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7/21/2015 7:15 PM
 
I finally broke down and bought a decent pair of binoculars , at least to me , Nikon monarch atb 8x42 is what they are and , I'm wondering if anyone has anything similar and how are you hauling them in conjunction with a kit bag . I have a heavy recon so I could put some sort of pouch on the front but , I'm thinking it would poke out too far .
 
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7/21/2015 7:35 PM
 
peppergat, I have the same dilemma. I have the original kit bag and have considered buying a Heavy Recon Kit Bag and attaching to the front a "holder" for my 8X42 bino's for hunting season. I also need bino's for SAR missions and need to figure this out. Now I'm just packing them in a bottle holder, or what ever is handy. Hope someone chimes in on this problem with a good fix. Sorry I'm not any help.
 
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7/21/2015 7:50 PM
 
I'm sure someone will chime in. I was thinking at first that I could just carry them with zipper open in the main compartment but , that won't work out just because they are so big. At least I'm not the only one pondering this .
 
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7/21/2015 7:52 PM
 
It would be cool if they could design a kit bag / binocular combo . that way you'd still have a place for weapon carry , binoculars and the regular kit bag stuff .
 
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7/22/2015 8:43 AM
 
Standby for a bino specific pouch, and no I don't have a timeline. As far as what I do, I have put them in the top of the middle pocket (8x45 if I remember correctly). What I am doing on is I have a couple of pcord tethers and attach them to the grimlocks. One is just a loop for short control. The other one has another slip not so I can shorten and lengthen it. That side stays tethered always and the other just when I am moving. If it is a long movement they are in a belt pouch.

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7/22/2015 10:16 AM
 
Excellent Scot . are you using a heavy recon ?
 
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7/22/2015 10:18 AM
 
yup

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7/22/2015 10:45 AM
 
The HPG 1qt pouch on the front of an a Recon fits my Nikon 10x25 like they were made for each other. No clearance issues either when drawing and firing a bow.
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7/22/2015 1:09 PM
 
That's a good idea .I need to measure and see if mine will fit
 
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9/22/2015 2:37 PM
 
Getting ready to purchase my first kit bag, not sure which one yet. I'll be using it while hunting to store essentials and my backup gun. I definitely want a built-in binocular strap for my 10x42 binos. I've always used an x-harness and would like something along those lines. I'm constantly glassing and don't want to store them in a pouch - they can hang over the front.

Did anyone every come up with a homemade way using shock cord or elastic strap? This seems like a great add-on.
 
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9/22/2015 3:54 PM
 
Heads up - I'm working on a PALS mountable bino pouch sized to go on the front of the two Recon models of KBs.

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9/23/2015 6:41 AM
 
Thanks Evan . I'll keep my eyes open for it .
 
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12/26/2015 7:16 PM
 
Any update on the pals mounted bino pocket for the recon kit bag?
Thanks, mrbill
 
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12/28/2015 4:55 PM
 
have the pieces sitting here but haven't gotten to sewing up a prototype yet.

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3/18/2018 4:05 PM
 

any update on this topic?

 
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3/20/2018 8:17 AM
 

I've got them with a custom guy that we want to try out for prototyping small projects that I'm not personally interested in. Still amazed that nobody else is making a decent pals mountable bino pouch.


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3/28/2018 12:25 PM
 
I carried Swarovski 10x42 on a neck strap for years. Then I picked up a Leica 1600B LRF. It has largely replaced the Swaro when I am on foot. I carry it in the middle pocket of my OKB, and use it constantly. I still prefer the binos for dedicated glassing, but the little LRF works great for grabbing quick looks at something. Given that, the Swaro glass ends up in my backpack.
 
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