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BOB optics

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by lostbackpacker, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. lostbackpacker

    lostbackpacker marysville,wa Member

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    Just getting on the BOB bandwagon. Better late than never. Where does a good set of binos come into play. Does anyone have them in their BOB?

    I could think of a couple diff situations when they would be useful

    Does anyone already pack them?

    Thx
     
  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Defiantly, Steiner 7x50 kinda heavy but functional.
     
  3. fyrediver

    fyrediver Seattle Active Member

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    I've got a compact pair of binoculars that I actually have in my (mostly) EDC bag. I'm looking to get a monocular so I can move them over to my regular GHB. They're not the greatest, but they work pretty well: Bushnell 7x15 variable.

    They don't hold a candle to Steiners but for the price they're pretty good. Would like to upgrade to better, but that's whats in the bag now.
     
  4. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yep, Vortex 10X28 compact binocs. They have replaced older Bosch & Lombe 7X35's, also compacts. The new Vortexes are excellent!
     
  6. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    anyone know of a very cheap alternative, aside from toys of course? my bag is really only lacking a local map, binocs/monoc, wool blanket and 72 hour food. the food thing is still something im researching.
     
  7. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of compact Leupold 10x binos I keep in my bag.
     
  8. WashCoDad

    WashCoDad Beanerton Active Member

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    I use a 6x rangefinder in mine. Hard to shoot anything without knowing the distance.
     
  9. rocky3

    rocky3 oregon coast Active Member

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    simmons 10/50 around $41.00
     
  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a pair of Bushnell compact 10 x 25 binos and a set of Cabelas 8 x 25 they are very small (like a fat ciggarette package) yet they will do well in all but the lowest light and the 10-8 power is enough to help make out details in something quite a ways away. Cost for the 10 power bushnells is about 30-35.00

    Cabela's: Bushnell® Powerview Compact Binoculars

    The little Cabelas are no longer listed.