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Old Tuesday 24th October 2017, 19:47   #3201
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Bushnell Trophy 10x42 Bone Collector B&H 99 simoleons.

KYGUNCO. 69.99 + $9.89 shipping.

https://www.kygunco.com/Product/View...nting%20Season

[ETA:8X42 specs] BaK-4 prisms and lead-free glass elements 17.5mm long eye relief minimum close focus 7.5' fov 393' at 3000'.
10x42 same save 15.2mm/10'/330'

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Old Tuesday 24th October 2017, 20:58   #3202
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Bushnell Trophy 10x42 Bone Collector
KYGUNCO. 69.99 + $9.89 shipping.

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BaK-4 prisms and lead-free glass elements 17.5mm long eye relief minimum close focus 7.5' fov 393' at 3000'.
Better check your specs, Nix! Those are not correct.... 393'/3000 yards for a 10x42? Uh-uh...
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393' at 3000'.
ETA: That is the 8X42 fov the 10X42 is 330']

Credit wdc for the catch ...
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The specs you wrote out are not for the binocular you posted a link to. Eye relief is wrong as well. (yes, and I didn't mean 3000 yards. My mistake)

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Sportoptics.com has Meopta Meopro 10x32 on sale for $399. They also have 12% off other regular price binos. They were also running a promo for 15% off European Optics. The code was EURO15. Not sure if that's still active.
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Old Friday 27th October 2017, 03:40   #3206
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/70...ck-refurbished
Nikon PROSTAFF 5 Binocular 8x 42mm Roof Prism Black Refurbished
Product #: 700218 Nikon #: 7570B

Clearance $73.53 & SHIPS FREE At least 10 available.[ OP has them new 160, demo 120 Then -11%]
Should you be a tad light on funds. You could do worse.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/13...ck-refurbished
Nikon ACULON Binocular Porro Prism Black Refurbished
Product #: 971833 Nikon #: 8246B 8x42/10X42 $41.56/$43.96
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/70...ck-refurbished
Nikon PROSTAFF 5 Binocular 8x 42mm Roof Prism Black Refurbished
Product #: 700218 Nikon #: 7570B

Clearance $73.53 & SHIPS FREE At least 10 available.[ OP has them new 160, demo 120 Then -11%]
Should you be a tad light on funds. You could do worse.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/13...ck-refurbished
Nikon ACULON Binocular Porro Prism Black Refurbished
Product #: 971833 Nikon #: 8246B 8x42/10X42 $41.56/$43.96
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Nikon's refurbished binoculars have only a 90 day warranty from Nikon.

Not that that is so bad though.

I purchased a refurbished Nikon 10x35 EII back in 2003 or so and I am still using it. I got it for 1/2 the price of a new one.

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I learned from buying a demo from OP that turned out to be a 90 day warranty refurb. I posted my scathing review, that OP will never post, here.
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I learned from buying a demo from OP that turned out to be a 90 day warranty refurb. I posted my scathing review, that OP will never post, here.

Midway notes in their ads for the refurbed Nikon Prostaff 5 binoculars above that they have Nikon's 90 day warranty. Same for the Aculons.

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Midway notes in their ads for the refurbed Nikon Prostaff 5 binoculars above that they have Nikon's 90 day warranty. Same for the Aculons.

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Optics Planet did not list anything about refurb. Even the invoice said demo, but when pressed they admit to considering demo/refurb the same. Feigned not knowing if one or the other. Except they used demo instead of refurb & you know why. I didn't know till after it arrived.
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Cabela's BARGAINS...

Unreal prices on some binoculars at Cabela's right now.... Check it out..

Guide 8X32 $99.88
Guide 10x42 $99.88
Euro HD 8X32 $399.88

to name a few...
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Unreal prices on some binoculars at Cabela's right now.... Check it out..

Euro HD 8X32 $399.88

to name a few...
That's the best Price I have ever seen. Actually tried a pair at a Cabelas 2yrs ago. Almost bought then at $695., did not pass them up this time. Free shipping code available. Though I had to pay sales tax to NY, still a great price. .... Thanks for the heads up.
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/70...ck-refurbished
Nikon PROSTAFF 5 Binocular 8x 42mm Roof Prism Black Refurbished
Product #: 700218 Nikon #: 7570B

Clearance $73.53 & SHIPS FREE At least 10 available.[ OP has them new 160, demo 120 Then -11%]
Should you be a tad light on funds. You could do worse.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/13...ck-refurbished
Nikon ACULON Binocular Porro Prism Black Refurbished
Product #: 971833 Nikon #: 8246B 8x42/10X42 $41.56/$43.96
Buy 1 of each.
Aculon lowered price even more to $31.45 and $33.26
Prostaff 5 to $55.64

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Unreal prices on some binoculars at Cabela's right now.... Check it out..

Euro HD 8X32 $399.88

to name a few...
I have absolutely no need for another 8x32 binocular.

But I ordered one anyway. Its a sickness, you know......

Thanks a bunch!
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That's the best Price I have ever seen. Actually tried a pair at a Cabelas 2yrs ago. Almost bought then at $695., did not pass them up this time. Free shipping code available. Though I had to pay sales tax to NY, still a great price. .... Thanks for the heads up.
You are welcome! NO WAY could I turn it down!

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But I ordered one anyway. Its a sickness, you know......

Thanks a bunch!
It IS and you are certainly welcome!

Don't feel bad....I bought a Guide 8X32 and the Euro 8X32. Crazy good prices...

I just checked and these are STILL available. I noticed a SigSauer Zulu 5 10X42 is on sale too...$199.88.
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I just checked and these are STILL available. I noticed a SigSauer Zulu 5 10X42 is on sale too...$199.88.
I just checked on the Euro 8X32 now online and they are showing sold out. However they may show back up as Cabela's is known for showing sold out one day and then having some more the next.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/CABEL...RS/1728614.uts

I went by the store last night and they had them in stock but priced at the normal eight hundred and something price. The sales rep was unaware of the online sale. I think they would have sold it for the internet price if asked. Now that it shows sold out and no price online, I am not sure how one would get the sale price at a store.

I did try it out but as I remembered, I could not get comfortable eye positioning without glasses because of the smaller size, shorter length of the eye cups. No sickness for me this time!
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/13...ck-refurbished
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Product #: 971833 Nikon #: 8246B 8x42/10X42 $41.56/$43.96
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Prostaff 5 to $55.64
When at Cabela's to look at the Euro 8X32 I also checked out a Nikon Aculon 10X42 that they had in the case (but no great sales price).

It had a very good sharp center view for the primary area of vision and a nice bight image. The focus mechanism was very smooth as expected from Nikon. The FOV of the 10X is noticeably on the small side and the construction could be better. The ocular assembly attaches at the center and flexes out at the end if pressed down but it did not seem to cause any issues. It did have somewhat of a bulky feel to me.

For someone who is looking to get into a binocular that has a good quality center view and nice mechanics for the least amount of dollars, then this is a good way to go. We are NOT talking low end Tasco/Barska views here. A casual birder should have no problems getting some nice ID's with it.

I called Nikon to get the IPD measurements and he found them in the manual as 56mm to 72mm. This model may be a little bulky and heavy for a young child but should work for an older chid where you want to have something with a nice quality center view without spending the bigger bucks. The 8X with the lower power and a larger FOV would probably be the better choice. It is hard to go wrong for $31!

Note: It is a Nikon refurb so it should only have a 90 day warranty. I do not know if the Nikon No Fault Policy applies as different folks give different answers. I only looked at the 10X and not the 8X but I am assuming they will be similar with the 8X having a greater apparent FOV. My viewing was without eyeglasses and I had no problem with eye positioning. It does have twist up eye cups.
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When at Cabela's to look at the Euro 8X32 I also checked out a Nikon Aculon 10X42 that they had in the case (but no great sales price).

It had a very good sharp center view for the primary area of vision and a nice bight image. The focus mechanism was very smooth as expected from Nikon. The FOV of the 10X is noticeably on the small side and the construction could be better. The ocular assembly attaches at the center and flexes out at the end if pressed down but it did not seem to cause any issues. It did have somewhat of a bulky feel to me.

For someone who is looking to get into a binocular that has a good quality center view and nice mechanics for the least amount of dollars, then this is a good way to go. We are NOT talking low end Tasco/Barska views here. A casual birder should have no problems getting some nice ID's with it.

I called Nikon to get the IPD measurements and he found them in the manual as 56mm to 72mm. This model may be a little bulky and heavy for a young child but should work for an older chid where you want to have something with a nice quality center view without spending the bigger bucks. The 8X with the lower power and a larger FOV would probably be the better choice. It is hard to go wrong for $31!

Note: It is a Nikon refurb so it should only have a 90 day warranty. I do not know if the Nikon No Fault Policy applies as different folks give different answers. I only looked at the 10X and not the 8X but I am assuming they will be similar with the 8X having a greater apparent FOV. My viewing was without eyeglasses and I had no problem with eye positioning. It does have twist up eye cups.
You're right Bruce, the Aculons deliver! I've been saying this for a while now, but not many take them seriously, I don't believe. I've compared my 10x42's to many I own, (no high end though), even the Nikon EII 10x35, and the Aculons keep up with them easily, unfortunately!

Sure, they're a bit bulkier (Aculons), but they are doing something really right here with the optics, I have to say, for others sake that they might be skeptical like I was of them in the beginning. The 10x42 Aculons are my go to binoculars at home for everyday viewing, and it amazes me for what I can see with them, in comparison to other bins that should be far better, or at least a little better.

I now have the EII 10x35 and Sightron Blue Sky II 10x32, and Leupold BX3 Mojave 10x32's at hand now, which sell for a premium over the Aculons, though yes, they are certainly more compact, but the optics of the more expensive binos don't deliver much more than the Aculons that I can see, from a home based view. OK, maybe flare and CA migh be more in the Aculons, but maybe not-I haven't made that specific comparison yet, but all other views suggest that they are pretty well equal, in basic terms and practicality.

So what that means to me, is that the Aculons are delivering a great view for not much money, especially if you are getting them at discount rates, as the refurbished prices indicate a really good deal for the money.

Just saying, at those prices, it's hard to go wrong for a bin that will give you way more than your money for the view provided, even if they are refurbs. They are well worth the regular web prices when offered with a full warranty, IMO. Bargain prices just mean you are getting a darned good deal, if you have a return option for problems that could arise.
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I just checked on the Euro 8X32 now online and they are showing sold out. However they may show back up as Cabela's is known for showing sold out one day and then having some more the next.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/CABEL...RS/1728614.uts

I went by the store last night and they had them in stock but priced at the normal eight hundred and something price. The sales rep was unaware of the online sale. I think they would have sold it for the internet price if asked. Now that it shows sold out and no price online, I am not sure how one would get the sale price at a store.

I did try it out but as I remembered, I could not get comfortable eye positioning without glasses because of the smaller size, shorter length of the eye cups. No sickness for me this time!
Well, I had the 10x32 Cabelas Euro HD's in my cart, and went to checkout, and poof!, they were gone!!!! Darn! I really wanted to see what a top quality bin looked like, even though I have never seen the quality implied for these.

I will keep checking back at Cabelas to see if they have one back in stock, but if you ordered one, and don't need it or care for the 10x view, let me know please! I really want to know just how good these are in comparison to what I have used so far.

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Eagle Optics Kingbird 6.5x32 binocular. Close out price at $56.99. Free S&H over $50.00
They also have some nice accessories on sale.

This model seems to be a clone of the Leupold Yosemite porro, which is highly regarded.

I have been giving these to my grandchildren when they reach age 5.

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You're right Bruce, the Aculons deliver! I've been saying this for a while now, but not many take them seriously, I don't believe. ........
Thanks Barry for the confirmation. I ended up ordering the 8X42 after posting. It looks like I do suffer from the sickness Phil R. mentioned after all. At least I did not come down with as severe of a case as Chuck.
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Meopta Euro HD 8x32 Back In Stock

I just checked & Cabelas now has the Meopta Euro 8x32 HD back in stock for $399.95
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Guide 8X32 AND Euro HD 8X32 STILL AVAILABLE...

ALSO....probably an even BETTER deal is the Euro HD spotting scope:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/hunti...1.uts?slotId=0
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Thanks Barry for the confirmation. I ended up ordering the 8X42 after posting. It looks like I do suffer from the sickness Phil R. mentioned after all. At least I did not come down with as severe of a case as Chuck.
Bruce, I may be in Stage 5 but you are creeping up on Stage 4.
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