Range binoculars?

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by BeyondTheBox, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I'm guessing that any cheapo pair of generic binos would more than suffice, but I'm just curious if you guys might have some suggestions or recommendations on something under $40 that's very small and lightweight for use at the range, no more than 50ft. of magnification neccesary.

    Also curious if any of the ranges any of you might belong to have any requirements on ear and/or eye protection.

    Thanks fellas.
     
  2. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    I have a small pair of bushnell binos that I bought for around $45 at wal-mart, on my way to an OU football game that work great.

    Every indoor range I've ever been to requires eyes/ears. Outdoor not so much, but I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to.
     

  3. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I just hate glasses of any sort unless they're my prescription amd very small/lightweight. Ear is a must, but outdoor don't usually have the decible rating that indoor do. I'll try them out first, but my ears are a primary concern. Perhaps I'll find I'll want a pair, but where and when I go shooting there's almost nobody around me so I worry very little.
     
  4. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Most modern Rx glasses I would think sufficient...my local range doesn't require anything more. And I've had pieces of jacket come back and hit me more than once, or I wouldn't wear glasses either probably.

    Personal preference...
     
  5. BeyondTheBox

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    Oh I've had brass catch my arm and fly by my shoulder, but never near enough my face that I'd consider it a hazard. Though it only takes once, and, in any case, due to liability, it is required at the range I just joined so I guess I'll have to break down and get some since I usually wear contacts and having to switch before I go is an inconvenience I will little longer tolerate.

    Getting my CC permit next Friday so I can carry from work to the range without worrying about separating my pieces from their ammo during transport. Looking forward to experiencing the indoor shooting life. Only ever done outdoor and informal.

    Thanks for the info, perhaps I'll just use my archery binos, though they're a tad bulky for longer distance spotting. Thanks man.
     
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  6. Chandler51

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    Yup. Glad to be of help.