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I have decided to go for a pair of 6x32's, nice compact size should be good in low light situations and enough magnification in the terrain I hunt. Unfortunately not as much choice as other sizes it appears, open to recomendations?
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As you said, there's not a ton of options.  I'd sure like to have this one:
 
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Originally posted by Waldo Waldo wrote:

I have decided to go for a pair of 6x32's......... open to recomendations?
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Do a Google search Google It  for Leupold Katmai 6x32.
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Thanks for the comments, they are the two models I have considered so far, looks like hopefully I am on the right track.
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I to am looking for a 6 x 32 binocular. Have found the Leupold Katmai 6 x 32 and the Vortex 6.5 x 32 but know nothing about either. 

Are there others? Has anyone used either of these and have any info to share? Sure would like to hear from you if so. Thanks. Al 
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As mentioned earlier, the Vortex Viper 6X32 is a very nice binocular in that configuration.
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They aren't 6x32's but I have a set of Leupold Yosemite 6X30 and I love them, great for the money.
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Originally posted by Al in SC Al in SC wrote:

I to am looking for a 6 x 32 binocular. Have found the Leupold Katmai 6 x 32 and the Vortex 6.5 x 32 but know nothing about either. 

Are there others? Has anyone used either of these and have any info to share? Sure would like to hear from you if so. Thanks. Al 
Which Vortex?  The Fury or the Raptor?  I have both.  The Fury is a nice glass and has a very nice image and wide fov.  It can be had for somewhere around $130 nowadays.  The Raptor is a slightly larger version of the Leupold Yosemite.
 
The Katmai is probably the most compact of the 6x32 glass.  I like it, and would like to but have not had the chance to compare it to the 6x32 Viper.
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6x32 discontinued vipers are a good buy in that price range. get to look at some fury's this weekend that i purchased my daughter. should be good comparison.  always read good about the leupolds also.  really enjoy the 6-6.5 range imo Smile
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Rally appreciate the responses. Any others will also be appreciated. Thanks.
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Been to a couple of local gun shops the last day or so, said I was looking for a set of Katmai 6x32's and all they could do was try and sell me some 8 or 10x42's. Repeated the 6x32 line and they continued to show me 8x's and 10x's and see look how far way you can see stuff (may be handy if I huntd the open plains but I don't) looks like I'll be buying online at this rate.
Pretty well convinced myself the Katmai's are they way to go (for me at least), would be nice to see a set first but that isn't going to happen, oh well.
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The Katmai are real nice glass.  They may be a tiny bit behind the Vipers, but (IMO anyway) they have the best combination of nice small size and good optics.  You likely will not be disappointed.
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Just been doing some more research on the net and noticed the Meopta Meopro 6.5x32's, not suite as physically small as the Katmai but not far behind, another option to consider. Any one have personal experience with the Meopro's in that size?
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Originally posted by Al in SC Al in SC wrote:

  Has anyone used either of these and have any info to share? Sure would like to hear from you if so. Thanks. Al 
 
Here's something that you might enjoy reading when you have some time to kill.
 
 
I purchased the Leupold Katmai 6x32 for my wife more than four years ago, it is very small and lightweight and and has a wide FOV and is very enjoyable to use.  Great for men or women with small hands.
 
However, because my wife and I are Senior Citizens, we both appreciate using binoculars with more magnification.  Our older eyeballs need all the help they can get.
During the daytime we are mostly into birding and the smaller, distant targets require a little extra boost in magnification. 
 
I made the mistake of letting my wife use my Minox BD 10x44 BP (Porro) binocular and she prefers it over the weaker 6x32 Katmai.  From personal experience the Minox 10x is sharper than the Leupold 6x. 
I ended up purchasing an older Nikon 10x50 Gold Sentinel so that we each have a 10x binocular to use for daytime bird watching.
 
Stan


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I got to look at my daughter's 6.5x32 fury's this weekend and for the money spent was a good choice. The comparison between my 6x32 viper and her fury's kind or surprised me.  The fury's view was very similar to the viper's. Pretty impressive considering I really like the viper's view.  Great Buy at 130$ imo    I will try to post a review in the members test and review page later

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Thanks for the comments guy's, the choices are starting to open up a bit.
Leupold Katmai 6x32 (most compact)
Vortex Fury 6.5x32 (real keen price currently in comparison to Katmais but a bit bigger/heavier)
Viper 6x32 most expensive option but real good reviews
Better make a decision and order one of them before it gets more complicated.
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Can probably also add the Meopro 6.5x32's to that list.

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Originally posted by Waldo Waldo wrote:

Been to a couple of local gun shops the last day or so, said I was looking for a set of Katmai 6x32's and all they could do was try and sell me some 8 or 10x42's. Repeated the 6x32 line and they continued to show me 8x's and 10x's and see look how far way you can see stuff (may be handy if I huntd the open plains but I don't) looks like I'll be buying online at this rate.
Pretty well convinced myself the Katmai's are they way to go (for me at least), would be nice to see a set first but that isn't going to happen, oh well.
Cheers,
Waldo
 
Waldo:
 
Check out the 6x32 Katmai, on the SWFA, "Sample list", save some dollars, they look as new.
 
This is a plug for the sponsor of the forum, the salesman here, will not try to steer you to
a 10x42.
 
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Originally posted by NDhunter NDhunter wrote:

 
Waldo:
 
Check out the 6x32 Katmai, on the SWFA, "Sample list", save some dollars, they look as new.
 
This is a plug for the sponsor of the forum, the salesman here, will not try to steer you to
a 10x42.
 
Since I was just about to post this from the samplelist myself, I have to say..."good idea". Wink
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The time has come to stop procrastinating and just buy something. It appears this (6x32) size range has quite a good selection of good quality glass at some quite respectable prices, perhaps the magnification level just makes it easier to produce quality optics?
Well, the Katmai's will ultimately get the GO, good quality glass from all accounts (maybe not as good as the Viper but equal of the others or better) plus the most compact size of the class, if going compact may as well go the most compact. More likely to carry them, more likely to glass thru them, more likely to shoot the deer of a lifetime Yippee
Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated.
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Waldo
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Well, my Katmai's turned up today :)
They will be my xmas present and unfortunately the box is all wrapped in plastic (and if I open it the kids may get suspicious), mighty impressed with the size of the box though nice and small. May be a long wait till xmas day, can't wait to get them out hunting.
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How are they lookin...?Wink  Waldo Please keep us updated on those katmai's
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