Binos with reticle?

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I've got a pair of Steiner 8x30s w/o the reticle and they're awesome. I would get the ones with a reticle in a heartbeat.
 

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Leupold mark 4 10x50 and tmr reticle
AMEN to that, I got the MilDot Versions and Love em, best bino's ever, I also have the later model Black Leupold 10x42's with the L shaped Ret but the Mk 4's are way better and the bag on the Mk 4's is way better coz the bag/case on the newer ones flips upside down due to them sowing on the strap exactly halfway down the bag, where the MK 4 Case is built like a tank and has room for my slope doper and a calculator and a MilDot Master.

I fitted mine with a set of Butler Creek flip ups on the objectives and sprayed them to match the bino's.
 
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I have a pair of Fujinon 7x50 military binos and they've served me well for years. They have a reticle but honestly the only place I ever used the reticle in the binos was an EIB exercise. The damn things are very tough and have good glass. New the cost on 'em is/was ~$800, but they can be had for $200 or even less if you're patient and frequent the surplus stores. Guy down the street has two pairs for around that.

Since they're military issue, Tenebraex makes a killflash for 'em that's damn nice --whether you need that or not, they're worth it just because they protect the glass and come with these thick rubber caps that are better than the issue ones. The killflash kit is also pretty cheap on Ebay.

They're also tough as shit, these are what we got issued in the Stryker unit and they'd spend most of the time bouncing around the vehicle and slamming into shit. Never saw one break. Maybe the rubber armor helps.
 
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I'm coming out of left field here, but could you tell me the process in getting a pair of the Steiner Mil ranging binos serviced? I've got a 8x pair that are old (like 1995 old), and the prism seems to be out of whack (they took a fair amount of abuse while on active duty back then). Currently they sit on the top of the safe and take up space, so if I could get them repaired, I'd at least have a back up set that doesn't make me feel like I'm cross eyed.

Appreciate any input.
 

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Will do (probably after the weekend, since tomorrow is T-Day and I don't want to tie you up on Black Friday).

Best regards,
 

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Leupold bx-2 tactical. I was super surprised with how nice these were. The picture doesn’t do them justice at all. Everybody whose looked through them was very impressed with the quality. The hash marks are .5mil but between 4-5 hashmarks there are .2mil. Reticle looks a lot better when looking through the binos. Also you can rotate the reticle so it will be level when anyone else is using them.
 

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I primarily use a set of Vortex Binos but I recently got a set of Redfield Battlezones with the Mill Dot reticle. For a cheaper option, they are really nice.
 

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I have a set of Vortex HD RT 10x50 binos with reticle. I have only used the reticle when my rangefinder was maxed out. I have since upgraded my range finder. I use a mil/mil optics and most of my shooting partners use MOA/MOA. When they are spotting me, I have them use the reticle binos so we are speaking the same language. They are not as well priced as Doug at Camera Land though.
 

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Today I compared the Minox bv 10x42 TAC and Steiner t1042r both with reticle, I found the Minox better as sharpness and brightness
 

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Has anyone on here laid hands on the Vortex Ranger HD R/T? I know it’s the replacement for their Viper R/T, but I haven’t handled those either. I’m planning on getting a pair of bingos with the reticle for spotting/observing at 22 PRS and really like the way their reticle is set up. I’d like to stay sub $600.
 

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I have a pair of Fujinon 7x50 military binos and they've served me well for years. They have a reticle but honestly the only place I ever used the reticle in the binos was an EIB exercise. The damn things are very tough and have good glass. New the cost on 'em is/was ~$800, but they can be had for $200 or even less if you're patient and frequent the surplus stores. Guy down the street has two pairs for around that.

Since they're military issue, Tenebraex makes a killflash for 'em that's damn nice --whether you need that or not, they're worth it just because they protect the glass and come with these thick rubber caps that are better than the issue ones. The killflash kit is also pretty cheap on Ebay.

They're also tough as shit, these are what we got issued in the Stryker unit and they'd spend most of the time bouncing around the vehicle and slamming into shit. Never saw one break. Maybe the rubber armor helps.
Have the same exact pair, although I know the reticle is off and not calibrated correctly on any of these binos, I have never had any issue using them for anything other than milling targets.
 

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The Steiner's are great, and I use the reticle all the time in competition. Its very nice to be able to mil the tragets to figure out a wind budget before I shoot a stage. That way I know if I have to hold off the plate, and how much to cover my range of wind values. Most of the time your not able to be behind the rifle to do this, and need a reticle to be able to calculate it well. I am very happy I have the etched reticle in my Steiners. I wish some of the other makers would offer it as an option.

I use the M830r 1535 rangefinding binoculars, but the reticle is an option in the non 1535 binoculars as well (https://www.steiner-defense.com/binoculars/military/m830r-lrf-military-8x30r-lrf). Street price on the 908nm version is somewhere between $1200-$1900.

I will say the tripod mount on the M830r 1535 version is the best setup I have seen on a binocular. It is ROCK SOLID, and mount directly to the binocular itself using a 3 point system.
 

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What is the glass on the Steiner t1042r 10x42 comparable to?