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    Hunting monocular

    I'm looking to buy hunting monocular. What are some good name brands to look at? I have read lots of good things about but Bushnell Legend Ultra I am also curious about the Vortex Optics Solo.
    Help me out give me some input on what you think is the best..
    Thanks
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    Vortex compact fits in your pocket.
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    Try before you buy. Most people I know prefer binoculars over a monocular. There are special cases of course, such as eyesight being much different in both eyes, etc.
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    Okay my story behind Vortex option.
    I went looking for a econo spotting scope could not find one that i liked they all got blurry at higher power.
    I mean from the $40 all the way to the $100 ones.
    I was at a Bass Pro on a lake there was a dock for fishing about 150yds across the lake.
    The other scopes i looked through were okay on the higher end.
    Then when i had given up i saw this little 4 power fixed vortex monocle.
    So i looked through it i could see the grain and texture of the wood.
    Then i could see a knot that was about the size of a nickle i mean edges depth around it.
    So i bought it. It works great i use it in my range bag.
    I paid $50 if i member corerect.
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    I have a Vortex monocular that has a graduations I can use to estimate range. Kinda like the fact it doesn't need batteries like most rangefinders.
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    A monocular worth looking at is a Zeiss "Mini-Quick" that weighs next to nothing, is as small as a 1 cell pocket flashlight, and normally sells for under $150. It is a 5 power scope and doubles as a 10 power microscope; slips in the shirt pocket; and has a life time warranty, which they are "good for". When binoculars are too cumbersome to take with you or you are on an outing that might involve hunting game of opportunity, a monocular you can slip in your pocket is a handy thing to have (most brands are too bulky!).

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    Last year I was making the same decision for deer and turkey season. After looking around and reading all the reviews I thought I would give this one a try. I bought a "Roxant Wide View Monocular" on Amazon last year to try out. I typically buy Leupold scopes and binoculars so buying this one did come with some concerns about quality. The reviews were just to good for me not to give it a try. To my surprise it is a very nice monocular. Clear glass, fits nicely in my hand and no fogging. It was worth the chance on a $40 monocular.

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    The ones I've looked through (8X) were just too shaky for me and uncomfortable to look through, probably due to the light weight, higher magnification, and holding with just one hand. My rangefinger (not really a monocular) is much easier to use, but it's only 4X. If I'm glassing for a few minutes or longer, I prefer binoculars. I also dislike looking through spotting scopes for long periods of time, but at least they're on a tripod so I don't get the shake.

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    I've got a Vortex Solo that I'm quite pleased with, especially the mil reticle. Just for fun, I was practicing mil relation formulas on pickups and structures that were about four miles away, and the glass was up to it. My Solo comes along whenever I go hiking.

    Binoculars do not work for me; I wound up with a migraine the last time I tried to use a pair.
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