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#1 mjb

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:11 PM

So my buddies girlfriend called me and asked what binos to get him for Xmas

He's got a pair of Swarovski's 8x40 but he needs 15 for glassing AZ. HD glass is a must but it doesn't have to be Swarovski looking for light weight and durable, seeing as they will be riding in the jeep most of the time except for backpacking & road/hill top glassing.

Or should he go the spotter way? I just see him using the binos more than a spotter with his 8x

Of course a tripod will be used

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:21 PM

Spotting scope is a misnomer, you don't spot game with it, you getter a better look at game with it after you spotted game with binos.



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

I have the vortex kaibabs and am very happy with them. Also the vortex tripod with pan head.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 05:31 PM

How big are 20's I just know the desert is gonna need them. And that will be good for SD back country & Tejon which he mainly hunts.

Haven't heard back on a budget but he's got some cash he's been traveling the US for 2yrs in his 36' Discovery RV w/GF, 2 dogs, 2 Harley's & a CJ8

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 06:04 PM

AZ SUCKS CHODA..but I role vortex..swaro..and Nikon with the boys..mixed bag if you will.{all are had me downs as ive upgraded over the years..oh ya..have a leupold and a pentax mixed in there somewhere too.}  wish I had your buddys money..sounds like he,s loaded and price is not an issue..go big..or go home.


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 06:35 PM

Matt, that was no help.....

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:53 AM

I have the vortex viper HD 15s and my buddy has the viper spotting scope. Its a great combo for the price, but the family has the swaro 15s and spotter and there is a huge difference, so if he has the money, 15s for one guy and a spotter for the other is the way to go.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:21 AM

I know a guy who has the Swarows binos in 10x40, 15x56 and a Swaro spotter bam! Problem solved!



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:51 AM

man... for 2K you can get the new Sworo 15s delivered TYD....no brainier you get what you pay for....if he doesn't want to spend the 2K...Id just pick up some Vortex 15s....kinda hard to determine what he wants/gets with no budget.... I vote for the Sworos  :smiley-wnk-yellow:



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:28 AM

If money is not an issue I would highly recommend getting Prominar Highlanders.....buy all 3 magnification eyepieces and you are set...they are big and a little heavy but performance is spectacular.
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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:33 AM

I agree with Hunt Crazy 100%. If that's where the budget dictates the fun must end. Really depends how much you are going to use them. I have come to learn that optics are an investment in success. It's stings a little when you lay your money down, but being able to see first,further, and more has big rewards.😋
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Posted 07 December 2016 - 03:58 PM

Well this came back from his GF........oh boy
I can afford anything he needs I think. How much are they

He's not that rich but he knows the game good glass is expensive he ownes Swarovski 8x binos so keep it in the family:)

15 or 20 are the 20 the size of a spotter?
I had a big spotter but gave that up for the small minox after talking with Zeke

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:57 PM

15x56 Swaros... anything less is just a compromise. Ed F



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:17 AM

What Ed said. 

 

For a close second, I have the 15x56 Minox, which are awesome for what I paid, $800.  I see them online for under $900.  Maybe the Vortex are as good or better.  Not sure.


I saw a lynx at Tejon.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:17 AM

If you are serious about vortex do some review searches. I have not seen too many favorable reviews on vortex 15's when compared side by side with other 15's in that price range.


Edited by JNDEER, 08 December 2016 - 10:18 AM.





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