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Old 10-05-2005, 03:53 PM  
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I have a L.L. Bean gift certificate for $150.00. I want to purchase some binoculars for hunting. I hunt in Missouri so lots of deep woods. I have found some Nikon Buckmasters for $150.00. They are described as 10X36, field of view 293 ft. @ 1000 yards. I don't know what that means. Are these okay binoculars, or would I be better off to purchase binoculars elsewhere and get myself something else from L.L. Bean? Sorry if this is a repost.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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I have a L.L. Bean gift certificate for $150.00. I want to purchase some binoculars for hunting. I hunt in Missouri so lots of deep woods. I have found some Nikon Buckmasters for $150.00. They are described as 10X36, field of view 293 ft. @ 1000 yards. I don't know what that means. Are these okay binoculars, or would I be better off to purchase binoculars elsewhere and get myself something else from L.L. Bean? Sorry if this is a repost.
I bought a pair not too long ago, but I can't see a damn thing out of them. You look through them and it's just black.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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I bought a pair not too long ago, but I can't see a damn thing out of them. You look through them and it's just black.
psssttt ... remove the lens caps ...
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:16 PM   #4
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I bought a pair not too long ago, but I can't see a damn thing out of them. You look through them and it's just black.
Take off the lens caps.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:22 PM   #5
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I have a L.L. Bean gift certificate for $150.00. I want to purchase some binoculars for hunting. I hunt in Missouri so lots of deep woods. I have found some Nikon Buckmasters for $150.00. They are described as 10X36, field of view 293 ft. @ 1000 yards. I don't know what that means. Are these okay binoculars, or would I be better off to purchase binoculars elsewhere and get myself something else from L.L. Bean? Sorry if this is a repost.

Bogie, I would suggest Stieners and nothing else. You'll need to add a bit to your GC, but down the road you will be more than glad you did.

I have a pair of Steiner Safari binoculars. Great optical coatings - and they are the cheaper Steiners. Game really stands out with them. Not only that, I don't have to focus them. They are crisp from 15' on.

After a short perusal of LL Bean's site, I see Steiner isn't an option so I'd say buy something else with that GC and get some Steiners someplace else.

Here's my Binos: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/xq/...qx/product.htm


*Note, not all Steiners are auto-focus. If they don't have a focusing knob in the center, then they are.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:23 PM   #6
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Take off the lens caps.
It was a joke Chet(s).
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:26 PM   #7
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It was a joke Chet(s).
Not to be impolite but I've heard better jokes.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:58 PM   #8
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It was a joke Chet(s).

Were you using them at night?
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:02 PM   #9
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Bogie, I would suggest Stieners and nothing else. You'll need to add a bit to your GC, but down the road you will be more than glad you did.

I have a pair of Steiner Safari binoculars. Great optical coatings - and they are the cheaper Steiners. Game really stands out with them. Not only that, I don't have to focus them. They are crisp from 15' on.

After a short perusal of LL Bean's site, I see Steiner isn't an option so I'd say buy something else with that GC and get some Steiners someplace else.

Here's my Binos: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/xq/...qx/product.htm


*Note, not all Steiners are auto-focus. If they don't have a focusing knob in the center, then they are.
Thank you so Pastor. This is exactly the kind of info. I was looking for. I appreciate it!
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Old 10-11-2005, 04:54 PM   #10
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Hey Bogie, did you get some binocs yet? What did you end up going with?
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Old 10-11-2005, 04:55 PM   #11
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:13 PM   #12
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Hey Bogie, did you get some binocs yet? What did you end up going with?
I did Pastor. I ordered the exact pair you suggested...
STEINER 9x40 SAFARI BINOCULARS DRK BRN
I received a confirmation email today, that they shipped today. I'm very excited!
Thanks!!!
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:29 PM   #13
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Bogie, I would suggest Stieners and nothing else. You'll need to add a bit to your GC, but down the road you will be more than glad you did.

I have a pair of Steiner Safari binoculars. Great optical coatings - and they are the cheaper Steiners. Game really stands out with them. Not only that, I don't have to focus them. They are crisp from 15' on.

After a short perusal of LL Bean's site, I see Steiner isn't an option so I'd say buy something else with that GC and get some Steiners someplace else.

Here's my Binos: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/xq/...qx/product.htm


*Note, not all Steiners are auto-focus. If they don't have a focusing knob in the center, then they are.
I was going to suggest Steiner as well. Best glass for someone on a budget. I'm not sure if $150 will get you much, but about $300 will get you a nice set.

As someone who has bought the the cheap pair, only to end up regretting it and getting a good pair, I recommend you take your time shopping around, and don't settle for lesser glass because of price. Better to wait an extra season to get the pair you really want.

Go to a store and just look through a lot of sets. Slowly weed out the lesser ones until you find something that looks great and fits your budget. A big store like Cabelas or Bass Pro will give you room to really recognize the quality at longer distances.
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I wouldn't own another pair of Bushnells. Optic quality is poor, I had a pair that had no lens coatings whatsoever, and when they broke, even though they were under warranty, Bushnell wouldn't even look at them.

You can spend $50 every year or two on cheap binoculars or you can spend $2-$300 once.
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