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    Another binos recommendation request

    I've managed to save some money for my first set of binos, I've got a budget of £400, I've been looking out for secondhand in that price range but so far nothing found. Can anyone recommend any suitable for mainly woodland stalking.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonga View Post
    I've managed to save some money for my first set of binos, I've got a budget of £400, I've been looking out for secondhand in that price range but so far nothing found. Can anyone recommend any suitable for mainly woodland stalking.

    Thanks in advance.
    Macleods of Tain look to have a pair of Zeiss DIALYT 8X56 B T* P* for £395

    http://www.rmacleod.co.uk/CUSTOMER%2...OCK%20LIST.pdf

    Ace Optics have some 10x40 Zeiss and some 10x40 Swaros: Binoculars - Ace Optics
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    Save yourself over £200 and get some Minox BV 8x42 !
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Minox-62028-...ustomerReviews
    They are unbelievably good value for money! They are small and compact too which is ideal for woodland. Don't go above x8 Mag whatever you get as you need the light gathering and width of view. I almost sold my best bins when I got the minox as a spare pair whilst they were away for repair, but I am a 'Swaro Tart' and just had to keep them!
    MS

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    Kent wool growers. Ashford kent

    i was in there Saturday and they had some very very good Steiner Binos on a discount around what you want to spend.

    i got a pair of 8x 32 Leupold gold ring range for 2/3 rds of the best price around in there when I sent my swaros away for a service and I use them more than the swaros for woodland stalking, no shakes in the wind and clear as a bell. Worth a look

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    Another MINOX, but this time the BL8x44HD... HD Schott glass for £379
    https://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/Min...-HD-Binoculars

    Like MS, I'm a Swaro tart but also have these in 8x52 for spare/taking mates out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I. Farticus View Post
    Like MS, I'm a Swaro tart but also have these in 8x52 for spare/taking mates out!
    I'd be a Swaro tart if I had the money - and was maybe better looking? As it is I'm happy to be a Minox slag ... can't fault them for the money and most previous threads on the topic simply confirm it.

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    Second hand Zeiss BGAT 7x42s you may have to wait but they are superb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit Country View Post
    I'd be a Swaro tart if I had the money - and was maybe better looking? As it is I'm happy to be a Minox slag ... can't fault them for the money and most previous threads on the topic simply confirm it.
    The glass is the same (Schott) as Leica. Superb kit and boxing way above their weight... I know the UK Sales Director and there should be even more kit coming out over the coming year with the Blaser/Sauer/Mauser etc tie up via the joint parent company - L&O Holding
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    I've got to put in another vote for Minox as they punch well above their weight. In saying that I think a few others are now playing catchup with them. You will never need any better than Minox for stalking and, as Monkey Spanker points out, you will not need anything more than their 8X42BV binos to do your job. That would save you a few quid for a day out at deer and you'll shoot more deer going stalking than you will buying binos.

    On the other hand if you can find decent second hand glass from the top tier makers (Zeiss, Leica etc.) for that money then the one advantage is that it will likely always be worth what you paid for it. It is hard to beat zero cost of ownership.

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    If you want one of the German named but good price?

    Zeiss terra ed are going for £300 if Google em ..... I had a look thru a pair of 8x42 .... I'd have a pair
    Scott glass and Zeiss back up

    Sorry £283 !
    Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 Grey

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