Are you heading to the field this fall or winter to take pleasure in the time-honored tradition of the hunt? All across the U.S., hunting season is currently in complete swing. And along with it comes the inevitable trip to the variety to zero rifles, then on to a location to hopefully bag that whitetail, bear, or what ever species you are fortunate adequate to have a tag for.
Along with variety time and the hunt comes the have to have for not just a high quality scope, but also for a very good binocular and possibly even a spotting scope based on the terrain you are hunting. Right here in the west, I invest lots of time glassing for mule deer, pronghorn, and elk.
Not too long ago at the initially ever Ballistic Summit sponsored by Lucid Optics at the renowned NRA Whittington Center close to Raton New Mexico, I was in a position to get my hands on each a set of binoculars and a quite compact spotting scope from Lucid Optics. I come across the higher-definition resolution of Lucid optics to be phenomenal.
Lucid delivers each the B-10 binocular (10×42) the B-eight (10×8) binocular. The B-10 and B-eight are virtually identical in specifications but I spent the most time attempting out the B-eight which is new for 2019.
Specs for the new B-eight are as follows:
- Magnification – 8x
- Objective Lens – 42mm
- Ocular Lens Diameter – 22mm
- Length – six.five inches
- Tripod Adaptable – Yes
- Weight – 24oz.
- Rubber Armor – Yes
- Building Material – Polymer Frame
- Prism Material – BaK-four Higher Definition Resolution
- Colour & Finish – Matte Black
- Waterproof – (IPX8) Yes
- Fogproof – Yes (Nitrogen Purged)
- Lens Coating – (Multi Coated) FBMC
- Prism Coating – Silver
- Light Transmission – 96%
- ED Fluoride Lenses – Yes (Higher Definition Resolution)
- Eye Relief – 18mm
- Exit Pupil – 14mm
- Field of View – 341ft @ 1000yds
- Close Concentrate – five.75 feet
- Warranty – Restricted Lifetime
MSRP for the Lucid B-eight $679.99, but you can come across the B-eight binocular for about $560 from retailers.
Yet another amazing Lucid optic I was in a position to invest lots of time with is the model SC9 spotting scope. With a length of just more than eight inches and weighing only 21 ounces, you can throw this spotting scope in your cargo pocket or day pack. The SC9 is a variable magnification of 9x-27x generating it best for the hunting field.
General specifications of the Lucid SC9 spot tong scope are as follows
- Objective Lens—56mm
- Ocular Lens Diameter—20mm
- Length—8.25 inches
- Weight—21 ounces
- Rubber Armor—Yes
- Building Material—One piece aluminum
- Prism Material—BaK4
- Colour & Finish—Matte Black
- Waterproof—Yes IPX8
- Fogproof—Yes (Nitrogen Purged)
- Lens Coating—FBMC (multi coated)
- Light Transmission—92%
- Ocular Focus—Yes
- Eye Relief—14mm-17mm
- Exit Pupil—7mm
- Field of View—120 feet @1000 yards
- Close Focus—8 feet
- Warranty—Limited lifetime
MSRP for the Lucid SC9 is $599, but as with the B-eight binocular you can come across the spotting scope on the retail market place for about $440. You could want to look at coupling the SC9 with Lucid’s TP4 aluminum tripod for super stability and that can be utilised as a conventional tripod or as a monopod, MSRP $179. I like this spotting scope for field use due to the fact it is so compact and lightweight. I located that the SC9 is quite useable with out a tripod by just bracing my hands against my chest when holding the optic and seeking by means of the ocular lens.
If you are seeking for a terrific field optic that is higher high quality and delivers a restricted lifetime warranty appear no additional than Lucid Optics. The company’s motto of “On Target-Beneath Budget” by all appearances hits the mark. Take a appear at Lucid Optics at mylucidgear.com.