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Cheap thermal monocular. #8592054 05/05/22 09:44 PM
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Looking for a cheap hand held that will only be used 2-3 times a year. No need for recording just able to detect and perhaps identify at 100 yards.
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Checkout Visir inc dot com

I used the E2N and it works inside a 100 yards just fine

I’m taking receipt on the E3W tomorrow and will have some video to share soon with that - I’ll post it here

Bottom line: 4-5 years ago you couldn’t touch thermal for $ 1k and now it’s not only possible but frankly sort of ok-ish in performance so long as your expectation are realistic.

Also it makes recovering game a lot easier


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Check out the AGM Taipan, 19mm version. It's good enough to sit in a deer blind and identify pigs, deer and cows. Probably 150 yards or so.

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Originally Posted by Jhop
Check out the AGM Taipan, 19mm version. It's good enough to sit in a deer blind and identify pigs, deer and cows. Probably 150 yards or so.
Thank You.

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Anyone have experience with the Flir Scout?

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Anyone have experience with the Flir Scout?

Yea they been around forever , look at the refresh rate and depending on the age of the unit the core tech will be dated

I certainly would choose the newer models listed above dollar for dollar


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Avoid the FLIRs at all cost. Old outdated at this point.

What is your price range? AGM has some really good pricing on their entry level and sub-entry level handhelds.


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Originally Posted by Outdoor Legacy
Avoid the FLIRs at all cost. Old outdated at this point.


I would add that FLIR completely dropped their civilian weapon optic division and want little to do with us. Also, I have dealt with getting products serviced by them. Only ATN was worse.

For the record, I have dealt with Armasight, FLIR, Trijicon, Pulsar, and ATN on getting thermal products serviced.


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I had a FLIR scout prob 5 years ago. You might be able to see something at 100 yds but you would not know what it is.Maybe 50 yds you could tell a calf from a hog.

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I purchased the AGM Taipan, 19mm version. Thanks

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About the cheapest useable monocular I’m aware of at the moment is a 256 res , 25hz unit called the E2N

I actually was able to detect further than i thought I would and sitting still in a blind with a steady hold I could ID pigs at 100 yards.

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Originally Posted by Pig_Popper


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