Have you considered the Leica Geovids. They are the be all of binocular/rangefinders.
I haven't looked at anything yet, wanna get some leads before going out to look. When I went shed hunting, the guy we were with had a nice pair of swarovski's, but I imagine those were in the 600-800 range which I'm only looking to spend 200-300
yes i agree with scott. i just bought a bushnell yardage pro legend and am very happy with it . i kept my binos also, but now i dont think i'll be needing them. the yardage pro legend and scouts are just one eye operated and have a 6x magnafication. did some scanning today out to 500 yards and had no problems at all. that little red fox looked pretty clear to me!
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.