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Best Binoculars for Hunting

If you are looking to get yourself a good pair of hunting binoculars then this it THE place to start.

In this complete guide, I go through:

Main features & Specifications you need to look for
Pro Tips and Advice
Budget Considerations
Recommendations
In-depth Hands On Reviews

Steiner XC 10x42 Binoculars
Best High Magnification Binoculars for Hunting

Guide to binos for hunting with magnifications of 12x or more

Best Hunting Binoculars<br />
        Under $600

Question Answered: Short list of high end binoculars for hunting under $600

Rangefinder Binoculars

In this guide to ranging binoculars, I first take a look at the different options available and how choosing the right one will largly depend on the type of hunting you do and your available budget.

Main Sections:
Options Available
Reticle Ranging Binoculars
Laser Rangefinder Binoculars
Reviews & Reccomendations

RangeFinder Binoculars for Hunting

Best 10x42 Laser Rangefinder Binoculars

View through Laser Rangefinder Binoculars
Best Thermal Monocular for Hunting under $600

Whilst still not cheap, the price of thermal imaging devices has finally come down and brought them into reach of the the serious hunter. In this article, I take look at the best low cost thermal monocular currently on the market:

Best Thermal Monocular for Hunting under $600

For a fully immersive and better quality view it is hard to beat a good pair of thermal binoculars.

Whilst they are a more expensive option than a thermal monocular, if you can afford it they make the best hand held option to find & track game in complete darkness.

Best Bino Harness for Hunting

In these complete buyers guides, I firstly go through the main features, aspects and what to look out for in an ideal Bino Harness for Hunting including ones with rangefinder storage options.

Then I provide a wide selection of the very Best Binocular Harnesses for hunting currently on the market in a design and price range to suit most users needs. So no matter if you are a bow hunter operating in thick forest or a rifle hunter on the heat and wide open plains of Africa, there is the perfect carrying solution for you.

Main Sections:
Important Features
Why & if every hunter needs a Bino Harness
Types of Bino Harness
BBR Recommendations

Steiner XC 10x42 Binoculars

Nikon LaserForce 10x42 Rangefinder Binoculars

More Advice & Tips:

  • Best Compact Steiner Binoculars for Walking & Hunting Safaris
    Steiner Wildlife XP 10x26 BinocularsWhist this article focuses on someone who is going on a walking safari, the advice I give would also be of benefit to those looking for a compact, lightweight binocular for hunting on foot.
  • Which Hunting Binoculars? - Why hunters most often choose 8x32's or 10x42 binoculars over 10x50s
  • Best 42mm Binoculars for Safaris under $450 / £450
    Once again these suggestions for a safari binocular, would also make ideal bins to use on many types of hunts.
  • Low Cost 10x42 Binoculars for Hunting / Safaris & Birdwatching - A 10x42 binocular often makes a really good all rounder, so in this article I take a look at some cheaper one that will be ideal for bird watching, safaris and hunting.
  • On Safari with Minox and Swarovski Binoculars - The ultimate mid sized safari and hunting binoculars? Why I chose to take the Minox BD 7x28 & the Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars on safari and my thoughts and findings on them both after my return.
  • Steiner 8x42 Predator BinocularsSteiner Predator Binoculars
    In this article I take a close look at these Steiner binoculars that are specifically designed for hunting.
    Special lens coatings on them make your target "stand out" from it's surroundings and thus easier to find..

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    Hunting Binocular Reviews

    Below are links to the full, in-depth & hands-on reviews to binoculars good for hunting:

     

    Steiner HX 15x56 Binoculars Review

    High power, long distance binoculars from Steiner Optics that combine a high level of optics and coatings with a tough, long lasting exterior that will appeal to hunters, long range wildlife observers or indeed anyone wanting for more reach and/or greater image detail.

    Highlights for me include an impressive and very bright image, the use of superior quality optical components, a tough, almost bomb proof exterior and a keen eye on the finer details that when all added up set these apart the ordinary.

    Price: (5/6) High Value Binoculars
    BBR Ratings:
    Body Quality: 8/10 83%
    Outstanding
    Body Stats: 8/10
    Optical Quality: 9/10
    Optical Stats: 9/10
    Image Quality 8/10
    Extras & Details: 8/10

     

    Vortex Fury HD 10x42 Binoculars Review

    The Vortex Fury HD combines high quality optical components with a powerful laser rangefinder in a tough shell that is sure to perform even in the harshest of conditions.

    Highlights included dielectric coated prisms, tough exterior lens coatings, a laser range finder with a maximum range of 1600 yards with multiple modes including one which compensates for the angle from you to your target.

    Price: (5/6) High Value Binoculars
     

    Tom Lock Series 2 10x42 Binoculars Review

    For a binocular with a price tag of less than £100, these Tom Lock binoculars show an impressive level of components. Highlights include:

    A Fully Multi-Coated Optical System, Roof Prisms made from BaK-4 Glass, with Silver Mirror Coatings and Phase correction Coatings.

    These features combined with a high attention to detail goes beyond what I normally expect at this level.

    Price: (2/6) Low Cost Binoculars
    BBR Ratings:
    Body Quality: 7/10 70%
    Excellent
    Body Stats: 8/10
    Optical Quality: 7/10
    Optical Stats: 7/10
    Image Quality 7/10
    Extras & Details: 6/10

     

    Swarovski EL 10x50 Swarovision Binoculars Review

    The big brother of the extremely popular Swarovski EL range of binoculars, the 10x50 version offers the user some very interesting advantages over the more standard 42mm versions and makes for a very interesting choice.

    There is no question about the quality, so in this mini review, I take a close look at these advantages as well as the draw backs and compare them to the other Swarovski EL binoculars that I have tested to see what kind of user and which uses these are most suitable for.

    Price: (6/6) Expensive Binoculars
    BBR Ratings:
    Body Quality: 9/10 93%
    The VERY Best
    Body Stats: 8/10
    Optical Quality: 10/10
    Optical Stats: 9/10
    Image Quality 10/10
    Extras & Details: 10/10

     

    Vortex Viper HD 10x42 Binoculars Review

    There is a whole lot to like about these 10x42 Vortex Viper HD binoculars, but what really stands out for me are the super high quality HD optics with ED glass lenses and phase corrected, dielectrically coated roof prisms.

    Add to this an excellent build quality and loads of attention to detail like a lockable diopter adjuster and ultra hard exterior lens coatings and you have a high performing binocular that is also great value for money.

    Price: (4/6) Mid-High Value Binoculars
    BBR Ratings:
    Body Quality: 8/10 85%
    Outstanding
    Body Stats: 9/10
    Optical Quality: 9/10
    Optical Stats: 8/10
    Image Quality 9/10
    Extras & Details: 8/10

     

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