Athlon Cronus 12-36x50 vs Vortex Razor HD 11-33x50

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If you could have either of these scopes price not being a factor, which would you choose? Im liking the extra magnification and less weight of the Cronus but it’s very marginal.

Also curious on people’s opinion of how much zoom is “enough” I was originally looking for something with a 45-48x magnification but the weight savings of the smaller scopes is hard to beat.
 

Matt G.

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if you want something function in that 45 zoom then you need to go with kowa 550 series or bump up to the 65 mm or larger.

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How does that Hawkeye compare the the Cronus or the Razor in terms of optical quality. At only $500 I would assume it would be a step down. I’d love a Kowa but that’s just not in the budget.
 
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So more in line with the viper line in comparison to vortex. I wish Athlon made a Cronus scope in a mid size. Do you know if it’s possible to change out eyepieces to increase magnification?
 
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