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I have been reading about $300 Binos unitl I feel like  Whacko....lol
The ones that have caught my eye , are the Olympics and the Mojave...
Is there any difference in between the two besides ,
the open bridge design  and the 20' more FOV @1000 of the Mojave.
I here good things about Leupolds customer service..
Do y'all recommend them for the $300 price range ?
Thanks for your time in advanced , John.
 
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Hmm..Not a lot of people on thid forum I guess.

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John,
 

Patience and someone will answer your question.

 

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Would love to help you there but, I've yet to actually handle the new Mojaves. 

I remember the Olympics being pretty good, but for $300 I would be much more inclined to look at appropriate Porro prism binoculars.  Such models will be almost universally superior to any roof prism offering in this price category.

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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

John,
 

Patience and someone will answer your question.

 

 
Understood.Wink
 
 
 
Originally posted by lucznik lucznik wrote:

Would love to help you there but, I've yet to actually handle the new Mojaves. 

I remember the Olympics being pretty good, but for $300 I would be much more inclined to look at appropriate Porro prism binoculars.  Such models will be almost universally superior to any roof prism offering in this price category.

Main reason I'm looking for roof prism binos is porro's are a little on the large side to be packing in my little bowhunting pack...But I guess it wouldn't hurt to look either , what brand do you recommend for some porro's in the $300 range , the ones I saw are lacking in eye relief is that a problem ?

thanks in advanced for your time.
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Like luczink, I have not had a lot of experience with either Leupold you mention.  However, there are some deals out there on the discontinued Leupold Cascade porro.  That is a very good porro prism binocular.  However there is sort of a dearth of $300 porros out there.  Lots form $280 downwards, but not many upward from there.  Porros seem to be a dying breed, which is unfortunate.
 
I have generally had good luck with Leupold binoculars.  I just got a 7/12x32 Switch power which will likely replace a bunch of binoculars I have.  I have looked through both the Mojave and Olympic, but never side by side.  I personally would go Mojave, but that is primarily due to my personal preference for the open bridge design.
 
I know that is not much help, but it would be just a WAG on my part to go further.
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Well I found out that the mojave and the olympics and pretty much the same glass , reason for the mojave being a little higher in price is your paying for the open bridge design..Fine with me.Thanks for your help guys , by the way the new web site design and forum look great.Excellent

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For bowhunting, consider the Leupold Katmai 6X32.  Mine are great, perfect for bowhunting.
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I have the cascades 8x42 and they are very good and a really good value.
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Can anyone tell me if the Olympic or any roof version of Leupold can be used for stargazing?
Thanks a lot
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