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FWIW, I just posted a review of these binoculars in the members test and review section.
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Great review. I just checked with Steiner and the list price for the original Peregrine line has dropped. The list price for the 8 x 42 is now $995.00.
 
How do you think the 8 x 42 Peregrine matches up optically  with the Vortex Razor? And how about a durabilty comparison?
 
Thank you for your time and help.
 
 
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I can't really give you a good answer there concerning the regular Peregrine vs the Razor.  I have not had them side by side.  Having said that, the image of either is likely good enough for most any use or user.  I think what you will notice is the more practical differences that exist between the two.  For example the Razor has a much wider fov than the regular Peregrine.  The difference is easily seen with as direct comparison to the Steiner XP, and the XP has a bit narrower fov than the Razor.  The regular Peregrine is a smaller glass than the Razor and has the standard sort of closed hinge roof prism feel.  The Razor is longer and heavier and has the typical open bridge feel.  The eye cups are different arrangements as well.  Hope that helps, but that is about as far as I can go.
 
I would not have durability concerns with either.  Just keep in mind that any binocular at any price range is a precision instrument and needs some care.  Even the best are not totally immune to damage.


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I finally ordered the Steiner Peregrine (not XP) 8 x 42 yesterday. Four (4) reasons:
1) special pricing promo, 2) German build quality & reputation, 3) Your excellent review & comments, 4) rather likely that Steiner will be in business for many years to come.
 
Thanks very much for your help.
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Wow! you spent that much on a pair of Steiners wish i'd of known? I set a pair on the fender of my jeep and forgot them while hunting the Chocolate Mountains in Cali and they fell off and as far as I know they are still there?  unless someone got real lucky........OOOOOP"S!     Shocked
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Hey there Rifle Looney,   Likely they are still usable! If Steiner can please the military, I suspect they can make products that can take whatever use, or abuse, we can put them through. And as far as spending, there is some special pricing going on for the Peregrines. Maybe you'll want to get in on it?
                                                    
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For what you paid for those bino's I doubt that anything you could get would provide you with all the performance and build quality of the Peregrines. You also brought up a very good point about their serviceability. I had a pair of Steiner Whitetails cleaned and resealed last year that I purchased new back in the early 80's. I highly doubt that you could do the same with all the crap coming out of Asia.
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Not to high jack but anyone know why Steiner quit doing rifle scopes?

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The original ones, the Penetrator series just became to costly to manufacture. They were awsome scopes. The joint effort Hunting Z series were made by Leupold for them using Steiner glass. I'm not 100% sure what caused them to fail in that joint venture.
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Thanks Roy. yeah I was thinking why are they not doing them since the market is growing such as it is? and Leica is trying it again!
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I have spoke with head cheese number 1 & 2 at Steiner USA (Pioneer Research) on many occasions about this and they don't have any plans to re-enter the scope market any time soon. Leica stated at least two years ago that they were going to produce scopes and I don't even know if they will have a final production by this hunting season either. I wouldn't be shocked to see that project quietly slip away.

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Well, well....it's nice to finally hear some chatter on this forum! It has appeared rather quiet and laid back when compared to Blade Forums.
ROY:    Nice to hear from someone that knows someone. It's the American way. After my Peregrines are in my hand, I'll share the price info....if we're permitted to do that on this site?
 
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I don't think that posting a price paid is a violation of any sorts so long as the price accurately represents the product, condition (new not demo, refurb, salesman samples etc.. stuff) USA warranty etc. etc.......
Posting the name of the business is a violation however.

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Tooie,
 
I bet you will enjoy the Peregrines.  Let us hear how you like them.
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I've opened the box....love the feel and design of the 8 x 42 Peregrines, but haven't had much chance to use them. It rained all day. The price was $629.00/delivered for a new model in a sealed box with the case, all papers & warranty. How about that? Sure I would have liked to have purchased the XP's, but not for double the money. For most things we buy, there's a sweet spot; where you get the most value for the money. Maybe it's the Nikon Monarch or at $629.00 maybe it's the Peregrine. I don't see how it's any of the big three alpha models. I have no doubt they are the best, but there is merchandise around that is plenty good enough for the job at hand, for a lot less money.
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If you can't find deer with the Peregrine, it ain't the bino.............Congrats and good luck with them.
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The sun is finally shinning...Oh my God.....the 8 x 42 Peregrines are just great. I don't have or want to compare them to XP's....at least not this year. Just compared them to my 8 x 30 Steiner Firebird II's. Will now quickly hand those down to some one else in the family.
 
Thanks again for the advice.
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Friends, there are than birds out there. Had dinner last night at the Le Mont on Mt. Washington overlooking Pittsburgh. Took my 8 x 42 Peregrines of course. The view through those bino's of Three Rivers / downtown Pittsburgh is magnificant both in bright sunlight and then later in the evening. If you get the chance to eat there and take a look out of  their windows, you will not be disappointed. Best to you.
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