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    What are your archery optics for out West?

    For spot and stalk hunting I have been going back and forth from a heavier and more expensive RF bino (Zeiss RFs) to a small 8x32 or 10x32 bino paired with a Sig rangefinder. What do you do? One expensive optic or two smaller optics? I'm not worried about spotting scopes with this topic just binos/rangefinders.

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    I went with a pair of 8x32 last year with a range finder and was very happy with the choice. I have the Cabelas/Meopta 8x32. I was very impressed.

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    8x32 with a separate rangefinder for me. I believe my current binoculars are only 20 oz. While I like the idea of the integrated binoculars and rangefinder, I want nothing to do with any binoculars that are as large and heavy as the current rangefinder offerings. I just had to work out a system to keep the rangefinder where I can get it into action without excess movement or getting straps tangled. Picked up a SIG rangefinder last fall as well, because my Leica didn't have angle compensation within 70 yds.
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    Great feedback! Glad i'm not the only one that doesn't like packing around the Zeiss RFs for bowhunting. Although the new Zeiss RFs are going to be game changers!

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    I haven't looked at them, what are the features/capabilities that make the new Zeiss RF's so impressive?

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    Vortex Viper HD 10x42. I always have them on me and it's never been an issue. I keep it simple and do not change for any reason. Range finder is attached to my chest harness or around my neck inside my clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Serio View Post
    I haven't looked at them, what are the features/capabilities that make the new Zeiss RF's so impressive?
    Their size for one. They feel like a normal pair of binoculars in your hands. They are nice optics.
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    Leica Geovid BRF 10x42
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Serio View Post
    I haven't looked at them, what are the features/capabilities that make the new Zeiss RF's so impressive?
    They feel like a normal pair of binoculars...and they have angle compensation built in. Can't wait to use them. These will change the way you hunt, for those that can afford them...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    Vortex Viper HD 10x42. I always have them on me and it's never been an issue. I keep it simple and do not change for any reason. Range finder is attached to my chest harness or around my neck inside my clothing.
    Back when I was guiding I owned a pair of the Vipers. They were awesome for the price. I regret selling them because they don't make them in Japan any more.

 

 
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