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    Posted: August/02/2004 at 00:21

I am looking for a decent pair of binoculars to mostly hunt with.
>Water reisitant, lightweight and durable are very important.
>Also, I would like to have lifetime guarantee especially if I spend over $250
>I am thinking about the Bushnell Yardage Pro Quest $499.00(unless you know
>a better price on any internet sites)
>It combines a decent range finder within a reasoable binocular
>housing.  What do you think?
>It is a little heavy...34oz.  Somewhat bigger than I would want.  But it
>may beat buying a range finder seperately, huh?
>I am going antelope hunting this Sept in Wyoming and would plan to use it
>there.  However, I must admit that this may be shortsighted as I normally
>hunt east coast for deer, ducks, pigs, etc.  I normally don't need
>antelope type binoculars.
>What do you think of the
>Bushnell above $499
>Leopold Wind River RB800 8x32 $699
>Olympus Magellan WP 7x50 $140-230
>Celeston Oceana 7x50 $190
>I simply won't spend over the $700 amount on this as I know that Leica and
>Kahles also make a pricey and nice pair of glasses
>Please refer to
>for a nice review.
>Also, I could go way cheaper and get some decent binoculars and buy a
>rangefinder seperately
>Red Head Eagle 7x40 for $119
>Leupold Wind River Cascade Series $240
>Bushnell Trophy Series $90-190
>What do you think fo the combo eyepieces versus just binoculars...especially in the price range of...ah, under $500???


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In the range you are looking at I think you are better off with two stand alone units.

Pentax 10x42 DCF HR II....$298.99

Bushnell Yardage Pro Legend....$349.95

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