By Montana Grant

Posted: November 14, 2020

Seeing is believing! Great Optics are a real help. You don’t appreciate great Optics until you see them. Everyone brags about their super seeing binoculars until they look through a real pair of Great Optics. That is when the ah ha moment happens.

On a hunt with my friend Shrapnel Kirk, we were using our binocs to look for elk. My Wind River Leupold Binos seemed to be working fine. Shrapnel asked me if I had ever used a real pair of Binoculars. He handed me a pair of Leica optics that he recently purchased used. As soon as I put them to my eyes, I knew I needed an optic upgrade.

The problem with great Optics is that usually come with a great price. Because of this, many cheapo hunters buy cheapo optics. You will know when this happens on a cold, wet, snowy day. You will want them to perform but they will not. Cheap optics fog up, blur, and simply do not perform.

You do not have to buy New Optics. Search for used ones. New Binos, spotting scopes, rifle scopes, and range finders can cost many thousands of dollars new. Zeiss, Leica, and Nikon are the Best! Bushnell, Vortex, Tasco, and many other companies offer affordable and decent optics, but not as outstanding. They work well on Blue Bird days and around the yard. Under rough conditions, they will disappoint.

Certainly, everyone has their own opinions on what makes a great scope or optics. It comes down to needs, fit, application, conditions, weapons, and ultimately cost.

Maybe younger hungers with great eyes can be happy with fair and cheapo optics, but why? Instead of settling for less, get a great used pair. Facebook marketplaces, lawn sales, gun shows, and estate sales are a good place to begin. Us Old Guys pack great gear and when we are gone, the wives don’t have a clue about how much they cost.

It takes some time and patience, but you can find wonderful deals on amazing optics. For under a thousand dollars, you can give new life to great Old Optics. Old eyes will especially thank you!

See everything in all conditions!

Montana Grant

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