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#6112042 - 12/31/15 04:16 PM Night vision
Trout3006 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/15
Posts: 51
Anyone now any reasonable priced night vision or thermal scopes under 1000 bucks and have reasonable quality?

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#6112070 - 12/31/15 04:39 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
Texas buckeye Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
Probably won't get
Into the thermal with that price range. You will be best served in that range
With digital nv, either photon or x-sight.

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#6113153 - 01/01/16 12:02 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6220
Loc: Wise Co.
The X-Sight guys have been put through the wringer on account of a lot of software bugs, but that all seems to be smoothing out based on what I've been reading.

I have a Photon XT myself. It's not as fancy as the X-Sight, but I prefer its simplicity. I give it a thumbs up as an entry level NV scope.

Both can be had for around $500, sometimes less. I think both benefit from an additional outboard IR illuminator, and an effective illuminator can be had for less than $50.
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#6113253 - 01/01/16 01:10 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
MikeTX Offline
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Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 177
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Bought a X Sight a few weeks ago and it works as advertised. Looks like most of the bugs are worked out. If it were to break, I wanted it to break quickly so I could get a refund and get a Photon. I did buy another IR illuminator to go with it.

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#6113386 - 01/01/16 02:42 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
D-Box Offline
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Registered: 09/21/15
Posts: 38
I also bought an X-sight a week or so ago and after one hunt it was returned to Academy. See my detailed post in the X-sight thread. Bottom line, for me it was too heavy, ate through 4 AA's in less than 2 hours with WIFI off, and was not good for close range shoot. I may be ok for some situations but it definitely wasn't right for me.

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#6113694 - 01/01/16 05:45 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
jorge Offline
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My buddy has the atn and sightmark digi nv scopes and i thought they were pretty good. I just traded a member for his yukon nvrs-f and im really impressed for a $600 rig new. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles like wifi, bluetooth, etc but for nv its solid. One big drawback on the yukon I picked up is the lack of daytime usage.
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#6114080 - 01/01/16 08:30 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
Txhillbilly Offline
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Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 439
Loc: Johnson County
Trout,I don't know if this will interest you,but take a look. I ordered one,and should have it soon.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbth...ope#Post5949893

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#6151180 - 01/23/16 08:44 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
Trout3006 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/15
Posts: 51
Are there any good nv scopes to where you don't have to move the rectile to one side? Like just staying in the middle. I Am trying to still find a good nv scope for an at-15 for about $800 or less

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#6151183 - 01/23/16 08:45 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
Trout3006 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/15
Posts: 51
And that works for day and night.

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#6151713 - 01/24/16 09:39 AM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
HornSlayer Online   content
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Registered: 12/13/07
Posts: 1032
Loc: Azle, TX
What you can do is buy a hackible flir e4 for around $800 and then buy a Resolute digital scope. I don't know what Mike's current price is but it will be less than the other digital scope after you add illuminator, batteries and charger.


Edited by HornSlayer (01/24/16 09:40 AM)

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#6152471 - 01/24/16 05:45 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
Pig_Popper Online   content
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Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 575
Loc: Fort Worth
Buy an off the shelf model I would not buy something that you have to view a monitor to shoot.

2-3 year warranty on off the shelf digital

I like onboard ir in case you need it in a pinch
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#6153090 - 01/24/16 10:48 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
HornSlayer Online   content
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Registered: 12/13/07
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You do realize that your viewing a monitor on a x-sight and Photon? I might add the Pulsar N550, 650, 750 etc. etc.


Edited by HornSlayer (01/24/16 10:50 PM)

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#6153125 - 01/24/16 11:34 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
bigjoe8565 Online   content
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Sightmark Photon. 4.6x is 400.00-500.00 and they have a 6x for 600.00. For the money they're tough to beat.

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#6153766 - 01/25/16 12:02 PM Re: Night vision [Re: HornSlayer]
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Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 575
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: HornSlayer
You do realize that your viewing a monitor on a x-sight and Photon? I might add the Pulsar N550, 650, 750 etc. etc.


Yes of course but technically its referred to as a "near eye display".

The two concepts are vastly different between off the shelf applications where the screen is at the eyepiece location vs the attachment of the monitor (usually larger) away from the eyepiece.

My opinion is to go with near eye display units backed by industry warranty that are proven.

2cents
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#6153983 - 01/25/16 02:04 PM Re: Night vision [Re: Trout3006]
Trout3006 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/20/15
Posts: 51
Would u not recommend the atn caught with built in wifi?
http://www.atncorp.com


Edited by Trout3006 (01/25/16 02:05 PM)

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