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im looking for a compact bin for turkey hunting.i run across steiner predater pro 8x22 and 10x26 .are these ok or does anybody have any other suggestions.

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i would go 6x30 if it were me - i think the military/marine has this setup - DONT get the range-finding or whatever reticle.

it'll get in the way.

 

steiner are great binos.  This combination let's a good bit of light through for dawn/dusk glassing.

and are easy on the shoulders.

 

good luck.

 

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Ronnie -

 

I can't comment on either of those binoculars as I haven't tried them.  However, for turkey hunting, I would think a 6 x 32 as jonbravado mentions or even an 8 x 32 would be the way to go.  I think it's doubtful you'd need excellent low light performance considering the birds don't even come off the roost until shortly before sunrise (at least in WI). 

 

In the 6 x 32 class, I would recommend the Leupold Katmai.  Great little binocular for about $300.  Nice and lightweight also with a very compact profile (although not a true "compact").  I would think 6x would be plenty, particularly if you are hunting wooded regions.

 

Good luck hunting.  Our season starts mid-April and I can't wait!

 

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I have the Predator 8x22's. They're nice but...I went to a small pair of 8x40 Minox's. I really tried to like the compact binos but just couldn't. Not bright enough, field of view isn't great, and hard to hold steady. If you absolutely have to have a pair they're pretty decent but if you use them for other things like bowhunting I'd get a nice pair of 8x30 or 8x40 binos. Actually I think the 6x binos would be better. It's nice to have a wider FOV.
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well i ended up ordering a pair of bushnell legend 8x26 from swta .i really didnt want to put alot of money in a compact so i ordered these.i figured they would do for now for the money.i have hunted with these 3 or 4 times now im really impressed with these little bins.i  cant find anything that i dont like about them and this the opposite of what i was expecting.these weigh 14 onces and with bino harness you dont even know they are there.waterproof,armor coating,phase coated bak4 prisms,rainguard,fully multi coated,and fogproof.not bad for $80.thanks to every that replied.
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ronnie,

 

The 8x26 Legend is a reverse-porro prism binocular and as such, is not phase coated. This doesn't matter much as porro prism models never need phase correction coating and the Legend is absolutely a great little binocular but, I just thought I would point it out to you as whoever told you they had such a thing definately doesn't know what they are talking about.

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