Best binoculars for hunting – the latest Market Opportunities

Improve your customer’s stalking recon with these picks for best binoculars for hunting 

Meopta MeoStar B1 Plus Binoculars

Meopta MeoStar B1 Plus Binoculars

The MeoStar B1 Plus Binocular 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
ruag.co.uk

Habicht 8×30 

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 and rough terrain. 

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

RRP £800
Swarovski UK 
01737 856812
swarovskioptik.co.uk 

NEW: Hawke Frontier APO 8×42

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 all new Frontier APO offers extreme clarity, flat field vision along with excellent chromatic aberration control for a stunning wide angle image.

APO models benefit from extra-low dispersion glass for controlled chromatic aberration and the elimination of colour fringing. Perfect viewing every single time. 

RRP £629 
Hawke
01394 387762
hawkeoptics.co.uk

Zeiss Victory SF 8X42 

Zeiss Victory SF 8X42 

The ergonomic, ultra-light design makes these the most versatile premium all-purpose binoculars ever built by Zeiss. The 8×42 shows maximum overview and fascinating, high contrast images.

The 8x magnification offers the widest, most natural view and the seven-lens eyepiece delivers extremely sharp focus all the way to the edges. The balanced weight distribution and ergonomic grip make these binoculars easy to hold, ensuring no bird or game goes unseen.

A transmission rate of 92 per cent and large exit pupil measuring over 5mm reveal details even in dark shadows or the dim light of dusk.

RRP £2,065 
Scott Country International 
01556 503587
scottcountry.co.uk

Leupold BX-5 Santiam

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 epic adventures in harsh environments, the BX-5 Santiam HD binoculars dominate other optics in their class. 

Their generous eyebox is designed for long glassing sessions with no eye-strain. The open-bridge design is comfortable and easy to carry, while the advanced prisms and Twilight Max HD Light Management System ramp up light transmission and redefine low-light performance; helping you see more in less light. 

BX-5 Santiam HD 15x56mm Shadow Gray RRP £1,750.00
BX-5 Santiam HD 8x42mm Gray RRP £1,250.00
Viking Arms
01423 780810
vikingshoot.com

Bushnell Forge 10×42

Bushnell Forge 10×42

The Bushnell 10X42 Forge binocular ­is designed for use in the most extreme conditions and to deliver extreme clarity. The low light performance rivals the most respected optics brands with it’s 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 binos also benefit from Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier technology.

RRP £449.99
Edgar Brothers 
01625 613177
edgarbrothers.com

NEW: Minox X-range 10×42 

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 set to your desired measurement setting when light conditions may vary. Weighing just 990 grams, the X-range 10×42 one of the most compact, yet robust, laser rangefinder binoculars on the market. 

RRP £1,415 
Blaser Group Ltd
01483 917412
blaser-group.com/en/

Leica Geovid HD-B 3000

Leica Geovid HD-B 3000

With a huge effective range of 3,000 yards, Leica’s latest binos are massively 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, out to 200 metres. Plus, those Leica optics give you incredible image clarity and sharpness.

RRP £2,525
Leica 
0207 629 1351
leica-camera.com 

Steiner Ranger Xtreme

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 and a dashing modern design.

RRP £470
GMK
01489 579999
gmk.co.uk

Zeiss SF 32 10×32 

Zeiss 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. Thanks to the combination of the ErgoBalance concept and its optimal weight distribution the Zeiss SF 32 is the perfect companion for stalk hunting.

RRP £2,110 
Zeiss UK 
01223 401525 
zeiss.co.uk

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