just curious about the brand in my area there are no dealers so I have not had a chance to look through them. I am trying to find a nice pair around 800.00 instead of spending the 1800 for the swarovski's. We hunt out west alot in big open country. any input will help. Thanks!
I have the 10x42 Sidewinders and really can't imagine how spending a penny more I could see any sharper:mg:
It's easy to make line calls at 80 yards in the shade. I've tried the 10x50 and 12x50 Vultures and they don't appear any sharper, diffferent field of view and more magnification, but not sharper. I've also looked through Nikon, Bushnell, Pentax, Zeiss, Swaro and Leica and bought the Vortex:wink:
Vortex has done a good job of assemblying their design for a quality product at a great price.....and don't forget that incredible warranty!
I really want to try the 8x56 Hawk Owls when they finally become available.
Good luck with your purchase.
I have the 10x42 Sidewinders and they are a great value for the money. BUT, on my recent elk hunt, another fella had a pair of Zeiss BT 8x30 binos and I compared them side by side and his blew mine away. They were much brighter and clearer and smaller in size, but much more expensive:mg: . We were watching a bunch of mule deer on a hill side and I couldnt see the rack on one buck and with his, it was nice and clear.
I would like to try the Razors as this might be more apples to apples.
Disclaimer; I am not bad mouthing Vortex, only sharing an experience.
I just got back from elk hunting with my Sidewinder's and they met all my expectations. While this model is on the lower to mid range I can hardly imagine them being much better. My brother inlaw has the new Swarv's and their is NOOO way I would pay that much more for them. I have looked through the Razor's and Viper's at a trade show and you can't go wrong with either. I thought about getting the Viper's before I went to Colorado..
Now I am thinking of buying the company!
Good stuff at a great price! Oh, and the people at Vortex are first class as well.
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