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Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« on: January 23, 2023, 08:55:49 PM »
Wondering if anyone on here has much experience with either or both? Thereís about a $1,000 dollar price difference, but Iím usually a big believer in buy once cry once.
Iím mostly concerned with glass quality. Weight is not a big issue since I rarely hunt with my spotter, itís mostly for summer scouting. Any input from anyone whoís ran either of these spotting scopes is greatly appreciated.

Maven S.1A 25-50x80

Athlon Cronus G2 UHD 20-60x86


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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 10:07:07 PM »
at the maven price I would go with Zeiss gavia or pony up a few hundred more and buy a Swarovski ats hd 80

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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2023, 11:14:17 PM »
AtTS65 with the wide angle 25-50 eye piece is going to be hard to beat for less than $400 more than the Maven.

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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2023, 03:41:18 AM »
at the maven price I would go with Zeiss gavia or pony up a few hundred more and buy a Swarovski ats hd 80
Iíll look into the ZeissÖthe only Swaro ats hd 80ís I can find for under $3200 are for the tube only, eye piece not included. But thanks for the Zeiss suggestion.


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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2023, 03:42:42 AM »
AtTS65 with the wide angle 25-50 eye piece is going to be hard to beat for less than $400 more than the Maven.
Thatís another good idea, I see they have the ats-65 HD 20-60x65 for $2,550. Thanks for your input.


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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2023, 05:25:18 AM »
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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 06:38:18 AM »
sorry this isn't answering your question but have you looked through the 18x56 maven bino's next to a spotter?  For sure the spotter can zoom in better, but the field of view is pretty damn awesome with the 18x56's and easier to carry.
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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 08:20:14 AM »
sorry this isn't answering your question but have you looked through the 18x56 maven bino's next to a spotter?  For sure the spotter can zoom in better, but the field of view is pretty damn awesome with the 18x56's and easier to carry.
I have a pair of 15 power vortex vultures that I use for picking stuff up at long distance then switch to the spotter to get a better look at it. And I donít carry any big glass hunting, just a pair of 8ís. But thanks


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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2023, 08:20:26 AM »
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Iíll look into them. Thanks


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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2023, 05:17:50 AM »
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If you do more back packing go with 65mm Swaro. Even an ATS 80 is lighter than the 2 you mention and you can find them used for 1900.00

I have heard good things about the Maven and Athlon and both are good for the price. Especially the Athlon
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Re: Maven vs Athlon spotter?
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2023, 06:16:56 AM »
AtTS65 with the wide angle 25-50 eye piece is going to be hard to beat for less than $400 more than the Maven.

The Maven is as sharp as the Swaro 65 in daylight and much much better in low light. 

 


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