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I would like to buy a compact pair for turkey hunting.My budget would be around 300$.I would like to go 8 or 10x.Thanks.Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas,
 
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I don't know exactly how compact you intend, however, I find the Leupold BX-1 (model name Yosemite) for about $100, to be an incredible value.

This binocular is a porro design  but is very compact and amazingly clear for such an inexpensive product.

I purchased this binocular, 8 x 30, for my grandson to watch deer in the front yard and dauphin at the beach when we are on vacation. I was truly taken by just how clear and sharp this binocular is. Though I own some pretty good glass I wouldn't hesitate to take the BX-1 on a Montana antelope hunt.

If you insist on a roof prism design, the major manufacturers, especially Bushnell, produce some very decent optics.

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I also think that the Yosemite by Leupold is a great binocular. I had the 8x30 and now i have the 6x30 and i find it even sharper and brighter than the 8x30. It is an excellent binocular for turkey hunting. I can easily see turkeys and identify gobblers at 800 yards away. I can also easily use it in the brush areas, it is low power and therefore wide angle and little focusing needed. Small, light, compact, easy to use with one hand.  I fully recommend the 6x30. Yes, SIX power. It's awesome. 

You don't want a 10x in a compact, and you don't want a 10x for turkey hunting. In optics, more is not always better. 
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Originally posted by 7mmfan 7mmfan wrote:

I would like to buy a compact pair for turkey hunting.
My budget would be around 300$.
 
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The Nikon Action Extreme 7x35 Porro is another very good choice.

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I also have a Yosemite 6X30. It is a great value, as mentioned.

For a roof prism model meeting your criteria, this is a good choice from a good company:

http://swfa.com/Vortex-8x32-Diamondback-Binocular-P51769.aspx

Eye relief is just a little short, if you wear glasses.
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I managed to snag a mint pair of used 8x20 Leica Ultravids for about $350 and they are my turkey and early bow hunting bin. The Zeiss Victory or Swarovski 8x20 would be in the same class. I had the Leica 8x20 Trinovids but as an eyeglass wearer, the eye relief was always a tad short. Good luck.
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