For backcountry hunting are binoculars, monocular, or spotting scope better?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by baranx4, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. baranx4

    baranx4 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering what you backpack hunters use. While a spotting scope is nice it gets heavy back country hunting.
     
  2. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    I have a compact nikon spotter for just such occasions but since I switched to a 6-24x50 scope I do not cary it anymore. Binoculars are a must with or without a spotting scope.
     

  3. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    That why i carry a pair of 15x56 swarovski binos with the 2X doubler's no spotter needed. just screw on the doubler's and you have 30X binos works for me.
     
  4. jehu

    jehu Well-Known Member

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    The Swaro 15X56 Bino's are outstanding on their own without the doubler but I don't know what the weight difference is between them and a Spotting scope. The 2X doubler is a good option.
     
  5. baranx4

    baranx4 Well-Known Member

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    What does a pair of them go for? And do I have to include my first born? Just looked it up 1500
     
  6. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I got a pair of 10x32 el, used for 1000, and I use the doubler, my LRR HAS 20X so I have if using my med range rifle. Pack a 10-20 small leo sometimes,horses pack 12-45 leo