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Offline longspur

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Affordable compact binoculars
« on: February 11, 2019, 11:46:53 AM »
What is the best compact binoculars that won’t drain your wallet

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 11:47:48 AM »
I’m pleased with Vortex diamondbacks

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 11:54:30 AM »
I carry the Vortex Solo Monocular....Very compact, light weight, and Very clear.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/solo_monoculars

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 12:24:24 PM »
There's a pair of Leupold's in the classifieds

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 12:38:01 PM »
Love my Swarovski SLC's, I have a pair of 10x30's but it took me a while to find them, I got them at a a steal of a deal!! Pretty hard to beat them as far as optics go.

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 12:48:45 PM »
Love my Swarovski SLC's, I have a pair of 10x30's but it took me a while to find them, I got them at a a steal of a deal!! Pretty hard to beat them as far as optics go.

MK M GOBL

Not sure you can group affordable and Swarovski together very often.

I’m pleased with Vortex diamondbacks

I think your going to see these come up quite often when talking about quality binos at an affordable price.

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 01:48:34 PM »
I picked up a pair similar to these in 8x a few years ago. They were on sale a bass pro for a 100 bucks. I haven’t had a chance to compare the to anything similar but they do what I need them to do.


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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 02:09:14 PM »
I’m pleased with Vortex diamondbacks
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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 02:25:03 PM »
Agree for the money Vortex diamondbacks ... customer service is outstanding if you ever need them ....I lost the rubber eye piece covers and i call them to buy some more and the lady said no charge and i will ship you new ones ....

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 06:03:41 PM »
For the money the Vortex Diamondbacks.  I have a set of 10X42.  if I ever need to exchange those I'll ask for 8X. 
Not to brag, but most of my family's not speaking to me at this time.

Offline Gog1015

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 06:14:42 PM »
Vortex Viper Hd 8x42

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 06:50:25 PM »
Love my Swarovski SLC's, I have a pair of 10x30's but it took me a while to find them, I got them at a a steal of a deal!! Pretty hard to beat them as far as optics go.

MK M GOBL

Not sure you can group affordable and Swarovski together very often.


 Right?  “won’t drain your wallet”

Another vote for Vortex. I have the diamondbacks, but not sure what size you consider compact. They are quality glass for the price.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/binoculars


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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 07:15:41 PM »
I really like the     Cabelas Intensity HD binos -   they will fit in  your shirt pocket . They look like a small pair of  Swarovski's.  ?   $150 range

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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 07:33:18 PM »
I have a set of vortex and I guess in the minority, I don't like them and never have.

I purchased a pair of Maven 9x45s for deer hunting and they are the best binoculars I have ever used. They are too big for turkeys, so I've been looking at getting some of the compact Mavens and giving them a shot.


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Re: Affordable compact binoculars
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 09:47:43 PM »
Vortex diamondback user here also. Had my pair for a few years now. Zero complaints