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which is the better choice for bowhunting?   i know the 8x32 is more compact but is 8x too much for the woods? the 7x is a little larger but will hav more exit pupil and FOV.
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Originally posted by Robster80 Robster80 wrote:

but is 8x too much for the woods?


Whether or not 8x is too much for your particular set of woods, only you can answer. I know that for our type of local woods, I could get by w/a 6.5x just fine.

There is no practical difference between 7x and 8x. Or to put it another way - if someone handed you a bino with the numbers taped and told you it was either a 7x or 8x, you wouldn't be able to tell which one it was. In your situation, I would not let magnification be the determining factor for purchase. Instead, use factors such as optical quality, overall size, and price.

Although I have no use at all for binos when I bowhunt (in the woods), I know that if I were to buy a set for bowhunting in the woods, I would get something that weighs less than 20oz, and probably stick with 6.5x. My wife's Leupold Yosemite would be perfect, as would a Vortex Raptor. I will say however that those new Z-R ZRS 32mm's look very interesting, and between your two choices, I think I would go with that one....
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yeah i probably dont nexessarily need a pair for bowhunting i could prolly get by with using my rangefinder as a binocular. but i may try a pair of those new 8x32. 7x36 is more fullsize i think
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+1 on the 6-6.5 X  range
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