Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Terminator Darkness


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42
Like Tree34Likes

Thread: Looking for binos leupold, delta, vortex...

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Manawatu
    Posts
    1,087

    Looking for binos leupold, delta, vortex...

    Hey guys, looking to upgrade my binos. Currently have the leupold Yosemite bx1 porro prism 8x32 binos.

    Looking for something I'm the 10x42 range and see that GC are doing special on McKenzie bx1 HD 10x42. I have seen and heard mixed reviews of them, anyone have first hand experience over a period of more than a few months?

    Also heard good things about the delta forest binos, are they on the same or better level glass wise? Mostly do spot and stalk hunting so they'll get used a lot.

    Anyhow I'm looking in that $500 ish price range.

    Any feedback appreciated.

  2. #2
    Unapologetic gun slut dannyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Oxford, North Canterbury
    Posts
    8,672
    I had a pair of Bx2 10x52's I sold to buy a pair of Zeiss terra 10x42's.....they are ok but I think the Bx2's were better to my eyes IMO maybe it was the bigger objective. The Zeiss are not bad and still have no trouble spotting deer much further away than I would shoot them I just found the BX2's really nice to look through.
    #DANNYCENT

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Manawatu
    Posts
    1,087
    The Zeiss terra are about twice what I'm looking at spending @dannyb in an imaginary world where I'm millionaire, I'd buy some sig 3ks or Swaro EL range or whatever they are.

  4. #4
    Unapologetic gun slut dannyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Oxford, North Canterbury
    Posts
    8,672
    Quote Originally Posted by Rated M for Magnum View Post
    The Zeiss terra are about twice what I'm looking at spending @dannyb in an imaginary world where I'm millionaire, I'd buy some sig 3ks or Swaro EL range or whatever they are.
    sorry I meant conquest either way I rate the BX2's as better than them to my eyes
    Rated M for Magnum likes this.
    #DANNYCENT

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Manawatu
    Posts
    1,087
    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    sorry I meant conquest either way I rate the BX2's as better than them to my eyes
    Haha I'm sure they are wonderful. Good to know about the bx2s
    dannyb likes this.

  6. #6
    Member BRADS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Central Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    9,343
    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    sorry I meant conquest either way I rate the BX2's as better than them to my eyes
    Terra or conquest? There's well over 1k difference in price ?


    Sent from my SM-S916B using Tapatalk

  7. #7
    Unapologetic gun slut dannyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Oxford, North Canterbury
    Posts
    8,672
    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Terra or conquest? There's well over 1k difference in price ?


    Sent from my SM-S916B using Tapatalk
    I thought I clarified that in the post you quoted but alas I am tired and suffering they are the Terra as originally stated
    BRADS and Rated M for Magnum like this.
    #DANNYCENT

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2023
    Location
    Hokitika
    Posts
    73
    I have just sent my Leupold 8x32 bx3 Mojaves I have had for three years back for a repair. I really like these for size and clarity. Been told that they will probably be replaced instead of repaired. They are now obsolete. Hope whatever they replace them with are as good, or I rather put up with what I had, even with the minor issues with the focus knob.
    dannyb and Rated M for Magnum like this.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2022
    Location
    Whanganui
    Posts
    873
    Fwiw, I just got a pair of b3 maven 10x30,for my eyes they are better than the 2 swaros I previously owned.
    Rated M for Magnum likes this.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Manawatu
    Posts
    1,087
    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeyJason View Post
    Fwiw, I just got a pair of b3 maven 10x30,for my eyes they are better than the 2 swaros I previously owned.
    Very nice, again about double what I have to spend what are they like in low light?

  11. #11
    Unapologetic gun slut dannyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Oxford, North Canterbury
    Posts
    8,672
    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeyJason View Post
    Fwiw, I just got a pair of b3 maven 10x30,for my eyes they are better than the 2 swaros I previously owned.
    where did you order you're Maven's from ? the Maven website quotes $140 shipping to little old NZ
    #DANNYCENT

  12. #12
    Just some bloke
    Join Date
    Jun 2023
    Location
    South North Canterbury
    Posts
    41
    I’ve got the bx-2 alpine 10x42. Can’t fault them

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2023
    Location
    waimakau
    Posts
    2,705
    Got a pair of stieners here. Been good
    Rated M for Magnum likes this.

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    North Canterbury
    Posts
    5,462
    At the $500 price point, the Delta would be the best then 'for a few dollars more' the Geko - NZ GR Hunts
    Rated M for Magnum and TimC like this.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Hamilton
    Posts
    820
    Wife uses the BX1 Mckenzie HD's, she loves them and thinks they are great. I on the otherhand just didnt gel with them and ended up going with the BX2 Alpine HD's. I can see a small but worthwhile difference between the 2, but the Wife still thinks the Mckenzies are better.

    All you can really do is try a few and grab the option that you feel is better.

    I should also mention she spots more Deer than me, could be unrelated, but there is that.

 

 

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!