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#6538905 - 11/11/16 08:49 AM Decent nightvision for $500?
tacotime Offline
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Registered: 08/30/10
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Just wondering if really decent nightvision can be had for $500 or less in a monocular or binocular?

By decent I guess I mean being able to identify a coyote at maybe 300 or 400 yards, not being able to count his teeth.

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#6538984 - 11/11/16 09:22 AM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: tacotime]
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Yes, but not the distance your looking at. Maybe the 100-200 range.

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#6538988 - 11/11/16 09:23 AM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: tacotime]
aerangis Offline
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ATN X-Sight 2 with a good IR illuminator works very well.

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#6538997 - 11/11/16 09:25 AM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: tacotime]
tacotime Offline
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100 - 200 yards is probably enough... specific brand/model recommendations welcome. Thanks.

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#6539365 - 11/11/16 01:58 PM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: tacotime]
He'sDeadJim Offline
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Registered: 08/21/14
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Sightmark Photon XT 4.6S paired with Sniper Hog Lights 50LR IR light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBF_coc-P7o

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#6544333 - 11/15/16 08:06 AM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: tacotime]
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It depends how close to 500 your talking about. Contact Mike Tillman to see if he has a Resolute available. 400 yards is thermal range imho.

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#6544359 - 11/15/16 08:24 AM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: tacotime]
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Only thing that will consistently positive ID at that range is high end magnified and illuminated get 3 NV. You're talking 3-5K for something that'll do that. Now if you're wanting something cheap get a Sightmark Photon XT plus a decent illuminator and then call them in a little closer. You should be able to see them pretty good at 200 or so with a good illuminator.

Thermal is great for detection but you have to be very experienced with it to positively ID critters at those range. And that's with high end 640 units and even then a positive ID with thermal at that range is difficult.
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#6546446 - 11/16/16 01:01 PM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: He'sDeadJim]
TX0303 Offline
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Originally Posted By: He'sDeadJim
Sightmark Photon XT 4.6S paired with Sniper Hog Lights 50LR IR light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBF_coc-P7o


This scope but you can get T20 infrared lights off Amazon for about $35.

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#6546574 - 11/16/16 02:16 PM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: tacotime]
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The cheap T20's work great. I've got a couple of them.
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#6548221 - 11/17/16 04:16 PM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: TX0303]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/16
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Originally Posted By: TX0303
Originally Posted By: He'sDeadJim
Sightmark Photon XT 4.6S paired with Sniper Hog Lights 50LR IR light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBF_coc-P7o


This scope but you can get T20 infrared lights off Amazon for about $35.


Acamdemy will have the Sightmark scope for $400 on black friday! May have to go get me one.


Edited by TX0303 (11/17/16 04:16 PM)

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#6549585 - 11/18/16 01:42 PM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: TX0303]
He'sDeadJim Offline
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Originally Posted By: TX0303

This scope but you can get T20 infrared lights off Amazon for about $35.


I think the cheap T20s are crap. I don't get to hunt much, so I want my tools to be effective. The SHL 50LR is not that expensive and is very high quality. It outperforms the T20s by at least two-fold.

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#6553746 - 11/21/16 08:49 PM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: tacotime]
PWRANCH Offline
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Registered: 04/19/16
Posts: 108
Loc: San Angelo, TX
Academy has a black friday deal on one. Seems to be decent!

Obviously didnt read the entire thread... frown


Edited by PWRANCH (11/21/16 08:49 PM)
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#6553785 - 11/21/16 09:18 PM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: TX0303]
dgilbert Online   content
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Originally Posted By: TX0303
Originally Posted By: TX0303
Originally Posted By: He'sDeadJim
Sightmark Photon XT 4.6S paired with Sniper Hog Lights 50LR IR light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBF_coc-P7o


This scope but you can get T20 infrared lights off Amazon for about $35.


Acamdemy will have the Sightmark scope for $400 on black friday! May have to go get me one.


Couldn't find where they said it was going to be $400? Showing $499 now.

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#6554774 - 11/22/16 02:58 PM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: dgilbert]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/16
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Originally Posted By: dgilbert
Originally Posted By: TX0303
Originally Posted By: TX0303
Originally Posted By: He'sDeadJim
Sightmark Photon XT 4.6S paired with Sniper Hog Lights 50LR IR light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBF_coc-P7o


This scope but you can get T20 infrared lights off Amazon for about $35.


Acamdemy will have the Sightmark scope for $400 on black friday! May have to go get me one.


Couldn't find where they said it was going to be $400? Showing $499 now.


In their Black Friday ad.

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#6554781 - 11/22/16 03:01 PM Re: Decent nightvision for $500? [Re: tacotime]
dgilbert Online   content
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Ok thanks I was just looking online.

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