Using your eyes properly and at the right time is the key to success in the big game hunting. Great hunters already mastered their eyes and seeing in the course of their long hunting journey. But how do you master your seeing and observation?
Well, a binocular comes in handy in this situation. When you are in the middle of the wood and your prey is roaming far away; then you must rely on your bino. You must be alert and check where they stop and runs.
Also when you want to scan your ground and hunting area or want to check your deer feeders position or anything that is far away bino is the only tool that you can think of those moments.
So if you are interested in buying a pair of binoculars or still searching for the best binoculars but don’t know How to choose the best? then this guided article will help you with certain tips that can ease you to buy the best binoculars for hunting:
So without further ado lets jump in to it.
How To Choose Binoculars For Hunting
The first question that you should ask yourself is, what would be the area of use? You need to focus on the application area and then choose the best binoculars depending upon its area of use.
This is the most important criteria that you must consider before choosing your hunting bino.
There you will find great featured bino at an affordable price and you feel lucky to have them at that price. But in the real scenario, they don’t last long in the harsh mother nature and most of the cheapest bino are fragile. So before getting a bino for hunting check it thoroughly either it’s durable or not.
Features you must look for durability:
- Is that rubber-coated for absorb abuse
- Is that Nitrogen purged for water and fog proof
A quality glass ensure the sharp and quality image for better viewing and they tend to lasts long. If you are in the shop or buying from online check what kind of glassing technology the manufacturer provides.
A Premium High Definition ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass is currently the best glass that comes with a quality bino right now in the market.
Quality Lens Coating:
To make you easy make sure that you are buying a bino with a “fully multi-coated lens”.
Why? An uncoated lens is unable to provide a sharpened image and can not reduce the light transmission from the glass surface. So now you know why it’s important too.
Don’t buy Bino That Has small Exit pupil:
Read the manual or ask the sellers to know what number of exit pupil in their offering bino. If the exit pupil is too small it dictates it can not produce brighter images.
I would recommend you buy a bino with an exit pupil 5mm. Please don’t go below 4 mm. It will not produce a brighter image.
To calculate Exit pupil If you don’t find the number do this simple math:
Find the number of binoculars objective lens and power they usually look like this: 10X40 OR 8X42 and so on.
The first number ris objective lens = 10
And the second number is Lens Power = 40
Now divide them : (40/10) so the exit pupil is 4mm for 10X40 size bino.
What should be the weight criteria?
Full-sized binoculars are quite heavy in weight but have quality and high-magnification range. If you prefer to view images with better clarity and worry least for the weight, then you are advised to go for the full-sized binoculars. However, if the weight is an issue, you can opt to choose small-sized Binoculars.
Which size should you look for?
Binocular manufacturing companies offer Binoculars in full, mid, and compact sizes. If you are an archery lover, buying a full-sized pair of binoculars will serve your purpose of shooting the finest shots. Compact Binoculars supports minimum magnification range, and if you want to view stadium events like horse races, you can opt to buy compact binoculars because, in racing, you just want to see the performance and no detailing of the horses if required. Choosing the right size of binoculars will narrow down your search for the best binoculars for hunting.
Which Objective Power of Binoculars should I Select?
The power of the Objective lens is one of the most important criteria that should be checked before buying binoculars. Most of the manufacturer considers Magnification range of 7 to 16X, other higher ranges also available but people generally prefer to buy the basic 10x versions. Especially in Archery, you don’t need Magnification more than 7X, but for a rifle hunter, objective lens power should be very high to point and shoot at the right target and at the right time. Magnification also depends on the time when the images are being viewed.
How do you know which size is the best for you?
It is generally seen that full-size binoculars support objective lens size 40-56mm, compact, and mid-size supporting 25-36mm. To know which objective lens size is best, you need to understand your application area. The smaller the objective lens size is, the lower will be its FOV.
Last but not least is the quality of the lens and the prism integrated inside the binoculars?
The more you pay, the better will be the lens and the prism quality. The better the quality better will be the binoculars’ performance. You can simply visit your nearest stores and compare the lens quality of a compact and full-sized binocular. You can yourself judge which model is the best for you.
All of these features, when inculcated together, can help you to choose the best binoculars for your hunting.