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#6936281 - 10/27/17 05:22 PM Day/ night vision scope
DWADR Offline

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 597
Loc: Aledo, Texas
Iím sure this question has been asked a million times but is there a day/night scope out there that anyone has used that is less than $1000 that they approve of?

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#6936432 - 10/27/17 07:51 PM Re: Day/ night vision scope [Re: DWADR]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2616
Loc: Dallas, TX
The short answer is get a Sightmark Photon XT and a decent 800nm illuminator. It has a number of flaws, but it's the least expensive piece of gear that actually works.
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#6936537 - 10/27/17 09:42 PM Re: Day/ night vision scope [Re: DWADR]
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 7677
Loc: Wise Co.
I believe that's fine advice. And the scope is way less than $1000, to boot.

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#6936633 - 10/28/17 12:34 AM Re: Day/ night vision scope [Re: DWADR]
2Beez Offline

Registered: 07/17/15
Posts: 9113
Loc: Lake Texoma, TX
I was in the same boat and got the x-sight II 3-14. I am not suppressed so I have never shot anything with it but it does work.

#6937819 - 10/29/17 11:49 AM Re: Day/ night vision scope [Re: DWADR]
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I have a photon xt. I have a killed a couple doe with it during the day, definitely not clear enough resolution if you are serious deer hunting. Works great at night for shooting pigs.
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#6938828 - 10/30/17 12:11 AM Re: Day/ night vision scope [Re: DWADR]
Outdoor Legacy Gear Offline

Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 185
Loc: Appleby, TX
I concur with the rest. The Sightmark Photon XT is, in my opinion, the best bang for the buck. They 4.6x42 model is the one I generally recommend it's only $499, plus scope rings. The only other option would be the ATN X-Sights and they start at $599. They definitely have their pros and cons and for some people, they are a good choice, but with the little info you gave, I'd suggest a Photon XT. You can't go wrong with it, great all around digital NV scope, tried, true and Sightmark is a great company and backs their stuff up.

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#6939168 - 10/30/17 09:14 AM Re: Day/ night vision scope [Re: DWADR]
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5172
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I have the Photon and ATN Xsight. My experience and feedback is based off firsthand experience. For night hunting the Photon crushes the ATN. For day hunting the ATN has the edge. Overall I give the edge to the Photon.

Edited by bigjoe8565 (10/30/17 09:37 AM)

#6940581 - 10/31/17 08:55 AM Re: Day/ night vision scope [Re: DWADR]
firemed13 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
Posts: 37
Loc: Illinois
A few of us at the lease us pulsar n750 for the past few years and they have worked great.


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