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    Swaro vs. Others

    I am sure this has been posted before and for that I am sorry. I am a deer hunter from Oklahoma so a lot of my time is in stands and scouting fields. I am doing my first DIY archery elk hunt in CO this year and I was wanting people's opinions. This is not a questions can I afford the 10x42 Swaro but are they truly worth the money? Are there any other brands people would recommend? Or are the Swaro's just head and shoulders above the others its a no brainer? Thanks in advance for your help!!

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    This is always a good question and i own two pairs of swaros the 8x30 and want to get 10x42 and there a swaro spotting scope and to me in ym experience they cant be beat and IMO there totally worth the money and im sure BB will be on here to post on this subject also

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    Haha. Yes bb will! How often do you plan on hunting out west? That is a consideration. Swaro are def top of the line. Swaro, zeiss and leica are the big three. I personally like swaro better for binos, zeiss just came out with a new pair though, I think they are called ht's? I would like to check them out as well. If you are looking for a cheap alternative I would highly recommend zen ray ed3 10x43s. Dollar for dollar I think they go the farthest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    Haha. Yes bb will! How often do you plan on hunting out west? That is a consideration. Swaro are def top of the line. Swaro, zeiss and leica are the big three. I personally like swaro better for binos, zeiss just came out with a new pair though, I think they are called ht's? I would like to check them out as well. If you are looking for a cheap alternative I would highly recommend zen ray ed3 10x43s. Dollar for dollar I think they go the farthest.
    Zen Ray is coming out with the prime HD in May I believe. If you pre-order them now they are 25% off and come out to $555. If not there $740. Wish they would have came out with them when I got my ED3s, oh well the ED3s are still good enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Boy View Post
    Zen Ray is coming out with the prime HD in May I believe. If you pre-order them now they are 25% off and come out to $555. If not there $740. Wish they would have came out with them when I got my ED3s, oh well the ED3s are still good enough for me.
    I just ordered them. Hope they are good stuff.

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    The short "IN FIELD CONDITIONS" answer is YES, they are worth the money... See if you can find a Cabelas or Bass pro that'll let you use them right at sunset... That should put your concerns to rest...
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    I have the Swarovski 8.5 x 42 EL and they are a great bino but they are not magic !! If I am hunting from a tree stand for deer they work great if I'm hunting elk or antelope and trying to see a real long distance I always wish I had a spotter to really see the animal good. I'm not putting Swaro's down at all as far as binos go they are the best, it's just they have there limits.

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    I have a set of swaro 8x30 and a pair of 10x42 recently purchased the cabelas euro 12x50 glass and I might get hammered on but I will put them up against my swaro's any day the lenses for the euro series is by the same company who swarovski has make there's I am sure they have different cuts but amazing glass with the same warranty as swaro. Just my .02$

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    I'm with Graylight on this, go to a sporting goods store that carries the big 3 (Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss) take all them out on seperate tripods (so there is no shaking going on) just when the sun has set (if a sporting goods store really wants to make a sale, they will take them out for you) Look through all of them and see which ones are the best. To me the Zeiss Victory FL was the clearest Bino, but I didn't have quite enough for them so I went with the Swarovski, and have never regretted it since. The only porblem I have with them is when I go hunting with friends that don't have good bino's they are always wanting to look through them. Good luck.
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    Last year I was in the market for new binds. I went to my local sporting goods store for about a week trying the big three companies out. They were all awesome. But I went with the ones that fit me the best. I bought the leica ultravids. I can't say exactly how much better the swaros were but the eye cups didn't fit me the best. Another great set is the vortex Hd glass for the money.

 

 

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