- Feb 11, 2023
I recently purchased some Vortex Fury 5000 AB binos. They are very capable and the unrestricted software included is outstanding. My first test was shooting .22LR at 335 yds and the solution was within a click in 25 degree weather. I have got ranges on reflective objects off hand at over a mile. It’s nice not needing to use a kestrel although you can. You can plug in and adjust your wind value on a compass heading and then it applies it no matter what direction you are ranging. I still have my Leica 1200 I’ve used for the last ten years and it works great when you want to go light and don’t need ballistics info. The Fury’s don’t have the glass of the higher end ranging binos but they are very good for the price point. I was looking hard at some Geovid pros but you need to pay extra to get ballistics over like 850 yds I think on the Leicas. And they cost triple the Fury’s. I am still working on adding data to my rifle profiles to tweak the drop curves but it’s gonna be another month before the snow melts off the desert enough to get out to long ranges. I’m really happy with them and they are not crazy heavy or bulky for a 10x42.Bino/Range Finder combo is one of the best purchases I have made. What one is up to you and what you want to spend.