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Got a chance to hunt with my new field glasses last weekend.  I hunted in the rain one evening and in the sunshine the next day.  I am very pleased with the product.  Nice size, weight and magnification to give a steady view.  Very bright view in the rain and at dusk as well.  The depth of view was also great which allowed me to acquire the target with ease.  I won't say I couldn't have shot this buck without them, but he came in with a group of 8-9 deer, mostly does, a spike and a fork horn and I glassed them in thick, viney river bottom cover for about 30 minutes before this guy came into a lane.  I was ready for him with the help of these binoculars.  I'm no expert and haven't owned very many pairs of binoculars, but I am happy with the purchase. - Jack
 
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Pretty Buck, congratulations Jack, what you shooting?

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Looks like country that benefits from some clear glass. 
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Lucy - That is my 'spare parts rifle'; it is a Paul Jager custom built on an FN Mauser action in 30-06 with a Kahles 2-7x36.  A more detailed description of its origin is in this post (about seven posts down) where I was thanking folks here for their advice on the scope purchase which was also made with the kind and knowledgable assitance from this forum:
 
 
Jono - yes indeed the picture gives a good feel for the country I hunt in - thick cover!  200 yard views are about as far as it gets, but good glass is key and this shot proved the point.  I glassed this group of deer for 30 minutes through the vines at about 200 yards with a very obstructed view until they filtered through a shooting lane about 150 yards away.  I was able to get a good idea of what I was looking at through the cover piece by piece seeing a hind leg here, an ear there and an antler every so often while they hung up and fed before coming into my shooting lane.  I had made out this guy as a shooter and was ready for him a good 15 minutes before he presented a shot and glassing was the key here.
 
Thanks for sharing my excitement folks!  I hope the product endorsement helps someone make an informed decision as all the other posts here helped me to do.  Both the Kahles scope and Zen-Rays were purchased right here from SWFA by the way - best price and great service!
 
- Jack
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One weekend of use doesn't prove how good a binocular is built.... After 22 years my Leica's are still going strong... that's reliability.  (Super buck!!!Congrats!) NV Hunter

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