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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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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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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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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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Swift that could be some of it.Its one of those things can't exactly decide why I like the 8x better.When looking for Binos lot of good tests on the birding sites
 

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greenwing said:
looking at getting a new pair of binos. looking at $200 or less any ideas what you guys recommend? thanks
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD. I got a pair of 8x42 a couple months back and I am very pleased with them. Cabelas and the such sell for about 300. I ordered off of B&H Photo out of NY for 200. Right mow Bushnell has a 100 dollar rebate on them, so you get a good set for 100 buck. It's a great deal, you will not be disappointed.
 

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Swift that could be some of it.Its one of those things can't exactly decide why I like the 8x better.When looking for Binos lot of good tests on the birding sites
Your right. Better View Desired is a good site.
 

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greenwing said:
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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Looked at the 10x42 Vortex Diamondback's yesterday and REALLY liked them so now im even more undecided...
So far ive looked at Bushnell and Vortex but still want to look at Leupold and Nikon before I make my decision.
 

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I did a lot of research Ended up with Vanguard Endeaver ED 10x42 For the money great.But that deal on the Bushnell Legends is hard to beat.I got my Vanguards from B&H great service
 

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greenwing said:
Stikbow said:
greenwing said:
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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There are a lot of good binos to choose from. Something in the 8 or 10 power should be perfect. Other than that good luck. I attached a link to an article from one of the birding sites, always good stuff on their sites.

http://www.birdwatching.com/optics/education/how8ismorethan10.html
 

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A tip for those who glass for extended periods with heavy binocs.. Use a Primos adjustable shooting stick to steady your glasses. You can glass for hours without any fatigue.
 
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