Binos

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by WILD, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. WILD

    WILD 12 pointer

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    trying to see everyone opinion on what they use and what they like,keep in mind I want to stay under 150.00,thanks for everyone's input.
    Looking at 8x42 mostly but open for opinions,thanks again.
     
  2. model70

    model70 6 pointer

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    I had a pair of 8x42 and really liked them. Dropped them and had to send them back to the company to be fixed or replaced under the warranty. They couldn't fix them and didn't make that model anymore. So they sent me a pair of 10x32s, they are not as good as the 8x42s were. I'll buy some 8x42 somewhere down the line.
     
  3. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Leupold wind river cascades are amazing glass for the price. Will cost you more than $150 but you can catch them on sale after season.
     
  4. WILD

    WILD 12 pointer

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    What kind(brand) were they?thanks.
     
  5. katlynn

    katlynn 6 pointer

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    They're not under $150 but I bought Vortex binos for my husband as a wedding gift. (He lets me use them too, so its a win win lol) The are really nice, I was shocked at the difference between them and the cheap ones I've used over the years. I caught them on sale at cabelas, used a coupon and military discount and got a heck of a deal. They also have a lifetime, no questions asked warranty.
     
  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I've seen them tonight for $250. Will be cheaper after Christmas. Great glass for the money, and unconditional lifetime guarantee.
     
  7. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    I’ve got a pair of Redfield Rebel series I’ve had for 5-6 years now. Their 10 x42 and clarity is above average ... believe I gave around $130 or maybe less back then ..as thinking they had a rebate at the time. In turn I’ve seen them on sale a few times for around $100 since.

    Their a tad on the heavy side being my only complaint..which goes with about any in 10x but they have been a great pair of binos.Which I have no reservation in recommending the Redfields in an 8x32 of this same series. Don’t let the price fool you... their good quality. You will notice it as soon as you hold a pair in your hands.

    Leupold owns Redfield and believe they have a “no excuses” lifetime warranty as well.

    https://www.redfield.com/binoculars/
     
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  8. WILD

    WILD 12 pointer

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    That's good to know.
     
  9. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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    I have Redfields also. Made/owned by Leupold. They've not fogged on me at all, and I use them during waterfowling, so lots of snow and rain. Had them 4 years no complaints, Made in USA too.
     
  10. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    I have a pair of Steiner binoculars that I like. Mine are a discontinued model, so no help there. No complaints from Steiner though.
     
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  11. model70

    model70 6 pointer

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    They were a set of Burris Pathfinders that were 8x42. The pair they replaced them with were Landmark 10x32. Can't really say anything bad about Burris, I did drop them on my porch leaving to go turkey hunting. They said no problem just send them in per their warranty, and they rreplaced them, just with a different model. Think I gave $100.00 at gander mountain for the 8x42s.
     
  12. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    with glass, you get what you pay for. getting "good, clear, coated" glass is not going to happen for $150. while the cheapo binos are probably fine for most of the hunting in ky where you look through them periodically for short time periods. if you spend much time behind binos, the cheap glass will affect your eyes along with headaches.
     
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  13. wprebeck

    wprebeck 10 pointer

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    I like my Vortex.
     
  14. MikeKy

    MikeKy 10 pointer

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    I got the Redfield Rebels in 10X42 right after JD did. I used his research that he posted on the site. Cabela's had them on sale for $99 and I ordered some other little thing I'd been wanting so got free shipping for over $100 purchase and still got the $25 rebate. I used points I had accumulated from my Cabela's credit card to pay the remainder so I didn't lay out any cash, just free money from the points. Great binoculars in my opinion. Glass is exceptionally clear. I couldn't be happier with them. Thank you again JD for doing the leg work. You did good.
     
  15. WILD

    WILD 12 pointer

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    I have seen some good binds under 150 from Nikon aculon and vortex also...so I'm trying to find some sales also..I really appreciate all your guy's input,thanks a bunch..much appreciated guys..keep the comments coming.
     

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