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    dtk,

    Nope, I am not an outfitter or guide.

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    got cha whats bitter root? a area or somrthing then?

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    Bitterroot is a flower. It is also the name of a National Forest, mountain range, river, and valley in Western MT.

    God's country.

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    Its also the name of a beautiful valley in SW Montana where my Grandfather was born. My Great Grandmother was from a pioneer family, the Metcalfs who were very prominent in Montana's history. My Dad's cousin was Lee Metcalf, US Senator from Montana. When my wife and I were looking at retirement relocation areas, Stevensville was on my "short list". Unfortunately my wife thought the winters would be too harsh even tho Gramps called it the "banana belt" of Montana.

    Probably more than you want to k now!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    Sorry to be a nitpicker, but this is just a common misconception. FOV is primarily a function of eyepiece design and magnification, not objective size. In fact many smaller objective optics have wider FOVs than their big-obj. bretheren.
    BB ,
    Don't burst my bubble ! It seems to me I see more area in the 50 compared to say a 40. So with bino's an 8x40 wouldn't have more field of view than an 8x35 ? I know a higher power will give you less field of view .

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    It is the eyepiece that determines field of view, which is why the same spotter body can have a 25-50 wide angle eyepiece and a 20-60 standard eyepiece.

    Smaller objective optics have shorter focal lengths, which allow for eyepieces with wider FOVs.


    Check out the specs:

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/zeiss-vi...inoculars.html

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/zeiss-vi...inoculars.html

    330 ft/1000 yards for the 42mm, and 360 ft/1000 yards for the 32mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Its also the name of a beautiful valley in SW Montana where my Grandfather was born. My Great Grandmother was from a pioneer family, the Metcalfs who were very prominent in Montana's history. My Dad's cousin was Lee Metcalf, US Senator from Montana. When my wife and I were looking at retirement relocation areas, Stevensville was on my "short list". Unfortunately my wife thought the winters would be too harsh even tho Gramps called it the "banana belt" of Montana.

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    CC,

    That is indeed the valley I live in. I live near Hamilton, MT right in the heart of the Bitterroot. I am also very familiar with Lee Metcalf, a great conservationist. Too bad on your wife's impression of the weather here. It is in fact quite mild by Montana standards, although we get below zero a couple times a year.

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    My Great Grandmother Harriet Metcalf is buried in the Stevensville Cemetary, she died of Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever. My grandfather was raised by his Uncle Ray Metcalf while his Dad (my GrGrandfather) worked in the copper mine in Butte. It is truely a beautiful place.
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    CC,

    My great grandfather also mined in Butte.

    It seems your family is neck-deep in the history of MT!

    RMSF was a real scourge here in the Bitterroot years ago. It is still present, but much less frequent. I wish the ticks were less frequent, though!


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    In 1941 my Grandfather, Grandmother, Uncle & Aunt spent about a month there during the summer. My Uncle caught it, but after about a month in the hospital, he made it. Nasty stuff.
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