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Old Saturday 23rd November 2019, 19:11   #1
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Advice please?

Hi all,

I wish to replace my binoculars for Christmas :)

I can spend up to about 200. I need them for general bird watching. I have a few local reserves which I like to visit. I view mainly from hides.

Suggestions please :)
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Old Saturday 23rd November 2019, 19:13   #2
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What are you using at present ? Do you wear glasses?
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Hi

I were glasses and use Helios 10x42. I like them, but they have seen a lot of wear and are a bit scratched.
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I'll start the ball rolling, Optictpn Discovery 10 x 42, under 200.
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Hawke Endurance HD, seen them at just under your ceiling price.
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Old Saturday 23rd November 2019, 20:55   #6
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Julie,

I wouldn't pick an arguement with Pyrtle's over his below 200 suggestions, but this might be the weekend to push your luck on a better deal. Pick up the phone and make a cheeky offer on an Opticron WA ED Oasis-C Plus 8x42.

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Julie,

I wouldn't pick an arguement with Pyrtle's over his below 200 suggestions, but this might be the weekend to push your luck on a better deal. Pick up the phone and make a cheeky offer on an Opticron WA ED Oasis-C Plus 8x42.

David


179.00 here: https://www.uttings.co.uk/p129609-opticron-explorer-wa-ed-oasis-c-roof-prism-8x42-binoculars-30760

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Since you have been used to 10x42 and can steady them by resting your elbows in hides I would consider the 10x42 version of the Opticron: https://www.uttings.co.uk/p129610-op...oculars-30761/

Its going for 185.
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Thanks all - I have sent the links to the buyer :)
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Thanks for the info pyrtle - you are correct I am not keen to use the supplier however will look for the opticrons elsewhere:)
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Okay Julie, thanks for updating. I have checked and can confirm Uttings are a licensed gunsmith and actively retail a variety of products used in the UK shooting and hunting industry. Binoculars and telescopes are an accessory in regard to Field Sports.
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