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Old 12-19-2021, 08:50 AM   #1
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TBOT allows for their use. My eyes suck, so it really helps me to see where to shoot. I have some nice Nikon binoculars in 10x50 but they are large and a bit cumbersome to tote around the 3D course.

What's a good, yet smaller binocular in maybe 8x32?
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Old 12-19-2021, 08:55 AM   #2
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TBOT allows for their use. My eyes suck, so it really helps me to see where to shoot. I have some nice Nikon binoculars in 10x50 but they are large and a bit cumbersome to tote around the 3D course.

What's a good, yet smaller binocular in maybe 8x32?
I also have the Nikon 10x50's. Use them for hunting, and 3D.

The way I hang them, I can just flip them around onto my back when not in use. Don't even notice they are there.

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Old 12-19-2021, 09:22 AM   #3
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I bought some vortex diamondback 10x42 for 3d. I have an African missionary friend who was here in the states and ended up gifting them to him. I was very impressed with them for 3d and close range hunting, BUT donít be fooled, they donít compare to high end optics. After giving the vortex to a friend I bought a cheap pair of Athlon 10x42. I would not recommend them!


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Old 12-19-2021, 09:55 AM   #4
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I bought some vortex diamondback 10x42 for 3d. I have an African missionary friend who was here in the states and ended up gifting them to him. I was very impressed with them for 3d and close range hunting, BUT donít be fooled, they donít compare to high end optics. After giving the vortex to a friend I bought a cheap pair of Athlon 10x42. I would not recommend them!


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to be clear: You feel the Vortex diamondback is adequate for 3D? Seeing the rings to 30 yards under shade of trees?
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Old 12-19-2021, 10:05 AM   #5
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8x32 is too small! Most everyone I know uses 10x42 or similar. I use Vortex Diamondback 10x42. They work just fine for 99% of the targets. Every once in a while they will stick a black pig in a dark hole, but in this cases nobody can see the lines.

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Old 12-19-2021, 10:28 AM   #6
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X2 for what Bisch replied. I will be buying another pair of the diamondback before 3d starts back up!


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I'm not as old as Bisch. My Vortex 8x32s work fine for me.

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Old 12-19-2021, 01:02 PM   #8
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I'm not as old as Bisch. My Vortex 8x32s work fine for me.

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It has nothing to do with age!

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Old 12-19-2021, 02:02 PM   #9
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Old 12-24-2021, 09:56 AM   #10
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Vortex 10x42’s crossfire or Diamondbacks you can go wrong with either
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Old 12-24-2021, 10:10 AM   #11
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The Nikon 10x42 monarch 5 I am selling in classifieds for a lot less then they go new.
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Old 12-24-2021, 03:20 PM   #12
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Double checked and mine are 10x42 not 10x50. They are great binoculars. Just wanting something lighter for the 3D course. If Santa didn't get the hint I'll something in-bound soon enough!
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Old 12-24-2021, 08:19 PM   #13
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Honestly how can 8 power not be enough? It makes a 32 yard object look like it is only 4 yards away?
10 power makes it look 3.2 yards away.
That is an insignificant difference. Now the objective lense diameter may contribute some but I doubt that would be too significant either. I've used 10x50s and opted to buy 8x32s because the size difference was significant when using, carrying, dealing with them on a 3D course.

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Old 12-28-2021, 09:56 AM   #14
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I carried a pair of 10x50 Alpens when I was competing with compounds. They were great (and needed) for dark targets in dark tunnels and longer shots. After making the switch to recurves and longbows, we went with a 10x36 monocular from Vortex, per a suggestion from Arrowsmith. They are lightweight and easy to stow on a belt clip or in a quiver pocket. They have worked well for trad distances.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:32 PM   #15
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I have a pair of Vortex Diamondback 10x42 that is just the right size to carry for hunting or whatever, had Steiner 6x30 that were good but a bit small, had Nikon 10x42 but it was a bit bulky. Vortex is right between and a good fit.
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