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Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? #15859774 03/03/21
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I have a pair of Cabelas binoculars from about 10 yrs ago and need to have them repaired. Any clue who made them around that time frame?


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I believe this was Meopta.

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Depends on model. Can you post a pic or give more of a description?
Certainly could be meopta as it was during the time they were making the euro instinct line.

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Originally Posted by ShortMag11
I believe this was Meopta.


Agreed! I have 10x42s and they were made by Meopta.

Re: Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? [Re: JoshK] #15860300 03/04/21
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It could be Meopta or one of several companies.


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Re: Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? [Re: JoshK] #15860344 03/04/21
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About the time i got mine.

Does it have a gold badge on it saying “euro” ? ( best i can remember )


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Re: Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? [Re: JoshK] #15860634 03/04/21
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They are not the Euro model. I’ll have to take a picture when I get home. Appreciate it guys.


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Re: Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? [Re: JoshK] #15860862 03/04/21
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They're Japanese IIRC.


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I think this could well have been pre-Meopta.


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Found this interesting article from our own mule deer which states that the Cabela’s - meopta relationship began in 2005.

https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2013/9/16/cabelas-euro-optics/

However, the OP says they are not the Euro model so while the timeline works, it’s unlikely that they are made by meopta.

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I thought Steiner made several house brand binos for them......pre-Meopta.

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You need to post pics and/or more info as Cabela's used a number of suppliers, depending on the model. Meopta would have been the supplier of the Euro and Euro Instinct, and whoever the Chi-com is that makes lower end Vortex supplied some, as well as others.

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Meopta made binos for Cabela's from 2009 with the last shipment being 2018.


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Re: Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? [Re: JoshK] #15902214 03/15/21
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I have pictures now but can’t seem to get images to load in gallery.


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Re: Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? [Re: JoshK] #15905505 03/16/21
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Ok I have a couple photos in an image gallery here.

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Re: Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? [Re: JoshK] #15905578 03/16/21
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Originally Posted by JoshK
Ok I have a couple photos in an image gallery here.




Pretty sure those were the Made in China imports , Arent worth the hassle of getting repaired

Time to upgrade

Re: Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? [Re: JoshK] #15906163 03/16/21
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They were pretty good I thought. Bummer if they are Chinese.


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If you got 10 years use out of them you did good!

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I've got their Japanese model in 8x42. Bought them at least 20 years ago. At that time they were around $500. I had a tough time making myself spend the money but after 20 plus years of a lot of use they're still going strong and the optical quality still seems better than average.

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Re: Who made Cabelas Binos about 10 yrs ago? [Re: JoshK] #15908163 03/17/21
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I have a pair of Cabelas Alaskan Guide Series 10X42s that are 20 y/o. When I researched who made them, the best info I could get was that they were made buy a Japanese optics firm that contracted to build glass under different brand badging to whatever specs were designated.When I called Cabelas, the answers I got were very sketchy...I got the feeling that they were purposely being very vague.
The optics on that bino is incredibly good, btw. I also love that the focus is click adjustable. Others hate it.
I still pack them as backups to my premium glass.

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