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8x30 good enough?....

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by SIGarmed, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. SIGarmed

    SIGarmed Active Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Well I'm new at this hunting thing folks as if you couldn't figure so be patient.
    I just thought it would be neat to get some opinions from the board.

    My new pair of Steiner Safari 8x30 poro's are on the way from a shop in Germany and I should have them this week. The predators were a little too gimmicky for my taste so I didn't get those.

    I know many would say that a 30mm objective lens isn't good enough for low light conditions and hunting use. I got this binocular for $109 + $35 for FEDEX from Germany. These same optics easily go for $200+ here in the states so I couldn't resist.

    I've decided on a new endeavor of wild hog hunting and I'll be using these optics. Aren't some optics better than no optics, esepecially if they're Steiners which don't have a bad reputation even with a 30mm lens?

    I've heard so much about how a 40-50mm lens are greatly desired. I can always get another pricier binocular if these aren't to my liking I guess.
    What are your experiences with similar glass? Will these 8x30's be sufficient?
  2. wun_8_seven

    wun_8_seven member

    Dec 26, 2002
    howdee, i have a pair of 8x30 stieners & a pair of 10 x 40 ziess binos. i use the 8x30 90% of time thier great for all but the most wide open spaces. i use the 10x40s only when in wyoming or montana when its a long way to anything. 187
  3. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

    Jan 28, 2003
    8X30s are a great choice and a very usable set of binos.

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