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Best binoculars $500 and under ? #16009671 04/19/21
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Been looking at the Burris and Meopta that Doug has . What do you guys think? Thanks.


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Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: blackpowder72] #16010076 04/19/21
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Talk to Doug, he'll steer you right.


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Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: blackpowder72] #16010242 04/19/21
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Originally Posted by tedthorn
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Interesting....I see Doug has some of those on sale I will check them out.


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Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: blackpowder72] #16010274 04/19/21
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The recent Burris Signature HDs are GREAT--and made by Kamakura in Japan.



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Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: blackpowder72] #16010795 04/19/21
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There is meopta on classifieds


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Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: tedthorn] #16011059 04/20/21
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Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: blackpowder72] #16019676 04/22/21
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I’ve been on the lookout for the past couple months for some backup glasses and have looked at literally everything under about $550 I could lay hands on. My primary glasses are the MeoStar and the tract.

If you can get past the narrower FOV, the best imho is the Monarch 5 8x42. The FOV is listed conservatively at 330 but it’s tack sharp right out to the edges.. It’s literally better than the Monarch 7 in that regard...and equal in others. Many bins in this price range boast large FOVs but have major falloff toward the edges. In some cases the outer 35%!!! Monarch 5 is tack sharp to the rim.
Great contrast/color and fantastic ergonomics...the later being subjective.

If I’m being honest the only binos I’ve looked through that offer a better image at under $750 or so are the Tracts. They are that good...it’s no wonder it’s nikons too selling binocular

Again just my opinion.

Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: blackpowder72] #16019702 04/22/21
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I had Meopro, and I was happy to sell them at a loss.

Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: blackpowder72] #16020427 04/22/21
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MeoPro was a disappointment to me as well. They seemed to have a lot of veiling flare issues. Great construction...and on paper an impressive optic. At one point they were like $800+...HD glass etc etc. They didn't live up to the billing and honestly that made me pretty cautious of the Optika. The MeoStar is fantastic though...but I like my Tract better if I'm being honest and it was less money iirc

At MeoPro money Id buy a Monarch 5 any day of the week and bank the rest. Its a better optic. At MeoStar money...im thinking the MHG would give it a run. Ive since wondered if I should have went that route instead. Perhaps when LL bean has their next 25% sale...

It pains me that Nikon is such a pain in the butt to deal with...they make great bins

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you should be able to find meostars hd in the x42 for just a hair more

that's where i'd go

Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: blackpowder72] #16023091 04/23/21
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Good enough I sold my Alpha glass!

Re: Best binoculars $500 and under ? [Re: blackpowder72] #16051125 05/03/21
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Well I went with the Nikon Monarch 5 , 12x. They showed up today and I'm pretty impressed with them .


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