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Both are probably all that would be needed for my type of hunting. I have asked about higher priced binos but think that either of these would be good enough. The Pinnacles are a little more but are they any improvement to justify the extra $100.00? I read a lot of reviews on the Monarchs and everyone seems to love them. So would you all give me opinions on these two binos as to which is brighter, better resoloution etc... I am leaning toward Leupold for the customer service should anything go wrong.
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Seems like you've after a binocular in this price class for a really extended time period.  I'm glad to see you finally have it narrowed down to two.  I have a Nikon Monarch 8x42 and it is a pretty good binocular.  However it is also pretty clear to me in side by side comparisons, the Pinnacle is a better glass.  It has better resolution, particularly at the far reaches of 8x reach.  It is a fair bit brighter as well.  It also has angled eyecups which really are a good deal for eliminating lateral glare from the sun.   If I were making the same choice today, knowing what I now know, I'd get the Pinnacle.  I'd also strongly reccoment that you get  it, use it, enjoy it, and then quit shopping.  You will drive yourself nuts.
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Another vote for the Pinnacles. They are better in my opinion, too, plus, sounds like what you want.  They are great glasses, get them and enjoy them.
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Pinnacles are better than the Monarchs by a solid margin.

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