Binoculars for the range?

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Binoculars for the range?

Post by grahng » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:06 pm

I want a pair of binoculars for the range, 100 yards max with .22. I am looking at a pair of 10x42 Nikon and Bushnells, roof prism, the high on this size to get dielectric coatings, ED glass, etc. I have chosen roof styles as they are a smaller package compare to the Poro design.
My question is, through those that may have experience, will I be able to see .22 holes at 100yds?
I don't want a spotting scope.
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Re: Binoculars for the range?

Post by Skeezix » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:54 pm

Choosing a target with a good contrast (white or orange) would help,
Also, I would get one that you can mount on a tripod.

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Re: Binoculars for the range?

Post by grahng » Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:29 pm

I have a small pair of Bushnells from Walmart, 12x25. I taped up a target from the range with .22 holes in and looked at it from about 80yds. I could make the holes out, but kinda like barely. I'm wondering if increasing the objective size to the 42mm would pull more light in to make a diff. I suppose I would need to use the shoot n see targets and maybe the 10x42 bios would work. For sure on the tripod. Hmmm.
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Re: Binoculars for the range?

Post by Dave P » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:03 pm

Walmart is good for optics, since you can get your money back when they fail you.

Most everyone uses a quality spotting scope on a stand. 22 holes are still hard to see. Dirty Bird type splatter targets are a big help.

Big NO vote for any binoculars - good luck.
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Re: Binoculars for the range?

Post by P5 guy » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:00 am

http://www.telescope.com/Shop-by-Brand/ ... 90/115.uts

I have three from these guys and have been very pleased with their performance. I can just see 5.56 bullet holes at 100 yards in bright light.
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Re: Binoculars for the range?

Post by TC6969 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:41 pm

I actually went and bought some 10X Steiner's in a misguided attempt to not have to deal with a spotting scope.

I now have a Celestron spotting scope.

The Steiner's are the Mercedes Benz of binoculars, but if you want to see 5.5MM holes in a piece of paper at 100yds, get a spotting scope!
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