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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Bushnell legend binos

Anyone have them? I am tossing between them or the monarch atb from Nikon , but the reviews on them are swaying me towards bushnell. Any thoughts
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 07:47 PM
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I got a pair of Bushnell Legend 12x50's roof prism that I use mostly for scouting/glassing turkeys in the spring and bucks in the summertime and while spotting. I love them, thinkin about getting a smaller pair so I can have a set to take hunting with me.. Great Binos!

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Ilove my Nikons!

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I just purchased/received a pair of Nikon Monarch ATB 10 X 42's a few days ago. Very clear. I read some negative reviews on Cabelas site about eye cups stripping/breaking but that was the only site with negative feedback. Every other site (including HPA) had nothing but good things to say about them. I picked them up from amazon.com (camo version) for $299 with free shipping.

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Well, last weekend, my one eyecup did just that.

That said, I love 'em.



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My dad has the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD's 8x42 and my Uncle has the Nikon Monarch ATB 8x42 we compaired them side by side and Not to make the Nikon fans upset with me or anything but the Bushnell are Brighter,and more Clear.with less fringing on the edges if that matters to you. But the ATB's are NOT bad Nocks either, they are both very very nice! With them being in the same class and price range i would go with the Bushnells in my opinion.
If you wanted to or could spend 400.00 By far the Zen-Ray ED2 and ED3's are the most amazing binoculars ive ever looked thru as nice as any Binoculars under 2000.00
I compaird them side by side to 1700.00 Swarovski EL's and the 1900.00 Zeiss Victory FL's (my uncle has money and has both pair) and the Zen-Rays are AS nice if not nicer then both of them. I know its hard to believe a 400.00 pair is as nice as a 1800.00 pair but that is the honest to god's truth! Guess what Nocks im buying next? LOL Zen-Ray ED3's from SWFA.com
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Yeah your right hard to believe no offense. Remember its all based on your opinion. I do think Bushnell makes a nice product and it probably compares to the Nikon, but I don't know if you'll find many agreeing with the Swaro and Zeis comment. JMO
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No Doubt! Oh i know most guys would find that very very hard to believe but its the honest to gods truth, You can ask any of the guys at my work. Our shop has 25 guys and we were all looking thru the 3 of them at a shop party and not a one of them thought one had the edge over the other. It was like compairing apples to apples to apples. The clarity brightness and fringing were nearly identical. Spending another 1400.00 to buy either of the other two you would be a fool and wasteing money to do so.
I guess you would have to have all 3 pair side by side like we did to see what i mean and understand.
Check out the Zen-Ray Reviews, were not the only ones to compare them to Swaro's and Zeiss' many others also feel the same we did about them.
But none the less its all what you are happy with and what you can afford.

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The question is how much does the average hunter gain by having a pair of Swaro's? Almost nothing.

Buddy of mine got a pair about 10 years ago. Was fussing about how good they were. I looked thru them and also my 10 year old Leupolds and honestly couldn't see enough of a difference to make me want to spend the extra money.



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The question is how much does the average hunter gain by having a pair of Swaro's? Almost nothing.

Buddy of mine got a pair about 10 years ago. Was fussing about how good they were. I looked thru them and also my 10 year old Leupolds and honestly couldn't see enough of a difference to make me want to spend the extra money.
Exactly Dutch! They are Nice but surely not 1700.00-2400.00 dollars nice! one thing if a 400.00 pair was much nicer then a 250.00 pair then i would say go for the 400.00 ones. but spending 1400.00 or more for them is just not worth it. Cheep glass is cheep glass and good glass is good glass but very very expensive glass is just good glass with a shiney logo.

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