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Advice on binoculars

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OK, I didn't know exactly where to post this, but this seemed as good of a place as any. I was out scouting for duck hunting spots the other day, and noticed that my old pair of Bushnell binoculars are out of alignment. They have served me well, but I will have to invest in a new pair of binoculars.

Does anybody have any advice on binocular choices that are affordable for working stiff (probably under $300)? I would ideally want something waterproof, and something in the 8X range. The Wind River series from Leupold intrigue me. Any advice would be appreciated.

Big Daddy
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I have a pair of Leupold 10x28 goldrings. These are a pocket size bino and they are great for having in the blind and they work just as good for scouting. These are pretty expensive but they are worth every penny. I have had a pair for 6 years under hard use and never had one problem. My friends all bought them after they tried mine out. WARNING: Once you buy quality optics you will never go back. Oh and they have a lifetime warranty.

My wife got me some Zeiss pocket glasses - perhaps 8X or 10X?? The clarity is beyond belief. I didn't know how bad my cheap stuff was. They were in that $300 range. If you're looking for something small for hunting, these are nice.

Also, check out places like sportsman's guide, or seirra trading post to find old models or old styles or other bargins. They used to have bigger Steiners and stuff, for good prices.

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