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Alpen Black Tusk 10x42 ED Binoculars

SKU 717
Original price $899.99 - Original price $899.99
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$899.99 - $899.99
Current price $899.99
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The best pair of ALPEN OPTICS binoculars to date: the Black Tusk offers breathtaking optical performance, high light transmission and true-color images. Observe animals or simply enjoy the surrounding landscape – the razor-sharp, detail-rich images are guaranteed to impress, no matter where you look. The large lens diameter provides an extended field of view of 113 m at 1.000 m, as well as a large interpupillary distance for optimal viewing comfort. A first-class pair of binoculars! 

Take a look for yourself and experience the outstanding quality of the ALPEN OPTICS Black Tusk binoculars – you won’t believe your eyes!


  • Professional binoculars with ED glass for a true-color image
  • High light transmission of over 92% (560 nm)
  • Lightweight and robust magnesium housing
  • Ergonomic, non-slip rubber armoring for use in hunting applications
  • Waterproof, sealed and filled with nitrogen to prevent the insides of the lenses from fogging up
  • Twist-up eyecups
  • PXA phase coating for outstanding contrast
  • Enjoy bright, sharp and high-resolution images with ALPEN’s exclusive SHR metallic coating


Area of ​​application Hunting, bird & nature watching, travel & sports, hiking
Item Number 717
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens 42mm
Lens Coatings PXA + FBMC + HR
Field of view (1000 m) 113m
Close Focus 2.5m
Focuser Type Center
Lens material ED Glass
Prisms BaK-4
Waterproof Yes, 1m / 30 min
Light intensity 17.64
Twilight number 20.49
Dimensions 138 x 132 x 50 mm
Weight 703 g
Tripod connection thread Yes
Accessories Bag with storage compartment made of extremely durable 900D sailcloth.


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Shipping Policy

Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at

No Shipping outside the USA. (Some exceptions apply - if the website permits you to check out and enter your shipping address, you will receive your order. Some products in particular are available in Canada). 

Changing Address

If the order has processed or shipped and you'd like to change your address, we will do our best to accommodate for this change. Please expect delays for all address changes. However, if there are any additional charges from our freight companies because of this change, this will be paid by the customer. No Exceptions Apply.

Shipping Times

All shipping times are estimates and should not be taken as a guarantee. We make sure our vendors know of new orders to get orders shipped out as soon as possible. With that being said, if a customer decides to cancel an order due to a shipment not arriving in the estimated time frame, customer is responsible for all associated shipping charges, fees, warehouse storage costs, and any other fees associated with the order. Any customer that files a chargeback for delays in shipping will be held criminally liable for theft. No Exceptions Apply.

Shipping Options

Our base "Curb-side" Pickup shipping is always completely free! This option usually takes between 5-15 days to arrive at your doorstep, after you have submitted your order. There are other options available, however. We also offer.

  • Threshold Shipping: This involves the item being brought onto your porch, or into a sheltered/garage area. 
  • White Glove Delivery - this includes the item being brought into your room of choice, any minor assembly, and all boxes and packaging removed from your house! 


Return Policy

We know that you are busy and that your time is precious. So we are working towards eliminating the hassle of obtaining an authorization to send in your product for repairs or routine service. When you purchase an EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC product, you will notice that there are serial numbers on most telescopes, eyepieces and major components. Please use this number to register your item. Once registered, you may simply visit our returns portal and enter the reason for return and the serial number. This will generate all of the required Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) information. Simply drop it off and pick it up or provide round-trip shipping. 

RMA Number Required 
Prior to the return of any product or part, you must be registered as the current owner, and your RMA Number must be used. If you need help in using your RMA Number call us at 1-866-252-3811. Each returned product or part shipped to Explore Scientific must include the RMA number, a written statement detailing the nature of the claimed defect, as well as your name, return shipping address and your phone numbers where we and/or the carrier returning your product can reach you. 

If it has been more than 30 days since the item was purchased, customers are responsible for shipping costs related to returning the product to our facility. In the event, that you must return product to EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC, we recommend that you use a carrier that offers shipment tracking for all returns and insure your package for safe return to EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC so that you are completely protected if the shipment is lost or damaged in transit. If you choose not to (1) use a carrier that offers tracking or (2) insure or declare the full value of the product, you will be responsible for any lost or damaged shipment.

Anytime Free Service 
Anytime an EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC branded product needs adjustments, cleaning, or collimation, we will do this service for free, even beyond the warranty period. An RMA is required for this service as well. Simply drop it off and pick it up or provide round-trip shipping, and we will provide our professional service at no charge!


USA Limited Lifetime Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.