Best binocular for long-range hunting. We all want to hunt with as few components as we can. Sometimes using many components are a necessity. Binocular is one of them.
Binoculars have high magnification. Much higher than a regular riflescope. Their job is to capture a wide field of view and help you locate the target from a far way.
To be able to do that, you need to buy the best binoculars for long-range hunting. I will be your guide and help you reach that goal.Without further ado, let’s start our beautiful journey together.
1.Nikon ProStaff 7S Binoculars
ProStaff is a product lineup from the famous manufacturer Nikon. Under this banner, they release spotting scope, riflescope, and binoculars. We are going to talk about their ProStaff 7S.
It’s a 10×42 binocular. ProStaff 7s is a fixed magnification binocular from Nikon. Nikon used a pair of 42mm objective lenses on this binocular. Binoculars are essentially two spotting scope merged.
That’s why they have two prism, two objective lenses, and two eyepieces.The lenses of this binocular are fully multi-coated. When it comes to lenses, Nikon is one of the best ones at the job.
The price of this binocular is not that high either. 10x magnification on a binocular is plenty enough for long-range hunting.
The inside of ProStaff 7S is fully nitrogen purged. Making it immune to moisture. The build quality is quite good too. Didn’t feel fragile at all.
To make the binocular waterproof, Nikon used O-ring seals. O-ring seals are one of the best methods to make a scope/binocular waterproof.
At 1000 yards, you are getting 324ft of a field of view. That’s plenty enough for hunting.
2.Carson 3D Series High Definition Binocular
The next binocular is from Carson. No, not the Youtuber called Carson. It’s a different brand making binoculars.
Carson 3D is available in two different finishes. One of them is the famous black and the other one is mossy oak camo. Both designs look good. The decision is yours to make.
As for magnification, this binocular is also a fixed magnification option. The magnification is fixed at 10x.
The objective lens is 42mm. 10x on a binocular is plenty for long-range sightseeing and hunting.
It can easily portray around 1000 yards. As for the field of view, you will see a terrain of 314ft at 1000 yards. That’s more than what you get in a spotting scope. You can see the deer running from one side to the other.
Carson 3D is also a small and compact binocular. The inside of the binocular is nitrogen purged.
Carson used phase correcting prism for this binocular. With fully multi-coated lenses and phase correcting prism, you will have an incredible experience.
The body is waterproof. To prevent water drops from going inside, Carson used O-ring seals to seal the lenses in a place.
The binocular is tripod mountable and has a rubber cushion on the eyepiece. For the money, it’s an incredible binocular.
3.Bushnell Trophy Roof Binoculars
The trophy is the first pair of binocular to use roof prism design. The trophy is a semi-expensive offering from Bushnell. It’s not crazy expensive either.
Using plastic housing, Bushnell placed a rubber armor all over the body. The inside of the housing is nitrogen purged. That means you can use it in any condition you want.
To make the binocular waterproof, Bushnell didn’t forget to include O-ring seals.
As for lens coating, they are fully multi-coated. Bushnell also uses XLT coating to enhance the vision and reduce the glare. Bushnell also used anti-scratch coatings.
Bushnell Trophy XLT is well-loved by the community and critiques. They won a fair bit of critique praises.
You can check the link down below, you will see over 1300 people bought this binocular so far. Every week the number keeps increasing. That should tell you how good this binocular is.
The magnification here is fixed too. Fixed 10x and paired with a 42mm objective lens. With all those coatings and a BaK4 roof prism design, this is an excellent binocular for long-range hunting.
At 1000 yards you will see more than 325ft of terrain. Whatever you are trying to hunt, is no escaping your wrath today.
4. VANGUARD Endeavor ED 10x42 Binocular
Vanguard is not a new name in the scope industry. Even though they focus more on spotting scopes and binoculars, most hunters have heard of them or use their products.
Fun fact, Vanguard has a spotting scope under the same name. That’s also a good spotting scope for the money.
Vanguard Endeavor uses ED glasses on their lenses. ED stands for extra-low dispersion glasses. What they do is, they take a small amount of light and amplify that by a lot.
Thanks to this, at low-light you will get incredible performance. Vanguard used phase-coated BaK4 prism with roof design inside the binocular.
Talking about inside, Endeavor is nitrogen purged. Making the binocular fogproof. Endeavor is also waterproof. Vanguard uses O-ring sealing to enhance the waterproofing.
Like the rest of the binocular on the list so far. Endeavor is also a fixed magnification binocular.
Fixed at 10x and paired up with a 42mm objective lens.
Endeavor comes with a locking diopter mechanism. Once you setup the adjustment, the diopter will lock into places. You don’t need to calibrate it every time you use it.
Vanguard Endeavor ED is a bit expensive compared to the other on the list so far. But I won’t hesitate to say it’s one of the best binocular for long-range hunting.
5. SWAROVSKI Optik SLC Series Roof Prism Binocular
Swarovski is another well-known brand in the industry. They make some of the most expensive riflescopes on the market.
That’s not false here either. It’s one of the most expensive binoculars on today’s list. Coming at $2200 it’s not cheap by any means.
But it does offer a lot than other binoculars on the list so far. It’s the first binocular on the list to use aircraft-grade aluminum. You can already guess, SLC got the best build quality on the list.
SLC uses HD lenses and fully multi-coated lenses. Together they produce the best quality picture possible. If you guessed this is the best performing binocular on the list, I have to say you guessed it right.
I didn’t feature it as the first on the list because I didn’t want to scare you guys away. I can understand it’s not an easy purchase. But if you can purchase it, you won’t probably purchase another binocular ever.
Swarovski will provide you with a lifetime warranty for optics and 10 years of warranty for the rest of the parts.
6.Vortex Optics Kaibab HD Binoculars
The next binocular on our list is from none other than Vortex. Vortex makes a lot of products for hunting. From riflescope to binoculars. They also got many other products in between.
Vortex Kaibab holds the throne of the highest magnification on the list so far. Kaibab is also the second most expensive binocular on the list.
Kaibab has a fixed 18x magnification. The 18x eyepieces use two 56mm objective lens.
For long-range hunting, you need a companion. A lot of us choose spotting scopes for their high magnification. But if you were to use a binocular.
In theory, you double the field of view of a spotting scope. That’s why binoculars are one of the first choices of a hunter when they are shopping for a hunting companion.
Vortex uses fully multi-coated lenses and prism in Kaibab. To make the binocular waterproof, Vortex uses O-ring sealing. O-ring is one of the most effective ways of waterproofing a binocular.
As the inside of the binocular is nitrogen purged. It’s also fogproof. The body is made out of composite. It’s quite durable that goes without saying. If you can spend the money, it is without a doubt one of the best long-range hunting binoculars
7.Nikon PROSTAFF 5 10X50 Binocular
Don’t tell me you didn’t see it coming. How could we forget about the ProStaff 5? Nikon has a riflescope, spotting scope, and now a binocular under the ProStaff 5 name.
When you search ProStaff 5 without any information, it can lead you to places. That’s why we included a link that will directly take you to the product.
Anyway, enough selling out (Nikon didn’t pay me though, maybe they should). Okay, I will stop with the jokes now.
ProStaff 5 is another inexpensive binocular. As for building materials, Nikon used plastic and a rugged black finish on top.
Nikon ProStaff is also fixed at 10x magnification. The objective lens is bigger than most 10x binoculars. It’s 50mm, instead of 42.
That’s good. A bigger objective lens means a bigger field of view. The lenses of this binocular are coated with multiple layers of materials. Among them, anti-glare and scratch was also present.
The eyecups are quite comfortable and adjustable to some degree. That makes the viewing experience more pleasant. Even if you wear glasses like me, you won’t have any issues with this binocular.
The focus knob is on the center of the binocular. It’s placed in an optimal position. You can move it while wearing gloves.
Nikon used O-ring sealing to prevent water from going inside the binocular. The inside of the binocular is also nitrogen purged. Making it fogproof and a perfect choice for the coming winter.
8.Upland Optics Perception HD Hunting Binoculars
Upland Optics Perception is the next binocular on our list. Perception has one of the largest fields of view for a 10x binocular. 113m (370+ ft) at 1000 yards is no joke.
Upland Optics managed to do that with a 42mm objective lens. Mad respect to them. Upland uses ED glasses to take their vision game to the next level.
We all know how good ED glasses are. We have proved countless times ED glass is not a gimmick. The ED glass and the prism inside the binocular are fully multi-coated. As Upland Optics marketed this towards hunters.
They didn’t lack on the build side. The build is excellent on this one and quite durable. Extra ruggedness around the border makes it stronger.
The inside of this binocular is nitrogen purged. Making it completely immune against fog.
As for the outside, they didn’t use any O-ring sealing. But Upland did manage to make it 100% waterproof nonetheless.
It’s a bit expensive than most other 10×42 binoculars. But that price does come with an excellent field of view.
9. Celestron SkyMaster Pro High Power Astronomy Binoculars
As the name suggests, this is the only astronomy capable binocular on today’s list.And with that Celestron just dethroned Vortex Kaibab in terms of magnification.
Fixed 20x magnification allows you to view objects from over 1200 yards. 1200 yards is a long distance when it comes to hunting.
To help you aim better at close range, Celestron includes an RSR rail for attaching red dot sights.
The objective lens on this binocular is also huge. An 80mm objective lens will provide a huge wide field of view.
Every air-to-glass surface of this binocular is multi-coated with XLT coating.
The eyecups are easily removable and interchangeable. The build quality of this binocular is quite good too. It has a rubber armor coating around the body. Making it scratch resistant and shock absorber.
Although Celestron does not use O-ring seals. SkyMaster Pro is 100% waterproof. If you are willing to pay $70 extra, you can get this binocular with a smartphone adapter. You can do excellent digiscoping with this binocular.
On top of that, when you end a busy hunting day. You can go outside relax on your porch and stargaze with this binocular. It will help you locate more than stars.
10.Bushnell PowerView 2 Binoculars
The final binocular on today’s list is from Bushnell. It’s also the least expensive binocular on the list. Don’t expect top of the line quality form this.
The build quality is pretty good for the price. As for the lens, they are multi-coated. I am pleasantly surprised to see that. Because multi-coating is not cheap. But this scope is.
The image quality can give any $100 binocular a run for their money. PowerView 2 also features Bushnell’s sharp focus. In regular terms, it’s a quick focus with extra steps.
Instead of dual focus, you can focus on a single object and keep the sharpness of that focus intact.
PowerView 2 is also a tripod mountable. You can’t forget about Bushnell’s incredible after-sales warranty.
Bushnell didn’t disclose their method of making the binocular fogproof. But I am sure they used some kind of nitrogen purging.
Alongside that, the scope is on surface waterproof. I wouldn’t stretch it to be 100% waterproof. As it does not feature O-ring sealing. For a cheap binocular, It can easily be your next long-range hunting binocular.
That was the last binocular for today. I did promise you, didn’t I. I kept my promise. Alongside expensive binoculars, I also gave you cheaper options.
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