Summit Treestands
Spotting Scope
Equipment
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Panther Bone 21-May-20
Panther Bone 21-May-20
JohnMC 21-May-20
21-May-20
I’m about to buy a spotter. Looking for a single spotting scope purchase, because I don’t have the budget to buy two for different contexts (backpacking and viewing less than a mile vs. a full 80mm kinda setup).

I know there are other considerations in this (eye relief, etc.).

I just don’t want to buy the more compact option(s) and feel underpowered.

Options: 1) Buy Maven 25-50x80 64 oz $2,100

2) Kowa 15-45x55 28 oz $1,700

3) Maven S.2 12-27x56 ——> plus additional eyepiece that acts as doubler 34 oz plus eyepiece $950 plus magnifier eyepiece $200

21-May-20
I’m about to buy a spotter. Looking for a single spotting scope purchase, because I don’t have the budget to buy two for different contexts (backpacking and viewing less than a mile vs. a full 80mm kinda setup).

I know there are other considerations in this (eye relief, etc.).

I just don’t want to buy the more compact option(s) and feel underpowered.

Options: 1) Buy Maven 25-50x80 64 oz $2,100

2) Kowa 15-45x55 28 oz $1,700

3) Maven S.2 12-27x56 ——> plus additional eyepiece that acts as doubler 34 oz plus eyepiece $950 plus magnifier eyepiece $200

From: JohnMC
21-May-20
For similar money you could get a swarovski 20-65x65 it between the 55 and 80.

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