Offering considerable value for the price, the Maven B.2 is an excellent binocular both mechanically and optically. The finish options provide far more allowance for individual tastes and needs than most binoculars, and Maven also offers lighter-weight B.1 and B.3 models with the same range of consumer choices.
The world is so full of binoculars these days the choices become bewildering, especially since most hunters can’t afford to spend more than $2,000 on a super-binocular. Luckily, the quality of moderately priced binoculars keeps improving, and a good example is the new, made-in-America Trijicon HD 8x42.
German factory rifles normally come with precisely made actions, match-grade barrels, well-bedded stocks and excellent triggers. That’s because Germans expect hunting rifles to work extremely well directly from the factory. The new Mauser Model 12 made a favorable impression right from the start.