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This may be the wrong forum for this but I thought I would try and get some opinions on this. I am looking to step up from my Nikon Binoculars and am interested in the Golden Ring HD 10x42s and the 10/17x42s. Has anybody used these? And if so, what did you think of the switch power capabilities?

 

http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/binoculars/golden-ring-series/golden-ring-10x42mm-hd/

 

http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/binoculars/golden-ring-with-switch-power-technology/golden-ring-1017x42mm-with-switch-power-technology/

 

Any info would be appreciated.

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Thanks guys. I've looked through some of the older Golden Rings but not the new HDs. My main concern is that the switch powers are brand new and I can't find a decent review of them anywhere let alone find a pair in a store to look at for myself. I am able to get them from leupold at cost but I wouldn't be able to sample them first. It sounds like a great idea but for the money I would be really pissed if they aren't clear at 17x like some lesser binos that I have seen before.

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I have a pair of the pre-HD Golden Rings. I love the heck out of them. Mine are the straight power 10x42's. Can't really help you out with the switch powers, but you gotta believe that they would be up to the Leupold standard. Good luck with you choice..Mike

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My only concern would be that @ 17x, you'd have to have a good steady rest or tr****. Otherwise, it's going to be really jumpy.

 

I was thinking the same thing. I carry my binos on a harness normally and that actually helps to stabilize them quite a bit. If I recall though, the 17x model is tapped for a tri pod so I could always use one if I wanted to.

 

At this point I am leaning towards the straight 10x model. One less thing to go wrong when I'm looking for my monster bull ;)

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I too have the 10x42 windriver binos, and I too LOVE them. I wold realy like to have the new switch 10/17x42. I want to get some of the eye cups that will block more of the light from the outside of your face. It looks like there are better eye cups on the switch models.

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