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Any one know much about the Stokes binoculars?  How do thy compare? witch model do you suggest? Also on their spotting scopes I'm looking at one for Colorado Elk Huntaing and Montana Deer hunting more so in the plains and It will get used on the bench some to?  What is you opinion on a tripod I don't think I will use one standing?

And do you suggest angeled or stright what are their benifites

 

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Choukin9 -

 

Never tried Stokes binoculars so I won't comment.

 

Regarding spotters, I think you'll find the Stokes Sandpiper 15-45x65 to be a very good value at about $350.  Optics are really good for the money. 

 

With respect to a tripod, absolutely plan on spending $300+.  No spotting scope, no matter how much $$$, is any good if you don't have a stable platform from which to view.

 

I think most people like angled, myself included.  Target acquisition is a little easier with straight, but I think you'll find angled scopes more versatile overall in hilly terrain.

 

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Stokes DLS is a very good model, and you get a $100 rebate.

There is also Vortex Razor. (both manufactured by Vortex)

www.vortexoptics.com

Koshkin tried the Stokes and the Vortex binoculars, perhaps he will share his positive experiences.

A scope without a tripod is like a 4x4 w/o tires.

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Originally posted by ND2000 ND2000 wrote:

With respect to a tripod, absolutely plan on spending $300+. 

 

This is a bit of an exaggeration.  There are tripods that cost much less than $300 that are very good.  The Velbon Ultra Luxi F is one example.  It can be had for $120 - $140 and is exceptional.  It is gold-colored, which I suppose could be a bit off-putting but, well... spray paint wasn't invented for nothing you know.

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