Optics is not an area where I would compromise in the total cost of hunting. there are many decent options but swarovski rangefinder binos are worth the extra money when you consider the time and money you put into hunting. Leica is tremendous too but cannot see any advantages over Swaros for the extra money. This doesn't answer your question I know. Just throwing out there given I have in the past skimped on optics and I now I know it is just better not to. My eyes are far less tired glassing with my swaros, which in turn keeps me on the glass, I see more country faster and more clearly. In low light conditions they are remarkable adding hunting time which you cannot put a price on sometimes. Just a thought but I certainly understand budgetary constraints.