37 Best binoculars for Western hunting | Reviews and Buying Guide

What’s better than an outdoor game hunt? Nothing!

That’s what I feel when I pack up my bags to go off straight to the west of Mississippi to find the game worth to win over. Western hunting generally means hunting an elk, Nebraska white-tailed deer, the Montana Mule deer, the Pog-horn antelope, The Alaskan Black Bears, and wolves. The best experience out of these is the elk hunt.

Here we have the list of the best western hunting binoculars to use during your expedition to make it full of worthy games.

 

Leica Geovid
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of objectives
  • An angle of view of 6.5 degrees
  • Field Of View 342 ft/1000 yds
  • Close Focus 5 m and Exit Pupil 4.2 mm
  • Porro Prism design
  • Applied Ballistic Compensation system
  • Slip-resistant rubber armor magnesium build
  • Interpupillary adjustment 56-74 mm
  • Laser rangefinder embedded
  • Twist-Up 4 position click-stop eyecups
  • Double bridged configuration
  • 16 mm of eye relief
  • 2.16 pounds weight

 

Our Verdict:

The Leica Geovid – Rangefinder is the ace in the list featuring about 10 units of magnification and 42 mm of fully multicoated objectives. Exit Pupil 4.2 mm,

The bino features a dual-hinge configuration with and Porro Prism design. It features O ring sealed Waterproofing and Nitrogen filled Fog proofing. It also features a Laser rangefinder embedded with an Applied Ballistic Compensation system. The build features a magnesium build body with slip-resistant rubber armor.

The visual specifications include; an Angular field of view of about 6.5 degrees, a Linear Field Of View of about 342 ft /1000 yds, and a Close Focus distance off at 5 m. It also features an interpupillary adjustment between 56-74 mm.

The eyepieces feature a 16 mm of eye relief provided with Twist-Up 4 staged click-stop eyecups. The bino apparatus weighs about 2.16 pounds.

The Leica Geovid Rangefinder purchase is inclusive of a harness, wipes, straps, and a carry case.

Things We Like:
  • Open-bridge configuration
  • Rangefinder and ballistic modes
  • Anti-reflective coatings
  • Fine eye relief and ergonomic design
Areas of Improvement:
  • Slightly heavier
  • Too Costly
  • Packaging defects

 

ZEISS Victory Rangefinder
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of objectives
  • 4.2 mm of exit-pupil
  • 345 ft/1000 yds of Linear FOV
  • 8.2 FT OF Close Focus Distance
  • Integrated Laser finder technology
  • 16 mm of eye relief
  • BaK4 roof Prisms
  • LotuTec coatings for ample vision
  • 130 mm interpupillary distance
  • 2.1 pounds of weight

 

Our Verdict:

The all-new Zeiss Victory RF binos feature about 10 units of magnification alongside 42 mm of objectives, which eventually offers about 4.2 mm of the exit pupil.

The build model features a single bridged configuration with a central Focus knob on top and premium rubber housing to its build. The magnesium chassis hosts  BaK4 roof Prisms and the lens is coated with proprietary LotuTec coatings for ample vision.

The bino also consists of Bluetooth synchronization via the Zeiss hunting app that does the range calculations on the basis of your surroundings.

The visual specifications include 345 ft/1000 yds of Linear FOV. The binos also feature an Integrated Laser finder technology into it. It features about 8.2 ft of Close Focus Distance too. The hinge adjusts up to 130 mm interpupillary distance means it offers a wide adjustment range.

Likewise, the eyepiece features about 16 mm of eye relief and has a total weight of 2.1 pounds.

The purchase is inclusive of Neck Straps, Harness, ocular guards rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Integrated Laser Finder

  • Lotutec coatings

  • BaK4 prisms and amazing visual caliber

Areas of Improvement:
  • Slightly heavy

  • Packaging and manufacture defects

  • Too costly

 

Maven B2
9.7/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 11 units of magnification
  • Fully Multicoated 45 mm of objectives
  • Phase Corrected and dielectric coated BaK4 roof prisms
  • 4.1 mm Exit Pupil and  ED Glass
  • 6 degrees of AOV
  • Apparent FOV 66 degrees
  • Linear FOV of 314 ft /1000 yds
  • 94.8% of light transmission
  • Magnesium Build and Rubber coatings
  • About 5 ft of close Focus
  • Multiposition eyecups and Eye relief 16.7 mm
  • Waterproofing and fog proof – Nitrogen
  • About 1.9 pounds

 

Our Verdict:

The allrounder bino comes with around 11 units of magnification and Fully Multicoated 45 mm objectives eventually offering about 4.1 mm of Exit Pupil. The build features an Extra-low Dispersion Glass which ensures crisp and bright image features.

The single-hinged closed-bridge configuration features Magnesium Build and Rubber coatings with Phase Corrected and Dielectric coated BaK4 roof prisms along with  FMC objectives and prisms that offer about 94.8% of light transmission. The interiors offer Waterproofing via O ring sealings and fog proofing via Nitrogen purging.

The visual specifications include 6 degrees of angular Field Of View, an Apparent Field Of View of around 66 degrees, and a Linear FOV of about 314 ft /1000 yds along with about 5 ft of close Focus distance.

The build also features multiposition eyecups offering an Eye relief of about 16.7 mm. The apparatus weighs about 1.9 pounds.

The purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, ocular guards, rainguards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Fully multicoated objectives

  • Dielectric coated and phase-corrected prisms

  • Fine weighed as comapared to specs offered

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Vortex Optics Diamondback HD
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 15 units of magnification
  • 56 mm of FMC objectives
  • 3.7 mm of exit-pupil & HD Optical system
  • 14 ft of Close Focus Distance
  • Magnesium chassis and Shockproof armor
  • Linear FOV of 230ft/1000 yds
  • Angular FOV of 4.36 ft
  • Waterproofing and Fogproofing via Argon gas
  • Armor Tek Glass Coatings
  • Dielectric Coated and Phase corrected BaK4 roof prisms
  • Inter-pupillary distance of 59-76 mm
  • 15.6 mm of eye relief & Adjustable Twist Up eyecups
  • Comes with premium Glass Pak case and harness, rain guards, cloth, and Tripod adapter
  • Right eye focus diopter &  2.175 pounds of the total weight

 

Our Verdict:

The most popular series of all time, the Vortex Optics Diamondback features about 15 units of magnification along with 56 mm of Fully Multicoated Objectives. The bino features about 3.7 mm of exit-pupil.

The build features a magnesium housing with Shock-proof rubber armor and also hosts an HD Optical system with Armor-Tek Glass Coatings and dielectric coated and phase-corrected BaK4 roof prisms. The interiors are made waterproof and Fog proof via Argon gas purging. The visual caliber is just as you need.

The visual specifications include about 14 ft of Close Focus Distance, an angular field of view of about 4.36 degrees, and 230 ft/1000 yards of Linear field of view.

The bino comes with a right eye focus diopter and adjustable twist-Up eyecups offering about 16 mm of eye relief.

The bino comes with a premium Glasspak case and harness, rain guards, wipes, and a tripod adapter. You also get the Vortex Lifetime warranty with your purchase.

The Vortex Optics Diamondback weighs about 2.175 pounds. The purchase is inclusive of a Harness, straps, wipes, and ocular guards.

 

Things We Like:
  • Fully Multicoated Objectives

  • Armor Tek Glass Coatings

  • Dielectric Coated and Phase corrected BaK4 prisms

  • Lifetime Warranty

Areas of Improvement:
  • Packaging/Manufacture defects

 

Maven B6
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of magnification
  • 50 mm of objectives
  • 4.2 mm of the exit pupil and ED glass
  • 5.5 degrees of AOV and 66 degrees of apparent FOV
  • 289 degrees of linear FOV
  • Around 94% of light inlet and Scratch and Oil resistant coatings
  • Close focus of 7.5 ft
  • 58-74 mm of interpupillary distance
  • Dielectric coated Wide-angle Schmidt Pechan prism
  • Magnesium built with rubber coatings
  • Waterproof and Fog proof-Nitrogenated
  • Tripod Mountable with 17.5 mm of eye relief

 

Our Verdict:

The MAVEN B6 offers about 12 units of magnification with 50 mm of fully Multicoated Objectives with about 4.2 mm of the exit pupil.

The build itself is a closed bridge configuration build with O ring sealed Waterproofing and Fog proof via Nitrogen purging. The body is a Magnesium build with rubber coatings and attractive dual-color choices like gold rims on knobs and objectives and also a silver color diopter ring.

The visual specifications include a 5.5 degrees of angular Field of view, about 66 degrees of Apparent FOV, and about 289 ft/1000 yds of the linear field of view. The build features around 94% of the light inlet provided by the Scratch and Oil resistant coated ED glass and Dielectric coated Wide-angle Schmidt Pechan roof prisms.

It also features a Close focus distance of 7.5 ft alongside an adjustable 58-74 mm interpupillary distance.

The eyecups are provided with a 17.5 mm of eye relief and an adjustable right eye diopter. The apparatus itself is tripod mountable and the purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, Tripod adapter, Ocular guards, rain guards and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Amazing visuals

  • Dual diopter rings

  • Phase corrected and dielectric coated prisms

  • Fine pricing

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Vortex Optics Viper
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of magnification
  • 50 mm of FMC objectives
  • 4.2 mm of Exit Pupil
  • HD lens with ED glass
  • Exclusive ArmorTek coatings for scratch proofing
  • Exclusive XR –anti-reflective coatings
  • Rubber Armor for external protection
  • 16 mm of eye relief provided by Twist Up eyecups
  • Right eye lockable diopter & Tripod adaptability
  • Dielectric Coated and Phase corrected coatings
  • Angular FOV 5.5 degrees
  • Linear FOV 288 ft/1000 yds
  • Interpuillary Distance of 59-75 mm
  • 1.8 pounds of weight

 

Our Verdict:

The Vortex Optics Viper features about 12 units of magnification alongside 50 mm of Fully Multi-Coated objectives and 4.2 mm of Exit Pupil with HD lens and ED glass build. The lens features an exclusive Armor Tek coating for scratch proofing and to fend off the dirt alongside the exclusive XR –anti-reflective coatings.

The closed bridge configuration with rubber armor for external protection encloses the dielectric coated and Phase corrected coated prisms which provide an angular field of view of around 5.5 degrees, a linear field of view of around 288 ft/1000 yds, and an adjustable Interpupillary Distance of 59-75 mm.

The bridge features a Central Focus Wheel along with the eyepiece featuring about 16 mm of eye relief provided with twist Up eyecups, where the eyepiece features a right eye diopter adjustment too.

The whole apparatus is tripod adaptable and weighs around 1.8 pounds. The purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, harnesses, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • HD glass

  • Multicoated lenses

  • Amazing eye relief and fine weighed

Areas of Improvement:
  • Too expensive for what they offer

  • Packaging/Manufacture defects

 

Zeiss Terra ED
9.7/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnifcitaion
  • 42 mm of FMC objectives
  • ED Lens with Hydrophobic Zeiss MC coatings
  • Eye relief of 14 mm and 4.2 mm of exit-pupil
  • Nitrogen filled fog proofing and waterproof
  • Close Focus at 5.3 ft
  • Linear FOV at 330 ft/1000 yds
  • Apparent FOV at 60 degrees
  • Interpupillary distance of 58-75.5 mm
  • Schmidt Pechan Roof Prisms provide around 88% light inlet
  • Nitrogen filled Fog proof and O ring seal Waterproof
  • About 1.5 pounds weight

 

Our Verdict:

The Zeiss Terra ED features around  10 units of magnification along with 42 mm of Fully MultiCoated objectives and Extra-Low Dispersion Lenses with the hydrophobic Zeiss multi-coatings. The set-up eventually offers an exit-pupil distance of around 4.2 mm of the exit pupil.

The build itself is a closed bridge configuration with Phase corrected and dielectric coated Schmidt Pechan Roof Prisms which ensures around 88% light inlet. The build offers a Nitrogen filled fog proofing and waterproofing ensheathed by a rugged strong armor with a large rear-central focus knob attached to the bridge.

The visual specifications include a Close Focus distance of 5.3 ft, a linear field of view at 330 ft/1000 yds, and an apparent field of view at 60 degrees. The hinge offers an interpupillary distance of 58-75.5 mm.

The bino features about 1.6 pounds of total weight alongside 14 mm of eye relief.

The purchase is inclusive of a carry case, harness, A tripod adapter, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Good pricing

  • Not bulky and easy to hold

  • Fine low light observation

  • Great visuals

Areas of Improvement:
  • Packaging/ Manufacture defects

  • Too sensitive dials

 

Bushnell Fusion Rangefinder
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units magnification
  • 42 mm of FMC objectives and 4mm of exit-pupil
  • Exclusive ActiveSync Display Technology for rangefinding
  • IPX7 Waterproofing
  • Composite Frame construction
  • EXO Barrier lens protection
  • BK7 roof prisms with Dielectric coatings and PC3 phase coatings
  • High Definition Optical System and 4.6 meters of close focus
  • Comes with Iron Clad Lifetime Warranty
  • 305 ft/1000 yds Linear FOV and Central Focus System
  • 16 mm of eye relief and Twist-Up eyecups
  • Around 2.2 pounds weight

 

Our Verdict:

The Bushnell Fusion offers around 10 units magnification alongside 42 mm of fully multicoated objectives which eventually offers an exit pupil of around 4.2 mm.

The build features a closed bridge configuration with matte rubber armor upon Composite Frame construction and indents across the hand line. The build also features an exclusive ActiveSync Display Technology for range finding.

The body features an IPX7 Waterproofing and EXO Barrier lens protection with High Definition Optical System which comes with Iron Clad Lifetime Warranty upon its build.

The visual specifications include a Linear field of view of 305 ft/1000 yds, a 15 meters of close focus provided with BK7 roof prisms with Dielectric coatings and PC3 Phase coatings. The bridge features a Central Focus System with a focus knob to its rear mid.

The eyepiece features twist Up eyecups that offer around 16 mm of eye relief and dual diopter rings. The whole apparatus weighs around 2.2 pounds.

The purchase is inclusive of a carry case, Neck straps, harness, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Good  pricing

  • Amazing visual clarity

  • Proprietary Active Sync display techology

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Vortex Optics Crossfire HD
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of Magnification
  • 50 mm of FMC Objectives
  • 4.2 mm Exit pupil
  • HD Optical system
  • Rugged Shockproof Armor
  • Nitrogen purged fog proof and Waterproof
  • Central Focus Wheel & Right eye diopter
  • 15 mm of Eye relief & twist-Up and Down eyecups
  • Angular FOV 5.2 degrees & Linear FOV 273 ft/1000 yds
  • Close Focus Distance of 6 ft
  • Interpupillary distance of 60-76 mm
  • Around 1.84 pounds & Tripod Adaptability
  • GlassPak bino harness and case harness, Lens wipes, Rainguard and Neck Strap

 

Our Verdict:

The Vortex Optics Crossfire features about 12 units of magnification and 50 mm of Fully Multicoated Objectives along with 4.2 mm Exit pupil and HD Optical system.

The body features a closed bridge configuration with a matte Shockproof Armor sheathing a magnesium housing and a Nitrogen purged fog proof and Waterproofing maintained via O ring sealings.

The visual specifications include an angular Field Of View of 5.2 degrees, a Close Focus Distance of 6 ft, a Linear Field Of View of 273 ft/1000 yds, and an interpupillary distance of 60-76 mm offered by the adjustable hinge.

The build features a Central Focus Wheel –right after the bridge and a Right eye diopter.

The eyepiece features 15 mm of Eye relief provided by the Twist Up and Down eyecups.

The purchase is inclusive of GlassPak bino harness and case harness, Lens wipes, Rainguard, and Neck Straps.

The whole apparatus weighs around 1.84 pounds and is fully tripod adaptable.

 

Things We Like:
  • HD Optics

  • Rugged Shockproof armor

  • Fine weight

  • Lifetime Warranty

Areas of Improvement:
  • Complaints with Linear viewing range and chromatic aberration

  • Manufacture / Packaging defects

  • Questionable build quality

 

Bushnell Forge Binocular
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 15 units of magnification
  • 56 mm of objectives
  • Bak4 Roof Prisms with EXO Barrier lens protection
  • 3.7 MM OF Exit Pupil
  • Dielectric BaK4 Prism with 92% of lIght-transmission and PC-3  Phase Coatings
  • 235 ft/1000 yds FOV
  • ED prime glass for amazing contrast and resolution
  • 12 ft of Close Focus Distance
  • About 3.2 pounds weight
  • IPX7 Waterproof Construction
  • Right eye lockable Diopter
  • 21 mm of Eye relief & Tripod Mountable

 

Our Verdict:

The Bushnell forge features about 15 units of magnification along with 56 mm of Fully Multicoated objectives with ED prime glass build and EXO Barrier lens protection that eventually features about 3.7 mm OF Exit Pupil.

The build features a dual hinge-Open bridged configuration with Dielectric BaK4 Prism that allows 92% of light transmission and PC-3  Phase Coatings. The insides are IPX7 Waterproof Construction and fog proofing is ensured via Nitrogen purging.

The visual specifications include 235 ft/1000 yds Field Of View, for amazing contrast and resolution and  12 ft of Close Focus Distance.

The bino features about 3.2 pounds of total weight. The eyepiece features a right eye lockable Diopter and twist-up eyecups offering about 21 mm of eye relief.

The bino apparatus is tripod adaptable.

The purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, carry case, harness, wipes, and tripod adapter.

 

Things We Like:
  • Fair pricing

  • IPX7 waterproofing

  • ED Prime Glass build

  • Amazing warranty deal

  • Amazing visuals 

Areas of Improvement:
  • Issues with tripod adaptability

  • Slightly bulkier

  • Manufacture defects

 

Vortex Optics Fury HD 5000
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of objectives with an HD Optical system
  • Dielectric Coated and Phase corrected roof prisms
  • 4.2 mm of the exit pupil
  • XR Multi coatings for anti-reflective light inlet coatings
  • Angular FOV 6.1 degrees
  • ArmorTek scratch-proof coatings and About 2 pounds of weight
  • Rubber armor closed bridge configuration
  • Nitrogenated fog proofing and waterproofing
  • Linear FOV 321 ft/1000 yds and Close Focus of 18.5 ft
  • Interpupillary Distance 58-72 mm
  • 3 mode performance: Ballistic, Best, and Last Modes
  • HCD ranging feature and 16 mm of eye relief

 

Our Verdict:

The Vortex Fury 5000 AB features about 10 units of magnification and 42 mm of fully Multicoated objectives with ArmorTek scratch-proof coatings, XR Multi coatings ( anti-reflective light inlet coatings), and a High Definition Optical system that eventually offers an exit pupil of 4.2 mm.

The single hinge rubber-armored closed bridge configuration encloses Dielectric coated and Phase corrected roof prisms within a Nitrogenated fog proofing and waterproof environment.

The performance standard is justified by the 3 mode performance setup i.e. the Ballistic mode, the Best mode and the Last Mode. The bino also offers a Horizontal Component Distance ranging feature.

The visual specifications include an angular field of view of about 6.1 degrees,  a Linear Field of View of about 321 ft/1000 yds and a close focus of 18.5 ft. The hinge offers an adjustable interpupillary distance of 58-72 mm.

The eyepiece features twist-up eyecups offering around 16 mm of eye relief.

The bino weighs about 2 pounds.

The purchase is exclusive of Glasspak Harness, Comfort Neck Straps, Objective rainguards, eyepiece covers, and wipes.

 

 

Things We Like:
  • XR multicoatings

  • Dielectric Coated and Phase corrected roof prisms

  • ArmorTek multi-coatings and proper anti-reflective

  • HD Optical system

  • Ballistics and rangefinding

  • Amazing visuals

Areas of Improvement:
  • Lacks to offer much ranging and ballistics

  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Sig Sauer Zulu 7
9.7/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of objectives
  • 6.5 degrees of angular FOV
  • Lens coatings like Lens armor/Lenscoat and Spectra coat
  • Around 6 meters of close focus
  • Interpupillary Distance of 56-75 mm
  • Schmidt Pechan roof prisms
  • Polymer frame and rubber armor
  • IPx7 waterproofing
  • 17 mm of eye relief

 

 

Our Verdict:

The Sig Sauer Zulu offers around 10 units of magnification with 42 mm of Fully Multicoated Objectives. The bino features exclusive lens coatings like Lens armor/ Lenscoat and Spectra coats. The bino features an exit pupil of around 4.2 mm.

The build features a double-hinged configuration with a rear center-based focus knob. The Aluminium housing with stout rubber sheathing has a Polymer frame and rubber armor. The interiors feature IPx7 waterproofing and O ring sealed fog proofing.

The bino features amazing visual specifications like; 65 degrees of angular Field Of View, Around 6 meters of close focus, and an interpupillary distance of around 56-75 mm.

The bino features about 17 mm of eye relief provided with twist-up eyecups. The whole apparatus weighs around 2.2 pounds.

The purchase is inclusive of a Harness, carry case, Neck strap, ocular guards, wipes, and rain guards.

 

Things We Like:
  • Open bridge configuration

  • Crystal clear optics

  • Lenscoat and spectracoat

  • IPX7 waterproofing

Areas of Improvement:
  • Questionable resolution

  • Balancing bino adapter towards the center

  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Steiner Predator Hunting
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of FMC objectives and HD optics
  • Linear FOV 344 ft/1000 yds
  • Fast Close Focus at 16 ft & 4.2 mm of the exit pupil
  • Waterproof and Fog proof
  • Predator Diamond Coatings and Laser texture coatings on outer armor
  • 20.5 Twilight factor & 2.25 pounds
  • Exclusive Scan mode and LRF measure range of 5.5 yds
  • Comes with Heritage Warranty- a transferrable warranty
  • Rotary eyecups adjust and 16 mm of eye relief
  • About 2.2 pounds weight
  • NBR long lifer armor for scratch/dirt and oil resistance

 

Our Verdict:

The Steiner Predator features about 10 units of magnification alongside 42 mm of Fully Multi-Coated objectives. The bino features High Definition optics and guarantees precise imagery/visuals. The bino features around 4.2 mm of the exit pupil.

The bino features a single-hinged configuration with a central focus knob and a Waterproof and Fog proof environment with Predator Diamond Coatings and Laser texture coatings on the outer armor. The armor is an NBR long lifer armor for scratch/dirt and oil resistance.

The visual specification includes around Linear FOV 344 ft/1000 yds, a Fast Close Focus at around 16 ft, and about 20.5mm of Twilight factor. The bino also has Exclusive Scan mode and Laser Rangefinder measure range of about 5.5 yds.

The purchase offers Heritage Warranty- a transferrable warranty that could be claimed by further buyers too. The eyepiece features rotary eyecups adjustment offering 16 mm of eye relief. It also has dual rings for diopter adjustments.

The apparatus weighs about 2.2 pounds and the purchase is inclusive of a Harness, Neck straps, carry case, ocular guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • HD optics

  • Predator diamond coats on the armor

  • NBR Long life armor

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

 

Steiner HX
9.7/10 Our Score

Notable specs:

  • 15 units of magnification
  • 56 mm of FMC objectives
  • N2 injection system with pressurized N2 for Fog proofing
  • Makrolon polycarbonate housing and NBR rubber housing
  • O ring seal Waterproofing alongside Close Focus at 8 ft
  • Linear FOV of 332 ft /1000 yds
  • Eye relief of 15.4 mm
  • Interpupillary distance of 58-74 mm
  • 2.75 pounds weight
  • Neoprene click-lock strap, wipes, ocular guards, rain guards, harness, and tripod.

 

Our Verdict:

The Steiner HX features about 15 units of magnification and 56 mm of fully Multicoated objectives with Nano protection coatings and an exit pupil set at around 3.73 mm.

The bino features a close bridge configuration with N2 injected fog proofing and O ring sealed waterproofing. The housing is Makrolon with NBR rubber housing which guarantees stain proofing and oil resistance to the binos.

The bino features a linear field of view of around 332 ft /1000 yds and a Close Focus at 8 ft. The hinge offers an adjustable interpupillary distance of around 58-74 mm. The bridge holds a large central focus knob that adjusts mighty well.

The bino itself weighs around 2.75 pounds and hence would require a tripod for easy observation.

The purchase is inclusive of a Neoprene click-lock strap, harness, ocular guards, rain guards, tripod, and wipes.

The bino features an eye relief of 15.4 mm and the purchase is inclusive of harnesses, neck-straps, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Makrolon Polycarbonate housing

  • NBR long-life armor

  • Amazing visuals

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

  

Nikon Monarch HG
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 8 units of Magnification
  • 42 mm of Objectives
  • 8.3 degrees Angular FOV
  • Apparent FOV 60.3 degrees
  • Linear FOV of 435 ft/1000 yds
  • 5.3 mm of Exit-pupil
  • About 1.5 pounds weight
  • ED Glass
  • Dielectric coated and phase-corrected roof prisms
  • Waterproof and fog proof
  • 17.8 mm of eye relief

 

Our Verdict:

The Monarch HD features 8 units of Magnification along with 42 mm of fully multicoated Objectives with an exit pupil of around 5.25 ft.

The bino features a close bridge configuration that encases dielectric coated and phase-corrected roof prisms. The build features an Extra-Low Dispersion  Glass build with absolute  Waterproofing and Nitrogenated fog proofing.

The visual specifications include around 8.3 degrees of Angular Field Of View, an apparent Field Of View of around 60.3 degrees, and a Linear Field Of View of around 435 ft/1000 yds.

The bino weighs about 1.5 pounds and features a right eye diopter of 17.8 mm of eye relief.

 

Things We Like:
  • ED glass

  • Phase corrected and dielectric coated glass

  • Amazing visual caliber

  • Much Lightweight

Areas of Improvement:
  • Packaging/ Manufacture defects

 

Bushnell Engage EDX
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of magnification
  • 50 mm of FMC objectives
  • Dielectric Coated and Phase corrected BaK4 Roof prism
  • 4.1 mm of Exit Pupil
  • EXO Barrier Protective coatings and PC3 Phase coated prisms
  • ED Prime glass and Close Focus of 10 ft
  • 3.5 ft of close focus
  • About 1.8 pounds
  • IPX7 waterproofing coatings
  • Lockable diopter and Tripod Adaptable
  • 15 mm of eye relief and Twist-Up eyecups

 

Our Verdict:

The ENGAGE EDX features around 12 units of magnification alongside 50 mm of Fully Multi-Coated objectives, which eventually offers an exit pupil of around 4.1 mm. The objectives feature EXO Barrier Protective coatings with an ED Prime glass build.

The single hinge central bridged configuration encases Dielectric coated and Phase corrected BaK4 Roof prism with PC3 Phase coatings that inlets around 92% of light for bright images. The internal environment is made inert via Nitrogen purging and consists of IPX7 waterproofing coatings.

The visual specifications include about 10 ft of close focus, a linear FOV of 280 ft/1000 yards, and hosts a Lockable diopter on the right eyepiece with Twist Up eyecups that aid up to 15 mm of eye relief.

The build itself is tripod adaptable and weighs about 1.8 pounds.

The purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, bino harness, lens caps, Tripod adapter, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • EXO Barrier coatings

  • ED Prime Glass

  • Nice pricing

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Vanguard Endeavor ED IV
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 8 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of FMC objectives and 5.25 mm of exit-pupil
  • SK-15 Prisms & HOYA-ED Glass
  • Double hinged model Open Bridge configuration with 92% of light inlet
  • Advanced MultiGuard coatings for improved Light transmit
  • Nitrogen purged fog proofing and Waterproofing
  • 25 years of extended warranty
  • 377 ft/1000 yds
  • Central Focus Dial and 1.75 pounds
  • 7.2 degrees of angular FOV
  • 3 Stage Twist Up eyecups offer 19 mm of eye relief

 

Our Verdict:

The Vanguard Endeavor features around 8 units of magnification along with 42 mm of fully multicoated objectives alongside proprietary HOYA-ED Glass. It eventually offers an exit pupil of around 5.25 mm.

The bino features a double-hinged model open bridged configuration that encases the SK-15 Prisms with Advanced MultiGuard coatings for improved Light transmit aids up to 92% of the light inlet. The bino is provided with Nitrogen purged fog proofing and waterproofing via O ring sealings. The bridge is provided with a Central Focus Dial that adjusts real fine.

The visual specifications include a Linear Field Of View of 377 ft/1000 yds and 7.2 degrees of angular Field Of View.

The eyepiece features 3 Stage Twist Up eyecups that provide around 19 mm of eye relief.

The bino weighs around 1.75 pounds and the manufacturers offer 25 years of extended warranty to it. The purchase is inclusive of a Neck strap, harness, wipes, rain guards, and ocular guards.

Things We Like:
  • Premium HOYA-ED glass
  • SK-15 prisms
  • Open Bridge configuration
  • Advanced Multi guard coatings
  • Amazing visual caliber
  • Fine pricing
Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture defects
  • Too sensitive focus knob

 

Meopta MeoPro Air
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of FMC objectives
  • 360 ft/1000 yds of Linear FOV
  • Magnesium housing with a rubber sheath
  • Open Bridge Design with dual hinge
  • HD optical system alongside 56-74 mm of interpupillary distance
  • Central Focus knob and diopter adjust
  • 6.4 degrees of angular FOV
  • 7.75 ft of Close Focus Distance
  • 83% of Light inlet and 18 mm of eye relief

 

Our Verdict:

The Meopta Meopro Air HD-ED Plus features about 10 units of magnification alongside 42 mm of Fully Multicoated Objectives which offer around 4.2 mm of the exit pupil.

The build features a double-hinged, open bridged configuration encasing a 360 ft/1000 yds of Linear FOV, with Magnesium housing and rubber sheathing. The bino features a High Definition optical system with a Central Focus knob and central diopter adjust.

The visual specifications include 6.4 degrees of angular Field Of View, a 7.75 ft of Close Focus Distance, about 83% of Light inlet, and an adjustable hinge of 56-74 mm of interpupillary distance.

The build features an 18 mm of eye relief provided with twist-up eyecups.

 

Things We Like:
  • HD Optical system

  • Robust design

  • Good quality build

Areas of Improvement:
  • Tough to adjust /stiff focus knob

  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Swarovski NL Pure Binoculars
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of objectives
  • 4.2 mm of the exit pupil and 91% of light transmission
  • Proprietary SWAROBRIGHT-Prism coatings, SWAROTOP, Anti-reflection coatings, SWARODUR- scratch-resistant lens coatings
  • SWARO-VISION technology
  • Fluoride-containing HD glass avoids chromatic aberration and increases color fidelity
  • 18 mm of eye relief
  • Angular FOV of 7.6 degrees
  • Apparent FOV of 70 degrees
  • Around 400 ft/1000 yds and 1.9 pounds of weight
  • 56-74 mm of interpupillary distance

 

Our Verdict:

The SWAROVSKI NL Pure 10×42 features around 10 units of magnification alongside 42 mm of objectives that eventually offer a 4.2 mm of the exit pupil.

The product features proprietary SWAROBRIGHT-Prism coatings, the SWAROTOP-Anti-reflection lens coatings, and SWARODUR technology scratch-resistant lens coatings.

It also features SWAROVISION technology which includes Fluoride-containing HD glass that avoids chromatic aberration and increases color fidelity alongside a brilliant color inlet and up to 91% of light transmission.

The visual specifications include an angular Field Of View of around 7.6 degrees, an apparent field of view of around 70 degrees alongside a linear field of view of around 400 ft/1000 yds. The hinge extensions feature 56-74 mm of interpupillary distance adjustment.

The eyepiece features Twist UP eyecups with around 18 mm of eye relief. The bino weighs around 1.9 pounds and the purchase is inclusive of a harness, tripod adapter, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • SWARO TOP, SWAROVISION, and SWARODUR proprietary specifications

  • Fluoride build HD glass

  • Amazing visuals

  • An elite brand

Areas of Improvement:
  • Too expensive but worth the quality

  • Manufacture/Packaging defects

 

 

Vortex Optics Fury HD
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of XR FMC objectives
  • Phase-corrected roof prisms and 4.2 mm of the exit pupil
  • Different follow-up modes (HCD, LCD, Scan)
  • Linear FOV 321.6 ft/1000 yds
  • Angular FOV 6.1 degrees and Close Focus of 18.5 ft
  • Nitrogen purged fog proof and O-ring seal Waterproof
  • Central Focus Wheel and Right eye diopter
  • Interpupillary distance 58-72 mm and 16 mm of eye relief
  • Twist Up and Down eyecups and around 2 pounds weight
  • Inclusive of CR2 battery, rain guards, padded carry case, and ocular guards.

 

Our Verdict:

The Vortex Fury features 10 units of magnification alongside a 42 mm of XR –fully multicoated objectives which eventually offers around 4.2 mm of the exit pupil.

The bino features a close bridge configuration with Phase corrected and dielectric coated roof prisms encased within a matte rubber sheath. The internal environment is made inert via Nitrogen purged fog proofing and O-ring sealed Waterproofing.

The Applied Ballistics features different follow-up modes (HCD, LCD, and Scan).

The visual specifications include a linear field of View of 321.6 ft/1000 yds, an angular field of view of 6.1 degrees, a Close Focus of 18.5 ft. interpupillary distance of 58-72mm. The closed bridge has a Central Focus Wheel to its rear and has a Right eye diopter adjustment.

The eyepiece features Twist Up and Down eyecups that aid in 16 mm of eye relief.

The purchase is Inclusive of a CR2 battery, rain guards, Padded carry case, and  Ocular guards.

 

Things We Like:
  • XR fully multicoated objectives

  • Applied Ballistics with 3  modes

  • Phase corrected and dielectric coated roof prisms

  • Amazing visual caliber

  • Works even during harsh weather which makes it awesome!

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture defects

 

Burris Optics Signature HD
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of Magnification
  • 50 mm of fully multicoated objectives
  • Fast Focus system of 13.1 ft and HD roof prisms
  • 4.16 mm of the exit pupil
  • 15.5 mm of eye relief provided by adjustable Aluminum
  • 57-74 mm interpupillary distance
  • Nitrogen-filled fog proofing and Waterproofing
  • 1.5 pounds of weight
  • Carry case, Neck straps, Ocular guards, rain-guards, and wipes

 

 

Our Verdict:

The Burris Signature HD features 12 units of Magnification alongside 50 mm of fully multicoated objectives eventually offering around 4.16 mm of the exit pupil.

The HD roof prism optics offers a super nice and crispy image. The build features Nitrogen filled fog proofing and Waterproofing.

The visual specifications include around 57-74 mm of adjustable Interpupillary distance, a linear field of view of around 251 ft/1000 yds, and a Fast Focus system of 13.1 ft.

The eyepiece features around 15.5 mm of eye relief provided by adjustable Aluminum eyecups.

The bino features around 1.5 pounds of weight, a Carry case, Neck straps, Ocular guards, Rainguards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Amazing visual specs

  • Fog proofing and Waterproofing

  • High-end optics

  • Above-average performance

Areas of Improvement:
  • Slightly lower performance caliber as with the FOV’s

  • Packaging/Manufacture defects

  • Complaints about the focus wheel

 

TRACT TORIC- UHD
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 15 units of magnification
  • 56 mm of objectives and 3.7 mm of the exit pupil
  • An Angular FOV of 4.1 degrees & Apparent FOV of 56.5 degrees
  • Interpupillary Distance: 58-72 mm
  • Close focus distance 23 ft
  • Diopter adjustment and IPX7 waterproofing
  • Nitrile rubber eyecups with smoothened edges
  • Twist-Up Multi-position eyecups with eye relief: 17.4 mm
  • Schmidt Pechan roof prisms and UHD glass
  • Super High Reflective dielectric coated prisms
  • Oil resistant, Scratch proof, Fingerprint resistant
  • Argon purged fog proofing and Waterproofing with around 2.75 pounds weight

 

Our Verdict:

The tract Toric features 15 units of magnification along with 56 mm of fully multicoated objectives which offer around 3.7 mm of the exit pupil. The objectives are made out of UHD glass and ED lenses.

The build features a closed bridge configuration with a proprietary SCHOTT ED glass and encases Super High Reflective dielectric coated the Schmidt Pechan roof prisms.

The bino features visual specifications like an angular field of view of around 4.1 degrees, an apparent field of view of around 56.5 degrees, and an adjustable Interpupillary distance of around 58-72 mm. It also features a Close focus distance of around 23 ft.

The bino features right eye diopter adjustments and Twist-Up Multi-position Nitrile rubber eyecups with smoothened edges. It offers an eye relief of 17.4 mm.

The bino weighs around 2.75 pounds and the purchase is inclusive of rainguards, objective covers, carry case, Neck straps, harness, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Ultra High Definition glass build

  • Locking diopter to the right

  • UHD lenses

  • ED glass

  • Amazing visual caliber

  • A passable warranty tag on every product

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture defects/ Packaging defects

 

Frontier APO Binoculars
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of objectives
  • 4.2 mm of the exit pupil
  • APO Lenses with ED Glass
  • Phase corrected and dielectric coated BaK4 prisms
  • 2m of Close Focus Distance
  • Water repellant Lens Coatings
  • Replaceable 3 staged Twist Up eyecups with 17 mm of eye relief
  • Magnesium build body
  • Linear FOV 372 ft /1000 yds
  • Angular FOV 7.1 degrees
  • 58-78 mm of interpupillary distance and Right eye diopter

 

Our Verdict:

The Hawke Frontier APO features 10 units of magnification alongside 42 mm of fully multicoated objectives and 4.2 mm of the exit pupil. The lens is provided with Water repellant Lens Coatings too.

 

The bino features proprietary APO Lenses i.e. apochromatic – a triple-lens setup that is far better than apochromatic and chromatic lenses. The build material features a magnesium build body along with a rubber armor The interiors of the single-hinged configuration have phase-corrected and dielectric coated BaK4 prisms. The environment is made fog-proof via Nitrogen purging and waterproof via O ring sealings.

The visual specifications include 2m of Close Focus Distance, a linear field of view of 372 ft /1000 yds, and an angular field of view of 7.1 degrees. The hinge adjusts around 58-78 mm of interpupillary distance.

The bridge features a rear central focus knob and a right eye diopter ring. The eyepiece has 17 mm of eye relief adjusted via replaceable 3-stage Twist-Up eyecups.

The purchase is inclusive of ocular guards, rain guards, a tripod adapter, a carry case, and lens cloth.

 

Things We Like:
  • Apochromatic lenses

  • ED glass

  • Magnesium build and lightweight body

  • Purchase is inclusive of accessories and comes with a warranty

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture defects/ Packaging defects

  • Slight lag upon the focus knob

 

Bushnell Falcon Binoculars
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 7 units of magnification
  • 35 mm of FMC objectives
  • Non-slip rubber pads
  • Auto Focus BK7 Porro prisms
  • Instafocus system for Fast Focus system
  • 5 mm of the exit-pupil alongside 12 mm of eye relief adjusted via eyecups
  • 20 ft of Close Focus DIstance
  • 420 ft/1000 yds FOV
  • 1.3 pounds of weight

 

 

Our Verdict:

The Bushnell Falcon features around 7 units of magnification along with 35 mm of fully multicoated objectives which eventually offers an exit pupil of 5 mm.

The build features a dual-hinged configuration with non-slip rubber pads upon its plastic housing. The interiors are lined with Auto Focus BK7 Porro prisms.

The visual specifications include a 5 mm exit pupil along with 20 ft of Close Focus Distance and a linear field of view of around 420 ft/1000 yds.

The bino itself weighs around 1.3 pounds and has 12 mm of eye relief.

The purchase is inclusive of case and straps, tripod adapter, ocular guards, wipes, and rain guards.

Things We Like:
  • Instant Focus Fast focus system
  • A cheap piece as compared to other premium binos
  • Comes with refund and accessories
  • Vintage piece
Areas of Improvement:
  • The extended winged model makes the hinge feeble
  • Definitely not fancy build
  • Tilting eyepiece

 

Leupold BX-4 Pro HD
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of magnification
  • 50 mm of FMC objectives
  • HD calcium fluoride coatings and 4 mm of the exit-pupil
  • Leupold’s Elite Optical system for light inlet & phase-coated dielectric coated prisms
  • ProGear Accessories; shoulder strap, bino case, ocular guards, and wipes
  • Waterproof and Fogproof with Open-Bridge and roof prism design
  • 10 ft of Close Focus Distance alongside 251 ft of Linear FOV
  • Diamond coat 2- ion-assisted lens coat
  • Guard ion hydrophobic coatings
  • 1.8 pounds weight with replaceable twist Up eyecups
  • 58-74 mm interpupillary distance
  • Smooth central focus dial and 16 mm of eye relief

 

Our Verdict:

The  Leupold BX4 Pro features around 12 units of magnification with 50 mm of fully multicoated objectives made up of HD calcium fluoride coatings and Diamond coat 2- ion-assisted lens coats. The setup eventually provides about 4 mm of the exit pupil.

The build features an open bridge and phase-coated dielectric coated roof prism design alongside Leupold’s Elite Optical system for a light inlet. The objectives are lined with Guard ion hydrophobic lens coatings. The interiors are made Waterproof via O ring sealings and fog-proof via Nitrogen purging.

The visual specification includes about 10 ft of Close Focus Distance along with 251 ft of Linear FOV and around 58-74 mm interpupillary distance. The rear bridge features a smooth central focus dial.

The bino weighs around 1.8 pounds. The eyepiece features replaceable twist Up eyecups that extend up to 16 mm of eye relief.

The purchase here is inclusive of ProGear Accessories like the shoulder strap, bino case, ocular guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Elite Optical system

  • HD calcium fluoride

  • Diamond coat-2 ion coatings

  • Open bridge easy-grip design

  • Enough socket space for eyes

  • Guard ion Hydrophobic Lens coatings

  • Comes with accessories and a warranty

  • Central focus and diopter adjustment

Areas of Improvement:
  • Low transmissability

  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Nikon PROSTAFF 7S
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of FMC objectives
  • 6.2 degrees of angular FOV
  • Apparent FOV of 56.9 degree
  • Linear FOV at 325 ft/1000 yds
  • Phase corrected and Dielectric coated roof prisms
  • 4.2 mm of exit-pupil
  • Waterproofing and Fogproofing
  • 15.5 mm of eye relief
  • About 1.5 pounds

 

Our Verdict:

The Nikon Prostaff 7s features around 10 units of magnification along with 42 mm of FMC objectives which eventually offers an exit pupil of 4.2mm.

The build features a closed bridge configuration with a matte rubber housing that encases phase-corrected and dielectric coated roof prisms.

The visual specifications feature around 6.2 degrees of angular field of view, an apparent field of view of 56.9 degrees, and a linear field of view of 325 ft/1000 yds.

The bino features a central focus knob and right eye diopter as adjustment dials are provided to it. The build is way ergonomic with carved bottleneck design to the mid of the cylinders with fine grooves on them to aid with an easy grip.

The twist-up eyecup adjustments provide about 15.5 mm of eye relief.

The bino itself weighs around 1.5 pounds and the purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, harness, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Good bottleneck build

  • Easy-grip build and matte-slip resistant armor

  • Amazing visual caliber

  • Comes with accessories and a warranty

Areas Of Improvement:
  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Swarovski EL Binoculars
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of Magnification
  • 50 mm of FMC objectives
  • 4.2 mm of Exit Pupil
  • 90% of Light Inlet
  • Actual FOV of 5.7 degrees
  • 63 degrees of Apparent FOV
  • 2.8 meters of Shortest Focus Distance
  • 56-74 mm Interpupillary distance
  • 2.2 pounds of weight
  • 19 mm of eye relief

 

Our Verdict:

The Swarovski EL features around 12 units of Magnification along with 50 mm of fully multicoated objectives and 4.2 mm of Exit Pupil.

The open bridge configuration provides an easy grip with about 90% of the light inlet, Via Schmidt Pechan roof prisms that are phase-corrected and dielectric coated.

There are a bunch of proprietary features like SWAROTOP coatings, SWAROCLEAN technology to repel water and dirt, and the SWAROVISION technology as a visionary flattener. The bino handles are provided with thumb indents on the base part.

The bino features visual specifications like an actual field of view of 5.7 degrees,  around 63 degrees of apparent field of view, around 2.8 meters of Shortest Focus Distance, and an adjustable 56-74 mm of Interpupillary distance.

The bino weighs around 2.2 pounds and the eyepiece is 19 mm of eye relief with twist-up eyecups.

The purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, harnesses, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

 

Things We Like:
  • Amazing visuals

  • Phase corrected and dielectric coated prisms

  • Proprietary SWAROTOP, SWARODUR and SWAROVISION technologies

  • Amazing eye relief that offer freeplay to eyes

Areas Of Improvement:
  • Problems with straps

 

Nikon Travelite EX
9.7/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of magnification
  • 25 mm of objectives
  • 4.2 degrees of Angular FOV
  • Porro prisms
  • Apparent FOV 47.5 degrees
  • Exit Pupil of 2.1 mm
  • 2.8 meters of Close Focus Distance
  • Around 16 mm of eye relief
  • Turn and Slide rubber eyecups
  • Eco glass optics free of Lead and Arsenic
  • 56-72 mm of interpupillary distance

 

Our Verdict:

The Nikon CF Travelite EX features around 12 units of magnification alongside 25 mm of objectives which eventually offers an exit pupil of around 2.1 mm.

The interior lineup features Porro prisms the visual specifications include about

The visual specifications include about 4.2 degrees of Angular field of view, an apparent FOV of 47.5 degrees, about 2.8 meters of Close Focus Distance, and  56-72 mm of interpupillary distance.

The exit pupil features around 16 mm of eye relief provided with turn and slide rubber eyecups.

The purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, ocular guards, rain guards, a carry case, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Portable build

  • Good for occasional users

  • Could suit best for mini hunts and exploration

Areas of Improvement:
  • Problem with the eyepiece and eyecups

  • Not of elite hunting caliber

 

Bushnell Trophy Xtreme
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of FMC objectives
  • Enhanced ED Prime glass
  • EXO Barrier Lens protection and IPX7 waterproofing
  • 340 ft/1000 yds of Linear FOV
  • Fast Close Focus of 8 inches and Non slip rubber Housing
  • PC3 Phase coatings and Dielectric Prism Coatings
  • Ultra-Wide Band Coatings
  • Compact BaK4  roof Prisms Design
  • 20 years of Lifetime Warranty and 1.5 pounds of weight
  • Around 15.2 mm of eye relief and Twist-Up eyecups

 

Our Verdict:

The Bushnell Trophy Extreme features 10 units of magnification, and 42 mm of fully multicoated objectives made up of Enhanced Extra-Low Dispersion Prime glass also aided with Ultra Wide Band Coatings. The objectives also contain EXO Barrier Lens protection on them.

The build features an open/closed bridge single/dual-hinge model encasing the PC3 Phase corrected and Dielectric coated roof prisms. The build is provided with IPX7 waterproofing and is ensheathed within a non-slip rubber Housing.

The visual specifications include a linear field of view of 340 ft /1000 yds alongside a Fast Close Focus of 8 inches.

The eyepiece features twist Up eyecups that provide an eye relief of around 15.2 mm.

The purchase is inclusive of 20 years of Lifetime Warranty and the bino weighs around 1.5 pounds.

The box contains a harness, tripod adapter, neck-straps, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Enhanced ED Prime glass

  • PC3 coated BaK4 roof prisms

  • IPX7 waterproofing

  • EXO Barrier Lens protection

Areas of Improvement:
  • Complaints about the brochure

  • MAnufucature defects

  • Questionable build quality

 

NIKON Monarch M7
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units  of magnification
  • 42 mm of objectives and 4.2 mm of exit pupil
  • 7 degrees Angular FOV and ED Glass
  • Apparent FOV 62.2 degrees
  • Linear FOV 362 ft/1000 yds
  • Eye relief of 16.5 mm
  • 1.5 pounds of weight
  • Phase corrected and dielectric coated roof prisms
  • Locking Diopter and Oil/ Water repellant coatings

 

 

Our Verdict:

The Nikon Monarch M7 features about 10 units of magnification alongside a 42 mm of objectives that eventually provides around 4.2 mm of the exit pupil.

The build features a closed bridged configuration encasing the phase-corrected and dielectric coated roof prisms and Extra-low Dispersion Glass, that ensures ample light inlet to the eyepieces beneath for crisp imagery. The armor is provided with Oil/ Water repellant coatings.

The visual specifications include; 7 degrees of angular field of view, an apparent field of view of 62.2 degrees alongside a linear field of view of 362 ft/1000 yds. The hinge features a central focus knob and locking Diopter to the right eyepiece.

The 16.5 mm of eye relief is provided with turn and slide rubber eyecups.

The bino weighs around 1.5 pounds. The purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, ocular guards, bino harness, tripod adapter, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Amazing build quality

  • Such a comfort to Use

  • Great visuals

  • Warranty coverage and warranty

  • Fine weighed as compared to rangefinders and beast in performance

Areas of Improvement:
  • Issues with chromatic aberration

  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Zeiss Victory RF
9.9/10 Our Score

Notable Spes:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 54 mm of objectives and 5.4 mm of exit-pupil
  • 95 % of light inlet and BaK4 roof prisms
  • 330 ft/1000 yds of Linear FOV
  • 11.5 ft of Close Focus distance
  • 58-76 mm of interpupillary distance
  • 16 mm of exit pupil distance
  • LotuTec technology lens coatings
  • 2.3 pounds of weight

 

 

Our Verdict:

The Zeiss Victory features about 10 units of magnification alongside 54 mm of objectives that eventually offer around 5.4 mm of exit pupil. The LotuTec technology lens coatings offer water and grease proofing to the lenses.

The closed bridged configuration features BaK4 roof prisms along with a central focus dial and central dioptric adjustment. With the given setup, the bino features around 95 % of light inlet up to the eyepiece.

The visual specifications include 330 ft/1000 yds of a linear field of view alongside an 11.5 ft of Close Focus distance and 58-76 mm of interpupillary distance offered by the hinge.

The eyepiece features around 16 mm of eye relief and weighs around 2.3 pounds. The purchase is inclusive of Neck straps, Bino adapter, harness, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • BaK4 roof prisms

  • Lotutec coatings

  • No rolling ball effect

  • Fine precision

  • Amazing visual caliber

Areas of Improvement:
  • Slight color fringing

  • Packaging. Manufacture defects

 

German Precision Rangefinder
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 50 mm of FMC objectives and 5 mm of the exit pupil
  • Almost 361 ft/1000 yds
  • GPO bright coatings with 99.7% of light inlet
  • Schmidt Pechan roof prisms and Waterproof and fog proof
  • 95% light transmission and Magnesium housing
  • Interpupillary distance of 58-76 mm
  • Close Focus 3 meters
  • 17 mm of eye relief
  • 2.32 pounds weight
  • Neoprene neck strap, Microfiber cloth, Hard Case, Battery

 

Our Verdict:

The German precision optics Rangefinder features around 10 units of magnification alongside 50 mm of fully multicoated objectives and 5 mm of the exit pupil.

The bino features an O ring sealed  Waterproof and a Nitrogen purged fog-proof closed bridge configuration. The magnesium housing offers a matte rubber sheathing that encases the Schmidt-Pechan roof prisms which provide absolute clarity alongside GPO bright coatings on lenses that provide around 99.7% of the light inlet.

The bino features an embedded rangefinder with laser focus supported by a battery and has separate modes on it.

The visual specifications include an interpupillary distance of 58-76 mm, a linear field of view of around 361 ft/1000 yds, and a close focus distance of around 3 meters.

The eyepiece features around 17 mm of eye relief and dual dioptre rings alongside rubberized twist-up eye-cups.

The bino weighs around 2.32 pounds and the box holds a Neoprene neck strap, Microfiber cloth, Hard Case, and battery.

Things We Like:
  • GPO coatings
  • Fine OLED display
  • Amazing Low light performance
  • Dual diopter adjustments
Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture/ Packaging defects

 

Leupold BX-2 Alpine HD
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of magnification
  • 52 mm of FMC objectives and an exit pupil of 4.3 mm
  • Magnesium housing
  • Twist Up eyecups and an eye relief of 16 mm
  • Linear FOV of 261 ft/1000 yds
  • Angular FOV of 5 degrees
  • Waterproofing and Fog proof
  • 12.5 ft of Close Focus Distance
  • 57-76 mm of interpupillary distance

 

 

Our Verdict:

The Leupold BX2 Alpine features around 12 units of magnification alongside 52 mm of fully multicoated objectives and oversized eyepieces for easy viewing which eventually offers an exit pupil of 4.3 mm.

The build features a closed bridged magnesium housing with dual-colored rubber sheathing that encases the BaK4 roof prisms. The bino is made  Waterproof and Fog proof via O ring sealings and Nitrogen purging respectively.

The visual specifications include a linear field of view of 261 ft/1000 yds and an angular field of view of 5 degrees alongside a 12.5 ft Close Focus Distance adjusted via the rear focus knob. It also features an interpupillary distance

of 57-76 mm.

The eyepiece features twist Up eyecups offering an eye relief of 16 mm. The right eye diopter ring offers visual diopter adjustments.

The purchase box is inclusive of Neck straps, harness, tripod adapter, ocular guards, rain guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Attractive build

  • Ergonomic build with waterproofing and fog proofing

  • Comes with warranty and accessories

  • Comparatively cheaper

  • Crisp visuals

  • Much lighter, yet no performance compensated for that

Areas of Improvement:
  • Slight color fringes

  • Limited caliber but above average

  • Packaging defects

 

Bushnell Prime Binocular
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 12 units of magnification
  • 50 mm of FMC objectives
  • Exclusive EXO Barrier Protection
  • IPX7 Waterproof construction
  • 273 ft FOV /1000 yds
  • IPX7 waterproofing
  • 4.1 mm of the exit pupil
  • Non Lockable diopter
  • BaK4 roof prisms and twist Up eyecups
  • Close Focus of 10 ft and 2 pounds of weight
  • Inclusive of carrying case, bino harness, comes with fully transferrable warranty

 

Our Verdict:

The Bushnell Prime features around 12 units of magnification and 50 mm of fully multicoated objectives with exclusive EXO Barrier Protection upon the lenses. The exit pupil is set at around 4.1 mm.

The close bridge configuration holds a BaK4 roof prism with IPX7 Waterproof construction and Nitrogen purged fog proofing to it.

The bino features visual specifications like 273 ft FOV /1000 yds and a close Focus of around 10 ft.

The eyepiece features a non-Lockable diopter on the right eyepiece with twist Up eyecups that adjust the eye relief to around 16 mm.

The bino weighs around 2 pounds and is inclusive of a carrying case, a bino harness, ocular guards, tripod adapter, and wipes.

The purchase comes with a fully transferrable warranty upon the product.

Things We Like:
  • Transferrable warranty

  • EXO barrier coatings

  • IPX7 waterproofing

  • BaK4 roof prisms

  • Amazing visual caliber

Areas of Improvement:
  • Slightly outta trend

  • Manufacture defects/Packaging defects

 

Vanguard Endeavor ED II
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 8 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of FMC objectives and 5.25 mm of the exit pupil
  • Premium HOYA ED glass
  • Waterproofing and Fogproofing and Dual hinge configuration
  • 7.2 degrees of angular FOV
  • 377 ft/1000 yds of Linear FOV
  • 6.6 ft of Near Focus and 19.5 mm of Eye relief
  • Aluminum housing and rubber armor
  • Lockable diopter ring and 1.7 pounds of weight
  • Inclusive of Carrying case, Neck strap, Lens cap, and wipes
  • Comes with a premium vanguard warranty

 

Our Verdict:

The Vanguard Endeavour ED features around 8 units of magnification alongside 42 mm of fully multicoated objectives. The objectives come with premium HOYA Extra-low Dispersion glass. This setup offers around 5.25 mm of the exit pupil.

The bino features an open bridge, double hinge configuration with Nitrogen purged Fogproofing, and O ring sealed waterproofing. The build features an aluminum housing and rubber armor ensheathing it with rubber armor.

 

The bino features visual specifications like 7.2 degrees of angular field of view, around 377 ft/1000 yds of a linear field of view, and 6.6 fts of Close Focus Distance. It also features a wide 18.5 mm of eye relief and the right eyepiece consists of a lockable diopter ring.

The bino weighs around 1.7 pounds and the box is inclusive of a carrying case, neck strap, lens cap, and wipes.

The product comes with a premium vanguard warranty.

 

 

Things We Like:
  • Comes with HOYA –ED glass

  • Aluminum housing with rubber sheathing

  • Offers Premium Vanguard  Warranty

  • Lockable diopter ring

  • Extended eye relief

Areas of Improvement:
  • Packaging defects/ Manufacture defects

  • Slight complaints about the toughness of the knob.

 

Meopta Optika HD
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 42 mm of Meo-bright fully multicoated objectives
  • Meoshield Lens Coatings and ED glass
  • 6 degrees of Angular FOV and 4.2 mm of Exit Pupil Diameter
  • 60 degrees of Apparent FOV and 314 FT /1000 yds of Linear FOV
  • Dielectric Coated and Phase corrected Roof BaK4 prisms
  • Lightweight Magnesium body with rubber armor
  • About 10 ft of Close Focus Distance
  • Closed Bridge configuration and O ring Waterproofing and Nitrogen filled Fogproof
  • 15 mm of eye relief and Central Focus Dial
  • Inter pupillary range 56-74 mm
  • About 1.5 pounds of weight

 

Our Verdict:

The Meopta Optika High Definition features around 10 units of magnification alongside 42 mm of Meo-bright fully multicoated objectives made out of Extra-low Dispersion glass. The bino gives off an exit pupil of 4.2 mm.

The lenses are provided with proprietary Meo-shield Lens Coatings with visual specifications like 6 degrees of Angular field of view, around 60 degrees of Apparent field of view, and around 314 ft/1000 yds of Linear field of view.

The build features a single hinge closed bridge configuration with Magnesium housing and rubber sheathing that encases dielectric coated and phase-corrected BaK4 roof prisms. The interiors are provided with O-ring sealed Waterproofing and Nitrogen filled Fog proofing.

The adjusting knob on the rear of the central bridge features around 10 ft of Close Focus Distance where the hinge adjusts the interpupillary distance ranging from  56-74 mm.

The eyepiece hosts 15 mm of eye relief aided via the rubberized twist-up eyecups.

The bino weighs around 1.5 pounds and the box is inclusive of a tripod adapter, ocular guards, Neck straps, harness, and wipes.

Things We Like:
  • High Definition Optics

  • Magnesium Housing and rubber sheathing

  • BaK4 roof prisms

  • Amazing visuals

Areas of Improvement:
  • Packaging/ manufacture defects

  • Lacks in crispiness

 

HONOURABLE MENTION:

 

Cabelas CX pro 10×50 HD rangefinder

Cabela HD binoculars
9.8/10 Our Score

Notable Specs:

  • 10 units of magnification
  • 50 mm of FMC objectives
  • 3 operational modes; Standard, Bow, and Rifle Modes
  • 5 mm of the exit pupil
  • Linear FOV at 323 ft/1000 yds
  • IPX7 waterproofing
  • Nitrogen purged fog proof and Waterproofing
  • Central Focus Wheel
  • Double Diopter Focus rings
  • FMC Ultrawide Bands
  • Magnesium Alloy housing
  • CR2 3V Lithium Battery type
  • 17 mm of eye relief
  • 2.4 pounds weight

 

Our Verdict:

The Cabelas CX pro rangefinder features around 10 units of magnification alongside 50 mm of fully multicoated objectives with around 5 mm of the exit pupil.

The single central hinge configuration features a Magnesium Alloy housing with rubber sheathing and indents that offers IPX7 rated waterproofing, a Nitrogen purged fog proofing, and O ring sealed Waterproofing. It also features a Central Focus knob on the rear bridge towards the center.

The bino is rangefinding modeled with projectile motion detection sensors that feature about 3 operational modes i.e. Standard, Bow, and Rifle Modes. The bino features a linear Field Of View of 323 ft/1000 yds.

The eyepieces feature Double Diopter Focus rings. The ballistics and OLED visuals are supported with CR2 3V Lithium Battery type.

Besides, the eyepieces feature 17 mm of eye relief aided via Twist Down eyecups. The whole apparatus weighs around 2.4 pounds and the purchase holds a harness, carry case, Neck straps, ocular guards, and wipes.

 

Things We Like:
  • Amazing visuals

  • Rangefinding and ballistics

  • Magnesium Alloy housing

  • Ultra-Wideband coatings

  • Ambidextrous buttons for ranging

Areas of Improvement:
  • Manufacture/Packaging defects

 

Our Final Thoughts:

Therefore, Western hunting is an extreme sport that involves taking down the elks, the whitetails, the mules, black bears, and wolves. The expedition requires all the essentials like your shooters, boots, gaiters, the mitts, raingear, medico-kits, GPS, knives, spotting scopes, harness, range finder, and a bipod/a tripod along with the most important equipment, your set of binoculars with varied ranging capacities that would class you as an expert hunter.

 

Buying Guide:

The list above is provided to help you find the best binos according to your budget fit and demand. Some of them have high magnification capacities and extras embedded in them like prebuilt lasers and ballistics, projectile ranging via extra power sources, and even premium OLED displays.

Your choice might have been jumbled up whilst looking through this list of elites. That’s why we would like to present you the messiah!

Ideal Cost Range:

Hunting is the prime reason for getting yourself to buy an advanced pair that’d suit your urges in an expedition just right!

You may get them starting at as low as 150 bucks and could range up to 2 grands. Yes, the range is quite vast but it sounds fair if you look at the build quality, branding, customer support, policies, and the most important thing- their endurance and performance on the field. Finding a perfect pair must start with a proper check of your budget and only then after you could easily compare between the available models in the market opting to buy one!

 

Ballistics and Configuration:

If you’re a passionate hunter, you’d definitely own a bino prior to this purchase too and you’d be opting to get one with applied ballistics and rangefinding embedded within the case. Hunting is the exact field where you’d require all of these for precise, sharp, and stable imagery and you’d definitely score.

Premium costly hunting binos, starting at as low as 6 hundred bucks have laser rangefinding embedded, and only above that, you might find applied ballistics, view modes, and even aerial details like the projectile motion sensors.

 

Ergonomics:

Most of the binos are performance-oriented and that’s exactly when you could decide on a handy model for yourself. One’s with an epic level of specs might give off and compensate the weight and ergonomics for it.

That’s where you check for binos with perfect build and ergonomics. Get ones with indents, stout armor with snug fittings and movable yet firm eyepieces alongside a solid build, which is the most important feature for outdoor usage.

 

Strong build with Perfect Armor:

The binos featuring a solid build should always be your priority. Binos do come with composite casings or magnesium or polycarbonate housing alongside premium sheathing options like NBR casings which are oil and dirt resistant. One’s like these are always preferable as they would help you prevent gadgets from adversities.

 

Magnification:

Binos of any magnification range are [referable in hinting and there’s no exact recognition for what piece is an ideal one. What I mean to say here is, that you might spot a nearby deer via your low mag. Binos whereas ones on the cliffs abreast require another typo pair that could magnify further, yet won’t give iff a disturbing image while you target over it.

You could use binos with varied magnification and own 2-3 pieces with definite caliber if you go on expeditions more often.

 

Objective Lens:

Bigger the objectives mean better the light inlet, that’s what we call a universal rule. Ones with bigger objectives and relatively less magnification always give the most stable and bright images. Though they’d be relatively heavy, it’s worth buying a heavy pair than compensating for performance with a lower weight.

 

Actual Field Of View:

Actual field of View generally means angular field of view which you’d get to see written in degrees. It’s good to buy ones with around 6-8 degrees which would provide a clear and stable image. The actual field of view is just the range that you see through the lens.

 

Apparent FOV:

The apparent FOV is what you seem to see through the bino. A higher apparent Field of view means you’d be able to see more area without magnifying and even a higher magnification would go good with a higher apparent FOV bino.

 

Linear FOV:

It’s what you might see as the numerical with ft/yds units. It generally means the extended range which you see from the binos. This is meant to be the exact opposite of the fish eye effect that you see through circular objectives.

 

Weight:

Precisely, hunting is all about performance over weight.

Let me tell you! If you’re to choose between two binos, both with similar visual features and premium specs but differ in weight, always get yourself the lightest ones.

Lighter weight comes in handy if you are in a rush where you won’t have to worry about fitting on an adapter and just go check and release on it!

Eye relief:

Always get the best pair with the highest eye relief as far as possible. A higher eye relief signifies more play area for your eyes. But make sure that they have tight-fitted twist Ups that won’t fall off.

It’s one of the prime problems with the binos.

 

Warranty and stuff:

Well, the binos on the list above are all provided warranties but are based on different schemes. Some may give you transferrable warranties too which are claimable even if you don’t buy them from a store but from some stranger. It’s actually a dominant claim that a company boasts of its fine productions. Remember that if it’s a transferrable warranty, the piece would last for ages.

 

FAQs:

Which is the best pair on the list?

The best in the list is pretty hard to spot but I’s say if you’re searching for the ones with embedded rangefinders and are ready to pay the price that follows; I would suggest the Leica Geovid rangefinder with applied ballistics, The Vortex Fury 5000 AB, Zeiss Victory RF, and the Swarovski.

Get a brand that won’t spoil its name if you’re ready to pay in grands. But if you want economic ones, go for Leupold alpines, the diamondbacks, and the Maven ones.

 

Can I also use these western hunting binos for bowhunting?

Well yes! But most of the binos in here have got laser rangefinders and applied ballistic features, which might come in handy but seem extravagant.

Bowhunting requires handy binos which could be used to locate and you need to locate the nocks promptly. Getting ones with rangefinders which is hefty and heavier than performance-based lightweight binos is not what I’d suggest you to do. If you’re searching for best binos to get for bowhunting check our reviews on the best bow hunt binos.

 

Can I use these hunting pairs for casual viewing?

Yes! But why’d you bought ones so expensive and with rangefinders and batteries and all that? It’s like taking a Lambo for a morning jog.

You’d have the cleanest and crispiest visuals outta them but might get lost if you accidentally hit the clicks on the hinge with different modes. If you don’t want to miss any passerby exquisite species, don’t have a trap gadget with yourself that won’t make any sense.

 

Are these binos worth buying?

Definitely! Ones who go on expeditions own more than one outta these! These are specially built for the kill (it’s the shooter’s job but the binos are necessary to locate, you know.)

 

Why are Swarovski and Leicas so expensive?

That’s because of branding. Leica precisely only releases limited products in a lot and people are ready to pay the price as if they are ornaments. But paying a heavier price isn’t always giving you the best products. People who own one of these elites and regular binos at a heck a lot cheaper price range often complain about not much difference in the performance.

 

Which is the most value for money binos up on the list?

The most value-for-money bino on the list includes Vortex Optics diamondback, The Leupold BXs, Nikon Monarchs, and the Steiner HXs. They lack the rangefinder options but are capable of offering the best possible crisp imagery that’s worth every buck.

What can I do to keep my binoculars clean?

Especially the worst thing with hunting expeditions is getting your gadgets dirty. When you’re outta home for some adventures and have to rely mostly on what nature offers, mud or dirt is inevitable.

You need to carry the wipes that come in the box and also fine fibers to keep cleaning your binos after they’re used. Always cover them up with the rain guards and ocular guards while storing, and remember to carry the definitive bino cases with you.

Get them clean whenever you have some leisure time waiting for your game to be spotted!

Which is the best pair on the list?

The best in the list is pretty hard to spot but I’s say if you’re searching for the ones with embedded rangefinders and are ready to pay the price that follows; I would suggest the Leica Geovid rangefinder with applied ballistics, The Vortex Fury 5000 AB, Zeiss Victory RF, and the Swarovski.

Get a brand that won’t spoil its name if you’re ready to pay in grands. But if you want economic ones, go for Leupold alpines, the diamondbacks, and the Maven ones.

 

Can I also use these western hunting binos for bowhunting?

Well yes! But most of the binos in here have got laser rangefinders and applied ballistic features, which might come in handy but seem extravagant.

Bowhunting requires handy binos which could be used to locate and you need to locate the nocks promptly. Getting ones with rangefinders which is hefty and heavier than performance-based lightweight binos is not what I’d suggest you to do. If you’re searching for best binos to get for bowhunting check our reviews on the best bow hunt binos.

 

Can I use these hunting pairs for casual viewing?

Yes! But why’d you bought ones so expensive and with rangefinders and batteries and all that? It’s like taking a Lambo for a morning jog.

You’d have the cleanest and crispiest visuals outta them but might get lost if you accidentally hit the clicks on the hinge with different modes. If you don’t want to miss any passerby exquisite species, don’t have a trap gadget with yourself that won’t make any sense.

 

Are these binos worth buying?

Definitely! Ones who go on expeditions own more than one outta these! These are specially built for the kill (it’s the shooter’s job but the binos are necessary to locate, you know.)

 

Why are Swarovski and Leicas so expensive?

That’s because of branding. Leica precisely only releases limited products in a lot and people are ready to pay the price as if they are ornaments. But paying a heavier price isn’t always giving you the best products. People who own one of these elites and regular binos at a heck a lot cheaper price range often complain about not much difference in the performance.

 

Which is the most value for money binos up on the list?

The most value-for-money bino on the list includes Vortex Optics diamondback, The Leupold BXs, Nikon Monarchs, and the Steiner HXs. They lack the rangefinder options but are capable of offering the best possible crisp imagery that’s worth every buck.

 

What can I do to keep my binoculars clean?

Especially the worst thing with hunting expeditions is getting your gadgets dirty. When you’re outta home for some adventures and have to rely mostly on what nature offers, mud or dirt is inevitable.

You need to carry the wipes that come in the box and also fine fibers to keep cleaning your binos after they’re used. Always cover them up with the rain guards and ocular guards while storing, and remember to carry the definitive bino cases with you.

Get them clean whenever you have some leisure time waiting for your game to be spotted!

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