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Topic: binoculars under $100
Posted By: stork23raz
Subject: binoculars under $100
Date Posted: July/22/2012 at 10:58
I am trying to get some ideas together for Christmas.  My brother-in-law is a hunter and I would like to get him some binoculars. Something in the range of 6-8x32-42. He does not havnig any good scopes and doesn't own any binos. He owns scopes like barska and centerpoint. Just whatever is cheapest.  Are there any binos that are useful for under a 100?



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And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

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Posted By: coyote95
Date Posted: July/22/2012 at 11:37
http://swfa.com/Leupold-8x30-BX-1-Yosemite-Binocular-P48063.aspx - http://swfa.com/Leupold-8x30-BX-1-Yosemite-Binocular-P48063.aspx  
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x30-BX-1-Yosemite-Binocular-P48061.aspx - http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x30-BX-1-Yosemite-Binocular-P48061.aspx  
I had a pair of these in the 6x that I thought for the money paid were pretty darn good.   imo 


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Posted By: Klamath
Date Posted: July/22/2012 at 12:06
The Yosemite Coyote linked pretty well defines "good deal in optics for around $100".  The Nikon Action porros are pretty good too, but they aren't weatherproof.  What I would REALLY reccommend  is that you look at is a set of Zen Ray Vista 8x42 roofs.  Those are about $130 and are probably the roof prism equivalent of the porro Yosemites.  SWFA, the site sponsor here is a Zen Ray dealer.
http://swfa.com/Zen-Ray-8x42-Vista-Binocular-P46912.aspx - http://swfa.com/Zen-Ray-8x42-Vista-Binocular-P46912.aspx


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Posted By: Bird Watcher
Date Posted: July/22/2012 at 16:43
Originally posted by stork23raz stork23raz wrote:

Are there any binos that are useful for under a 100?

You need to spend a little bit more than $100.

http://swfa.com/Nikon-8x40-Action-Extreme-ATB-Binocular-P42215.aspx - http://swfa.com/Nikon-8x40-Action-Extreme-ATB-Binocular-P42215.aspx


Posted By: stork23raz
Date Posted: July/23/2012 at 12:53

$100 is definitely my limit. I have looked in the sample list, but havent seen anything yet. I ll keep watching, but if not I cant find a great deal there, I  might get the Leupold yosemite.



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And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 10:28


Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: July/23/2012 at 14:37
The Yosemite is more than "useable."  It is quite serviceable.

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Posted By: tucson47
Date Posted: July/23/2012 at 17:22

If the baseline optics for your BIL is Barska, the Yosemite will be MANY levels above it. My wife has the 6x30 and loves it.



Posted By: Klamath
Date Posted: July/23/2012 at 18:13
Originally posted by tucson47 tucson47 wrote:

If the baseline optics for your BIL is Barska, the Yosemite will be MANY levels above it. My wife has the 6x30 and loves it.

There are now quite a few variations of the Yosemite on the Market.  The Celestron Nature, Kowa has one, and even Barska is in the game.  They call it the Crossover and it comes in x30 and x42 mm designs.  Less than $100 by a fair ways too.  The BIL might feel right at home with one Big Smile
 
http://swfa.com/Barska-8x30-Crossover-Binocular-P45897.aspx - http://swfa.com/Barska-8x30-Crossover-Binocular-P45897.aspx


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Steve
"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted". William Bruce Cameron



Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: July/23/2012 at 20:05
The Barska version is of course sourced from the same place as the Yosemite, but the extra $ for the Leupy is worth it for the better Quality Control and warranty.
 
Barska's QC is suspect at best, from what I have seen.


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Posted By: gulf1263
Date Posted: July/23/2012 at 22:39
Amen Bitteroot, amen.
I have given away quite a few Leupold Yosemite's in 6x30 and they seem to hold up very well, good optics to boot.
Just as an example, a four year old and eight year old have not been able to wreck theirs yet, a tougher test would be hard to find.
Four year old dragged hers through a mud puddle and they still work.
What more can you expect?
Art


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Posted By: FOsteology
Date Posted: July/25/2012 at 17:36
For under $100, the Leupold Yosemite 6x30 is an excellent choice.


Posted By: stork23raz
Date Posted: July/26/2012 at 06:43

Thanks for the advice fellas



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And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 10:28



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