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Question on thermal scopes
« on: October 27, 2020, 05:54:46 AM »
So I understand that they work great at night but do they work as a regular scope in daylight?

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 07:43:05 AM »
So I understand that they work great at night but do they work as a regular scope in daylight?

No. You get a thermal image during the day just like the one at night.
When you align yourself with people who beat up grandma's with strollers your opinions are from that of a psychopath. Jaded and worthless..

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 08:53:01 AM »
Saw screaming deal on one of these this summer and almost pulled the trigger. Craigslist... Probably dropped it... Lol

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 02:11:44 PM »
So I understand that they work great at night but do they work as a regular scope in daylight?

No. You get a thermal image during the day just like the one at night.
So can they be used at 100 -200 yds in the day light or are they useless in the day

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 02:12:34 PM »
It sees heat, not light or dark, so its the same other than sunlight warms everything up more so you'll see less contrast than you would on a cold winter night.  Thermal works best on cold dark nights, more thermal contrast.

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 02:26:30 PM »
So 2 rifles is prolly better?

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 02:39:15 PM »
So 2 rifles is prolly better?
If you can swing it, yes. More guns is better!  :tup:

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 03:50:20 PM »
What is this!? :dunno: Of course more guns is better! What are we liberals!

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 04:34:52 PM »
It sees heat, not light or dark, so its the same other than sunlight warms everything up more so you'll see less contrast than you would on a cold winter night.  Thermal works best on cold dark nights, more thermal contrast.

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The one I used in the Army was good out to 1,500 - 2,000 yards. It was an AN/TVS-2B for crew served weapons, had mounts for M2's and my Vulcan at the time. You could not keep seeing through the scope when firing tracers it would light up the screen, just like looking into the sun.
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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 04:52:07 PM »
I sighted in my thermal scope during the day. Used hand warmer taped to the target backer. It worked good. I have not shot any coyotes long distance with it. Longest was about 115 yards.

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2020, 04:55:21 PM »
You can cut a cheap thermal blanket into ribbons and tape crosshairs over a dark target in the daylight, the ribbons would sheild the solar heat.



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« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 07:33:36 PM by KFhunter »
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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2020, 05:44:49 PM »
The uneducated

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Re: Question on thermal scopes
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2020, 07:31:54 PM »
You could also use black electrical tape on a white board, the black tape would get hotter in the sunlight, the reverse of the thermal blanket ribbons idea.

Just need thermal contrast, blow torch something metallic and poke it in the cardboard...spent shell casings, million ways!

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