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    Binoculars with Rangefinder

    I'm looking at buying some from China........... Has anybody tried these?

    Unfortunately my budget doesn't allow for Leica's or similar $$$

    These are going for around $400 NZD including shipping.

    I'm going to order in the next few days if anyone else is keen for a pair.


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    Guaranteed to be terrible optically..

    You would be far far better served buying a set of name-brand mid/entry-level binos (Maybe vortex diamondback or something for around that $400 mark), and a seperate cheap rangefinder unit, where the optics don't matter so much. There were some cheapie chinese rangefinders discussed on here recently, offering pretty decent performance for the $200-250 mark.

    Don't waste your money on those, you'd probably shelve them in <3 months.
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    Good advice from striker.
    But 2 separate items or save up for a decent pair of RF binos

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    that skippersmate site had some reasonable binos that are good price.been bitten by some of that cheap Chinese stuff before usually bin it fairly quickly now I prefer to go without and save for gear that is proven maybe not top of the range but useful

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    Thanks for the advice, but the next best option for a rangefinder bino would be the Bushnell fusion 1 mile arc.

    Theses look good for the money. Where are people buying from.

    I see Amazon and EBay have them for around $1300 NZD

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    Those binos will give you the performance of a $100 set of chinese binos and a $100 chinese rangefinder (probably 400 yards max range) and charge you an exyta $200 for the novelty factor. Follow strikers advice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOWA308 View Post
    Thanks for the advice, but the next best option for a rangefinder bino would be the Bushnell fusion 1 mile arc.

    Theses look good for the money. Where are people buying from.

    I see Amazon and EBay have them for around $1300 NZD
    I got mine from Taihape Sports for $1500 about 12 months ago, not sure what they worth now.
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    Just buy them and try them. If they aren't good enough sell them on trademe and you will get your money back.

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    I see some Konus ones on trademee just under $1200 bucks.
    Has any body tried,had a look through them.
    Their spotting scopes aren't too bad for what you pay.

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    personally I would go for just a set of good name brand bino's. If you are going to shoot repeatably ( often ) at ranges in excess of 350 M then a good quality range finder capable of ranging to the distance you shoot would be beneficial. If you are just shooting under 300 M use a standard "point blank" format that will put you in the kill zone for most animals vitals ( dinner plate shot dispersion )
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    there will also be gst and import duties of around $150 to customs and you will have a half decent $550 paper weight

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    These are the Rolls Royce Chinese ones:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-...AbTest=ae803_2

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    Maybe these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOWA308 View Post
    Maybe these?

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    If only that price was legit they would be a steal.

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    Love my kahels 10x40s buy them 2nd hand sorta between 500-800 normally I think. I'd buy them again b4 all the cheeper ones Leupolds vortex bushnell ect but that's just me I recon there not to far behind top of the line not a half mile behind and there nice to use and have your eyes behind. I've used leupold and vortex range finders and I'd go vortex just cuz of warranty. Leupold don't do lifetime on range finders and not called waterproof was the best setup I could come up with in the 8-1000 price bracket

 

 

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