THE BUSHNELL CUSTOM COMPACT
6X BY 25MM BINOCULARS
This is for all the old timers that bought small binoculars in the 70â€™s.
This was the most popular and highly regarded binoculars in the decade of the seventies and beyond, five guys in my hunting club had them, I bought one in the middle seventies and another for my wife a couple of years later.
Mine had the center screw hinge attachment for the strap and my wifeâ€™s was a little more modern with the strap attachments on the side of the body.
In the pictures you can see my wifeâ€™s binocular with the optional rubber covering that was sold by Bushnell, it makes the binocular appear a little bigger, but it was a great noise reducer and helped with grasping the small binocular.
It will be a surprise to many to learn that the Custom Compact is still made today by Bushnell, in a slightly changed outside appearance, with a street price of about $220USD.
However they sell the 7x26, instead of the six powers. I consider the six power a better magnification for small binoculars as the exit pupil is 4.16 mm, a much better aperture for looking under low light conditions.
Hope you guys have enjoyed the trip down memory lane.
All the best