collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Maven vs Kowa spotters  (Read 870 times)

Offline highcountry_hunter

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 680
Maven vs Kowa spotters
« on: April 07, 2024, 07:23:41 PM »
Anyone on here have experience with both the Kowa tsn 553 and Maven S.3A spottting scopes? Price tags are pretty comparable but the Kowa is literally 1/2 the weight, which is a big bonus for me


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline zwickeyman

  • Past Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+20)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 1519
  • Location: Victor Idaho
Re: Maven vs Kowa spotters
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2024, 05:20:41 AM »
I have the 554 and its pretty awesome

I havent looked through S.3A so cant comment but the 554 is better optically than the S.2

Last year I ran the 554 against some similar size scopes like the S.2, the Nikon, the Vortex and the Leupold and the 554 is better in my opinion. Ran it side by side with the Swaro STC last week and thought the swaro was maybe a little better over all but not optically
The mountains are calling and I must go

Offline Cougeyes

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 854
Re: Maven vs Kowa spotters
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2024, 07:36:02 AM »
No experience with either but i run a Kowa 774 and its got great glass.

Offline CamoDup

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 879
  • Location: Selah
  • Aint here for a long time. Here for a good time
Re: Maven vs Kowa spotters
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2024, 11:01:07 AM »
I have only looked through the Maven spotter and I liked it. I did buy the Maven B.2 11x45 binos this year at the Portland Sportsmens show. I absolutely love them. I looked through them last year and didn't buy them. I thought about them for a whole year and I finally pulled the trigger this year.

Offline Quackaddict

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Nov 2016
  • Posts: 73
  • Location: Wenatchee
Re: Maven vs Kowa spotters
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2024, 07:32:23 AM »
I dont think anything beats Kowa. I run an 884 and would not trade it for swaro.

Offline muleyslayer

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 688
  • Location: yakima
  • I'd rather be hunting.
Re: Maven vs Kowa spotters
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2024, 09:08:35 AM »
I bought a kowa 99 last year, I absolutely love it. I have not used maven products but I hear great things

Offline highcountry_hunter

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 680
Re: Maven vs Kowa spotters
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2024, 05:26:39 AM »
Thanks for the replies guys. I think Iím gonna go with the Kowa 553 for sure. The substantial weight savings and positive reviews have me sold.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Pnwrider

  • Political & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 726
  • Location: PNW
Re: Maven vs Kowa spotters
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2024, 11:11:11 AM »
Who are you buying from? I had a great experience buying a couple Kowa's from Camera Land NY. They weren't the cheapest posted online price, but calling in I got a great deal and ended up saving quite a bit and I shopped all the well known Kowa dealers.

Offline highcountry_hunter

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 680
Re: Maven vs Kowa spotters
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2024, 08:03:48 PM »
I was gonna try camera land when it comes time to buy, but I also get a deal through ExpertVoice where Iíll get about $150 off what most places have the 553ís listed for.
Itíll be a bit before I buy, I just picked up some Zeiss binoís so I gotta save up and let my credit card cash back points build back up haha.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Rosies by kodiak06
[Today at 07:16:19 PM]


1x scopes vs open sights by PA BEN
[Today at 06:59:09 PM]


Blacktail Deer help for a new guy to Washington by blackveltbowhunter
[Today at 06:43:32 PM]


Seven devils by huntnnw
[Today at 06:38:15 PM]


Rimfire scope for kids by MIKEXRAY
[Today at 06:36:04 PM]


Letís hear some pizza oven dough recipes by carpsniperg2
[Today at 05:40:58 PM]


Winnett, Montana Hunting by Craig
[Today at 04:58:03 PM]


What is the problem w my .300 blackout w suppressor.? by trophyhunt
[Today at 04:35:31 PM]


Westport guide by trophyhunt
[Today at 03:20:32 PM]


Morels 2024 by ganghis
[Today at 02:13:03 PM]


Test run before the big weekend! by Fidelk
[Today at 02:01:11 PM]


Opinions on CVA Optima V2 vs Accura MR-X by Threewolves
[Today at 11:39:05 AM]


Cracked Stock on Savage 99 by salish
[Today at 11:36:14 AM]


50mm Tube Scopes by dreadi
[Today at 11:22:50 AM]


RainShadow Labradors - Aug 1 Pickup Date by rainshadow1
[Today at 09:38:33 AM]


Seekins Havok or Bergara Mg lite? by raydog
[Today at 09:31:37 AM]


2024 Special Permit Draw Results by Ghost Hunter
[Today at 08:48:16 AM]


Selling the 2019 Tacoma by pianoman9701
[Today at 08:41:20 AM]


Anyone going to Wyoming this fall? by gaolista
[Today at 07:45:01 AM]


Wolf walked by the camera 10 mins ago. by huntnnw
[Today at 06:57:13 AM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2024, SimplePortal