Thermal spotter vs hunting binoculars

Tim Pilbeam is deerstalking with a difference, he’s fieldtesting for us.

What are the best binoculars for hunting?

And what should you look for when buying binoculars for hunting? Are thermal binoculars any good?

As well as the chance to shoot a doe, he wants to work out when to use a thermal scope (or thermal spotter) and when hunting binoculars are best. He has the Swarovski NL Pure binoculars and a Axion XQ38 Pulsar thermal spotter, and encounters conditions including low light, good light and fog. Find out how he gets on.

Find out about Swarovski’s NL Pure binos on Fieldtester, or visit SwarovskiOptik
Talk to Thomas Jacks about the Axion XQ38 Pulsar thermal spotter
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