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Thread: Binoculars for bush

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    Binoculars for bush

    Eyes are getting worse and worse...need some bush binocs...6x30 or 8x30 yosemites probably.
    I know 6x30s will be best in bush but the 8x30s more versatile. I have a couple of sets of really decent 10 power binocs.
    Opinions and experiences?

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    I use 8x25 compacts when in the bush. Light and small and lets you see "through" the bush.
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    Leupold Yosemites are good value

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    I use 8x25 compacts when in the bush. Light and small and lets you see "through" the bush.
    have you used 6 powers Shearer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    have you used 6 powers Shearer?
    No, but there would be nothing wrong with 6x. Clarity is more important than magnification in the bush. I have 8x25 because there seems to be a bigger choice in that range than the lower magnification. FOV in the 8x25s is still good too.
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    When you say bush how far can you see? Every place i have been has 20-30m max clear sight and usually less so never considered binos

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    Have a play with your scope and work out what's going to be best

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    I have a pair of 6x30 yosemites and they are really nice little binos. I've found them good in bush and the mag is fine. As has been said you can see through the bush. I'd recommend 6x with the Yosemite because it gives a bigger exit pupil and wider field of view allowing them to "punch above their weight" optically speaking
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillB View Post
    I have a pair of 6x30 yosemites and they are really nice little binos. I've found them good in bush and the mag is fine. As has been said you can see through the bush. I'd recommend 6x with the Yosemite because it gives a bigger exit pupil and wider field of view allowing them to "punch above their weight" optically speaking
    Or spend more money

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    Never used one but Leupold thermal could be hard to beat in the bush ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    Never used one but Leupold thermal could be hard to beat in the bush ?
    Not very good actually (from what I have been hearing/reading)
    Much better to pay extra and step up to the low end Thermal Pulsar XQ30V Lite
    The Leopold is OK for tracking wounded (blood) but thats about it.
    A lot of guys using the Thermal on Japs now - just hope they identify 110% before they take the shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Not very good actually (from what I have been hearing/reading)
    Much better to pay extra and step up to the low end Thermal Pulsar XQ30V Lite
    The Leopold is OK for tracking wounded (blood) but thats about it.
    A lot of guys using the Thermal on Japs now - just hope they identify 110% before they take the shot.
    its a scary thought that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    its a scary thought that
    It doesn't have to be.
    As long as the hunter is not using Thermal Scope in bush - the Thermal handheld will locate - then normal scope for ID.
    But a man crouched down roaring or the likes - to a trigger happy type could pose a potential disaster.
    There will be an accident with this Thermal imaging gear one day – that I am sure about.

    However – there is a flip side to it – and it could also (one will never know) prevent an accidental shooting. By seeing someone at distance – when you could be the potential target – so then you avoid getting into that risk position etc
    She’s amazing gear though – out the other morning (5am) – could see Deer 300-400m in light scrub/regrowth and when hit with the light – could not see an eyeball shinning back at all.
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