VIDEO: Best Binoculars for the Money and What to Look For

Deer hunters want quality equipment at reasonable prices and that’s not a bad thing at all, whether it’s a rifle or apparel or optics.

Optics, of course, span the gamut today to pretty much include anything with glass. Binoculars, monoculars, laser rangefinders, scopes, thermal imaging gear, spotting scopes … it’s a big field with myriad products along with different levels of quality and price.

What are the best binoculars for deer hunting for under $200? That’s a good figure for the average deer hunter who wants to be able to see clearly, pick out a kicker by the brow tine or an ear amid some brush across the food plot, but doesn’t want to bust the budget or can’t afford more expensive optics. Today’s binoculars are, indeed, technologically sound, more affordable and offer hunters a great selection.

Here’s a look at the Bushnell Legend Series and what sets the various models apart from others. Deer & Deer Hunting’s Dan Schmidt interviews optics expert Mitch Cooper at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

A Must-Have Hunting Accessory for Every Pack

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