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Handheld telescope

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PortSide

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https://www.amazon.ca/Monocular-Lan...s/B074GWN2R8/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

I am thinking a small hand held telescope (monocular) would be better than a bulky pair of binocs. The one above is $20. I could not be sure to take a shot in the brief minutes to confirm a buck yesterday after it sauntered into the heavy cover. Too short a time to fish my binocs out but a little monocular in a coat pocket might have worked. Scoping with rifle is awkward sometimes if you have a backpack.
 
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have been thinking the same thing ,.my left eye is not so great and I have been using my 8x range finder.
not a very wide field of view but for looking at a known target as opposed to trying to scan a far off clearcut, it works fine....that being said,my binos are all x8 power....
Never been one to use my 'scope for looking an area over..
 

Buck Naked

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Have one we use at concerts and such, but find it not as user friendly as binocs
Have been using a set of compact Pentax binos a lot lately for hunting, always handy
If you have to 'dig out' your binos, they are pretty much pointless
 

Bow Walker

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My concern would be the jitters that go along with trying to hold the monocular on target, especially if it is of a power over 8x coupled with a smaller objective lens. :Maybe:

Binos (generally) are held with two hands, very steady. :Oh Yeah!:
 
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PortSide

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Two hands better than one for sure particularly long scan kind of thing. Fast grab quick look to see antlers or no with buck moving into thicket more of what I am would like to get... so thought small monocular stashed fast grab might work. I would not go hunting without my binos.
 

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Picked up an on sale Tasco monocular, quality was so bad I chucked it.
Ended up getting a Vortex and it's superb for exactly what Portside mentioned. Very clear, very easy to use.
I take it when out on hikes and such to avoid having to carry a heavier bino.
 

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Older couple bought a 10 power Vortex several years ago. She was so excited. She could see the eagles along the river in the winter time. She is legally blind.
Steve
 
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