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.

Included Accessories: Case, Cleaning Cloth, Neck Strap, Objective Covers, Rain Guard, Shoulder Strap


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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
244410 x42 mm328 ft at 1000 yds--
Field of View328 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens42 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemFast-Close Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Contrast CAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission Coatings
Close Focus6 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Eye Relief16 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range-4-4 dpt
Twilight Factor20.5
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 3 ft
Weight26.5 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)6.9 in x 4.9 in x 9 in
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicLoc®
Special Features-
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen FilledYes
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Predator 10x42 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 112.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10x42 predator After much research I finally decided to buy Steiner 10x42 Predator field glasses, and I wasn't disappointed the clarity is incredible, compact and easy to carry in the field. If you want the most bang for your buck these are for you, in my comparison to other brands that cost at least twice as much(sometimes like three times as much) these glasses do more than just hold there own. Highly recommended, makes me wonder how good Steiner optics are when you buy a more expensive pair. The only complaint is the strap and the ClicLoc system doesn't allow you to use your old harness or your homemade strap, but I'm sure I'll figure something out.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super product and support I looked at these binoculars for months at a store that was closing, waiting for the best deal. When I finally bought them for what I thought was a very good price, I was happy. Until I got them home and realized that they were damaged goods. I contacted Steiner, and they could not have been more helpful. I sent them the binoculars, and they did not repair them, they replaced them immediately. They arrived yesterday, and are perfect. I am a former professional guide, and have looked through many brands and styles of optics. These Predator 10x42 rank among the best I have ever used. That makes them a great value. Thanks, Steiner.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought my 10x42 stein eras about six years ago in South Africa (so the price was a little inflated) and have used them consistently since. They have been lugged around everywhere,experiencing bumps and knocks and getting dusty and dirty. They have never been anything but wonderful. Often, when being passed back from a friend using them(usually to see an interesting bird) they are accompanied by a comment that " these are great glasses" a feature that is not appreciated is that the eye cups not only keep out light but also act as a steady post against the face. I would only ever buy steiners again when these ever give up!
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolute favorite binos ever i bought my steiner optics last year and first weekend of hunting they fell off my 4 wheeler and my friend ran them over and broke them in half i almost cried spent alot of money on them and i was just devistaded all weekend. i came home called in to the warranty department and just to see if there was anything they could do and i could not beleive that the guy said to just send them in and they would get them taken care of, and it would be about 4 to 6 weeks to get back. i mailed them in and beleive it or not i just received a brand new pair at no cost and they had them to me in 10 days from when i mailed them off i will never buy any othger brand again love these binos and there warranty, thank you guys and you have made my day
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bang For Buck I didn't want to spend thousands on a great pair of binocs so I bought the Predator 10x42 ($400) model. After weeks of tightening the noose on a 4 1/2 year old swamp buck, he finally made a mistake. While slipping around the edge of his bedroom in thick cedars, I saw a slight movement that I thought was a squirrel - my Steiner's allowed me to focus quickly on what was a tiny bit of his G-2 - at 10 yards no less. That information was priceless as I waited until he gave me a shot at about 17 steps. Much thanks to Jeff at Jay's Sporting Goods for helping me decide on the Steiner's.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands Down Best Optic on the market Purchased for Hunting and they have not let me down, clarity edge to edge is superb. When used in Montana on an Elk hunt my hunting partner from Helena and I where judging Bulls, he made a comment that the Bull bedded down was better than the other bull standing in the Timber, after letting him use my predators to see the difference he stopped bragging about his glasses and was awe struck by the clarity of this optic and how well the Elk in the timber was defined... These glasses out preformed every other optic in camp... I'm buying their 2 x 10 x 42 rifle scope today for my 280 Ackley...
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Predator 10x42 I bought these a couple of months ago and haven't really had a chance to test them in the field. I'm a big hunter and the Predators are suppose to make it easier to pull the animals out of the surrounding terrain. I have looked through them and the optics are very crystal clear and stand up to any of my more expensive , which are all German optics by the way. They are compact and light weight which is a big plus, because hunting in Arizona is mainly spot and stock we don't sit in tree stands all that much. A lot of hiking and glassing. I can't wait until this fall when hunting season opens again and I can put these guys to the test.
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After comparing this bino and a Zeiss in the store I felt like this one was the better value. I just got back from an antelope hunt and used them extensively glassing. They were awesome! The clarity of them was excellent in bright light as well as low light. I would recommend them to all of my hunting buddies.
Date published: 2014-10-11
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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: 2021-06-03

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: 2021-11-15

Do the 10x42 Predator Binoculars have adjustable eyecups? I have read that the Extreme version did have adjustable eyecups. How many different versions of the Predator model are there?

Asked by: Sharp
The eyecups are adjustable and fold down if needed. The Predators have been around in many forms, for somewhere around 20+ years.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-17

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
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