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Poll Question: What power do you perfer for hunting wooded areas and small fields?
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What power do you perfer for hunting in the eastern US for deer, turkey, varmit and general wildlife viewing from daylight hours to dusk/dawn?  Would like to hear what most people perfer before I go try out on of the $1000 plus binoculars, Nikon, Leica, Swarovski or Zeiss.  Thanks
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Sorry messed up. There I go jumping the gun. Didn't read the whole post before voting...LOL I DEMAND A RE-COUNT LOL

 

For where I hunt in the Western portion of the United States I want 10X there is all kinds of differnent terrain so sometimes a lower power out here when hunting forrests would be nice but over all with the steep canyons a 10x is the only way to fly.

 

Back east if your talking some of those hardwood forrest, I'd definitly jump it down in magnification and I'd go with a nice 8x just a good solid all around good magnification for hunting as well as low light performance.

 

AC

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9x of course. 
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Don't worry AC. I did it too but luckily I would have voted the same if I had read it.

 

After seeing the results thus far I am not really surprised. I think 7x is really undervalued. For some of the thickly forested environment I hunt in, even my 6x Leupold is more than adequate.

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I truly think that 7x42 is the best allround binocular provided the glass quality is good.  Good in low light, easy to hold, good depth perception.

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