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Minox binoculars - BL HD series.
In the market for a new set of bino's and was wondering what the general opinions/impressions are out there for the Minox BL HD series of bino's.
Am drawn to the Minox BL 8x33 HD bino's but unfor...

Started Feb 22nd, 2017 at 8:34am by johnv308
6 371 Last Post Yesterday at 4:43pm
By: Coozer
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Burris FastFire - Where to buy?
I'm looking for a Burris FastFire III. Anyone know where I can get one in NZ? If anyone has a 2nd hand one, i'd also be interested.

Started Mar 21st, 2017 at 1:08pm by Hendo
3 83 Last Post Mar 22nd, 2017 at 7:57pm
By: Hendo
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Scope fogging
Gday folks
Got a Vx 2, bout 4 years old, noticed last few times in rain it's been fogging up, will all scopes given the right conditions or jave seals or something gone? Going to ring store I bou...

Started Mar 19th, 2017 at 9:25pm by flyingpillock
5 180 Last Post Mar 20th, 2017 at 8:33pm
By: thebomb
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Second hand vx3
I've just pulled my VX3 4.5-14x40 boone and crocket off my rifle to sell. Question is what are they worth on second hand market. Having never sold a scope I don't know and I can't find any info on the...

Started Mar 15th, 2017 at 6:57pm by 300wsm for life
7 283 Last Post Mar 19th, 2017 at 1:30pm
By: timmay
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CDS turret scope
Hi there, I am looking for a scope with a CDS type turret. I am wanting a good quality scope in around the 4-14 (or 18)x40 range. I want a 40mm objective and a scope that is reasonably compact and goo...

Started Mar 17th, 2017 at 8:45pm by Sneaka
4 154 Last Post Mar 18th, 2017 at 9:09pm
By: Krico
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CDS versus BDC
Can someone please tell me what the difference is between these two dial turrets (CDS and BDC), not the BDC reticle. Hard to work it out from the sales pitch stuff. No simple comparisons that I could ...

Started Mar 18th, 2017 at 5:54pm by Sneaka
1 85 Last Post Mar 18th, 2017 at 6:55pm
By: Rugersst
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Zeiss hd5 with lockable target turrets
Firstly seasons greeting to everyone ,and secondly I see there is another thread on here very similar to my query .
I to am very keen on a hd5 3-15x42 with lockable turrets after having a look at...

Started Dec 30th, 2016 at 5:39pm by 30late
15 1101 Last Post Mar 16th, 2017 at 10:06am
By: pointer
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Bushnell Rangefinders
Hey looking at a couple Bushnell Rangefinders to buy, a 600 yard and 850 yard just wondering what the quality of the Bushnells are and if it's worth picking one up? And if anyone has experience with t...

Started Mar 12th, 2017 at 10:22am by hunter1084
6 160 Last Post Mar 14th, 2017 at 12:56pm
By: hunter1084
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Which Scope?
Afternoon all,
Looking for a new scope to sit on top of my 10/22 Bullpup. Tossing up between a 1-4x24 Vortex Crossfire (V Plex), a 2-7x32 Crossfire (V Brite), or a 2-7x32 Zeiss Terra. Can anyone...

Started Mar 11th, 2017 at 3:45pm by SakoLove
7 259 Last Post Mar 14th, 2017 at 12:31pm
By: ChrisHB
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New scopes with rain guard (or equivalent)
Hi guys
I'm after a new scope, with a budget of $500-600. No turrets, and 3-940 or thereabouts.
A lot of my hunting is in wet bush, so the whole "rain guard" thing that Bushnell do is attra...

Started Feb 26th, 2017 at 1:26pm by mitch270
8 459 Last Post Mar 11th, 2017 at 7:58pm
By: 57jl
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$1000 Binos
Ok chaps, I have 1k to spend on some binos.
Thinking about 8x32 but open to suggestions on size and magnification but do like to keep the weight down.
What would you buy and why?  Prefer t...

Started Mar 9th, 2017 at 4:13pm by possum_shooter
9 353 Last Post Mar 11th, 2017 at 7:55pm
By: 270LXR
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Leupold Thermal Viewer
These available here? Just what kiwi hunters wanted for Xmas

Started Oct 25th, 2016 at 6:19pm by sako
2 706 Last Post Mar 11th, 2017 at 6:53pm
By: Huntsouth
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Ok , what is everyone using for spotting scopes , was thinking of going all out here with maybe a swaro  or Leica , I see pros and cons with either the straight or the angled eye piece , I figure the ...

Started Dec 12th, 2016 at 10:11am by BIGAL
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Which Spotter - Leica Televid or Vortex Razr HD 16-48X 65
I have owned various spotting scopes over the years including Leupold Gold Ring models and until recently a Vortex Viper HD 20-60 X 80
All have been relatively crap IMO. The Vortex is the cheaper...

Started Feb 6th, 2017 at 12:49pm by avon_7
12 658 Last Post Mar 2nd, 2017 at 11:14am
By: ashfishman
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Cheapish rangefinders?
I am after recommendations for  rangefinder that can nge to 400m or so.
I'm on a budget

Started Feb 28th, 2017 at 10:52pm by felixx
4 217 Last Post Mar 1st, 2017 at 3:20pm
By: felixx
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Leica Warranty
Hi all, I'm tossing up between a some different scope options which a friend will bring in from overseas. I just wanted to check what experiences people have had with Leica after sales support, if any...

Started Feb 1st, 2017 at 12:09pm by fullchoke
4 458 Last Post Feb 27th, 2017 at 8:56pm
By: HandR
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Leupold Cascades Lens Caps
Im finding the original lens caps on these bino's are rubbish and don't stay on. Wondering if anyone has a source for better covers or any ideas. Thanks.

Started Jun 30th, 2016 at 11:02am by durk
7 661 Last Post Feb 26th, 2017 at 11:34am
By: durk
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What a co*k up!
Thought I was smart buying some Leupold gear from CameralandNY and getting it sent to my mate before he came over to visit.  I got dates mixed up and the items that had to be back ordered from Leupold...

Started Feb 2nd, 2017 at 10:39pm by duckharvester
1 605 Last Post Feb 7th, 2017 at 9:36pm
By: Macker
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