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Offline slagmaker

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Needing optics
« on: September 09, 2020, 07:58:47 PM »
ok all you FNFnFrs, I am looking to add a monocular to my collection of optics.

Sunday I was out squirrel hunting and was thinking of ways to lessen my pack weight.  One of the things I thought of was ditching my compact binos and going with a monocular.

Any of you have any experience with them? What are your thoughts on mono V bino.
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Re: Needing optics
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 01:33:28 AM »
 I have been using a little camouflage 8X power monocular for about 20 years now.  I could never get a set of binoculars to work good wearing glasses.  I have my monocular on a piece of cord with a little clip on the end of it and I take it with me on every hunt especially turkey hunting.  Super lightweight and works perfectly I carry in my pocket then when I'm on my stand I clip it to my shirt and let it hang and lift it up when I need it.  If I am hunting a big field then I will usually throw my spotting scope in the backpack but for everything else I use my monocular especially in the woods.  I can't even remember the last time I've owned a pair of binoculars.  I have thought about getting a more powerful monocular and a newer one but my old one just keeps on working. This one is just like mine:

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Re: Needing optics
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 09:19:47 AM »
Am a fan of Votex optics. Not cheap, but great quality and they stand behind their products.

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Re: Needing optics
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 09:30:06 AM »
Thank you nasty and rem. I was looking at a vortex 10x25 on Amazon last night but wasn't sure if I wanted a 10 power or an 8. So I am still doing the research but by my thinking more power would be better than not enough.
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Re: Needing optics
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 09:03:53 PM »
Is that gonna be for finding more fishing holes? :shrug:
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Re: Needing optics
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2020, 08:51:36 AM »
Nah, looking for squirrels. My fishing hole finding is usually done from satellite and Ariel photography and driving around.
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Re: Needing optics
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 08:24:05 AM »
Looks like I am going with the vortex solo 8x25.  Its a little pricier but not that bad and I have had good dealings with vortex in the past.
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