Hunting binoculars for around $300..?

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Hunting binoculars for around $300..?

Post by mickyj » 03 Jun 2019, 9:19 pm

What do folks reckon are good value binos for around $300 Mark? Interested to read your thoughts.

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Post by bigpete » 03 Jun 2019, 10:17 pm

I've got 2 pairs of Gerber Montana's, and I love them
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Post by straightshooter » 04 Jun 2019, 8:06 am

I have a pair of Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme binoculars which I can't fault and am perfectly happy with.
Resolution and contrast is excellent and they are a good compromise on weight, bulk and performance.
There is new pair on US ebay buy it now at the moment which will get here for about $260 AU. The Australian price is much higher.

These binoculars are Porro prism type.
Roof prism type binoculars seem to be more popular these days mainly due to compactness but to get optical performance comparable to good porro binoculars the price has to be much higher.
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Post by SCJ429 » 04 Jun 2019, 10:28 am

Plus one for Nikon optics, great performance for the price but don't confuse them with Nikko Sterling.
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Post by PCHammond » 04 Jun 2019, 3:28 pm

I bought a pair of Nikon Monarch 5 10x42 on eBay at the end of last year for $295.

The price has gone up, but you can still get them for $360 with the current 20% off ebay promo. The Monarch 5s are legitimately good. Most popular butterfly/bird watching binoculars in the world apparently.
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Post by TassieTiger » 04 Jun 2019, 7:45 pm

Why not consider second hand - there are some $1k jobbies on usedG/ozg for $4-500...a few have been on a while...make em an offer.
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