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Binoculars

Postby Macfly » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:31 pm

What binos are you carrying?
Anyone demoed the new Leica geovid HD-B?
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Re: Binoculars

Postby chad allred » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:32 pm

Vortex Razor 10/50 HD
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Re: Binoculars

Postby Macfly » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:57 pm

I like the camo tripod!
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Re: Binoculars

Postby chad allred » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:30 pm

Macfly wrote:I like the camo tripod!

Thanks! Was a $5 garage sale score a few years ago...
Is a Japanese Pentax that I rattle canned ;)
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Re: Binoculars

Postby JimIslander » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:23 pm

Carrying for what?

I use a 60x scope for shooting, 7x42 Brunton for backyard birding, Solo 8x36 R/T Tactical Monocular for deer stand hunting,...you get what I mean.
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Re: Binoculars

Postby bastardsonofelvis » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:04 am

I think Nikon sport optics are a pretty good compromise between decent glass and low price. I have a couple pairs of monarchs at 8x and 10x and a 25-75x field scope and I've been pleased with them all.
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Re: Binoculars

Postby JimIslander » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:46 am

Zen-Ray ZRS HD are probably one of the best binos from a PRICE/QUALITY standpoint you can get.

Like Nikon binos in their price range, they are made in China. Unlike Nikon or other Chinese binos, Zen Ray's are phenomenal for their price. Lots of reviews, and we have a pair of 8x42s. Incredible glass.
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Re: Binoculars

Postby chad allred » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:36 pm

Hey OP,
What's your price point?I have owned the HD Geovids and absolutely loved them except for the weight.in all honesty I hit a rough spot in life (I was hit by a car and suffered a spinal injury)so I just couldn't justify a $2800 pair of binos sitting in the safe.
My uncle gifted me the 10/50 Razors and I couldn't be happier with them...I honestly think the glass is close to the Leicas.I already have a Leica rangefinder too so I'm good there.the razors were $1300 I think?
Now I just gotta get physically good to hunt lol...might be next year...
We also looked at the Vortex Talons...they were $550ish at Bass Pro and I thought they were very good.
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Re: Binoculars

Postby boykindog » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:02 pm

What would you like to know about the HD-B?
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Re: Binoculars

Postby Macfly » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:12 am

I actually just got a pait of the 8x10 geovif HD-B.
Amzingly sharp and contrasty binos. And the range finder i have already had out to 1700m.
Have you had a chance to use the ballistics side of it yet? I was going to start trying to load DOPE for a few rounds but havent gotten around to it yet what are you using for hold type? Moa? Clicks in 1, 5, 10?
Manual isnt too good but if you have it set in 10 is that giving you a reading in 1/10 mil clicks?
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Binoculars

Postby tact999 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:05 am

I own Steiners in just about every size and have been pretty impressed with all of them.
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Re: Binoculars

Postby boykindog » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:49 pm

I use EHr, MOA, and MIL corrections in the unit depending on what I'm doing. The biggest thing about setting it up is, crap in, crap out. Make sure that when you are setting up your custom load data that you modify your measured velocity for the baseline atmospherics of 68F and 30.24 inHg station pressure.
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Re: Binoculars

Postby Macfly » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:11 pm

Really? Why is that? Im a bit new to this and dont have a chrono so should i just use the. Elocity numbers off the box? Out of a 20" barrel. Mainly fgmm 175
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Re: Binoculars

Postby boykindog » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:35 pm

Depends in the type of scope I'm working with. I program the HD-b to match the turret. EHR for custom turrets, one of the MOA settings for MOA based turrets, and so forth.
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Re: Binoculars

Postby boykindog » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:37 pm

If you're using the mfr's load data, you can use the info on the box or look to see if it's already loaded in the drop down menu on the HD-B's ballistic calculator. For long range use though, you'll definitely want to get to the point where you can record your own data at some point though.
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