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Is there a binoculars ranking anywhere on this site similar to the rifle scope rankings?
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Good post, as it would be very informative, i'd also like to see all the optics broken down by price point, say low, mid and high end as it pretains to optics quality.  I realize this would be cumbersum and very objective but it sure would be an usefull, especially for us less informed.  Come to think of it, I guess thats what this forum is all about in the first place.
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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

Is there a binoculars ranking anywhere on this site similar to the rifle scope rankings?
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Sam
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I could be wrong but don't so and I agree it would be very helpful. There seems to have been a lot of work and in put to create the rifle scope list. Thank you to those responsible!!

2007 T-Bone Riflescope Optical Rating Scale

 

10 - Swarovski Z6, Zeiss Victory

9.5 - Kahles CL MultiZero*

9 - Schmidt & Bender, Swarovski PH & American, Zeiss Classic

8.5 - X.O.T.I.C.

8 - Kahles KX

7.5 - Zeiss Conquest

7 - Leupold VX-7, IOR Valdada

6.5 - Bushnell Elite 4200, Nightforce, Nikon Monarch

6 - Leupold Mark 4 VX III & VX-L, Weaver Grand Slam

5.5 - Burris Black Diamond XTR & Euro

5 - Burris Signature Select, Meopta, Pentax Lightseeker, Super Sniper, Trijicon

4.5 - Sightron

4 - Bushnell Elite 3200, Leupold VX-II, Simmons Aetec (pre-Meade)

3.5 - Nikon Buckmaster

3 -  Burris Fullfield II, Leupold Rifleman & VX-I, Millet, Mueller, Redfield

2.5 - Leatherwood, Simmons, Swift

2 - ATN, Tasco

1.5 - Barska, Leapers

1 - BSA, NcStar





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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

Is there a binoculars ranking anywhere on this site similar to the rifle scope rankings?
Thanks,
Sam
 
Comparisons, rankings, reviews, testing, etc. can be found all over the internet.
 
Some are focused at astronomy/stargazing, others are focused on birdwatchers, and still others are targeting the hunting community.
 
And, of course, all are different (comparisons, reviews, tests) because everyone behind a binocular is looking for something different than the next person. 
 
Some of the reviews/testers are influenced by $$$$$, so, certain brands/companies will be favored over others.
 
Still, some information is better than nothing at all. 
If you read enough comparisons, rankings, reviews, tests, hopefully some similarities will begin to stand out from all the mountains of information, and you can begin to make some educated choices.
 
Just do some Google%20It searches, and you will be busy for a lifetime.
Better than that, go to your local, major, sporting goods store(s) and start doing some comparisons of your own. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Bird Watcher Bird Watcher wrote:

Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

Is there a binoculars ranking anywhere on this site similar to the rifle scope rankings?
Thanks,
Sam
 
Comparisons, rankings, reviews, testing, etc. can be found all over the internet.
 
Some are focused at astronomy/stargazing, others are focused on birdwatchers, and still others are targeting the hunting community.
 
And, of course, all are different (comparisons, reviews, tests) because everyone behind a binocular is looking for something different than the next person. 
 
Some of the reviews/testers are influenced by $$$$$, so, certain brands/companies will be favored over others.
 
Still, some information is better than nothing at all. 
If you read enough comparisons, rankings, reviews, tests, hopefully some similarities will begin to stand out from all the mountains of information, and you can begin to make some educated choices.
 
Just do some Google%20It searches, and you will be busy for a lifetime.
Better than that, go to your local, major, sporting goods store(s) and start doing some comparisons of your own. 
 
 
 
 
 


been there done that... surfing the net reading reviews, testers, etc. is why I settled on this place. The TBONE Rifle Scope Ranking was created as a collaborative and appears not influenced by what you've mentioned.

The ranking was based on:

1.  Optical Quality - How bright and clear the scope is.

2.  Specifications - Field of view, eye relief, weight, adjustment travel, etc.

3.  Durability - How do they with stand the test of time.

4.  Special Features & Options - Proprietary items (reticles, design, turrets), Zoom ratio.

5.  Warranty & Customer Service - How good are they.

6.  Value - Bang for your buck.

It'd be great to see a similar list created for bino's which I believe is highly possible. Rifle scopes can be specialized equipment as well and can't be summed up into one category. Someone wants a hunting scope, another a target scope, long range, etc.

I wish we had local shop by us with a large selection but they don't have squat so I end up visiting Cabelas and Bass Pro when I'm out of state like this week while in Dallas.

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I did  Google for more information but  quickly got overwhelmed. I guess I don't have the background (optics) to sift through all the hyperbole that is out there! I thought it would help if a fellow hunter who knows what he/she is looking at optically speaking could distill all that information and share with us.
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Here's a previous post:
 
 
More recent from another forum:
 
 
Closer to home?
 
 
More input!
 


Edited by Bird Watcher - January/27/2008 at 17:39
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