Binoculars??

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  1. wfowl7

    wfowl7 Senior Refuge Member

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    Wondering what binoculars everyone is using for scouting waterfowl and taking in the field? A all around binocular with good distance. Im already pretty set on vortex optics if anyone has any good reviews or personal experience on what they use. thanks.
     
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    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    Vortex. They are waterproof. Between points and a coupon, I got mine for $17.00 at Cabelas.

    Diamondback 8x42:tu

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  4. EWUEagles

    EWUEagles Senior Refuge Member

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    I have leupolds 10x50 I believe. I got them for Mule Deer hunting but I really wished I would of got a spotting scope instead for waterfowl.
     
  5. David O

    David O Elite Refuge Member

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    Nikon Monarch 8x42

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  6. musher

    musher Elite Refuge Member

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    I've got a couple pairs of the Nikon Monarchs 10x42 and no complaints
     
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    jrode237 Elite Refuge Member

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    Same. I bought the 8 or 8.5x 50 when Cabelas was clearancing them out (I would guess mostly because of the oddball size) and think I paid $120ish. I really like the eye cup construction as they seem pretty sturdy. The fact they have essentially one of the best warranties in the optics business doesn't hurt either.
     
  8. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    You want 10x bonocs. 8x is not near strong enough for scouting. I even use a spotting scope for some areas.
     
  9. dukhnter8

    dukhnter8 Senior Refuge Member

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    Nikon monarch 10x42 here as well and like them.

    A spotting scope is handy but not in all areas. Many of my spots you cannot see that far anyway so a spotting scope is useless. I rely on binocs more.
     
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    aecrowell Refuge Member

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    Buy the very best you can afford. Swarovski binoculars IMHO are the best. Great lifetime warranty. Start looking at ebay and find a good deal on a used pair. You'll have them the rest of your life.
     

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