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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

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 Hunting Binoculars Under Under $200

In this complete buyers guide, I firstly go through the main features, aspects and what to look out for in an ideal Bino Harness for Hunting.

Then I provide a wide selection of the Best Binocular Harnesses for hunting currently on the market in a design and price range to suit most hunters 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, three is the perfect solution to cater for your needs and budget.

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:

     

    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

     

    Snypex Knight D-ED 8x32 Binoculars Review

    These 8x32 Snypex Knight D-ED binoculars come about as close as any as being the perfect general use mid-sized instrument.

    The highest quality optical components like APO lenses with ED glass elements, Bak-4 Dach roof prisms with phase correction and dielectric coatings all come together to deliver an image that is as good as many high quality full sized instruments...

    Price: (4/6) Mid-High Value Binoculars
    BBR Ratings:
    Body Quality: 8/10 83%
    Outstanding
    Body Stats: 8/10
    Optical Quality: 9/10
    Optical Stats: 8/10
    Image Quality 9/10
    Extras & Details: 8/10

     

    Athlon Argos 8x42 Binoculars Review

    These mid range, open bridge 8x42 Argos binoculars from Athlon Optics boast features like FMC optics and BaK4 roof prisms that have both Dielectric and Phase correction coatings.

    Indeed they Use exactly the same very high level optical coatings as more expensive binoculars from Athlon, which at this price is super impressive.

    Price: (3/6) Mid Priced Binoculars
    BBR Ratings:
    Body Quality: 7/10 75%
    Excellent
    Body Stats: 7/10
    Optical Quality: 8/10
    Optical Stats: 8/10
    Image Quality 8/10
    Extras & Details: 7/10

     

    Tract Toric 8x42 Binoculars Review

    High end binoculars from Tract Optics, the 8x42 Toric has a lot going for it and is far more than just a hunting binocular that they market it as:

    A tough magnesium housing protects a fully Multi-coated optical system with ED Glass Lenses, Scratch & oil-phobic coatings on external surfaces, Phase and Dielectric mirror coated Schmidt-Pechan Roof Prisms that combine well to give a superb image.

    Price: (5/6) High Value Binoculars
    BBR Ratings:
    Body Quality: 8/10 80%
    Outstanding
    Body Stats: 8/10
    Optical Quality: 9/10
    Optical Stats: 8/10
    Image Quality 9/10
    Extras & Details: 6/10

     

    Upland Optics Perception HD 10x42 Binoculars Review

    These lightweight and compact 42mm binoculars from Upland Optics feature a tough, waterproof Magnalium chassis that protects an impressively high level of optics at this price range

    This included ED glass lenses and BaK-4 roof prisms that are both phase corrected and dielectrically coated which all contribute to offering up an impressive view.

    Another highlight is that these have really nice wide field of view,for a 10x42 binocular.

    Price: (3/6) Mid Priced Binoculars
    BBR Ratings:
    Body Quality: 7/10 77%
    Excellent
    Body Stats: 9/10
    Optical Quality: 8/10
    Optical Stats: 8/10
    Image Quality 8/10
    Extras & Details: 6/10

     

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