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I've got a large pair of binoculars that I've used for hiking trips, but I'd like to get something smaller and lighter for my BOB. Any recommendations? Also, I've never really messed around with monoculars. Seems like they'd be good for a BOB at half the weight, so what's the pro/con for either?
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Do your own research. learn exactly what all the numbers mean and then your can determine what is best for your particular situation. People have to many differences in their preferences to take someones word for what you need. Stick with a name brand optics and you won't go wrong.
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I have several 8X20 and 10 x25 Binoculars. They are functional but not what I like. I really like 7X50. the greater field of vision and light gathering is worth the weight. I have a 12X50 but the field is too small. The smaller the field the harder it is to find your target. I suggest you pick up a pair or borrow a pair of the smaller binoculars and see if you really like them
 
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Go to a store that has lots of them to try like Cabela's. Size, weight, price, power, clarity of the glass are factors that only you can decide for yourself.

I have several of both. I would rather have a better rifle scope than a big money hand held, but that just me.
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I can offer my personal experience wiyh several different types of Binocs,
Monocular, Orion Brand 8x 32mm, very light, works OK.
Compact Binocs, Nikon 8x 25mm mountaineer, much better optic quality, https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Prostaf...oof+binoculars
Full Size, Leupold 10x 42mm Gold Ring HD, Absolutely Stunning. Very heavy, but very high quality.

I hunt with my Leupolds, I would carry the Nikons in a BoB.
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Pentax, Nikon, Leupold, Burris, Vortex, all good reasonably priced brands. Some Cabela's higher end stuff is also good.

Personally I never can get used to a monocular. Maybe because there isn't much to hold on to to get them steady. Tripod mounted scope is fine. But I like to be able to use two hands with elbows stabilized for distant objects.
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I have a small set of Leupolds that are amazing. 6X25 or something like that.
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