Swarovski ATS vs Vortex Razor

Bloomscorners

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Headed out to Wyoming for spot and stalk whitetails. Deliberating on the Swarovski ATS 65mm vs the Vortex Razor 65 mm.
Seems from what I’ve read not a notable difference for this type of hunting and the Vortex price and warranty are far better.
Appreciate any advice of input.
thanks
 

RussDXT

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For spot and stalk whitetail I I’d not run a spotter.

Vortex makes good stuff, but you will not regret Swaro purchases.

I’d make sure you have good tripod mounted binos first.
 
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Bloomscorners

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Thanks never considered that option as I’m new to Western Longer range hunting.
 

LaHunter

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Headed out to Wyoming for spot and stalk whitetails. Deliberating on the Swarovski ATS 65mm vs the Vortex Razor 65 mm.
Seems from what I’ve read not a notable difference for this type of hunting and the Vortex price and warranty are far better.
Appreciate any advice of input.
thanks
What you have read about ‘not a notable difference’ is not at all what my experience is. I have compared a new gen 1 razor to an STS Swaro spotter, and there is a noticeable difference, especially as the lighting gets less and less towards sunset. In good lighting, the razor is solid up to about 35-40x. The razor is a good value, but does not compete with Swaro in any way
 

Mdfowlman2

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Currently selling my razor to upgrade to a swaro or kowa. Razor is nice but jumping from slc binos to the razor spotter I see a big clarity difference
 

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They're not in the same league. The Razor I had was so bad I decided to sell it after the first five minutes looking through it, and this was back when I was still willing to drink the Vortex Kool Aid.
I have the 65mm STS now and it's excellent, especially with a 30x wide angle eyepiece. Takes a very pricy piece of glass to show it up.

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Not a notable difference is BS. I had a Razor spotter for years and now have a swaro. Huge difference. I’d spend the money on some good binos before the spotter though.


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cmahoney

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As far as the warranty and CS, I lost the eyepiece cap for my Swaro 15’s 2 years ago during deer season. They were around $20 on eBay but a long wait to get them. I called Swaro, they sent a cap overnight for free.


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