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Thermal Monocular's #7678480 12/03/19 12:28 PM
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Does anyone carry them with them as well?

If so what is the best for the value and cost?

Re: Thermal Monocular's [Re: Ranger8292] #7678634 12/03/19 03:27 PM
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Having a Thermal Monocular for spotting is the cat's azz. Minimally knowing there's something there to investigate makes all the difference in the world. I make that comment to state you don't need to necessarily have something good enough to ID at a given distance, just that there's something there to work on.

I have (2) ATN OTS monoculars (FLIR core, not their HD garbage) I bought used on ebay that I use. 30mm on a helmet (for driving and blind use) and 70mm for distance.

If I had to go buy one today, I'd still look used, but buy a FLIR Breach. If money is not an issue, there many more to pick from.

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Re: Thermal Monocular's [Re: CharlieCTx] #7678797 12/03/19 06:19 PM
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Thanks,

I have a FLIR 223 on my gun, but wanted a smaller one.

Re: Thermal Monocular's [Re: Ranger8292] #7679238 12/04/19 03:03 AM
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The pulsar helion is a super good unit
Has everything awesome image lightweight and recorder



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Originally Posted by Lance Vick
The pulsar helion is a super good unit
Has everything awesome image lightweight and recorder

I agree with Lance Vick, only thing I slightly dislike is it's native magnification, but it's incredibly handy.

Re: Thermal Monocular's [Re: Ranger8292] #7690537 12/16/19 07:14 PM
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Does anyone helmet mount there monocular? I have seen a Flir Breach helmet mounted.

Looking for a hands free alternative.

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I have an older Pulsar, something like an LD19 or ????
It's only a 9Hz refresh rate, and the range/resolution is pretty limited, but it's good enough to spot something warm at several hundred (up to around 500) yards. I only have a couple of places where I have a line of sight greater than that, and there I use my rifle scope.
I mostly stay in one spot and scan for activity, and even my old unit is a big help. Some day I'll upgrade, but I really don't feel that it's holding me back and it's a huge advantage!


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Re: Thermal Monocular's [Re: Ranger8292] #7690922 12/17/19 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Ranger8292
Does anyone helmet mount there monocular? I have seen a Flir Breach helmet mounted.

Looking for a hands free alternative.


I drive around on my Pioneer with my ATN-OTS 336 9hz, lights off, looking for hogs. Takes a little getting use to being able to recognize humps/holes and staying away from branches, there’s no other way to do it. They easily pop on/off the helmet.

Get a comfortable helmet with a way to secure spare batteries to it and a helmet mounted light source. I also have an Illuminator on mine if someone is using the Thermal and I need to use my NV mono. I think the Breach is a great choice.
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Re: Thermal Monocular's [Re: CharlieCTx] #7690999 12/17/19 12:25 PM
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Thanks charlie, that's the kind of info I am looking for.

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