Your hunting binoculars??

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by Litehiker, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Sykes

    Sykes Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I use a pair of Leupold BX-3 Mojave pro guide 12x50s. They work very well for me in the open country I hunt. A tripod is needed to really brings out the best in them.
     
  2. Jerry M

    Jerry M Well-Known Member

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  3. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    1.5 yrs back I found some used like new vortex viper hd's 15x50's, talked to Santa who's also my Mother !!! and thk you Mom!, they became my early Christmas present, have used them two deer seasons and really like them a lot, I've got a tripod but bought no adapter for them, so far so good, going freestyle,ps I wear eye glass also np there either . Yes there's better higher priced bino's for sure but i'll put the savings towards components thks .
     
  4. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    I always carry my Leica Trinovid 8x42’s in an Alaska Guide Creations bino pack. I steady them resting on trekking poles.

    If a hunt is in big open country and I know I’m really going to spend a lot of time looking for big antlers, I bring my Swaro 15x56 SLC HD’s and a good tripod. Will always bring them when I am hunting with a buddy and don’t have a weapon. They are tough to beat for spotting animals really far out.
     
  5. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    Wife and son use the newer 10×32 swaro's...nice little glasses..
    I bought leupold 10-17×40 switchpowers....with eye glasses the eyecups turn and lock in...and very clear on 10 power in hand..do use some kind of a rest at 17 power...nice weight and ergonomics..but the ability to roll from 10-17 is nice...don't need a spotting scope to say if a critter is big enough for a bullet...
    Also have several other leupold..smaller less costly and the 6×32 is perfect for traipsing thru timber while hunting...
    And I have a 10×50 Redfield..older set...but awesome glass..I don't use them much anymore..too nice to leave in a truck..have other for that also......but none have helped me to see BIGFOOT yet...
     
  6. 2Backcountry

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    Swarovski SLC 10x42 carried in a FHF Gear chest harness
     
  7. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    I carry Swarovski 8x30 SLCs for 90% of my guided hunts. Crisp, clear and light enough..if I'm glassing myself I have a pair of meopta 15x56 and 12x50s I use...
     
  8. jayjay24

    jayjay24 Well-Known Member

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    I have the Leica HD-B 10x42’s and absolutely adore them! I use them for everything from bowhunting to rifle hunting to just glassing. Buying them was probably the 2nd best hunting decision I ever made next to building a custom rifle. Oh and I carry them in the “new” large size of the FHF Gear harness.
     
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  9. alien308

    alien308 Well-Known Member

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    i use a Vortex Optics Viper HD 10x42. glass is crisp clear
     
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  10. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Steiner predator 10x42. Really crisp and bright colour! Not too heavy either
     
  11. vog2hunt

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    I second this, been using mine for 3 years without failure. Impressive set of glass
     
  12. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

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    Recently got some new sv Swaro EL's in 10x42. I used to have the original ones and loved them; these are better. The image is phenomenal.
     
  13. PC Python

    PC Python Active Member

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    Leica 10x42 HD-R binos and Kowa 66mm Prominar spotting scope.
     
  14. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    Swaro 8x30 Slc for coyote hunting.
    Swaro 8.5x42 EL for deer and elk hunting.
    Swaro 15x15 SLC for glassing.
    Swaro 20x60x65 spotter.
     
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