pilot wrote: Been thinking about buying a good quality binocular and asking my fellow trads what their suggestions are. Leaning towards a Leopold brand but am open to anything below $500.00, after all, I’m married. Thanks
If you can stretch it, The Nikon 8.5 x 45 Series Monarch X Binoculars are awesome. They’ll blow away anything close (price wise you’d have to pay MUCH more to get better), although the eye relief isn’t the best (for glass wearers). Leupold makes good stuff on their higher end binocs NOW (their older high end binoculars were crap and I’m still embarassed that I convinced my dad to buy a pair a number of years ago 😳 ), but they’re lower end stuff ain’t up to snuff with the Leupold name IMHO.