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Re: Thermal vs. Night vision??
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2024, 05:46:54 PM »
Go hawks

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Re: Thermal vs. Night vision??
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2024, 05:30:40 PM »
@jrebel   Which thermals are in the running?

I'm still not really sure.  Based on my research....mostly on youtube....I really like the pulsar scopes.  Still trying to figure out my budget as I have a lot of moving parts right now in my life and need to prioritize a few items. 

One of the scariest parts of purchasing a high dollar thermal is... I know nothing about them.  Literally never looked through one and no idea what I'm doing.  Lots of advise online and research being done to gather as much info as I can....but 5+K for a scope scares the hell out me.  Funny how I have no problem dropping 2-3K on a nightforce scope....but I know what they offer. 

Go with Pulsar.  They have a reputation for being the best at cutting through high humidity and fog.

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Re: Thermal vs. Night vision??
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2024, 10:13:06 PM »
So I chose digital night vision a few years ago. I just couldnt convince myself that Id be able to tell the difference between a coyote and a border collie with thermal. I think having a thermal monocular for scanning and a nv scope is where Im heading though.

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Re: Thermal vs. Night vision??
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2024, 06:29:50 AM »
Good friends don't let their friends buy ATN brand thermal.  Mediocre/poor image quality and a reputation for not working right.

If you want budget thermal, look at AGM.

Luna, yes you have the right idea getting a thermal monocular for scanning and then use NV for the scope. 

I'd recommend a Pulsar Axion XQ35 Pro.  They are $1500.  $2000 if you get the LRF model.


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