I know that there are a few of our MWT members that do go out west and could or would have use for such a product. I like reading their stories they post here of their adventures out west. It makes me feel like I am actually there. Going hunting out west for big game has always interested me but its just a fantasy and will never happen. As for binoculars for hunting here in Missouri I started off with a cheap pair from Monkey Wards which served me well.....but after I looked through a pair of Leupolds my hunting world changed. I know there are other name brands out there but as the saying goes "Dance with the one that brung ya". I'll never have the chance to go out west to hunt but if this thread will help just one member read comments from knowledgeable hunters it was worth the effort. The drinking of alcohol while carrying a firearm and hunting comments are hazards of posting any topic on this website. Kids will be kids.