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Posted: 8/30/2015 4:54:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 4:55:36 PM EDT
I'd sell them and buy a new set of Zeiss.  I really like mine.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 4:56:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 4:57:21 PM EDT
I would keep them just for the cool factor.

How heavy are they ?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 4:59:10 PM EDT
We need pics
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:04:40 PM EDT
Sell!

Get a pair you are going to use.  

My most recent new pair is a tiny Leica 8x20 Ultravid.  They are so light there is no excuse not to have them with you at all times.  That has made a difference for me in bird watching and dragonfly watching.

For hunting I rely on my old Zeiss 7x42BGATs.

Nothing good is cheap, and if you have something that others value more than you do...sell.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:05:10 PM EDT
As much of a Zeiss fan as I am, I am not very nostalgic and try to be more practical with my gun collection, hunting and related items. Binoculars are like guns in the West, seems everyone has a solid pair in their truck for one reason or another.
Personally, I would sell them because of the above. They do little for me sitting around collecting dust when I could have an up to date, usable, warrantied pair at the ready.
Although very cool, if you can make a little scratch on a pair of older used binos than nice job.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:06:55 PM EDT
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that is kind of where i am leaning but i wonder if the prices will continue to climb and if there really a high dollar collector niche for these?
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I'd sell them and buy a new set of Zeiss.  I really like mine.


that is kind of where i am leaning but i wonder if the prices will continue to climb and if there really a high dollar collector niche for these?


Just decide if you want something nice now, or nicer later...Maybe.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:12:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:20:19 PM EDT
if they won't be used, just sell them and upgrade...

in a decade you'll be pulling those out of closet and posting this same exact thread...
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:23:04 PM EDT
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not home but it's the first set in this review...

http://www.holgermerlitz.de/six7x40.html
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not home but it's the first set in this review...

http://www.holgermerlitz.de/six7x40.html



That's what I thought they were. I'd sell them as far as their replacement, I'm not sure what your needs are.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:30:45 PM EDT
I'd keep them.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:31:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:34:03 PM EDT
I have a pair of those.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:37:59 PM EDT
I would buy a nice set of nikon. I love all my nikon optics. camera, scope, spotting scope.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:43:42 PM EDT
What's an IR tag?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:46:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:49:32 PM EDT
I would sell them.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 9:42:09 PM EDT
Curious.  Hope this isn't a hijack.  I bought a couple pair of "Russian Military Binoculars" off a guy on the old snipercountry board a long time ago.  They are pristine.  They came in a hard green plastic case.  The binos themselves have no "armor" per se, glass is amazing.  They're 8x30.  Only marking is on the left "tube" and is says 68Mx30 (it's not a 6 but the squared off 6-ish looking second letter of the Cyrillic alphabet).  And underneath that is 50k109.

Anyone know anything?
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:38:01 AM EDT
In the 2-300 price range I would go with a Nikon Monarch 5 8x42.

If you can find a used Monarch 7 8x42 I would choose that in the same price range.

8x42 are a good compromise between decent field of view, power, and exit pupil performance in lower light.  The mid-range Nikons are quite good for the price.

Pentax and Vortex are also considerations.  I especially like the Vortex Viper line (but for your price range you would have to find them used).  I have a pair of Vortex Viper 6x32 that are exceptionally clear and bright.  

Birding sites are the places to find objective reviews of binos.  Hunting sites...not so much.  A hunters idea of a great bino is how tough it is when he manages to slide down a cliff face and lands on his binos.  The binos survived = great binos.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:48:44 AM EDT
I would sell em and get some newer ones.  

IMHO
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