Light-weight, easy, all-purpose scope is how Maven describes the Maven Optics RS.2. An uncompromising optic that meets the calls for of the trendy hunter. All of the options that you just want and none that you just don’t. Designed to have ample readability and precision within the lightest potential bundle. I imagine Maven achieved simply that.
“Based in 2013 by Brendon Weaver, Mike Lilygren, and Cade Maestas, Maven was the fruits of decades-long expertise within the out of doors business. After seeing product after product being lowered in high quality by value factors stipulated by retailers, the three determined to strike out on their very own. With their mixed expertise, relationships, and business data, they got down to construct an optics firm that revolved round high quality and excessive efficiency above value level.
By constructing Maven round a direct-to-consumer enterprise mannequin, they have been in a position to introduce merchandise that compete with the main European manufacturers, all whereas eliminating retail markup from shops.”
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First Impressions – Maven Optics RS.2
Packaging is straightforward however protecting, as a direct-to-consumer enterprise, guaranteeing the product reaches the client undamaged is significant. The cardboard eggshell type internal field is robust and the RS.2 I acquired was in excellent situation. Inside you can see a small booklet, neoprene cowl, and the optic.
I knew the RS.2 could be mild, however I used to be nonetheless stunned at how mild it felt in comparison with different comparable optics I’ve used. The RS.2, whereas being mild, has a right away feeling of high quality. Diopter and magnification each have a strong, clean adjustment. The knurling on the magnification ring is superb. Turret caps are skinny and light-weight however safe. Windage and elevation turrets have simply the correct amount of tactile and audible suggestions. The end on the scope physique is clean, constant, and has a pleasing glare lowering semi matte colour. The contrasting grey and black seems to be sharp with out being too flashy.
Maven RS.2 Specs
- Second Focal Aircraft
- 2x-10x Magnification
- 38mm Goal Lens
- 1in Tube diameter
- 12.4oz weight (with out mount/rings)
- Lifetime Guarantee
- Made in Japan
For full specs, go to Maven’s product web page
Welcome to Alabama, Maven Optics RS.2
Residing in Alabama I’ve realized that nothing is fog proof externally. Internally the Maven RS.2 is fog proof. Externally the warmth and humidity will create a layer of condensation on any glass or metallic floor. I needed to make sure publicity to a sizzling, humid atmosphere wouldn’t result in any inside moisture points.
Stepping from an air conditioned 68° Fahrenheit atmosphere to 90° with 90% humidity immediately coated the Maven RS.2 in condensation.
I additionally introduced one other rifle and optic out on the similar again and again, all the optic and rifle have been lined in condensation courtesy of Alabama.
What was stunning was how rapidly the lenses of the Maven RS.2 cleared themselves. As soon as the physique of the optic warmed to ambient temperature, about 5mins, the lenses have been fully freed from fog.
The anti fog coating that Maven makes use of works very nicely. Zero inside moisture was seen, exhibiting that the RS.2 is nicely sealed to forestall moisture getting into the physique of the scope.
Maven Optics RS.2 for the Fashionable Hunter
Within the description Maven states the RS.2 is for the trendy hunter. Once I assume fashionable hunter, I believe semi-auto AR sample or comparable rifles. For the evaluation I selected my Springfield Armory Saint Victor .308. In line with the light-weight nature of the RS.2, I used a light-weight mount from Aero Precision. This mixture created a 9lb AR chambered in .308 with a completely loaded 20 spherical journal. Barely over 10lbs with the addition of a Lifeless Air Sandman S. Certainly heavier than most bolt motion rifles, I really feel this mixture would work nice in conditions the place quick comply with up photographs could possibly be obligatory. Predator or wild boar come to thoughts. I did use this 16 inch 308 AR this previous deer season and loved the shorter general size when looking from a popup floor blind. The Maven RS.2 is a superb match for this use case.
Versatility – Maven Optics RS.2
At 2x magnification the sector of view is superb and reticle acquisition is quick. After zeroing the optic, I used to be working a dueling tree at 50 yards from low prepared at a few of my private finest speeds. Switching to a sandbag and 10x magnification, 200-yard photographs have been a breeze. This mixture is precisely what I hoped for, it might be proper at dwelling in a blind, tree stand, or on foot boar looking.
Picture Readability – Maven Optics RS.2
I wish to preface with, footage don’t do that optic justice. Edge to edge readability is superb. Mild transmission from the 32mm goal lens is spectacular, even in low mild. All through the magnification vary, the RS.2 is vivid and clear.
Glass high quality within the RS.2 is far increased than its price ticket would recommend.
Closing Ideas – Maven Optics RS.2
Maven did a wonderful job with the RS.2. It packs loads of high quality into an reasonably priced, light-weight bundle. The magnification vary is ideal for the southeast terrain looking that I’m in, most photographs are inside 150 yards. With a value of $550, the RS.2 is a cut price and could be welcome on any of my looking rifles. If you’re out there for a light-weight optic, the Maven RS.2 is nicely price a glance.