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    15x56mm Binoculars - please educate me!

    I have been having a look through some Meopta 15x56mm HD binos over the weekend and quite like them.

    Anyone else using these or something like them for long range shooting? Steel shooting or paper punching? Pros and cons versus a spotter? Do the doublers work well?

    What about tops or open country hunting - anyone using 15x binos? How do you find them?


    My plan is to use these Meopta 15x56mm binos at our Hihitahi Challenge this weekend and see how they go. They were quite usable without a tripod but I expect they would be all the better with a tripod.
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    Don't know about 15X. But I have a set of 12X30 as a carry set. Wish I had got 10x as they are hard to hold still. Especially if I'm puffing.
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    15x56mm Binoculars - please educate me!

    Simon I had pair of 15x56 Swarovski binos, I thought they would be awesome for point counting on stags.
    They where worse than terrible, big, heavy hard to hold and find game with because of the mag
    Might be ok for your steel shoots but for hunting take the 8x.



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    Yeah i have a pair of 10x42mm that will stay my general hunting pair - for steel shoots, particularly with a tripod these look cool. Cheers for the input BRADS.
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    15x are ok if you have a good rest to keep them steady and to much wind make it impossible to use properly compared to 10x.

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    I bought a cheap pair of Japanese Minolta 10-22x50 binos that I used at the Toby shoot last year and found them great for spotting. Can always wind the cap off the front of the pivot abd use them on a tripod with a cheap adapter.

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    I have a spotter that is 15-45x60 and I find I use it mostly about 20x. Get good clarity at this power, can see trace easy at 20x, but sitting for long time behind the spotter leads to a bit of eye strain. A good set of binos at 15x I think would be cool...
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    Recall an Aussie sambar hunter used Swaro 15's and swore by them to locate hard to find animals.

 

 

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