Thread DetailsLast Edited by wuzzy July 28, 2016 at 07:15 AM
Dick's Sporting Goods is having a 'Flash Sale' in which you can find the Vortex Diamondback 8x42 Binoculars for $149.98 (+tax) w/free shipping and in-store returns. The deal is good for online purchases only. YMMV on the use of additional mailer coupons from Dicks (e.g. for extra discounts, points, etc.), but I often find I can take my receipt in and get them applied later.
I have these binocs and they are really nice for this price-point, and Vortex (Made in the USA!) have a fantastic warranty and support. The binoculars receive 4.7 of 5 stars on Amazon (103 reviews), 5 stars on Dicks (6 reviews), 4.5/5 stars at Bass Pro (99 reviews), and 5 stars at Cabelas (99 reviews).
Research shows this is at least $10 below the online price at binoculars.com, but is well below the regular price ($219.99) as well as the currently listed price on Amazon ($179.99), Bass Pro ($239.99) and Cabelas ($219.99).
FYI - If you are a regular shopper at any of the stores listed above, you can likely get a price match.
Gain an edge over game by using Diamondback Binoculars to close the visual distance between you and your prey. With a phase-corrected prism and fully multi-coated optics, you'll see images that are bright and sharp with exceptional contrast. The durable rubber armor and waterproof seal means these can travel wherever your hunt takes you. The Vortex® Diamondback 8x42 Binoculars features a diopter adjust for differences in users' eyes.
Multiple anti-reflective lens coatings for increased light transmission
Phase Correction coating on prism for enhanced resolution and contrast
Roof prism design enables durable and compact construction
Rubber armor gives you a non-slip grip and added protection
O-ring seals lock out moisture, dust and debris
Argon gas purging prevents fogging
Multi-position eyecups for a personalized fit
Center focus wheel focuses both barrels simultaneously
Diopter adjust for differences in user's eyes
Includes rainguard, tethered objective lens covers, comfort neck strap and deluxe padded carry case
Manufacturer's Unlimited Lifetime Warranty
Objective Lens Diameter: 42mm
Prism Type: Roof
Linear FOV at 1000 Yards: 420'
Angular FOV: 8°
Exit Pupil: 5.3mm
Eye Relief: 18mm
Close Focus Distance: 4.5'
Interpupillary Distance: 57-73mm
Dimensions: 5.9" x 5.6"
Weight: 25.2 oz.