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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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Nikon Monarch ATB 8x42

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Was thinking of picking this up later. Any of you have any experience with this binocular?

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Eye Slayer

I was just at Cabela's in Rogers looking at the Nikon 8x42 Monarch ATBs and I really liked them. However, Cabela's 2006 Pine Ridge 8x42 are the same bino's for half the price. The quality is the same (prisms, optical coatings, exit pupil, etc), the only difference is that the Pine Ridge are 7oz heavier. For the $150 difference, I could carry 7oz a long way!

I compared the Nikons and the Pine Ridge side by side and could not tell the difference. I ended up getting the Pine Ridge because they were more reasonably priced, and because of the Cabela's Brand guarantee (no questions asked, full replacement on anything branded "Cabela's").

But I did like the Nikons! Hope this helps!

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Well, I picked up the nikons.. They look sweet. Can't wait to test it this week-end.. I hate the work week! haha..

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FarByondDrivn

I have owned the 10X42s for five years. I love them. They are the second thing I pick up behind my boots before a morning fo hunting. Wish they had the pop-out eyecups like the newer models but oh well.

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B mac

I have a pair of the 8x42s with the pop outs. They are very nice for a mid price range binocular. The only other thing that is a MUST is that harness strap deal that holds them tight to your chest.

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bigyooper

Just wanted to mention it again,

I GIVE DEALS TO FM MEMBERS on optics!!

I don't know why you would not buy your optics from a FM sponsor!!

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harvey lee

bigyooper is also very good to deal with too. cool.gif

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I honestly did NOT know you sold optics

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Just wanted to mention it again,

I GIVE DEALS TO FM MEMBERS on optics!!

I don't know why you would not buy your optics from a FM sponsor!!


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Optics 4 Hunting is the sponsor for this page.If you ever need to buy again,give Nick a call as they are very good to work with.

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Sometimes my brain just farts and forget about the sponsors.. I'm sorry.

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Optics 4 Hunting is the sponsor for this page.If you ever need to buy again,give Nick a call as they are very good to work with.


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webbie

I am sure all he wants is a chance as he helps keep this forum going for all members.Have a great day.My brain also does the same thing at times.

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