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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:56 PM

Zen Ray binos are the best I've ever had and pretty reasonable. Of course Zeiss or Sworofsky (how ever you spell it) would of course be preferable but most don't have the coin for those.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:26 PM

I cannot speak for the ED3 zens, but I would say do not get the Prime HD. That and company C/S is very lacking when I tried to get work done on my Primes before I finally sold them.

There are IMO better binos in that price range available.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:06 PM

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:51 PM

Will not be disappointed with the Swaro ELs if they are in your budget.  Also have a pair of Leupold Mojaves that will do an acceptable job at a  much lower price.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:04 AM

I've been happy with my Minox 10x42.......for distance a pair of 15 or a spotter works the best for picking up forks. And a tripod to hold it steady.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:36 AM

im all about the tascos or barskas...especially in low light situations...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:25 AM

im all about the tascos or barskas...especially in low light situations...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:33 AM

Yeah, you can.  Even if it is a gift.



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:34 AM

looks like I'm leaning towards the Vortex Diamondback 12x50 looks like cabelas has them for $259, i'll look around for better deals ... only because that's about the cash range I want to spend on binos, I'm very rough on my equipment while hunting and would hate to break 1grand binos.. any of you guys ever owend any of these vortex?



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 12:10 PM

The 1k binos are heavy duty.......they know you'll use them hard that's why the warranty which is not often use that I've seen........you get what you pay for.......I kinda wish I had a low cost back up for my mindless hunting buddies.......let us know how you like them

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 12:18 PM

vortex make a good product, no doubt. You will see a significant difference in a ED/HD bino when compared to a non ED/HD bino. If you can swing for some Zen Ray ED3's or the vortex Talon HD I would be willing to bet you would like them much better then the diamondbacks. Don't get me wrong my brother can find the deer just like I can with his diamondbacks...he just has to wait until the sun is up, lol.



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:26 PM

I own both 10x42's in Vortex Diamondbacks & Swarovski's EL's.......Little doubt what is better, but the Vortex's aren't bad and differently worth the money.


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:32 PM

I bought a pair of Minox 8x42 last year because I wanted something lighter than the 10x42.  Very happy with them.  Minox has a line that is assembled in China with German components, and another that is fully built in Germany (BV vs BL or something like that).  I got the the all-German ones.  A friend with high end Swarovskis also thinks my Minox are pretty darned good for the money.  They are also just about the lightest, quality 8x42s on the market.


Edited by Ducky's Dad, 23 September 2014 - 06:33 PM.





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