binocular suggestions

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by hapycapy, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. hapycapy

    hapycapy Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Can someone suggest 8x42 binos that wont break the bank. Going on an elk mulley hunt in Montana and my budget is running out!
     
  2. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    476
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    If you are looking for a budget bino, I'd recommend the Leupold wind river series. I have a set of the cascades, 10X, that are actually pretty decent. I believe they make an 8X cascade as well. For the money, I really like em.

    Geb
     

  3. hapycapy

    hapycapy Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    thanks geb!
     
  4. Bill Maylor

    Bill Maylor Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    234
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Ck out GR8fuldoug at cameralandny.com look for Minox 8 or 10X42 . I just got a pair of 15X58 and their really good. Their are quite a few good posts about Minox on this site. I sure like mine... Bill Maylor.
     
  5. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    915
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Both Minox and Vortex offer great options as well as the Pentax 8x43 DCF SP which we are running on special
     
  6. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    1,248
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    I have been using the Leupold and they have worked great with out breaking the bank!

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  7. Iowaboy

    Iowaboy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    145
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    I deffinately recommend the vortex diamondbacks from Cameraland. Worth your time to check them out in person somewhere and then order online cheaper.
     
  8. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Messages:
    1,497
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    You would like the Leup's, very nice quality for a decent price and the best warrenty in the business. IMOP you can get a better pair of bino's for a cheaper price by going with the Nikon Monarch series. I have compared alot of them and I honestly think that for the same money (or cheaper) you can get a better bino with the Nikon. I carry plenty of the 8x42 or 10x42 and many other variations.


    give us a holler if you have a questions or price

    have a good un
    steve
     
  9. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    1,248
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Steve is right Nikon are very nice also. I guess I tend to over look Nikon because I do not care for their rifle scopes that much.

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  10. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    915
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Please remember when ordering from us on line to always mention this forum in the note area.
     
  11. learning

    learning Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    208
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    If your truely going to glass for mule deer regardless of the brand you will be better served by the 10 x. I used to have 8x steiners and they were just not enough to find bedded deer at longer ranges.
     
  12. BH Hunter

    BH Hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    210
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Doug: Where do the promaster's stack up w/ the three you mentioned?
     
  13. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    915
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    The Promaster Promaster - Camera Land NY Elite ELX ED would be better than a Vortex Viper, Pentax DCF SP or Minox ASPH but not quite as good as a Vortex Razor, Pentax DCF ED or Minox HG