Best Binoculars for the West

Good Optics are key to helping you be successful year after year. Hunting in the west is very different than sitting in tree stands and waiting for the animal to come to you. Not saying this isn’t a good way to hunt by any means. I spend a ton of time glassing hillsides and canyons. Being able to pick up slight movements or antlers sticking out of a bush could lead to a successful hunt.

I have compiled a list of my go-to optic choices. Now you can spend an endless amount of money on Binos. Not everyone has a budget for those types of purchases so I will list my budget buys first and my high-end models at the end. If you are having trouble deciding the objective lens and magnification I have a link for a great explanation Click Here.

  1. Vortex
  2. Leupold
  3. Nikon
  4. Swarovski
  5. Zeiss 


Vortex Diamondback HD Binoculars are a great value pair of Binoculars. They provide a crisp and bright picture. For the price, they will hold their own with any brand in their quality and clarity. I particularly like their lifetime warranty. Vortex covers all price ranges so take a look at their full lineup with the link above and find the right binos for your budget.


Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binoculars are my go-to Midrange Binos. I am currently running a pair of 12x 50mm and absolutely love the clarity in all light levels. They are very well made and also come with a fantastic warranty. Check out the full lineup with the link above.


Nikon Monarch 7 Full Size Binoculars is comparable to the Leupold BX-4 giving you great quality for the price. I like the Nikons for being lightweight and are excellent for long glassing sessions. I am a fan of Nikon and have been for many years. Check out the full lineup with the link above you will not be disappointed.


Zeiss Conquest HD Binoculars have fantastic picture quality without totally breaking the bank. These Binoculars are the best Germany has to offer and they brought it! A perfect bino for the die-hard hunter that wants to improve his gassing game.


Swarovski EL Binoculars with Swarovision is my choice for top tear Binoculars, made with top-of-the-line materials they truly are amazing. With that comes a hefty price tag. I look at these as an investment that will last you a lifetime and even be passed on to future generations. If you are looking into becoming a guide or spend a ton of time in the woods you can’t go wrong with these.

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