powerful?
  2. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    I guess the type of glass you use would really depend on how you hunt but you should not have a problem with the 7x power. I use a pair of 7x35 Leica’s when hiking or backpacking and prefer them over the higher power. They just work better for me.

  3. 7mmAI

    7mmAI Active Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    I have a pair of 7x42 swar. that I like very well. Your 7x50 will work well although they are probably pretty heavy like my 7x42 bino's. Dont try to cut too much weight with a pair of compacts for mule deer, I don't care who makes them. A small objective lens is not comfortable to look through for extended bino work and gets dim at the end and begining of each day. Dean
  4. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    My favorite is the 8-8.5x range but most hunters around here opt for the 10x. You will be glassing at distance in SE Montana