BTX or Pure 14’s

king402

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What would you do? I have SLC 15’s and an ATX 95/65. I was planning to get the BTX but now I’m thinking of selling my SLC’s and getting the Pure 14’s. Ideally I’d get both but that’s a lot of $$. Which route would you go first?
 

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Pure 14s, I don’t find myself spending as much time behind my btx as I thought I would. I’d get an stc next if I was in your position I love mine.


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This is the direction I’ve been leaning. I’d love a btx, just not sure I want to pack it around or how much I’d really use it.
 

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It comes down to what the purpose is. In some instances with BTX or Twins they’ll outdo any 15x binoculars. Coues deer? I rarely leave home without the big guns and the 15’s get left behind.

What is your purpose?
 
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Mostly mule deer and elk in ID, WY, UT, and CO. The 2 guys I hunt with both have the BTX and I’ve looked through them a lot. I really like them and I know I’d use them just not sure how much….
 

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I agree with Bob, they all have their time and place. You already have 15’s. Would incrementally better 14/15’s find more game for you or would adding a 30/35?

I currently have 12’s and a btx and it’s a pretty solid combo. For some of what I do 10’s and 15’s would be a better combo. I’ve also been looking way off with the btx trying to tell if I was looking at an antler tip or a stick and wishing I had an ATX eyepiece with me. Without unlimited funds and a pack mule it’s a compromise.
 
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BTX, in the right situations, will actually help you find more deer than the 15s.

A “better” pair of 15s might give you a slight advantage over the current 15s..I don’t know that it would be as much of a game changer.

If the terrain you hunt is conducive to long range glassing…I’d take the btx (or better yet twin STCs). I can say without a doubt using the BTX over the past few years has led to animals being found and killed that I would not have seen with 12s or 15s.

Just depends on the terrain and your hunting style.
 
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BTX, in the right situations, will actually help you find more deer than the 15s.

A “better” pair of 15s might give you a slight advantage over the current 15s..I don’t know that it would be as much of a game changer.

If the terrain you hunt is conducive to long range glassing…I’d take the btx (or better yet twin STCs). I can say without a doubt using the BTX over the past few years has led to animals being found and killed that I would not have seen with 12s or 15s.

Just depends on the terrain and your hunting style.
Dang, this makes sense to me. I was pretty set on the new 14’s but now you’ve got me really thinking. Twin STC’s would be awesome.
 
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Awesome way of looking at it!! Man, I hadn't been considering the STC's but now I am heavily considering it.
 
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