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    New set of binos

    Desperately after a new set of binos. What would you guys recommend? looking at the vortex vipers/Nikon monarchs price range or do I go something like the Diamondbacks and save for a set of swaros/Leica down the track?

    Thanks in advance

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    buy once, cry once is my only advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    buy once, cry once is my only advice.
    Haha yeh, I bought swarovskis, they still crapped out, lol. I cried.
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    I just bought some stieners about 245.00 from top gear really nice also small and light

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    Went with leupolds and fairly happy, might lose thelast 10Min of light vs lots more money

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    Someone was asking about the Sightron SII? I think not long ago.
    I tried some Leupold, Nikon Monarch and Steiner last month. Not really impressed with any of them for their money considering they were all $800+
    But that's just my eyes so try some out before you buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimySquirrel View Post
    Someone was asking about the Sightron SII? I think not long ago.
    I tried some Leupold, Nikon Monarch and Steiner last month. Not really impressed with any of them for their money considering they were all $800+
    But that's just my eyes so try some out before you buy.
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    Vortex Diamondback 10x42 good value for money. I bought a set for my son so he kept his mitts off my Swaro's, pleasantly surprised about the quality. Others will back me up on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Went with leupolds and fairly happy, might lose thelast 10Min of light vs lots more money
    And for once it's to dark, turn on the Maxtoch!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Went with leupolds and fairly happy, might lose thelast 10Min of light vs lots more money
    I was using my Geovids in the weekend, with thick cloud cover and a half moon I could still see deer at 200m and at 560m (range finder works well at night) I could count individual sheep. For comparison my Zeiss Conquest scope couldnt see shit at 50m.

    Edit: for clarity, this was at 8pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Vortex Diamondback 10x42 good value for money. I bought a set for my son so he kept his mitts off my Swaro's, pleasantly surprised about the quality. Others will back me up on that
    Yes definitely, the Diamondbacks are bloody great value/performance for the price tag, mine work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    I was using my Geovids in the weekend, with thick cloud cover and a half moon I could still see deer at 200m and at 560m (range finder works well at night) I could count individual sheep. For comparison my Zeiss Conquest scope couldnt see shit at 50m.

    Edit: for clarity, this was at 8pm
    Not sure a set of binos to a scope is a comparison but off ya go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Not sure a set of binos to a scope is a comparison but off ya go
    But it is frustrating when you watch an animal with your binos then swap to the rifle and its too dark to see it with the scope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    But it is frustrating when you watch an animal with your binos then swap to the rifle and its too dark to see it with the scope!
    What scopes are comparable to binos? The distance to the eye for light is half if not less for the binos so of course you can see more.

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    it wasn't a comparison to a scope. it was a comparison to his luoplds losing the last 10 mins of light...

 

 

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