I'm a new member to the Stalking Directory and just getting into stalking after being partially cured of pheasantitis. I learned an expensive lesson re. optics for my new Steyr Scout 7mm-08 and am keen to get some advice on bino's. After gambling on cheaper glass which failed to pass muster (zero kept getting knocked off both cheaper 'scopes I fitted) I stumped up a load of cash for a new Schmidt & Bender from Sloans of Inverurie (highly recommended gun shop if you're North East of Scotland based). The new 'scope is a dream to use and so much better than the cheap stuff.
Despite protestations from the Minister for War & Finance (Mrs. Craigearn Mannie), I'm in the market for some mid-range bino's. I've got a pair of bird-watching specials which are OK for now but fancy something a bit better. Any thoughts on which brand in the £100-£150 range would fit the bill? I'm looking for fixed power 8x42-ish. Anyone had good/bad experience of Barska bino's?
Thanks in advance!!!