Thread: o.k. heres one for you....
04-05-2007, 01:18 PM #1
o.k. heres one for you....
Binos on a $100 budget.....what should one look for and try???
and dont bother answering that I should waste my money on anything under $250.....I simply will not spend that much.....
I have a $100 gift card to gander and have decided thats what I want.....
8x50 or 8.5x50....semi compact.....
I already have the bino system...(chest strap)....and yes it fits.....I cut things up and split them down!
04-05-2007, 01:33 PM #2
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- Saylorsburg PA
What are you using them for? Looking at birds? Deer? 3-D? all of the above?No I'm not dead
04-05-2007, 01:43 PM #3
Yeah, need more info, however I don't know what brands Gander carries. Actually probably don't need more info, I think you're going to be very limited for that price. Can you even get 8x50 for under $100? I have a pair of burris binos that are 8x42 that were under $200. I'm more than happy with them, compact, lightweight and use them for both 3d and hunting. but, i know you're looking for under 100..
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04-05-2007, 02:01 PM #4
Did a little researching, don't know if gander carries these, they are not 8x50, I could not find any for under 100. These are close, however and they were all around or under 100. Hope this helps
Nikon 8x40 action ultra wide view
Zhumell Long Eye Relief 8x42 wide angle
Bushnell 8x42 prism
Barska 8x42 WP Benchmark.
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04-05-2007, 02:05 PM #5ny911bowhunterGuest
04-05-2007, 02:10 PM #6
04-05-2007, 02:11 PM #7
I got a pair of bushnell auto focus from gander mountain. They work great glassing fields in the evening. You dont have to do any focosing. They where only $60 bucks and I wouldn't use anything diffrent. The only thing is that they are made for up close vewing. Of course if your using a 8X10 your not looking at anything closer than 50 yards anyways.
04-05-2007, 02:54 PM #8
o.k. so 8-8.5 power......any size for mainly 3D......
something legal for IBO.....
Thanx everyone, I will be looking into all of them.....
just went to the vortex dealer locater and Kenco is a dealer
Last edited by BUNNYMAN; 04-05-2007 at 02:56 PM.I cut things up and split them down!
04-05-2007, 06:31 PM #9ny911bowhunterGuest
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04-05-2007, 10:10 PM #10
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Dont mean to hijack here bowman, but has anyone looked though a pair of steiner binos yet, a freind of mine got his dad a set for xmas, we were in the house looking at the back of a pepsi can at about 10 yards, you could read the ingreadince on the can, and it was crystal clear, ill be borrowing them soon to go look at some animals, i guess they have some kind of coating on the lenses that make animals stick out more.... I think they were 10x40.
04-05-2007, 10:13 PM #11
04-06-2007, 08:29 AM #12
I don't know too much about bino's but I just happen to be strolling through the sporting goods department last night in wal-mart and remembered this thread they have a pair of Nikon binos 10X50 for like $80. They are on the website also.
04-06-2007, 11:51 AM #13
04-06-2007, 05:51 PM #14
04-06-2007, 08:46 PM #15
what about these.....i can get them at the shop i work at....for cheap money and i looked closer at them today and they seem pretty nice....the eye relief was pretty nice also.....
http://www.celestron.com/c2/product....=22&ProdID=162I cut things up and split them down!
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