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    Monocular or bino?

    Hi all

    I am looking at some hunting optics and was thinking about carrying a monocular rather than binos. Does anyone do this? Binos can be a bit of a pain whereas I figure a monocular can just live in my pants pocket out of the way.

    I am mostly goat/rabbit shooting so the distances aren't huge

    appreciate input on this

    cheers
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    Never tried a telescope for scanning tbh. Your reasoning for getting one makes good sense tho. Let us know what you end up with if you decide on a monocular type.
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    I've thought about this too. My right eye is shit as and degrades the picture through binos a lot.

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    One of my mates has a bung eye from a car accident years ago, he has never had success using binos, just got himself a leica rangefinder, 8 x magnification and he uses it for glassing and cant understand why he never had one sooner.

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    This is the sort of thing I am thinking of. 16x mag so good and powerful.

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    16x is maybe a bit too much magnification for handheld optics, your picture is going to be pretty shaky... also fairly small field of view, so difficult to pickup your target area from naked eye.

    most I would go for is 10x
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    16x is maybe a bit too much magnification for handheld optics, your picture is going to be pretty shaky... also fairly small field of view, so difficult to pickup your target area from naked eye.

    most I would go for is 10x
    Yup, especially if hand held scanning. Still, I would like to have a go with one.
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    ok, thanks for point about mag. 10x it is

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    This may not be in quite the same catogory but when Im giving advise on night vision units my rule of thumb is 2 holes are better than one, be it optics , Night Vision or shooting.

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    Got this coming so we'll see how it works out.

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    If you have 2 good eyes use them both
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    If you have 2 good eyes use them both
    Is that why yours look at each other?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Is that why yours look at each other?
    On the rare occasions when they are actually open
    Rules are for the obedience of fools
    and the guidance of wise men” Sir Douglas Bader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    On the rare occasions when they are actually open
    If we get the weather right this year

    I plan on doing some overnighters from base camp. I will genuinely worry about how you will get out of bed, without me there to inform you it is noonish, and time to go for a hunt as far as the shitter
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    I just use my Leica 1600 now for glassing.

    I have a pair of 10x Bushnell bino's, but leaving them at home is one less thing to carry. The bino's are better, sure, but the Leica glass I find good enough, and it stays hung around my neck and zipped into chest pocket at all times.

    It's a shame all the range finding bino's I've tried weigh more than both put together and are fucking huge.
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