What power binocular for Antelope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by JDY, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. JDY

    JDY Well-Known Member

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    Going to Wy. in Sept. Looking at Leupold Cascades in 8 or 10 power, what power would be best? I have a Leupold spotting scope I will be taking with me also.
    THANKS
    JDY
     
  2. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    They'll both work, but most of my "western guys" opt for the 10x. I like the 8x.

    We are testing the 8x42 Gold Ring HDs against the Vortex Viper this week.

    Scott
     

  3. Oddbod

    Oddbod Active Member

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    I have a pair of Leupold "Green Ring" 8x42 Wind River Cascades that I bought for elk hunting in Co. & deer stalking here in the UK.
    They are way better than anything else I tried in the same price range ($230) for clarity & use in low light situations.
    The only thing I've noticed in a negative way is some very minor distortion at the extreme edge of the FOV.
     
  4. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    First, go with a ten power. I have little use for an eight in this country. Next, if the Cascades are the Wind Rivers, I own a pair and would not buy another. The upper end Leupolds are good stuff. On the lower end you're better of with Nikons.
     
  5. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    Not much to argue with here.