Leupold BX-3 Mojave Bino Question

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I currently have the Vortex Talon HD 10X42 and am looking to upgrade. I have seen mixed opinions om the Leupold BX-3 Mojave which I think is their flagship bino model. The obvious is to compare both side by side but I currently don't have that luxury. Is it worth it or would it be better to stick with what I have?
 

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I've used the mojave HD 10x42 for 2 years now and love them. I've looked thru others much more expensive binos and I really think the mojave is better. I really like that the focus does well over a large depth of view so you don't have to adjust them all the time.


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I would not call the Vortex Talon an upgrade necessarily. What it is is a whole lot bigger than the Mojave. Optical quality is pretty much a wash.
 
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Thanks for both replies. What I am leaning towards is selling my vortex Talons 10x42 and buying 12x50 Leupold BX-3 Mojave.
 

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Not sure if that's much of an upgrade. I'm assuming you're referring to the newer Mojave Pro Guide HD. The older BX-3 Mojave isn't much better than the Vortex you have now.

I looked at the Mojave Pro Guide HD and looked through them a few times at different stores. I was comparing the Leuy to the Vortex Razor HD. I ended up getting Zeiss Conquest HDs instead over either of the others after spending some time comparing the glass on all of the options available.
 

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The Guide HDs are a great pair of binoculars. Solid glass, comfortable and the focus on them is really good as well. Compared to the Talons, it will be an upgrade but really not a ton. Compared to the Razors, I would say that optically the Razors are better but your looking at a huge difference in price between the two, so that should be expected.

If you are wanting to upgrade from Talons, I would look at Zeiss Conquests or Leica Trivovids as well.
 

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Anyone have an opinion on how the mojave pro guides rate compared to the vortex vipers?


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Anyone have an opinion on how the mojave pro guides rate compared to the vortex vipers?


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Its been a minute since I have compared those two but I remember them being super close in image compared to the Vipers.
 
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The Guide HDs are a great pair of binoculars. Solid glass, comfortable and the focus on them is really good as well. Compared to the Talons, it will be an upgrade but really not a ton. Compared to the Razors, I would say that optically the Razors are better but your looking at a huge difference in price between the two, so that should be expected.

If you are wanting to upgrade from Talons, I would look at Zeiss Conquests or Leica Trivovids as well.
I really like the Conquests but found out you have to buy the tripod adaptor separately and it's around $200.
 

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Conquests​ have a standard insert for a adaptor. Don't know where your getting a 200 dollar price tag. Remove plastic cover thread in adaptor done

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Conquests​ have a standard insert for a adaptor. Don't know where your getting a 200 dollar price tag. Remove plastic cover thread in adaptor done

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Ok that makes more sense. I emailed Zeiss to confirm that the Conquests could be tripod mounted and they said with an adapter that was $200. Maybe they thought I was referring to an accessory.
 

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The ziess adapter (they only make one and some of thier binoculars are NOT threaded) goes around the barrels but the conquest will accept the standard thread in adaptor. I had a few different ones mounted to my conquests over the years.

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I have an advanced field research bino mount on my Zeiss Conquest HDs. Any mount with a 20- 1/4" thread screw will work on the Zeiss.
 

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have used my brothers MOjaves 8x42 HD model in Kodiak last year.comparing them to my older Gold Rings i loved them so much i got me a set. the HD model is a game changer in picking out critters in the brush. what you get for the price is ridiculous. recommend highly!
 
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Well I've done plenty of research and I'm gonna get the 12x50 Mojave HD Pro Guides. I'll reply with my opinion once I get to use them.
 
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