The annual hunting and shooting trade show will again take place in Las Vegas, Nev., January 22-25. SHOT Show is the largest outdoor trade show in the world, and a tremendous number of manufacturers will unveil new products to be released during 2019.
Hunters everywhere will get an exciting, preliminary look at what’s new and what’s to come to outdoor store shelves in the very near future.
When it comes to hunting game of all sorts in the hills of West Virginia to the agriculture fields of Iowa and Kansas and to the western mountain ranges, a quality set of binoculars are absolutely invaluable.
Whether you need a specific power for a western trip or a day-to-day pair for deer or turkey hunting, here is a list of new glass from renowned companies.
Burris Optics Droptine Binocular
With 40 years of history with building quality optics that hunters can rely upon, the Droptine is no exception. The binoculars are compact, comfortable and convenient, and won’t slow a hunter down while providing crystal clear viewing. They are nitrogen-filled and sealed making them waterproof, shockproof and fogproof. Each Droptine binocular come standard with a durable nylon carry case and a comfortable neoprene strap.
- Made of BaK-4 glass for optimum resolution
- Phase Correct coated for optimum color fidelity, and dielectric coated for maximum light transmission
- Ultra-rugged body and exterior finish, and robust metal eyecups for extreme durability
- Measures 5.6x4.8x2.0 inches
- Available in 10x42 and 8x42 powers
- Lifetime warranty
Burris Optics Signature HD Binocular
The premium binocular in the Burris lineup, the Signature HD series offer high-performance HD lenses and BaK prisms that produce ultra-sharp image and edge-to-edge clarity. The multi-coated lenses create maximum light transmission, and reduce any glare when viewing in harsh conditions. The binoculars are nitrogen-filled and sealed to make them waterproof and fogproof, but they are also designed with the same impact standards as the company’s riflescopes.
- Includes durable carry bag and neoprene neck strap
- Open bridge design for lightweight and very comfortable handling
- HD Precision ground optical glass for high light transmission, less glare, excellent resolution and edge-to-edge clarity
- Hi-Lume Index-matched fully multi-coated for optimum resolution, light transmission and glare omission
- Rubber armored with unique no-slip texturing, and robust metal eyecups for added comfort and durability
- Available in 8x42, 10x42 and 12x50 powers
Bushnell Forge Binoculars
Every detail matters to expert shooters and hunters. The Bushnell Forge binoculars are built with attention to every detail and exact specifications to ensure the highest performance possible. Every element in the optical path features the very best coatings that the company has to offer. The glasses are available in 10x30, 8x42, 10x42 and 15x56 models. They are built for expert users who demand the highest degree of precision.
- Exo Barrier provides a protective coating that bonds to exterior lenses, repelling fog, water, oil, dust and debris for clear viewing even in extremely foul weather
- Ultra Wide Band Coating that provides an anti-reflection coating for lenses and prism to produce extremely bright images
- PC-3 Phase Coating applied to the prisms to enhance resolution and contrast
- Waterproof, fogproof, dustproof and impact resistant
- Each binocular respectively weighs 13.7, 30.8, 30.4 and 51 ounces
Nikon Monarch HG Series
The new compact 8x30 and 10x30 Monarch HG binoculars offer a slim body profile is further enhanced with rubberized panels to provide assure grip in any conditions, not to mention improved and impressive durability. To assure long-term optical acuity, each Monarch HG objective and eyepiece lenses are protected by scratch-resistant coatings while interior lenses are shielded from fogging with an impressive waterproof rating that assures fogproof integrity, even at altitudes up to 16,000 feet.
- Nikon’s Field Flattener Lens System works in conjunction with Monarch HG 30mm’s extraordinary wide fields of view—8.8 and 6.9 degrees in the 8x30 and 10x30 models to provide sharp, clear view to the lens periphery
- To maintain personal diopter setting, the binoculars integrate a locking diopter adjustment ring
- The body is built from magnesium alloy to provide optimum strength, impact resiliency and weight reduction
- Engineered around the company’s Extra-low Dispersion glass and high-quality multilayer coating that is applied to all lenses and prisms for brighter, higher resolution viewing
- Lifetime repair/replacement policy
Steiner BluHorizons Binoculars
Light conditions change from early dawn to high noon to the final minutes of legal shooting light, and Steiner is introducing a set of glass to accommodate all levels of light. The BluHorizons series feature a sunlight adaptive binocular for all light conditions. The company’s Autobright Sunlight adaptive lens technology automatically adjusts brightness for the best view in any lighting situation.
- Fast-Close-Focus system that provides clear vision returns very quickly and easily
- Compact size is ergonomically friendly and easily fits in a pocket or purse for instant accessibility
- Ergonomic eyecups comfortably protect eyes from distracting sidelight, glare and wind, and the textured rubber armor on the prism housing provides a secure, non-slip grip
- Come standard with a comfortable neck strap and a durable neoprene outdoor carrying case
- Backed by the popular Steiner Heritage Warranty
- Available in 8x22 and 10x26 models that weigh 8.8 and 10.6 ounces respectively
Steiner Predator AF Binoculars
Steiner introduces a new line of binoculars featuring autofocus and C.A.T. (Color Adjusted Transmission) lens coating technology. The binoculars make it easy to find and view game animals that are hiding in foliage and shade. The bright, 3D depth and detail enhance the target in all conditions. With 10x magnification and a wide field of view, these are ideal hunting binoculars jammed full of technology that will help you better identify exactly what you are looking at.
- Always focused from 20 yards to infinity, at any speed, anywhere
- Wheel-free open bridge design
- Waterproof, fogproof, razor-sharp vision
- Military-grade porro prism tough
- Rugged Makrolon housing, laser-textured all-conditions grip
- Durable and ergonomic silicone eyecups
- Backed by Steiner lifetime guarantee