Kowa Prominar Binos

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mechengr, Aug 17, 2019.


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  1. mechengr

    mechengr Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if anyone has any experience with the Prominar XD line of binos from Kowa, specifically the 12x56s. I'm in the market for a set of mid power binos to run on a tripod, hoping to stay under $750. I was originally looking at the Maven C.3 12x50s since they're well within budget and I've found lots of favorable opinions on the glass other than their narrow FOV. Then I came across the Kowas, seem to have excellent FOV and I've heard praises of the glass quality in the Kowa Prominar spotters.

    Open to other bino suggestions as well in the 12x-15x range. I'll be using them mainly for hunting/scouting but they'll also see a bit of use spotting impacts at PRS/NRL matches.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Official LRH Sponsor

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    The Kowa 12x56's are a great glass. We've sold a bunch with wonderful feedback. Please give us a call to discuss it.
    Doug
    516-217-1000
     
  3. teesquare

    teesquare Well-Known Member

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    I own the Prominar BD-XDs in 8x56 ( which is optically perfect exit pupil size - 7mm) and can tell you they are about the best Binos I have ever looked thru. Yes, I am including Swaros.....:D
     
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  4. bbckfh

    bbckfh Well-Known Member

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    That's an impressive endorsement!
     
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  5. teesquare

    teesquare Well-Known Member

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    Just an honest opinion based on the experience of use
     
  6. mechengr

    mechengr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply Doug. Do you have hands on experience with these? One additional thing I'm curious about is how forgiving the depth of field is on this model
     
  7. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Official LRH Sponsor

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    I do and they are impressive. The DOF is not critical