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Offline hunter399

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Not all glass is equal,just wow
« on: August 07, 2023, 05:45:21 PM »
Now I have to start from the beginning.
When I was younger,we would just stumble around all day.
Most likely dragging our feet at dark and another half mile to go before you seen the porch light.

And we would bump bucks ,the old whistle or clap your hand and try to shoot them or shot em on the run.
And I not joking ,one buck I shot about few inches in front of his pecker and the bullet exit out of his chest.
When I jumped him out of the brush maybe 10 yards from me,and that sucker leaped up he went down maybe 20 yard from me.
It was probably the quickest kill I ever seen or did.

And the only time you carried bino was mule deer hunting,so you could see that little tiny third point.
The rest of the time you seen a deer and you put the rifle scope on it. So for years I carried the worst bino for years.
I think it was like a 16/32 Bushnell bino or something like that.
I still have them and can look to be sure .

Anyway I bought last year I bought some 12/50 vortex HD binos.
And holy smokes batman.....OMG.
I never realized how much I was shorting myself all these years.
It was an eye opener ,that's for sure.

I do know most on this site probably consider the vortex a base model sub par junk yard crap.
But for me and my back story,there like the greatest thing since plastic tip bullets.

What you guys running?

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Re: Not all glass is equal,just wow
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2023, 05:55:36 PM »
Vortex here also it is great glass.too many people think you have to pay thousands for good glass not so.
 Some peoples eyes are such that you can’t really tell the difference I had a pair of swaros and I really couldn’t tell much difference from my vortex it’s probably just my old man eyes but it saves me money 😁

Get a tripod for those and you will be even more impressed with what you were missing
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Re: Not all glass is equal,just wow
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2023, 06:09:19 PM »
I like my Vortex scopes and binocs  :tup:
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Re: Not all glass is equal,just wow
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2023, 06:12:13 PM »
We run Swarovski, Leupold and zeiss.   I have some older bushnell that stay at the cabin and work fine for what we use them for.   Looked through some of my hunting buddies vortex and they are on par with the Leupold my son uses.  For the price of some of the high end vortex….your not to far off a pair of Swarovski slc’s.  I say to each their own…and any glass is better than no glass.

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Re: Not all glass is equal,just wow
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2023, 06:35:39 PM »
Talk about late to the party
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Re: Not all glass is equal,just wow
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2023, 06:44:40 PM »
Talk about late to the party

You hit the nail right on the head... :chuckle: :chuckle:

I do run a tripod for 5+ years,it's not one of those fancy carbon fiber.
It's an old style bog pod,with a 20/60 spotter (need better also) that I only use for my phone scope thingy now. I do have the adapter for the 12/50 vortex I just bought that right away.

But yes I'm very late to the party on the bino part.
And I'm blown away at the quality.
I feel like I can see so much better with these HD thing.

I know the topic is about glass.

But between onx and these binos.
It just has changed the game so much ,when I look back as a kid growing up and hunting.
It's just crazy to me.
Might be less animals now ,by God your gonna see them now .
« Last Edit: August 07, 2023, 06:59:16 PM by hunter399 »

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Re: Not all glass is equal,just wow
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2023, 08:16:27 PM »
Nikon has the best glass for the money and I've looked through them all. I like Nightforce scopes as they have great  glass.
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Re: Not all glass is equal,just wow
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2023, 08:48:18 PM »
Upgraded the vortex diamondbacks to used zeiss conquests this year. Definitely an improvement. The vipers are pretty solid for the price point based on my experience with a buddy's 12's. I won't touch swaro's though, can't afford to  :chuckle:

Maybe one day

 


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