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Cornhusker
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Feb-09-14, 
11:09 AM (MST)
"Binocular case"

I would like some advise on what you guys use for your quality binoculars. I sold my Swaro's last fall to a guy who showed up to hunt with some Simmons binocs. I now have the EL Range, before I haul them into the field a lot I think for the first time I'll use a case rather than the bino harness I've used for the last 25 years. I have no experience with the cases other than hunting with a guy who used a Badlands and made a lot of noise while I tried to show him a buck.

So help me out is there something better than the Badlands?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Binocular ...  Foreman4x4      Feb-09-14   1 
 RE: Binocular ...  BigGameHunt...      Feb-09-14   2 
  RE: Binocular ...  Cornhusker      Feb-09-14   3 
   RE: Binocular ...  peez3006      Feb-09-14   4 
    RE: Binocular ...  Ryry      Feb-09-14   5 
     RE: Binocular ...  440sixpack      Feb-10-14   6 
      RE: Binocular ...  Cornhusker      Feb-11-14   7 
       RE: Binocular ...  440sixpack      Feb-11-14   8 
        RE: Binocular ...  Cornhusker      Feb-11-14   9 
         RE: Binocular ...  440sixpack      Feb-11-14   10 

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Foreman4x4
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Feb-09-14, 
12:19 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Binocular case"

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Badlands are good, but way overpriced, in my opinion. I thought they were spendy at $89.00, now they're $129.00. Kinda bulky too.

Alaska Guide Creation (AGC) is a good case, but not quite as "weather resistant" as the Badlands. Probably quieter though.

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BigGameHunter24816
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Feb-09-14, 
12:36 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Binocular case"

I use Crooked Horn Outfitters Bino Shield Binocular Covers (less than $45 on Amazon) with a bino harness when in the field. It seems to work well for me as the glass is easily accessed from the cover.

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Cornhusker
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Feb-09-14, 
03:57 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Binocular case"

Badlands is expensive IMO I'll check out the two suggested any other suggestions? Thanks Guys.

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Feb-09-14, 
04:54 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Binocular case"

FHF gear makes a nice Bino harness. I got one for my 15x56s. You might check them out too.

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Feb-09-14, 
05:52 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Binocular case"

Kuiu or nimrod

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Feb-10-14, 
10:00 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Binocular case"

Corn, check out the Kuiu bino harness, it's a case and a harness in one. top of the line system in my opinion, most of the time I just use the strap and not the case part but it's pretty nice.


http://store.kuiu.com/product-p/80010.htm

What do you think of your EL Ranges ? I'm trying to decide between those and the new Leica's. I have about decided on the Swaro's .


Stay thirsty my friends

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Feb-11-14, 
02:02 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Binocular case"

Thank guys really some good info. I have it narrowed down between the Kuiu and the Sitka I'll decide in the next couple days.

I like the EL Range a lot. It was between the Leica's and Swaro's for me I tried them both side by side and really couldn't tell much difference either way. I'm just looking at deer that have moved down from the Sandhills but after a couple of times they range for me past a 1000 yards. I don't really notice a difference between what I had Swarovision and Swarobright of the range bino. I might if I had them side by side.

A concern for me was the range button on the wrong side (left) with a bow but not a problem for me. My hands are huge though, apelike might be a problem if a guy didn't have big hands. They are easy for me to operate with my right hand.

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Feb-11-14, 
08:36 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Binocular case"

I much prefer the looks and feel of the Swarovski. the Leica is a great product I'm sure but the fit and design looks like some Ronco junk I was very let down when I saw the first pair .

My only concern is they say in sub freezing temps the Swaro's don't range all the time, but I suspect that has more to do with battery level than the brand of the glass it's in.

I told my local outlet to get me the Swarovski today.


Stay thirsty my friends

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Feb-11-14, 
09:03 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Binocular case"

I bought Swaro's for that reason better ergonomics in the hand. I was out Saturday morning at -9 for about 30 minutes and ranged a few things it worked great. I was too cold to stay out any longer, batteries are obviously brand new.

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Feb-11-14, 
09:32 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Binocular case"

That's good to know.

Stay thirsty my friends

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