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Contributors to this thread:
straightshooter 14-Feb-20
Pop-r 14-Feb-20
straightshooter 14-Feb-20
butcherboy 14-Feb-20
Tdvorak 15-Feb-20
Too many bows Bob 15-Feb-20
Jims 15-Feb-20
Lancination 16-Feb-20
Tdvorak 16-Feb-20
Ermine 16-Feb-20
Pop-r 16-Feb-20
HDE 17-Feb-20
Trial153 17-Feb-20
straightshooter 17-Feb-20
HDE 17-Feb-20
Trial153 17-Feb-20
14-Feb-20
Hi! I have had some cheap spotting scopes and have used a few good ones. I really dislike closing one eye . I’m thinking high power binos but NO experience. My main use will be put my back window of my home. 300-500 yrds. I have 10 x 42 power Alpine binos Which I love. What power , brand bino would be best. Plan I’m using Tripod and bino harness. Looking at whitetails mAinly but all wildlife too. Also may want to use from the truck window. Thanks in advance. Jeff

From: Pop-r
14-Feb-20
Most would probably say for that range you have enough glass. I personally am pretty much blind and carry a pair of 15's (I carry Leupolds but if you can afford them go Swaro) everywhere I go. Especially if you're going to have them on a tripod, what you will see will amaze you!

14-Feb-20
Thx! I’m thinking 15x too.

From: butcherboy
14-Feb-20
I really like my 15X Mavens. Definitely need to put them on a tripod.

From: Tdvorak
15-Feb-20
I use 15 power Swarovski. Expensive as heck and the best. It’s what most of my camp guys use to help glass. If you’re going to do a lot of hunting just spend the money. If you’re doing only one hunt every couple years you can rent them and always have the latest model AND save a couple $$.

15-Feb-20
Roblert Ruark once wrote a book entitled "Use Enough Gun". The Same applies to glass. You have to consider that large binos are going to be pretty heavy. Have you ever considered using and eye patch?

I have a pair of 10x42 Zeiss and have never been sorry for the expense, of course I got them on sale.

TMBB

From: Jims
15-Feb-20
15x is pretty standard. Unfortunately if you want to field judge or look in detail at deer, birds, or what ever you won't have the high magnification of a spotting scope. There is a big difference between 15x through binos and 60 power through a spotting scope!

It's tough to beat Swaro or Ieicas. You can also place a spotting scope on a window mount.

From: Lancination
16-Feb-20
I also use 15X Mavens, they are quite good.

From: Tdvorak
16-Feb-20
The elephant in the room: One thing that normally comes up about high power binos is that you can’t hold them steady. That myth is reinforced by guys trying them in Cabela’s And having a bugger of a time seeing anything through them because they’re shaking like crazy. However, if those guys took the time to learn how to hold them (most guys get it figured out in a couple hours) they would disagree with the notion that you can’t hold them steady. There’s a learning curve. “Learning curve” is a four letter word in some circles. Haha. Don’t be afraid of holding them steady, you’ll figure it out.

From: Ermine
16-Feb-20
I use 12x50 Swaros. I found them to have higher FOV than the 15. And better glass. I can out glass guys with 15’s. Sitting near by

Awesome off a tripod. But I can also freehand them easy. 15’s are awesome as well however they are best off a tripod

From: Pop-r
16-Feb-20
I agree with above as I very rarely use a tripod.

From: HDE
17-Feb-20
Less magnification will always give a higher Field of View. Where 15's shine is when hunting "plain's game" type animals such as antelope and oryx (in NM), especially when runnin' and gunnin' from a vehicle.

From: Trial153
17-Feb-20
I been using a phone scope coupled with a set of 12x els, off the tri pod i can zoom my phone in and its almost a doubler. I been ditching my spotter to save weight on some hunts. Works pretty good...

17-Feb-20
Great info guys. Just love Bowsite cause most info I’d experience not just what people heard. Trial153. Really like the idea of phone use. What is used to hold phone to binos?

From: HDE
17-Feb-20
"What is used to hold phone to binos?"

Phone Skope. It's a device that holds the phone up to the ocular of the optic.

From: Trial153
17-Feb-20
Yes phone scope, great product and company. They also make pyro putty.....buy and put in your pack it’s excellent.

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