PDA

View Full Version : binoculars for viewing rifle targets at 100 yards


mikeinla
04-27-2010, 8:43 AM
Looking for binoculars for viewing rifle targets at 100 yards. I want something with enough eye relief to keep eye protection on and something small enough to keep in a small carry bag. I have a spotting scope but I would just like to have somthing a little more compact. Any ideas???

Black Majik
04-27-2010, 8:50 AM
Nope, you wont have any decent magnification to see bullet holes with a binocular.

To get a magnification high enough to see bullet holes, you'll have more shake with higher magnification binos. Something such as a 8x or 10x will be tough to spot on a target. Anything over a 10x you'll be fighting the binocular for stability unless you view it mounted on a tripod.

Nick1236
04-27-2010, 9:02 AM
Not entirely true. When I went shooting with OPtionX3 he brought out a pair of small binos and they worked great. At 100yds you could see the target clearly. When folded up they were a little bigger then a deck of cards. The "shake" isnt bad if your holding it with two hands.

timdps
04-27-2010, 9:29 AM
+1

Have a pair of 20x binos and it works better to just use one side. A colapsable telescope might work better.

Tim

Cobrafreak
04-27-2010, 10:30 AM
Big 5 sells 20x-60x spotting scopes for under $100.00 that are decent.

Baxter
04-27-2010, 10:40 AM
I use 12x and they work just fine.

SoCalRandy
04-27-2010, 1:33 PM
Looking for binoculars for viewing rifle targets at 100 yards. I want something with enough eye relief to keep eye protection on and something small enough to keep in a small carry bag. I have a spotting scope but I would just like to have somthing a little more compact. Any ideas???

Big 5 sells 20x-60x spotting scopes for under $100.00 that are decent.

He's looking for a set of binoculars though....

pontiacpratt
04-27-2010, 3:24 PM
I use my scope on my rifle. At 100 yrds I can see the 30 cal holes fine.:D

wjc
04-27-2010, 7:40 PM
I bought a small Tasco 12X binoculars, that I keep in my truck, from Big 5 that worked ok. I'd still recommend using a spotting scope tho..

The one time I tried spotting my shots it was too much of a pain to shoot, pull the binocs up, spot the shot...lather, rinse, repeat.

I found it much easier to just lean over after my shot and look through the spotting scope. :D

mikeinla
04-27-2010, 8:06 PM
I use my scope on my rifle. At 100 yrds I can see the 30 cal holes fine.:D


I am shooting iron sights

pMcW
04-27-2010, 8:10 PM
Safety first. It's better to avoid getting into the habit of using a rifle-mounted optic for spotting. This type of behavior places the subject of interest literally in your crosshairs. Bad things can happen in a hurry.

A gun is always loaded.
Never point your gun at something you don't wish to destroy.
Keep your finger away from the trigger until you are ready to fire.

But we're talking about the target here. I wish to destroy it, at least I hope so, since I've already been shooting at it...

Trevor
04-28-2010, 6:13 PM
I use my 8x Geovids on a tripod to spot my targets when shooting irons.
I can see hits at 100yds easily when the binos are stable.