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Forum: Hawke Optics Saturday 12th January 2019, 13:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By Coin Hound
Same here

Really liked the focus--but the fish-bowl view...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 19th December 2018, 00:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By Coin Hound
Abolutely love my Wildlife XPs

I found these on close-out. The ONLY bins for me that have a 'wow' factor.

Would not have paid retail though.
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Thursday 6th December 2018, 11:08
Replies: 31
Views: 2,451
Posted By Coin Hound
Agreed-a super deal

I bought mine last summer when Bushnell was giving a 30% rebate.

The image is very pleasing--enjoy!
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Sunday 2nd December 2018, 22:50
Replies: 31
Views: 2,451
Posted By Coin Hound
I have an answer to my question

I purchased the Engage and got a chance to really look through it and compare it to my Legend M.

Optically they appear to be the same. The ergonomics for me favors the Legend M--and eye relief is...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 12th November 2018, 23:33
Replies: 31
Views: 2,451
Posted By Coin Hound
Bushnell Engage 8x42 vs. Legend M 8x42

What is the difference between these two other than hinge design?

Are the optics the same?

Help please
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th October 2018, 00:12
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Coin Hound
Astro binos

Good evening--as it gets darker earlier, I spend more time looking at stars than birds.

I have a nice pair of 7x50s but want a little more punch.

What is the better option -- a pair of 10.5/70s or...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 9th September 2018, 14:21
Replies: 72
Views: 4,405
Posted By Coin Hound
Add the Maven to the mix

My 7x45s are outstanding--a little pricy and a little larger but altogether an outstanding bino.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 1st September 2018, 00:01
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By Coin Hound
Thoughts on the Steiner Wildlife XP 8x44 series?

Please only post if you have first hand knowledge of this particular model. Thank you.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th August 2018, 01:29
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Coin Hound
Thoughts on the Steiner Wildlife series?

I don't see too much information about any Steiner products.

Where does this pair land on the Alpha spectrum? On target, near bullseye, or dead center?
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 3rd August 2018, 12:29
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By Coin Hound
Great Horned Owl

A short walk at a local park was very memorable--in a thicket of pine was a horned owl--about 100 feet away on a branch in cover--through my binoculars he or she was starring right at me for about 5...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th July 2018, 00:19
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Coin Hound
XXX from Cabela's

Pretty sure this is Cabela's way to keep track of items bought in the Bargain Cave
Forum: Pentax Sunday 24th June 2018, 13:43
Replies: 1
Views: 1,146
Posted By Coin Hound
I own a pair of the dcf 8x36s. I can tell you...

I own a pair of the dcf 8x36s. I can tell you they are very very well made--very smooth focus, eyecups with no play. Narrow FOV--pretty sharp though.

I cannot speak on the newer version. I do...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 9th June 2018, 14:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By Coin Hound
Thanks for the review

Coincidentally, I just received a pair of Weaver Grand Slam 7x42s. I wonder how the Opticron and the Weaver stack up.

Natchez has these on closeout--I could not pass on the price--

The 7x is my...
Forum: Vortex Friday 30th March 2018, 13:08
Replies: 81
Views: 9,711
Posted By Coin Hound
I can speak firsthand of Chinese versus Japanese...

I can speak firsthand of Chinese versus Japanese Vortex quality. Identical binos--Viper HD 8x32. One is Chinese made, one is Japanese made. Apart from the sticker-- the build quality, image...
Forum: Bats Saturday 24th March 2018, 12:04
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By Coin Hound
Help with Bat house

Hi--I live in a wooded area that has lots of bats and mosquitos--I want to install a bat house this spring--live in Central Ohio--

Where/what direction/how high up, etc?

Can someone point me in the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th February 2018, 19:44
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By Coin Hound
Athlon Midas 8x42

Purchased this last week--very very good. Very well made, nice crisp focus with no play, bright and wide--wider than my Leupold BX4 and a hair brighter too. Eyecups work very nicely too.

For $250...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th February 2018, 19:39
Replies: 3,745
Views: 1,290,923
Posted By Coin Hound
Found a used Vortex Viper 8x42

SWFA has one on their Samplelist for $350--NIB
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 14th January 2018, 00:49
Replies: 52
Views: 4,654
Posted By Coin Hound
Sell sell sell

I NEED to sell off some binos I simply don't use. I have several that are new, had the 'bug' and then the 'bug' went away.

Please check the classified section--my list is starting.

Also want to...
Forum: Others Thursday 4th January 2018, 01:05
Replies: 13
Views: 2,556
Posted By Coin Hound
I like my SS 8.5s

Very forgiving eye relief, very sharp image, heavy, great focus, open bridge.

The have a similar image as the Bresser Montanas--

The Weaver is one of my 'go to' binos for the backyard. Too heavy...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 4th January 2018, 00:57
Replies: 49
Views: 2,750
Posted By Coin Hound
I think you found it

I am pretty sure Cabela's, Leupold and others were working with LOW back then.

Enjoy your binos!
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 22:30
Replies: 49
Views: 2,750
Posted By Coin Hound
Leupold Pinnacles

Eyecups twist off--correct?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 13:14
Replies: 3,745
Views: 1,290,923
Posted By Coin Hound
Weaver Grand Slam 7x42

Natchez has this on sale for $129. Japanese build--decent 7x42--same as Bushnell Discoverer from previous posts?

Are these the same as the Leupold Hawthorne's? Same design, country of...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th October 2017, 00:08
Replies: 82
Views: 18,569
Posted By Coin Hound
This is a public forum

No I have not been in your shoes for many years--so take time and educate me about this.

My original request was for an explanation of this thread.

Of course I'm sarcastic--enlighten me about the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 23:45
Replies: 82
Views: 18,569
Posted By Coin Hound

What in the world is all this about?

We are arguing over a toy.

My GI Joe doll is better than your Army Pete! Oh YA! My Batmobile can run over your X Wing fighter.

Gents--relax and enjoy the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th October 2017, 22:49
Replies: 21
Views: 2,361
Posted By Coin Hound
Again re read my original post

"and we are seeing multiple binoculars look VERY VERY similar"--my original point.

Not once did I ever say they were the "same".

Is the price worth it? $180 versus $1000??

I would like to know...
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