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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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looking at getting a new pair of binos. looking at $200 or less any ideas what you guys recommend? thanks
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 11:10 PM
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I am going to be getting the nikon 16004- or 10x42 nikon 7s i looked at several brands nikon, leupold and vortex and i liked the nikons the best.
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The Nikon 7s is what im looking at right now and cant decide to go with 8x or 10x, just gonna be using them for hunting and spotlighting. Ive read that 10x is hard to steady holding them free hand.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-01-2014, 01:56 PM
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10X isn't hard to hold IMHO. The 8X will be a little brighter for general use. I usually carry 8X for deer and turkey and 10X for groundhog hunting. You can't go wrong with the Nikons in either power.

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Greenwing,I have a lot of Bino's,Nikon,Bushnell Vortek,Zeiss that were made in East Germany,Tasco(JUNK),and the one's I presently use,my Swarovski"s(Super Excellent,but Expensive).I also had a pair of Leupold Yosemite but thanks to my GWP(Bird Dog)they are no longer working,LOL!For your price range I would def.Get the Leuopold Yosemite.Terrific glass,size and weight and just as good as my other one's.They are really a nice pair for hunting and cost about $110 or a little cheaper.I know you will like them.Hope this helps and good hunting
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I have both 10x and 8x binoculars I don't find the 10x hard to hold steady but for hunting in the mountain I like the 8 better.Hard to explain why. 10x is just a little too much for close in. In the same series 8 will usually be a little smaller in size.
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Hmm, now im looking at the Leupold Mekenzie's...
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I have the Nikon 7's in 10x. Very easy to hold & use. Good glass for the price point.

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looking at getting a new pair of binos. looking at $200 or less any ideas what you guys recommend? thanks
What is their primary purpose? I hunt mostly woodlots with some small fields. I like a 6x30, light weight and enough magnification for what I need. Having said that I'm very happy with a pair of Leopold Yosemites I purchased a few years back.

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I don't find the 10x hard to hold steady but for hunting in the mountain I like the 8 better.Hard to explain why.
Possibly the larger FOV?

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