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#6449747 - 09/12/16 10:23 PM Anyone running armasight predator thermal
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#6450313 - 09/13/16 11:42 AM Re: Anyone running armasight predator thermal [Re: daniel1381]
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I hunted with one for a while. Heck, I had that first Youtube hog kills with one! Here It is a functional scope, but would not be my first choice. For about the same money, you could get the Puslar Apex XD38 and for slightly more, the Apex XD50. I think these are better options. For a touch more, I would suggest getting an Armasight Zeus 3 336.

Here are some vids done through the Predator. It is a fixed focus scope and like I said, it is functional, but I like the other options noted better.
https://youtu.be/i2ucCWwFM5s First Hogs
https://youtu.be/8vxBCbNUr3A Coyote
https://youtu.be/IEZzGwwrU0Y Bobcat
https://youtu.be/pidljCQIFTU Watching another hunter shoot a coyote

Pulsar XD38a Video, probably the best stuff is by my buddy, Lancer. He does a LOT of hog killing with his XD38a.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC85NxcimufzHNuZq71yEPpw

The XD50 will give you a bit more magnification and a larger lens, so the image will be a bit better still.

I have not hunted with the Zeus 3 336 for a long time, but was quite pleased with it when I did.

Bottom line. For about the same money, I think the XD38a is a better choice. For slightly more, you can improve your experience appreciably.


Edited by Double Naught Spy (09/13/16 11:45 AM)
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#6463468 - 09/22/16 10:41 AM Re: Anyone running armasight predator thermal [Re: daniel1381]
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I too have been researching thermal scopes and plan to purchase within the next 2 weeks. I selected the ARMASIGHT Predator 336 2-8x25 (60 Hz) but now am rethinking what I want to purchase.

Is it worth spending the extra $1000 on ARMASIGHT Zeus 336 3-12x42 (60Hz)?

What are the main differences between a 30Hz and a 60Hz?

Any insight?

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#6465029 - 09/23/16 11:48 AM Re: Anyone running armasight predator thermal [Re: TX Hitman]
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Originally Posted By: TX Hitman
I too have been researching thermal scopes and plan to purchase within the next 2 weeks. I selected the ARMASIGHT Predator 336 2-8x25 (60 Hz) but now am rethinking what I want to purchase.

Is it worth spending the extra $1000 on ARMASIGHT Zeus 336 3-12x42 (60Hz)?

What are the main differences between a 30Hz and a 60Hz?

Any insight?


Absoutely worth it!
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#6504887 - 10/20/16 09:45 PM Re: Anyone running armasight predator thermal [Re: daniel1381]
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So, Daniel. Did you ever buy a thermal sight? I'm starting to look at them now. Anyone running the armasight Zeus 336?
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