Skip to comments.Optics for Hunting
Posted on 08/20/2019 5:00:26 AM PDT by w1n1
Breaking down the Best Optics for a Hunt - When you think about your most important pieces of gear for big game hunting in Alaska or anywhere, optics top the list. Alaskas terrain is big and varied, and most game is spotted at a long distance.
In order to locate and assess game, evaluate the terrain and plan a safe, effective stalk, quality optics are key. As a rule of thumb, get the best optics you can afford. Quality optics gear is not cheap, but the investment is worth every cent. Since the day I first used them, I fell in love with Swarovski binoculars and spotting scopes.
The quality of this glass means no more eye fatigue and I can easily pick out and size up game from amazing distances; they also save me hours of wandering. I upgraded my binoculars to include Swarovski's 10×42 EL Range. The first time I held these I was impressed with not only the clarity but also the wide field of view. Weighing in at only 32 ounces, theyre light and easy to handle. The first distant tree I ranged registered a reading of 1,172 yards.
Having a built-in rangefinder in these binos eliminates having to carry an extra device into the field. The ergonomic grip allows for stable holding and easy ranging, and the precise measuring takes the guesswork out of both long range shots and those on steep angles. Read the rest of optics for hunting.
Vortex and Nikon.
Great value and good glass. Leupold too. I swear though it seems like the eye relief on all the Leupold’s I have used is a little more finicky than the others.
Have one Zeiss scope 3x9 Conquest. I like it. For the money though I can’t see where it’s better than the Vortex or Nikon.
One of the trends I don’t understand is guys buying lightweight rifles and then mounting huge, heavy scopes. But to each his own.
I use red dots on small arms. Vortex strikefire works good.
Here is a better deal.
10x42 Ultra HD Binoculars - $27.52
I was doing some research and discovered that my Nikon 7X50s are actually the model called “Tropical”. They look just like a WWII era Navy Bausch & Lomb but the optics are even better.
The 6X30 are of the exact same construction.
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