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Binos on a budget

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by WayBeau, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. WYcoyote

    WYcoyote Member

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    Ok, my choice in this price range is The Zen Ray ZRS 8x42 HD.
    They have been performing well and are worth a look.
     
  2. Flintknapper

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ SAME!

    Pentax 8 x 42 DCF HR II's

    Hard to beat.

    Had many folks look through them and be quite surprised.
     
  3. heeler

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    Yep,That's the exact same model as mine Flint!
    Was digging through my safe yesterday trying to find the specific model designation to help the original poster,but could not find my paper work.
    Thanks.
     
  4. squarepants33889

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    I bought a pair of camo Bushnell Trophy XLT's for $175.00 from the local big box sporting goods store(Wholesale Sports) in 10x42. Now I am certainly no expert, but I have been super impressed with these "budget" binoculars. I have had 3 days of hunting with them now. They have seen barley freezing with intermixed rain. Gray skies with no sun to be seen. And brilliant sun shining off snow on a crisp Saskatchewan winter day(about -20 degrees celcius). They function fine in low morning light, but not as good as my expensive Leupold scope.
    Tomorrow I will test them on the last day of our whitetail season in a brisk -20 degrees celcius with a real stiff wind.
    So far, these things havent failed me. And it is the clearest image I have ever used in the field. I am not gonna say the are as impressive as the $1000 models, but you wont be disappointed.[​IMG]
     
  5. Lloyd Smale

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    another vote for nikon monarchs. Ive got a pair of 8x monarchs and think there better glass them my 10x minox that cost twice as much.
     
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