Hey guys i am new to the forum just wanted to say hi... i have a quick question what magnification of binoculars do you guys suggest? i am yet to purchase one and i am confused... any help is appriciated?!
Ohh also do you guys think that a bushnell 3x9x40 throphy scope is a good scope to start out with? i just bought a remington 700 30.06 and it came with that scope on it.. will it do good for the season? and is anyone from alberta here?
My father has used a bushnell trophy (same one) for as long as I can remember and has never had any problems with it. He has his on a Rem 7600 .308 win. He only uses the rifle during hunting season so it doesn't see a lot of action but he has no complaints. I have a bushnell 1.5-4.5X21 on my .22 mag rifle and it has worked well for me. I find it as bright as my Leupolds but they are a higher mag. On the 30-06 it should serve you well and not break the bank.
Thanks guys .. i dont know my bunget but i wouldent want to spend too much over 150.. i was thinking of getting some bushnells 8x42 for brush hunting because thats mostly the type of hunting i do... would you guys suggest getting bushnell binoculars or should i get something ells?
Any news on your binoculars Deki10? It seems like you had your budget and the only product that would be worth considering other than Bushnell is maybe Tasco. What you do need to consider is what type of use you want the optics for...
- low light, early/late day viewing (you want at least 50mm objective lens)
- large landscapes, mountain or hillsides, etc. (you want a 7x-8x mag. max)
- optical clarity (consider single-power magnification to relieve eye stress)
- lightweight (don't worry about this, get a bino strap system!)
- cost (check out binoculars.com, they're a great site)
Yea i actually picked up some decent tasco's 8x42 they are pretty nice and they are not that heavy... i am pretty satisfed with them considering i only paid like 150$ so i think it was a good deal.. thanks for the help!
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...