Posted on May 19, 2024
SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
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I bought these binoculars from Amazon:

USCAMEL 10X50 Marine Binoculars for Adults with Rangefinder Compass, Waterproof Marine Binoculars for Sailing Boating Fishing https://a.co/d/1m7xJbK

They seem good to me, but this is not my area of expertise. What problems do you see in them? I'm a private military contractor and I need a decent pair for Ukraine and maybe other locations.
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SFC Ralph E Kelley
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Edited 1 mo ago
I would suggest that you go to a sporting goods store and ask to see that various binoculars available see what style suits your needs. Once you find a good pair then order them on-line.
The link to the ones above is a set of nice binoculars but I would also recommend you find a smaller set for simply the weigh and compactness moving through woodland areas by crawling, stealthy movement or running.

Below is a link to view before you search:
https://youtu.be/_AyPBEte6rk
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SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
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Thank you!
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SSG Roger Ayscue
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they look ok but you neet to see what the shock rating is, are the lenses coated for laser protection and most importantly, is the scale inside the optic a Mil Radian scale, that is adaptable for range finding on a MGRS map or is it set up for a different scale and using UTM maps. UGRS and UTM are similar but not exactly the same.
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SSG Roger Ayscue
SSG Roger Ayscue
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SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA - They are expensive, but the Steiner Military is available. I looked hard and found some German MilSurp Henscholdt Binos that had a STANAG ranging scale in them for 350 bucks. I snapped those up quick
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SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
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SSG Roger Ayscue - I'm looking at Steiner Military/Marine. The 7x50, 8x30, and 10x50 are all within a reasonable budget. Any recommendations as far as these go?
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SSG Roger Ayscue
SSG Roger Ayscue
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Considerations are Size vs features. Do all have the ranging reticle, are any laser coated, and maximum light transferability through an objective lens.
10 power magnification is a great tool, but a 50mm objective transfers the same amount of light as a 30mm lens, if the crystal is of the same quality and lead content.
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SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
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SSG Roger Ayscue - I'm not finding anything about reticles or laser coatings. I'm leaning toward the Steiner 10x28 Tactical now.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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Off Subject, BUT:
Why Do Survival Kits NOT Contain A Magnifying Glass?
Not So Much For Just Increasing The Visual Effect,
But To Use To Magnify The Suns Power To Start Fires.
Thereby Reducing Or Eliminating The Need For Matches,
And Other Disposable Supplies, Which Require Replacements?
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SFC Ralph E Kelley
SFC Ralph E Kelley
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Good question - Mine does but then I assemblied it myself. I've found the stor bought ones are made up of chep, easily-broken stuff.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SFC Ralph E Kelley -
TEMU.Com Has A Full Contingency Of Magnifying Items, With Prices So Low, You Feel As Though You Should Buy Two Of Everything ~ Just In Case Ya Might Need It Some Day.
OH ~ I Presented The Idea Of Magnifiers To The DOD, A Few Times ~ Never Heard A Word In Response. So As Far As I'm Concerned:They Can Get On Their Knees And BLOW ME a little kiss"good bye".
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SFC Ralph E Kelley
SFC Ralph E Kelley
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SFC Ralph E Kelley - It should have read as: Good question - Mine does but then I assembled it myself. I've found the store bought ones are made up of cheap, easily-broken stuff.
I wonder how it got changed after being spell-checked on MS Word before I posted it herein?
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SFC Ralph E Kelley -
A Lot Of My Posts Get Removed About As Fast As I Put Them Out To Be Read..
"POOF" ~ Up In Smoke ~~.And They're GONE.
Give TEMU.Com A Shot ~ They're Like A $5.00 Hooker, They Have Everything.
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