Skip to main content

Best New Binoculars for Bowhunters in 2019

Best New Binoculars for Bowhunters in 2019
Bushnell Forge Binoculars (Jeff Phillips photo)

When it comes to bowhunting, quality optics are arguably just as important as the bow and arrow itself. I’ll concede, a pair of binoculars or spotting scope isn’t going to produce the kill shot, but they are a critical tool to get you in position to do so, especially out west. Today’s optics are amazing, and they seem to get better every year. Not only do they provide clarity, brightness, true color and epic high-definition, but what’s even more remarkable is that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for cost. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the new glass for this year.

Bushnell Forge 15x56

Bushnell Forge 15x56

Adding to the already impressive lineup in Bushnell’s Forge series is a new 15x56 optical power-house that is sure to be a hit among western hunters. Utilizing ED prime glass with Ultra-Wide Band Coating to deliver brightness, the Forge series provides ultra-clear images in low-light conditions. The DiElectric and PC-3 phase coatings on each prism enhance resolution and contrast, while the EXO barrier protective lens coating repels water, oil, dust and debris from the exterior lens surfaces, even in deteriorating weather conditions. Both water- and fog-proof, these rubber-armor brutes will hold up to whatever you dish out to them.

Hawke Frontier HD X

Hawke Frontier HD X

Building upon the successful Frontier series last year, Hawke introduced the new Frontier HD X binocular for 2019. At a price any bowhunter can afford, the Frontier HD X offers stunning high-definition quality with incredible color control and phase correction. Exceptional lens coatings on all surfaces throughout, plus high resolution Phase Corrected BAK-4 roof prisms and dielectric coated prisms, ensure the highest amount of light transmission and clarity. Available in both 8x and 10x42 options, the Frontier HD X is both water- and fog-proof, is built from a lightweight rubber coated magnesium alloy chassis and with Hawke’s lifetime warranty you know you can head to the field with confidence.

Nikon Monarch HG 30mm

Nikon Monarch HG 30mm

With a century of optics-building technology at its back, Nikon introduces the new Monarch HG 30mm series. Built with many of the same qualities as its big brother, this new lightweight model features the Field Flattener lens system, which delivers an extremely wide 8.3-degree field of view while maintaining excellent image quality. The extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass and added multi-layer coatings to all lenses and prisms, plus a dielectric high-reflective multilayer coating to the roof prisms ensure up to 92 percent light transmission and true-to-life color fidelity in low-light situations.


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Better Bow Practice: Pick a Spot When Aiming

Better Bow Practice: Pick a Spot When Aiming

On this edition of "Dead On," Hall-of-Fame bowhunter Randy Ulmer shares advice on picking a spot to aim at when practicing with your bow.

Tree Saddle Hunting: Best New Climbing Aider Options

Tree Saddle Hunting: Best New Climbing Aider Options

A climbing aider is a device that you use in conjunction with a stick that helps you gain more height per stick, but at the addition of very little weight to the stick setup. An aider can provide one or two more steps per each stick section, thereby greatly increasing height potential when needed and allowing you to carry fewer total sticks to gain a specific height.

Texas Hog and Whitetail Hunt

Texas Hog and Whitetail Hunt

Bowhunter TV Editor Derek Mleynek sets up for some hog and whitetail hunting at Canyon Ranch in Texas.

High Country Colorado Turkey Hunt

High Country Colorado Turkey Hunt

Danny Farris and Doyle Worbington of J&D Outfitters are hunting turkeys in Colorado.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

As a bowhunter, you need complete faith in your physical ability to hike in to your hunting ground, stalk your prey, pull your bow stealthily and pack out your animal. That means it's essential to train for your hunt.10 Workout Routines Every Bowhunter Should Master How-To

10 Workout Routines Every Bowhunter Should Master

Adam Holt

As a bowhunter, you need complete faith in your physical ability to hike in to your hunting...

There are many benefits to putting a lighted nock on your hunting arrows. Let's break them down. Are Lighted Nocks Worth the Expense? Arrows & Broadheads

Are Lighted Nocks Worth the Expense?

Curt Wells

There are many benefits to putting a lighted nock on your hunting arrows. Let's break them...

If you desire peak performance from your hunting bow, learn these skills.Bow-Tuning Techniques for Peak Performance Bows

Bow-Tuning Techniques for Peak Performance

Joe Bell

If you desire peak performance from your hunting bow, learn these skills.

 Cooking venison in camp is the best way to celebrate success.Fresh Meat: Cooking Venison in Camp Recipes

Fresh Meat: Cooking Venison in Camp

David Draper

Cooking venison in camp is the best way to celebrate success.

See More Trending Articles

More ATA Show

Here's a look at the top new archery ammo from the 2020 ATA Show.New Arrows for 2020

New Arrows for 2020

Tony J. Peterson - January 09, 2020

Here's a look at the top new archery ammo from the 2020 ATA Show.

CenterPoint Archery evolves in design and performance with the introduction of the new CP400 Crossbow.CenterPoint CP400 Crossbow – First Look

CenterPoint CP400 Crossbow – First Look

Petersen's Bowhunting Digital Staff

CenterPoint Archery evolves in design and performance with the introduction of the new CP400...

If you're in the market for some new accessories to add to your bow, here's a look at what's new at the 2020 ATA Show.New Arrow Rests & Bow Accessories for 2020

New Arrow Rests & Bow Accessories for 2020

Lynn Burkhead - January 10, 2020

If you're in the market for some new accessories to add to your bow, here's a look at what's...

Check out our list of the best new-for-2019 optics from the ATA Show!Best New Binoculars for Bowhunters in 2019 ATA Show

Best New Binoculars for Bowhunters in 2019

Brian Strickland - January 11, 2019

Check out our list of the best new-for-2019 optics from the ATA Show!

See More ATA Show

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Bowhunter App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Bowhunter subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now