Hunting Binoculars Chicago IL
Local resource for hunting binoculars in Chicago, IL. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to spotting scopes, laser range finders, rifle scopes, and tracker zoom binoculars, as well as advice and content on binocular repair.
Northwestern Girls Soccer Academy(847) 467-5297
1501 Central St.
Dick's Sporting Goods(847) 779-8800
Dick's Sporting Goods(708) 675-3100
Orland Park Place
Orland Park, IL
Orland Park, IL
Mission Bay Multisport(312) 466-9111
738 West Randolph Street
Childtime Learning Centers(312) 573-8900
1111 North Wells Street
Northwestern Boys Soccer Camp
2230 Harrison St.
Dick's Sporting Goods(847) 730-7400
Pro Sports Experience(312)226-5553,(312)226-5554
213 North Morgan Street Unit 1A
Polaris Rj`s Recreational Vehicles(630) 876-8423
2040 West Roosevelt Road
Rapid Transit Cycle Shop(773) 227-2288
1900 West North Avenue
Caring for Your Optics
I believe one of the most important tools that any hunter has, is their optics. I think that nearly every hunter uses some form of optics. Whether it's a set of binoculars or spotting scope, they all need good care to insure proper function and extended life.
Here are a few tips that'll help extend the life and allow for better performance of your optics.
1. Use alcohol and a piece of cheese clothe to clean the lenses.
2. Avoid touching the lens with your finger's, the oil residue is very difficult to remove.
3. Use the lens covers that came with the optics. Protecting the lenses from scratches and dust can greatly increase the life of your optics.
4. Keep them dry! Many optic manufactures claim that their product is completely fog-proof, but the fact is, many aren't. So it's better to be safe than sorry. In extreme cold and/or wet weather, many scopes, binoculars and spotting scopes will fog up. To minimize this burden, keep them dry and as warm as possible....
Choosing & Using Binoculars
Virtually every big game hunter uses them. They are arguably our most important piece of equipment. Granting a magnified view of distance subjects, binoculars are invaluable; but not every pair mind you. Like most other gear, they are not all created equal. Each is designed for a specific application. Marketing hype leads us to believe that quality is commensurate with cost, but we all know that's not always the case. Popular brands have been on the market for decades but if you follow industry trends you'll notice an interesting shift. More and more new manufacturers are launching their version into the marketplace each year. Deciding which binocular is best for you and then how to best use them can make or break both your wallet and your hunting.
We've all been there at one time or another. Realizing we can't function without a good set of binoculars, we begin our investigative foray into the complex world of optics. Which one do we choose? A potentially daunting task, we're soon confronted with terminology like magnification, objective lens, focus system, field of view, and more. Then there are always additional considerations like weight, size, finish, and the list goes on! Confusing at best, here are a few of the things I've learned in my ongoing quest for the right optics. As a rule I've learned to acknowledge, but not get caught up in, the high-tech lingo and pay more attention to the basic information that's most relevant to me. Hopefully these things will help make your search a little easier and translate the optical dictionary into everyday language.