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Topic: Tru-Glo
Posted By: kyblev
Subject: Tru-Glo
Date Posted: September/17/2011 at 10:34
I was given a set of 8X42 Tru-Glo binos for a gift.  They seem decent enough (not Zeiss or Swarvo) and what suprised me, is that they came with a Badlands Bino-Bivy, Multicoated, Bak-4, Phase corrected.  Seems fair enough.  The problem that I am having is I have an upcoming Elk hunt that I have already paid for.  I was looking at a new set of binos for the hunt, but I recently found out that my job is being axed.  Well I am stuck with the Tru-Glo's.  Has anyone had any experience with Tru-Glo? Will they stand the test of a western Elk hunt and will they work.  Any info would help.  Thanks

Posted By: Bird Watcher
Date Posted: September/17/2011 at 11:13

My biggest concern would it waterproof/fogproof?

Truglo 8x42 Binoculars w/Green Finish Md: TG90842T, Compact roof prism design with phase coated prisms. Apochromatic (3-element) objectives. 4-Element ocular lens assembly. Long eye relief for use with eyewear. Twist-up eyecups with click stops. Clock-stop diopter adjustment. Fully multi-coated. Phase coated prisms. High transmission silver coating on prisms. Hydrophobic coating on objective and oculars. Waterproof. Fogproof. Shock resistant. Textured synthetic covering provides a non-slip grip in all weather conditions. Matte finish on the metal parts., Magnification: 8x Objective: 42mm Field of View: 335 ft @ 1000 Yds Eye Relief: 22mm Exit Pupil: 5.4mm Short Focus: 6.5 ft Prism type: BaK 4 Roof Weight: 22.75 oz Finish: Green Case: Carrying case & neck strap, Manufacturer: TRUGLO INC, Model: TG90842T

Posted By: kyblev
Date Posted: September/17/2011 at 16:56
Man, You have all the facts.  I have used it on several deer hunts in all types of weather.  Has not let me down yet.  Do you think they will work on a Elk hunt?  Enough power for spot and stalk.

Posted By: kyblev
Date Posted: September/17/2011 at 16:59
Also, this came with a Badlands Bino Bivy.

Posted By: FrankD
Date Posted: September/18/2011 at 08:39
Which TruGlo binocular did you pick up....the original 8x42 (traditional hinge) or their newer model (open hinge)? I just picked up the open hinge version last week and I have to say that I am frankly impressed by it. Ergonomically it is excellent and the image quality is excellent. Fit and finish are excellent as well. I will try to post a more extensive review of it when I get a chance this week. For the $190 I paid for it I cannot believe the combination of optical performance and ergonomics that it provides. In regard to the latter I do believe that only the little Swarovski 32 mm EL is better.


Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: September/18/2011 at 09:39

I am looking forward to your review.  Sounds like another promising bargain binocular.


Posted By: kyblev
Date Posted: September/20/2011 at 10:28
I have the orginal traditional hinge binos.

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