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My sons got deer tags for the first time this year, and I would like to get some binocs for each of them.  I need something decent enough that they will not always want to use my binocs, but cheap enough that my wife will not have a stroke.  Things are pretty tight right now.  I'd like at least 8x and it would be good if they were relatively light and waterproof.  It would probably be best for marital purposes to spend less than $100 per unit.

If there really is nothing worth looking at in the price range, please let me know what is the cheapest "good" pair of binoc available and I guess they will have to share (which always resuls in brotherly bickeringNo No).  Thanks for your help.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/11/2010 at 15:02
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For the sake of family harmony, get Yosemites and don't think twice.  Great glass for the price.  The Zen Ray Vista for $130 is near to the "Yosemite of the roof binocular world".
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Originally posted by Klamath Klamath wrote:

For the sake of family harmony, get Yosemites and don't think twice.  Great glass for the price. 
 
You could get a 6x30mm for one of the boys and the 8x30mm for the other. Hugger
 
http://www.leupold.com/observation/products/binoculars/
 
 


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I'd get the Yosemite 6x30 and not look back.

I know you said 8x, but you'd be amazed how well you can see with a well-made 6x30 binocular.  I have looked at Yosemite 6x30 and 8x30 side-by-side and for allround use I prefer the 6x.

ILya
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+1 for the http://swfa.com/Leupold-8x30-Green-Ring-Yosemite-Binocular-P7517.aspx
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+2 for the GR-Yosemite or for a few bucks more[$39]Vortex DiamonBack 8x32 !
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