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Monocular suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Riot, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a decent, compact monocular. Don't want to pay more than $100 for it. Would prefer it fit in my hand and was black.

    Need something that can positively identify a target at 400 yards


    Any suggestions or experiences (good or bad) would be appreciated.


    Thank you in advance,


    *Riot*
     
  2. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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  3. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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  4. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Last time I used that one I was scanning the woods for dear at about 700 yards or so. At that range I could tell a buck from a doe haha, but as far as face recognition goes I am not sure how far it would reach. If you have a rifle scope that can zoom 10x, that would give you a good indication of the barska's capabilities.
     
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    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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  6. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I have a Barska spotting scope...it works, not great, but it works. Thanks again for your input

    *edit*

    With that your first monocular, you said you could discern between deer, could you count spikes- or just see them? 700 yards is pretty good distance for how small that thing is.
     
  7. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Could just see them, not count.
     
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    DynaMC Clackamas Oregon New Member

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    I made mine by hacksawing a misaligned pair of binos. Works great and I got a 2 fer 1. I used the kind that focused individually at the eyepiece.
    Zeiss makes a killer 8x monocular too.
     
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    FlexFit Tanasbourne Member

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    newthings seaside, or New Member

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    Too much power makes it hard to use. You have to brace against something. I have a 10x30 Bushnell and it is a pain to hold on a distant target. (That is 10 times magnification and 30mm in diameter)
    Roy