Swaro SLC 15x56 competitor

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Is there a competitor to the 15x56 SLCs in terms of clarity and magnification? Or is this sucker still the golden ticket?

I'm thinking about picking up a set as an alternative to my Spotter45 for hunting purposes. Would be pulling "spotter duty" when I sit and glass. Otherwise Leica 3000HD-B will remain my primary in a chest harness.
 
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Everyone that looks thru them says “holy crap” those are nice
 

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I got a deal on a used pair of Steiner HX 15x56, right before I was about to drop the $ on brand new Meoptas. I can’t tell you how they compare to those or SLC’s, but damn it’s nice glass.
 
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The Steiner HX 15x56 is a nice set of binoculars, until you look through the Meopta 15s. Side by side, the Steiners suffered some chromatic issues when looking out to targets at 800 yards in snow-covered conditions. The Meoptas had more pop and offer great resolution. The Steiners are very good binoculars, but not as good as the Meoptas, to me. I sold my set of HX 15x56.
 
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Yeah ... I'm a glutton for the best kit available ... what I'm hearing is their is nothing that beats the SLCs.
 

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Yeah ... I'm a glutton for the best kit available ... what I'm hearing is their is nothing that beats the SLCs.
I went down a similar road earlier this year debating between Meopta or Swaro. I had decided on the Meopta 12x50's as a compromise between 15x and 10x and I could afford them. I ordered the 12x50's but at that time there were not any available due to COVID. After talking with Doug I decided 10x would be better than 15x for my intended usage so I was going to go with the Meopta's 10x42 as they don't make 10x50. About that time Swaro did a price drop on the 10x42 SLC's bringing them closer to the Meopta's. I jumped on the Swaro's and could not be happier!! They have been amazing bino's worth the extra $$.
 

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Thinking about getting those bino/spotter 115mm setup from Swaro too. I mean, I love my Spotter45 to defffff, but, the dual eye thing makes so much sense and increases FOV, at least for me.

Wonder if the top of the line Swaro spotter/bino has a reticle? Must have for me.
 
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