New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Compact Bins in the $50-100 price range...
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Compact Bins in the $50-100 price range...

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/12/2009 at 21:10
matthewdanger View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: March/02/2009
Status: Offline
Points: 19
Greeting Binocular Gurus,

I am looking for a set of compact bins to keep in my truck full time for birding. I have some nice spots within walking distance from my office. Anyway, these are going to bounce around in the center console of my truck so they should be too expensive and they should be reasonably sturdy.

I am through with cheap roof prism folding bins so I am looking for some decent porro prisms. I would just get another set of Leupold Yosemites but I am hoping for something smaller. I would like to get something in the $50-100 price range so I don't have to cry if they are stolen.

The Bushnell Legend 8x26 looks pretty decent. What about the Vortex Vanquish 8x26, are they nice enough to justify the extra cost over the Legends? Anything else I should be looking at in my price range?

Thanks!
Matt
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/12/2009 at 21:25
Bird Watcher View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: August/30/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 1490
 http://www.samplelist.com/default.aspx?prod_type=2&hide_sold=False
The Pentax 8x40mm PCF WP II Porro is much better for bird watching than ANY 26mm binocular. Extremely sharp, and rugged, and only $99.95 on the samplelist.
Not exactly compact, but you won't regret it. 


Edited by Bird Watcher - March/12/2009 at 21:26
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/12/2009 at 21:34
matthewdanger View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: March/02/2009
Status: Offline
Points: 19
I have decent dedicated bins in that size range. I am just looking for something that is small and cheap. They have to be small to fit in my center console and double as a pocketable pair for short hikes.

These will not be my main bins. Just fill ins so I am never without a pair.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/12/2009 at 22:06
lucznik View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master


Joined: November/27/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1436
The 8x26 Bushnell Legend is a good pick in this category.  Definitely too big for a true pocket bin, but perfectly fine for the center console of a truck.  They are plenty sturdy enough to handle being knocked around a bit.



Edited by lucznik - March/12/2009 at 22:06
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/13/2009 at 07:58
matthewdanger View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: March/02/2009
Status: Offline
Points: 19
Thanks Bird Watcher and Lucznik.
 
Any others I should be looking at? What about the Nikon Travelites, Leupold Rogue, or Pentax UCF?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/13/2009 at 08:36
big boar View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: February/26/2009
Location: ontario
Status: Offline
Points: 77
Pentax Pappilio(?). My daughter has a pair in 6.5x. She does a lot of art work so she can look at stuff close up, like in art galleries. Also work very well as regular binocs and are very small. Of course they're not the equal of a 8x42 Leica or 10x50 Zeiss, they're not suppose to be. They're small , fit in a pocket, are always available, give reasonably good optical performance and cost less than 4 tanks of gas.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Compact Bins in the $50-100 price range..."
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Best power scope for 50-100 yards strangms Target 8
Spotting scope, 100 to 300 yard use on the range w squared Spotting Scopes 22
Nikon ED 50 Fieldscope Price/Value muleymaddness Spotting Scopes 2
8X42 in the $100-250 range... matthewdanger Binoculars 5
Match Shooting 100 to 600 yd range bolline Rifle Scopes 3 3/5/2004 8:59:03 AM
Compacts/Pocket Bins matthewdanger Binoculars 14
Scope that adjusts to 25, 50, and 100 yards? spystyle Rimfire / Airgun 16
3 x 9 x 50 Conquest or 3.5 x 10 x 50 Conquest Mike52 Rifle Scopes 6
price range opt999111 Binoculars 5
Price range = glass quality Shooter31 Rifle Scopes 6


This page was generated in 0.361 seconds.