... or does anyone have other sugestions.
Hello and a warm welcome to this fascinating world.
It'd be interesting to have a rough idea of your budget allowance to make a useful suggestion.
Anyway, for the US$ 300,- range I'd say the best you can get are the Nikon Monarch, either 8x or 10x42.
other than you would pay £300 i.e. around $500 for them here, the after sales service would be appaling to non existant and you could get a hell of a lot better bin for the money over here from different manufacturers.
as far as nikon are concerned the exchange rate of the pound to any other currency is 1 to 1