Best Buys in Hunting Binoculars for 2020
By Kristin Alberts
Hunters spend countless hours behind their binoculars, glassing hills and valleys for trophy game movement. Good glass can make or break a hunt, and while cheapest is never the best, it’s also not necessary to break the bank to get a quality pair of binos.
While none of these models are the top of the company lines, they represent solid buys at much more cost-effective ranges. Each of these options will excel in the hunting fields and woods this season.
Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD
Leupold is one of the only American-made optics manufacturers, and its glass is also some of the best in the business. While the BX-4 Pro Guide HD line isn’t brand new, it is now readily available and makes a great pick for hunters.
Compact and lightweight for backcountry hunts, these binos use the company’s Twilight Max HD Light Management System to provide greater detail in less light. The binos use BAK-4 prisms in the open-bridge, roof prism design which is both waterproof and fog proof. We like the 10×42 and 10×50, though there are also options from 8×32 up to 12×50.
In addition to standard Shadow Gray, Leupold also offers the BX-4 in Kryptek Typhon Black, First Lite Fusion