Just bought my first "big" binos, Monarch 5 16x56. I'm not sure how much I'll use them and definitely couldn't justify Swaros or anything in that range.
My plan is to buy a Vortex Summit SS-P, one of the Vanguards or something else in that price range with the pan head already included. What am I giving up? I see a lot of people buy a separate PH and spend a lot on them. I looked at some recommended models in an old thread but they were either heavier than I would want to pack on a day hunt or more money that I would spend right now.