Nautical Binoculars (Range finding with illuminated compass)

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by dwm, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. dwm

    dwm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    739
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    So I was going by one of my buddies the other day and noticed that he had some binoculars laying out. Picked them up and looked out the window. To my surprise I find that there is a range finding reticle in them and also an illuminated compass. I guess they are made for sailing, this guy could be Popeyes brother.

    I was thinking that they may make decent hunting binoculars.

    Has anyone else seen binoculars with a reticle, preferably MIL-DOT?

    I have seen spotting scopes with MIL-DOT reticles, but never binoculars. Hard to carry binoculars, the range finder, and the spotting scope all at the same time ...

    Guess I could ditch the range finder and just use the MIL-DOTs in the scope.

    Are those new binoculars with the range finder built-in any good?

    Opinions ...

    Doug
     
  2. 700

    700 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    138
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2002
    Doug

    The binoculars were prob Steiners.Have a look at
    http://www.steiner-binoculars.com/binoculars/law/383.html

    They probably do a reticle binocular without the compass as well.

    IOR also do rangefinding binoculars as well.
    See them at
    www.valdada.com

    The reticles on binoculars are usually of lower resolution than on scopes. Perhaps 5 Mil between marks rathar than the traditional 1 Mil on scopes.

    Rgds

    700
     

  3. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog Writers Guild

    Messages:
    635
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2003
    Any manufacturer of binos for the any of the world's military should be able to put mil graticules in their products.

    Used to have a pair of zeiss 8x30 for which I special ordered this option for use at work.

    [ 11-02-2003: Message edited by: Brown Dog ]
     
  4. DANTEC

    DANTEC Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    390
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    IOR make tactical binocular as regular product

    good shooting

    DAN TEC