Best binoculars for hunting

Improve your stalking recon with these picks for best binoculars for hunting

Vortex Fury HD 5000

The Fury HD 5000 rangefinding binoculars make glassing and ranging ultra-fast and efficient. Right-side button controls make one-handed manipulation of both functions quick and easy, cutting down on set up time in the field. And don’t forget, the Fury HD 5000 binos are completely covered by a VIP warranty.

RRP £1,355
01462 743223 

Zeiss Victory SF 8X42 

These premium all-purpose binos provide high contrast images. The 8x magnification offers a wide, natural view and the seven-lens eyepiece delivers extremely sharp focus all the way to the edges. The balanced weight and ergonomic grip make these binoculars easy to use, ensuring no bird or game goes unseen. 

RRP £2,065 
Scott Country International 
01556 503587

Habicht 8×30

The traditional form of observation. The Habicht model is the classic optical system that has been tried, tested and continually developed for generations.

The high-contrast, vivid images it produces with outstanding transmission values are what make it so popular. The sturdy light-alloy housing makes these binoculars particularly suitable for hunting in the mountains.

The compact, light Habicht 8×30 model, weighing just 540g, is a pair of Porro prism, black armoured binoculars. These classic binos also offer an excellent field of view.

RRP £800
Swarovski UK
01737 856812

Bushnell Forge 10×42

The Bushnell 10X42 Forge binocular – designed for use in the most extreme conditions to deliver extreme clarity. The low light performance rivals the most respected optics brands with its ED Prime glass, which provides sharp colours, resolutions and contrast.

A PC3 phase coating further enhances resolution and contrast, while Dielectric coated BaK 4 prisms ensures vivid colour reproduction and allows 92 per cent light transmission for bright images. The binoculars also benefit from Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier technology.

RRP £449.99
Edgar Brothers
01625 613177

Zeiss victory SF 32 10×32 

The Zeiss Victory SF 10×32 binoculars allow you to experience the most exciting hunting moments as never before. The optical perfection, the unparalleled field of view, the revolutionary ergonomics and the ultra-light design make this model the best all-purpose binoculars ever built by Zeiss.

A large field of view is essential for spotting game as it enables you to cover large areas faster and to see small movements at the edge of the viewing field. Combining ErgoBalance design and optimal weight distribution, the Zeiss SF 32 is the perfect stalking companion.

RRP £2,110 
Zeiss UK
01223 401450

Leupold BX-5 Santiam

With a powerful 15x magnification, the 15x56mm BX-5 Santiam HD binoculars make identifying your target a lot easier. Built for adventures in harsh environments, these optics dominate others in their class.

A generous eyebox is designed for long glassing sessions with no eye strain. The advanced prisms and Twilight Max HD Light Management System ramp up light transmission and redefine low-light performance.

BX-5 Santiam HD 15x56mm 
RRP £1,750.00
Viking Arms
01423 780810

Hawke Frontier APO 8×42 

All Frontier models feature Hawke’s new H7 optics, offering stunning high definition viewing with incredible colour control and phase correction. High performance lens coatings and Dielectric Coated prisms ensure the highest level of light transmission.

The new Frontier APO offers extreme clarity, flat field vision and a stunning wide angle image. APO models benefit from extra-low dispersion glass for controlled chromatic aberration and the elimination of colour fringing.

RRP £629 
01394 387762

Meopta MeoStar B1 Plus

The MeoStar B1 Plus binos represents the pinnacle of premium European optics from Meopta. Built on the legendary B1/B1.1 chassis with locking diopter, the B1 Plus features enhanced optical tolerances to provide even sharper images and greater optical performance.

Redesigned exterior rubber armour gives the user a more solid grip, contoured to better fit in the hand for comfortable use in the field. Available in: 8×32, 8×42, 8×56, 10×42 HD, 12×50 HD, 15×56 HD.

SRP starting from £1,170
RUAG Ammotec
01570 362319

Leica Geovid HD-B 3000

With a huge effective range of 3,000 yards, Leica’s latest binos are hugely powerful. They also boast a revamped display that makes it easier to grasp the information provided during those crucial fractions of a second in a hunt.

A fast scan mode gives new pin-point reading every half a second, while out to 200 metres. Plus, those Leica optics give you incredible image clarity and sharpness.

RRP £2,525
0207 629 1351

Steiner Ranger Xtreme

These new-age binoculars offer plenty of traditional quality and great light transmission. The eyecups are easily adjusted and a balanced grip and long-life rubber armouring make these binos tough and comfortable. Sporting Steiner’s exceptionally crisp and bright high contrast optics, the Ranger Xtreme offer an extra large field of view. 

RRP £470
01489 579999

Minox X-range 10×42 

The first Minox binoculars with a rangefinder – the X-range 10×42 offers exceptional range (up to 2800m) and accurate measurement, even in bad weather conditions.

The multi coated ED lenses ensure brilliant image quality and guarantee high colour neutrality. The adjustable OLED display can be easily altered for varying light conditions. And at just 990 grams, the X-range 10×42 is one of the most compact, yet robust, laser rangefinder binoculars on the market. 

RRP £1,415 
Blaser Group Ltd
01483 917412

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