Predator 10x42

Steiner Predator 10x42 Binocular

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  • Steiner Predator 10x42 Binocular
  • Steiner Predator 10x42 Binocular

An all-around favorite. Versatile enough for western big game hunters or eastern whitetail hunters

The Predator Series was made for hunters who demand all-around capability in their optics - mobility without weight, ease of use and bright picture in any light. With its lightweight roof prism design, game-revealing CAT™ (color adjusted transmission) coatings and excellent low-light performance, this is the perfect choice for turkey hunters, bowhunters, black powder enthusiasts and anyone who hunts the early season or in heavy cover.

  • Magnification 10x
  • Weight 26.5 oz
  • Width 4.9
  • Height 6.9
  • Item no. 2444
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Product Features: 

CAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission

amplifies contrast in the peak human vision sensitivity range, to spot game in any environment.


Optimized Light Transmission

with latest generation advances in low light performance and brighter images and up to 3-4% better light transmission.


Lightweight Roof Prism Design

has less bulk to fit in your pack and stay out of the way while hunting



central focusing wheel requires minimal rotation for quick, absolute sharpness from close up to infinity.


Makrolon® housing

is durable polycarbonate with NBR Long Life rubber armoring, creating a lightweight, rugged chassis that withstands 11 Gs of impact. Impervious to harsh conditions for generations of trusted use.


N2 injection™ system

seals 14-psi pressurized dry nitrogen into the optic, for fogproof clarity in any condition - from artic cold to desert heat.


ClicLoc® system

attaches and releases neck strap or harness instantly with push button ease and designed so binoculars hang straight and action-ready


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
244410x42 mm316 feet at 1000 yardsHigh Contrast CAT™N/A
Field of View316 feet at 1000 yards
Objective Lens42 mm
Focus SystemFast-Close-Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Contrast CAT™
Close Focus13
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Twilight Factor20.5
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
WaterproofSubmersion to 3 ft
Weight28.2 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)6.9 x 4.9 x2.6
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicLoc®
Special FeaturesHigh Contrast CAT™
WarrantyHeritage Warranty
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

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Would these be good for birding?

Asked by: Birdman
Optically, yes. However, I would recommend the XC series instead, as the Predators have Color-Adjusted Transmission coatings which alter color perception to assist game hunters. The XC binoculars use High Contrast lens coatings to keep the color balance true-to-life
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2018-04-25

Do these binos use ED glass. Are you using bak4 prisms? Are they dielectric and phase shift coated. I expect a bino in this price range to be, however, I can't find an answer. Your descriptions leave a lot to be desired. 

Asked by: Chris2015
No to ED Glass, Yes to BAK4 prisms, dielectric mirrors yes. Phase corrected - yes.
Answered by: TeamSteiner
Date published: 2019-03-17

Hi - Can we use this for astro or sporting event as well? Or xc model is better? Which one would you suggest for all purpose? Never going to hunt in my life. But this product looks more stable. Confused.. 

Asked by: Pankaj
I would recommend the XC over the Predator, as the coatings on the Predator are not conducive to astronomical observation. The XCs will allow you to see much more of the color spectrum.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-08-31

I bought a pair on sale from Bass Pro Shops, Predator Pro, it doesn't come with the eye cups and seems smaller overall! Is this a different BPS only binocular?

Asked by: Bow hunter
The Predator Pro is an older model, with similar performance, but some minor cosmetic differences, including the lack of winged eyecups.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-03-05

Are the Predator Pros manufactured and assembled in Germany.  Are any of the parts made in China or the Asian market.

Asked by: AZ Hunter
We import all of the Steiner binoculars from Germany.
Answered by: Steiner Optics JL
Date published: 2017-07-13

Where can I find eye piece replacements? The rubber eye piece

Asked by: Rhudson
Steiner parts can be ordered from
Answered by: Steiner Optics JL
Date published: 2017-09-11

What is the nearest distance at which the predator 10x42 can focus on an object?

Asked by: sharon
Close focus is 6.5 feet.
Answered by: TeamSteiner
Date published: 2017-05-20

These are good for hunting, but what about bird watching?  I am new to this arena and just wanted to check. Thanks!

Asked by: KimC
I would not recommend them for bird watching simply because the CAT coating might interfere with the viewing of certain color birds.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2020-05-04
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