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Argie

 

Your oringal request for a binocular both working good for mountian hunting and nighthunting is actually quite contary, those are both quite specific needs requiing totaly different optics.

 

I am not going to give advise on the mountain hunting as where i live there is no mountains and that is not an option for me, but the nighthunting is very popular and common here.

The 10x40 gives a low exit pupil and in mostly cases a very poor FOV.

When hunting boar here at nights we often do it at quite close range, from 30-60 yards and binoculars with small FOV is quite annoying and makes the hunting so much more difficult.

 

So what you really need for that hunting is large exit pupil and big objective. Light is simply what  you need and not so much magnification.

As I understand you are buying binocular on a budget so I would recomend you to buy the 10x40 you need for your mountain hunting, but when the possibility turns up buy a second hand 7x50 for the nighthunting.

 

A US M17 (for example) military binocular from wwll is a quite good binocular and if in good condition outperforms all 10x40's for the nighthunting for a quite low sum of money.

The extra weight for those older 7x50 is not a problem when boar hunting as  you not are moving .

There is also plenty of new 7x50 or 8x56 that can be bought but then you have to strecy your budget quite a lot.

I preferes the 7x50 in mostly cases to 8x56 as mostly 8x56 have  a very limited FOV.

 

Regards Technika

 

 

 

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Technika:

Last weekI received a pair of Pentax DCF SP 10X43. I can tellyou it is quire a difference fron the Steiner 8X30 M&M I used.Specially at moonlight. They 're heavier,though. Next April in my annual red stag hunt in the patagonian Andes I'll wear them 'round my neck and realize if I need something lighter!

Thanks for your advice.

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Argie:

 

The Pextax DCF SP's are a nice set of binoculars.  As far as weight goes. a good binocular harness instead of those neckstaps makes all the difference. 

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I'll try to get one. But living here in the end of the world, it ain't easy.
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And as much difference as you found betwen the 30 and 43mm lenses will you find betwen 43 and 50mm lenses.......

 

Regards TEchnika

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