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From glassing whitetails in a bean field to 190-class mule deer above treeline, a spotting scope that gathers light and provides a detailed image is a vital tool. The good ones are also pretty pricey, but Prime Day is taking the sting out of investing in good glass with 25 percent off the Maven CS.1.
- Magnification: 15-45x
- Objective lens: 65mm
- Weight: 40.4 ounces
- Angled eyepiece
- Center-barrel focus
- Lifetime warranty
The Maven CS.1 was one of the standouts in our optics test. Here’s optics editor, Andrew McKean’s, review on the Maven CS.1:
This short (11.4-inches long) and compact 65mm spotter performs like an 80mm optic. The CS.1A updates Maven’s original straight-barrel compact spotter. Like its predecessor, this spotter has excellent glass, and both the magnification and focus rings move with silky precision. The angled eyepiece and mid-barrel rotation ring allow for an infinite number of glassing positions, and the orange collar adds nice contrast to the dark graphite armor.
The 15-45x magnification range is optimal for this size spotter. At 15x, the unit delivers a very bright and wide image, and at 45x, the image darkens but doesn’t degrade. I’d like to see a better tripod mount and a retractable sunshade, but the rest of the features seem nearly perfect, and the size and performance make it an essential piece of gear for just about any type of hunt.