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just bought my LAST pair of binoculars!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by aficianado, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Nov 2, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    aficianado

    aficianado [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i literally saved my lunch money. for a long time.
    i then did all the research in the world and got it down to Leica Ultravids or the Swavorki EL. both in 10x42.

    i found a store down the street from my home selling the Leica's. i went to check them out. he misquoted me a price but HONORED it and sold me 10x50's Ultravids for just a tad more than the 42's. i pounced!

    done. even my wife thinks the binos are better than any pair i have in the home. we waited for the sun to set, and sat in the backyard. they are amazing.

    AZ couse deer hunt, and TX aoudad hunt coming up and i cannot wait!!

    i just need to buy a tripod and tripod mount.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    Best money spend on optics. They cost a pretty penny but worth it.
    Enjoy !
     
  3. Nov 3, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    225nontypical ????????????

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    nice score buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    when my wife gave me the go ahead on optics a few years ago i went big and bought the swaro 10x42 el's. it was a very hard choice between then and the leica's
    but i got a deal on the swaro's ($1649.00 if i remember right) so i went with those.

    i will agree some of the best money i have ever spent on hunting gear.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    225. i was hoping you would see this.

    how are you carrying them? the downside of my 10x50 is that they dont fit in that badlands chest bino pouch. i'm not wanting to carry them like my pentax. i flat out made them filthy!!

    you got a smoking deal on binos. you see what the Euro did to the swarvos? brutal.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    i use crocked horn bino system. but those do not protect them at all. so when i am on a stalk i have to be very aware of there location on my body and the ground. this year i scratched the piss out of them on a stalk for a goat and i thought i was going to cry. :mad:
    i finally took them off and put them in one hand and my gun in the other and then army crawled the rest of the way like that. i look at them know and say well as long as the glass is not scratched they are still good because that is really then only part that matters.:cool: at least the is what i have to tell myself so i do not get upset about it.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    It truly amazes me on how most people would never drop for great glass. Be it binos or scopes. Congrats on your purchase, they will serve you for life.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    I drop for glass.....at least scopes and spotting scopes, it would take some convincing for the binos

    my stepdad got a pair of swaravskis, really really clear, only thing i have that is anywhere comparable to them is a burris 4-12 on mt 10/22

    those binos are great
     
  8. Nov 4, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Same here...you spend hours behind your 'nocs, and if you've ever had an eye-strain headache, you'll know what I mean.
    Swaros are on my list....working my way up the food chain.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    i have spent an honest $1000 on random binoculars. i keep stepping up in tiny increments. my first pair were $50 tascos.

    this is the first time i could really pony up the money. last night i was watching a hawk in the evening..sun was going down..the bird was freaking glowing bright.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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  11. Nov 4, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    jagged pill, but i think this is happening to me.
     
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