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I had an old pair of Steiner binoculars I purchased in the early 80's that recently began to fog during humid and rainy days when hunting.  I sent them in to Steiner for a service estimate and they said they were not worth repairing.  In an effort to try and keep a "valued Steiner" customer happy, they offered to let me purchase one bino at a special upgrade price. 
 
I know we are not allowed to quote competitive prices on this site, but this is different, just a special deal from Steiner to yours truly. 
 
I only have the budget to purchase one pair of binoculars that need to work for hunting turkey, bow & rifle hunting whitetail deer.  Also viewing deer and wildlife at ranges up to 600 yards.  Weight is also a consideration.
 
Here are some of my options under the special upgrade pricing:
 
10x42 Peregrine = $695
10x42 Predator C5 = $536
10x42 Merlin = $372
8x42 Merlin = $356
 
Since I will be using these to bow hunt, would the wider angle 8x be a good choice?  Should I stretch my budget to go with the Peregrine (supppsedly an extra good deal at this price)
 
Thanks in advance for your advice and help.
 
Jim
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If you are seriously considering the Pergrine then I would add $55 take a look at these instead.  http://www.swfa.com/pc-12331-2125-vortex-8x42-razor-binocular.aspx  They are a lot better bino than the Peregrine.  I was very disappointed in the Steiner when I compared them to several other big name brands, they were extremely dark compared to the Meopta, Swaro, Leica, Bushnell Elite, Leupold Golden Ring, Zeiss, Vortex.  I just didn't think they even compared. 
They are giving you a heck of a deal price wise, but those Vortex bino's are amazing for the money.   

And that way you will have two pair of bino's for nearly the same cost. 


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Thanks, I am not familiar with the brand name but will take a look.
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