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New binos advice
« on: November 26, 2017, 04:25:36 PM »
I'm thinking of upgrading my binos this coming year. I have a decent pair of leupold but I think I'm ready for an upgrade. I'm traditionally a leupold guy but I can't get over the look of the new leupolds. I'm also not a fan of vortex. I have about $750 budget. I'm looking Nikon maybe? Oh and I want 10x42. Any helP?
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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 04:52:22 PM »
Zeiss an option?  Not sure what they are running on price.  Might want to hold off and save. You wont gain much in optics for only a couple hundred more than what Leupolds cost.

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 05:02:22 PM »
I really like my Minox binoculars. If you can find some local, I think it would be worth your while to check them out. 

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 05:06:51 PM »
I have a pair of Nikon LX Premier 10x42 binoculars sitting around that I never use. At the time I purchased them I compared them to Swarovski and Leica models, and preferred the Nikons.

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 05:23:50 PM »
Save a couple hundred more bucks and get the zeiss conquest HD. Fantastic glass for the price. Great warranty also. They just replaced a scope of mine no questions asked with a better more expensive model. Might find them close to $800 if you shop sales  :twocents:
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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 06:21:57 PM »
Zeiss Conquest HD 10x42s are great. I got mine for about $850 if i remember correctly.

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 07:06:49 PM »
I'd definitely look into the Zeiss conquest HD! They're about $1000 but might find a deal somewhere. Or a used set.
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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 07:21:20 PM »
I would recommend save a little more and get some swaro's....best glass I have used. Mine have been bullet proof.

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 09:13:30 PM »
I'd agree with others here on the Zeiss Conquest HD.  They are unbelievable for the price.  Both my wife and I own a pair and after owning darn near every other brand out there I don't think there is a better deal then the Zeiss Conquest line.

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 05:27:15 PM »
Maven's are worth a look.

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2017, 01:09:35 AM »
Zeiss conquest, or alternatively, Cabela’s instinct euro binoculars out of the bargain cave. Same warranty, meopta glass(on par with other alpha offerings) and close to your budget.

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2017, 07:21:10 AM »
I have a pair of Steiners (10x42) that I love,
Clear, light, tough and for 4-5 years, bulletproof.
I have the Predetor model which was a bit more spendy 5 years ago than they are now?
At least that is how I remember it.
Anyway, great glass, I can afford more, but really don't think that more $ equals better optics.

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 10:09:40 PM »
I would look at the Maven C1

https://mavenbuilt.com/c-series-binoculars/

I would stay in the $300 range until you can get to the $1200-$1500 to get a gently used Swaro. Maven makes a Great $1000 set as well
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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2017, 07:35:30 AM »
Look at Kowa BD42 10x42

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Re: New binos advice
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2017, 08:02:39 AM »
I have been using some $300 Pentax 10x50s for close to 20 years now. I still really like them. My son & I received Redfield Talus 10x42s for Christmas. Heck, the Redfields look pretty good! Appears they are way under your budget...
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