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    Binos, German glass guys, no need for you to view this.

    I went to Cabela's today and they were having a super sale. They had Vortex 8.5 x 50 binos for $139. $100 off. I usually don't buy the cheap stuff, nothing less than Leupold, however, this was a no brainer. Very clear and sharp, waterproof with a lifetime guarantee. If your not rolling in it, this might be a good bino for you. A tad bit big, but for the price, it cant be beat. It's twilight here now and I just used them to see the pine cones on a Doug fir about 400 yards away.

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    Heck..with German glass at that distance you won't just see the pine cones but the insects crawling over them as well!

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    Endfield,
    Tell me where I can get some German glass for $139, I'll order my plane ticket now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy Out West View Post
    Endfield, Tell me where I can get some German glass for $139, I'll order my plane ticket now.
    When you wake up from this exotic dream you're having..........real life brings you to a sudden stop!

    Top German/Austrian optics have never been cheap to buy...but then, 20 years down the line, you can still get a pretty full refurbish 'on the house'. Not stuff on the optiks damaged or scratched, you pay a little for repairs/replacement of that kind of thing, but general wear & tear will usually be replaced/refurbished at no additional cost...certainly by Swarovski and Schmidt & Bender.

    They did a full external refurb FOC on my Swarovski bins last year after 19 years use. Over the years I've also sent damaged S&B and Swarovski scopes back for repair when they've been damaged after slipping/sliding/falling while out stalking.
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    Vortex are good glasses for the money lifetime guarantee is attractive, they will replace no questions asked . as the OP says its a no brainer for anyone on a budget, and maybe even if you are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy Out West View Post
    I went to Cabela's today and they were having a super sale. They had Vortex 8.5 x 50 binos for $139. $100 off. I usually don't buy the cheap stuff, nothing less than Leupold, however, this was a no brainer. Very clear and sharp, waterproof with a lifetime guarantee. If your not rolling in it, this might be a good bino for you. A tad bit big, but for the price, it cant be beat. It's twilight here now and I just used them to see the pine cones on a Doug fir about 400 yards away.
    All well and good but,pine cones are huge over there.

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    reload lads i think this bloke needs shooting down some more

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    The Vortex bins are purportedly very good, for a back up set, I would certainly buy at the price, having said that, Leupold .......................................... Thinking on a bit more on this, I would fit Bushnell over Loopy any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    The Vortex bins are purportedly very good, for a back up set, I would certainly buy at the price, having said that, Leupold .......................................... Thinking on a bit more on this, I would fit Bushnell over Loopy any day.
    Finnbear,
    Don't like Leupold? I always thought for the price they were a good value. The only time I was disappointed with them when when I bought one of their Wind River spotting scopes. It turned out to be not as clear as it should have been. My favorite binos are a pair of Leupold 7 x 33, they are small, clear, and each eye piece can be adjusted. The scope I use on my Remington 30/06 is a Leupold fixed 4 x, works like a charm. Guess I haven't been spoiled by the high end stuff.

    Oh yeah, and you German glass lovers, I told you not to read this post.
    Last edited by A Guy Out West; 16-08-2015 at 21:04.

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    I went to a gun show today, and this post prompted me to look through some Vortex Diamondback 10x and Viper 15x. $139.00 for the DB is a super deal. I don't care if you have the most expensive Swaros, you need some other binoculars. On a boat, you need a good pair of 7x50s with ranging stadia and a compass. Climbing in rough terrain, when you won't get more than a 700 yard look at most, why risk a $2,500 glass? Carry a Vortex, Nikon, Pentax - something you can afford to replace if you bang it on a rock or fall on top of it.

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