In the advent of extremely powerful and reliable combat rifle scopes and optics, many people have erroneously moved away from thinking they need binoculars. All I have to tell you is go look at some of our troops serving in sniper teams and you’ll see that each of them is using a pair of binoculars. Sure there are some of you that are bird watchers and stargazing astronomers, but Tasco binoculars, Konus binoculars, Leupold binoculars, and Bushnell binoculars still make binoculars that are very practical to the target shooter or hunter amongst us.
The need for using binoculars that have a power of more than 10x is not recommended due to the fact that it is harder to see magnified optics in a stable manor when magnified at high powers. Using binoculars will give you a much wider FOV or field of view that will help you notice things you won’t normal notice if you are just staring through a rifle scope. Binoculars will help identify movement in bushes and trees and will help you watch bullet vapor trails to identify where a bullet is going for your shooting partner. Tasco and Bushnell binoculars will give you a good starting point without burning a hole in your pocket.