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#7128733 - 03/31/18 08:53 AM Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair
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I am looking to invest in the best value for the dollar handheld searching device and a rifle mounted scope. Can be NV or thermal for both I just need best value for dollar as wife is loosening purse strings for this purchase. BTW she will get as much use of these items as I will. Thank y'all for the help.

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#7129964 - 04/01/18 11:14 PM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: wtjim]
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Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 216
Loc: Appleby, TX
I'd be glad to throw out some suggestions but honestly, I think we need some sort of a total budget estimate for the project. You could spend as little as $550 on a Sightmark Photon RT digital NV rifle scope, $50 on a set of rings and buy the new Sightmark Signal digital NV monocular for $399 and be set. That would be around $1,000.

If you want thermal an entry level scope is going to run you $1,900-$2,500 and a decent thermal monocular will run you $1,700-$2,500.

Without knowing your budget it's going to be hard to make any really good suggestions on what they best value is. For some people the best value is all digital and that fits their budget and needs. For other guys, they have a thermal budget and will never be satisfied with digital NV. Not trying to be nosy, but I think we just need a little more info to really offer good advice.

Jason


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#7131106 - 04/03/18 08:06 AM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: wtjim]
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Pulsar quantum XQ 30 for your hand held.
Pulsar apex XQ 50 for your scope.

Your looking at around 5500.00 total cost.

You will have buyers remorse if you spend half that on night vision unless your hunting with bolt guns and small groups of hogs at distances of 100 yards or less.
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#7131331 - 04/03/18 11:33 AM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: wtjim]
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Registered: 05/27/13
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
What OLG said.. If you're funds limited, a Photon scope, a used Thermal spotter (I would not buy a NV spotter) and you're in the game for $1,000-$1,500.
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#7142527 - 04/16/18 04:11 PM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: wtjim]
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Registered: 10/16/17
Posts: 3
Loc: Deep East Texas
I'm in the same spot as wtjim. Looking to get into something for my 10 yo son to shoot pigs at night. Was thinking a hand held thermal for spotting and green light and red dot for shooting. Most will be at a feeder and less than 100yrds.

Thanks for the info OLG.
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#7142559 - 04/16/18 04:40 PM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: wtjim]
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Dammit Kyle

Registered: 01/24/07
Posts: 15365
Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
You don't need 2!

I've been using my FLIR PTS233 for spotting and shooting. Nice small compact unit with ADM QD mount standard. I just take it off my gun spot until I find something then pop the QD on the gun and shoot. So far the optic has returned to zero every time and I've had it off the gun probably 100 times already.



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#7142562 - 04/16/18 04:43 PM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: KRoyal]
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
You don't need 2!

I've been using my FLIR PTS233 for spotting and shooting. Nice small compact unit with ADM QD mount standard. I just take it off my gun spot until I find something then pop the QD on the gun and shoot. So far the optic has returned to zero every time and I've had it off the gun probably 100 times already.





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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#7142563 - 04/16/18 04:44 PM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: wtjim]
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Dammit Kyle

Registered: 01/24/07
Posts: 15365
Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
Better look at the optic and how small of a package it is. This is on an 8" 300BLK SBR.
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#7142565 - 04/16/18 04:46 PM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: BigPig]
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Dammit Kyle

Registered: 01/24/07
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Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: KRoyal
You don't need 2!

I've been using my FLIR PTS233 for spotting and shooting. Nice small compact unit with ADM QD mount standard. I just take it off my gun spot until I find something then pop the QD on the gun and shoot. So far the optic has returned to zero every time and I've had it off the gun probably 100 times already.





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Haha, that pig was pretty stout he took some punishment before going completely down.
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#7142735 - 04/16/18 08:58 PM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: wtjim]
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Registered: 07/17/15
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Kyle did a fantastic job of scaring the chit out of the rest of the sounder after the first shot lol. I am really liking that Pts 223 and that is a good recommendation.
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#7142933 - 04/17/18 07:11 AM Re: Looking for best value NV\thermal handheld\scope pair [Re: wtjim]
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Dammit Kyle

Registered: 01/24/07
Posts: 15365
Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
Lol dammit Josh!!
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