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Old 12-29-2015, 08:15 PM   #1
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Looking at the Cabelas Euro HD 10x32 made by Meopta, which are on sale now.

Any others?
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:19 AM   #2
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I can't speak to the ones you are looking at, but my dad got me the Leupold BX-2 Cascade 10x42s last year for Christmas and they are nice! I think they run about $300 and I have used them hunting pronghorn and mulies up in the panhandle. I give them two thumbs up!
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:25 AM   #3
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With that magnification and objective, I wouldn't expect good performance in low light conditions.

I would recommend 8-10x42-50. I have the Cabela's Euro 10x50 and pleased.

Nikon Monarchs seem to be a pretty decent binocular for less than your price.

If you are considering spending up to $600 or close, you will find a much better performing binocular than the 10x32 you mentioned, completely because of the magnification to objective ratio.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
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With that magnification and objective, I wouldn't expect good performance in low light conditions.

I would recommend 8-10x42-50. I have the Cabela's Euro 10x50 and pleased.

Nikon Monarchs seem to be a pretty decent binocular for less than your price.

If you are considering spending up to $600 or close, you will find a much better performing binocular than the 10x32 you mentioned, completely because of the magnification to objective ratio.

Thanks for the sound advise.
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With that magnification and objective, I wouldn't expect good performance in low light conditions.

I would recommend 8-10x42-50. I have the Cabela's Euro 10x50 and pleased.

Nikon Monarchs seem to be a pretty decent binocular for less than your price.

If you are considering spending up to $600 or close, you will find a much better performing binocular than the 10x32 you mentioned, completely because of the magnification to objective ratio.
Thanks a lot about this advice. I'm just starting with binoculars. Is there anything you can recommend me as a beginner.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:31 PM   #6
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I love my vortex dismondbscks
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:01 AM   #7
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:41 PM   #8
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I looked at a bunch of different binoculars before making my decision. Really wasn't on a budget other than Leica, Zeiss, Swarovski, etc. were out of the question. What I liked the best were a pair of Bushnell Legend Ultra HD which I think run around $300.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:42 PM   #9
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Look at Zen-Ray. Chinese made but very good quality.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:04 AM   #10
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Vortex Viper is the best choice under $600.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:43 AM   #11
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Vortex Viper is the best choice under $600.


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Old 04-15-2019, 11:57 PM   #12
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Agreed! Had a set of Leupolds which were good but love the Vortex Vipers.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:35 AM   #13
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Used zeiss Conquest
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:53 AM   #14
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Maven B3 or used Zeiss.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:15 AM   #15
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Leupold MX-4 Pro Guide 10x42. I did a lot of research and these are what I went with.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:45 PM   #16
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I second the Maven comment. I just bought a pair C.1 10x42. very well built binoculars and are clearer than my vortex diamondbacks.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:03 AM   #17
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Leaupold bx-4 or Steiner’s
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:35 AM   #18
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I had some vortex diamondback 10x50 that we’re pretty good, way under your budget.. if you wanted better I’d look for a pair of used Zeiss conquest..
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:19 PM   #19
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:34 PM   #20
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Maven all day over Vortex Diamondback, and a toss up against the Razors at half the price.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:04 AM   #21
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Maven all day over Vortex Diamondback, and a toss up against the Razors at half the price.
Yelp the C series beats viper also. The B is my favorite go and comfortably beats my old Razors even though the Razors are a lessor power. Maven has taken over the top spot via price points. Vortex is the new luppy, $$$$ for what it is. No longer a price point leader in any category.
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:52 PM   #22
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You might wanna give one of Leupolds HD’s with Twilight Max a run.
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Old 03-21-2019, 11:28 AM   #23
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Old 03-21-2019, 11:55 AM   #24
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Check out Minox. German brand.
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:34 PM   #25
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I think the big question is what will you be using them for. Unless you are doing western style glassing, higher end glass is not needed. It does not take expensive glass to judge a deer under a feeder.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:42 AM   #26
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Thank you, guys. I will go with the vortex
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Old 03-27-2019, 01:35 PM   #27
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Thank you, guys. I will go with the vortex
Get a hold of Arrowsmith on here. Vortex dealer and usually has the some of the best prices. Paypal then have them shipped to house.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:05 PM   #28
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Vortex has a lifetime warranty, including accident. Just bought a pair of vortex 10x42 and they are excellent. I’d get 10x42 or 8x42 as stated above. If you start getting too far off those specs they will be impossible to use correctly.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:38 PM   #29
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Vortex diamond backs
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:27 AM   #30
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My vortex Viper HD 10x42s remind me that I am happy with my purchase every single time I put them to my face...
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:13 AM   #31
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:29 AM   #32
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My vortex Viper HD 10x42s remind me that I am happy with my purchase every single time I put them to my face...


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Old 04-16-2019, 12:47 AM   #33
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My vortex Viper HD 10x42s remind me that I am happy with my purchase every single time I put them to my face...
Iíve got the same ones, very nice value.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:37 AM   #34
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Another vote for Vortex HDs
Great glass with a great warranty


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Old 04-14-2019, 12:16 PM   #35
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Iíve got a pie of Vortex (I believe theyíre Diamondbacks) that I licked up around Christmas for well under $600 and theyíre bad to the bone!!
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:51 PM   #36
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Leupolds have been great for me they are very clear and compact to fit in your hunting bag. Have been using them for years without problems
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:11 PM   #37
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MAVEN c.1 all the way. Great glass
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:56 PM   #38
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I have a pair of Zeiss 10x25's for sale in the classifieds for $400. But just bought a pair of Zeiss 10x42HT's which is the best binoculars money can buy in that category. I gotta tell you those 10x25's are much much closer than I thought they'd be in a side by side comparison, they are that good!

Oh, and BTW for $600, someone can buy a host of Bino's that are unbelievably lacking. Shop wisely!
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Old 06-26-2019, 05:44 AM   #39
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Vortex Diamondbacks for me as well
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:04 AM   #40
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Maven, Meopta, Vortex Viper, in that order.

Viper glass is nice but build quality is a pile of booty... I do like that they are made in Japan vs China though.
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:31 AM   #41
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Another vote for Vortex Viper HD here
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:12 AM   #42
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Vortex brand has great warrantees as you might see, but my vote is still for Nikon.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:50 PM   #43
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Another vote for Vortex Diamondback. Got a pair from Christmas and couldn't be happier. They will come in at half your budget, so you have a little extra spending money for another toy
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:53 PM   #44
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Vortex Viper HD 10x42
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:00 PM   #45
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Mavens are very nice for the money
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:55 AM   #46
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Check out the Athlon binos, got a pair that seem just as good as vortex and have a lifetime warranty.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:32 PM   #47
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If you can score a set of Meoptas for that cash I'd jump on it.

Euro glass is best glass!
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:49 AM   #48
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Vortex.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:33 AM   #49
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I know theyíre not new, and they arenít the top of the line but the Nikon Aculon A211 10x42 are pretty decent IMO. I just picked up a pair from optics planet for $49.00!! Refurbished but they work great.


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Old 08-14-2019, 07:49 AM   #50
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Check out Vanguard optics.
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