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Old 12-12-2012, 10:56 PM   #11
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Prices are finally coming down into the "semi-reasonable" range for these things. for 150 yds and non-critical accuracy (ie, hogs) you can do ok with moonlight and ($150, drop in) luminous inserts for iron sights (on military style autorifles, at least), with a $200 passive IR monocular to "scan" with, and get you "focused" on a a given animal.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:36 AM   #12
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Hey guys. I'm trying to find a good night vision (Gen. 1) scope for Texas hogs. I had an ATM MK350 in the past, and I sold it. No matter what I did, it wouldn't hold a zero. I've heard all good things about the MK350 though. Did I just get a bad one? Any other suggestions for around $500?
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Hello there, at this price range you can only get Gen 1 scope which is not the best obviously, but it is usable for about 100-150 yards. You need to make sure there is some ambient light though like few stars in the sky at least. I was looking for the night vision scope myself just recently, and the guy at optics planet recommended the new brand called Armasight, they have a couple of models just under the $500, and he said they get good feedback. So I'm thinking about it now, and if I get one I'll get back with my comments on it.

Ok, so here I'm back with my comments. I did some more research and finally decided to try this Armasight Orion scope with 4x magnification. I didn't buy it at OP though, found a better deal on Amazon about a month ago. The scope looks a little bulky, but for the money I would say it's still a good deal. So far it works really well, I can identify hog size objects up to 120-150 yards. I wish I could afford thermal scope but as few guys mentioned above I can only dream about it like most of us. So for now I'll stick with my Orion 4x for $470.. lol
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I heard with gen 1 you can see nothing in the full darkness

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haha, dude it 100% depends on manufaturer! anyway, try IR and don't snuffle
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I heard with gen 1 you can see nothing in the full darkness
I think it is an exaggeration, gen 1+ is not that bad, especially for amateur use, and the most important for limited budget! We'll see how long will my Orion last, but for now I'm happy with it
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Hey, guys, I just came back from 4 days trip into the deep forest where we had to live in dugouts..first we digged them of course.. that was really really difficult... it was a sort of a game but a very very difficult game.. it was my first experience of this kind of training. Our platoon had to secure a certain perimeter and another military unit tried to attack us.. we didn't know in which of these days we would be attacked that's why we slept in turns 2-3 hours a day only.. our task was to secure our colonel and their task was to steal him.. As we are in OPTICS thread I can also say that we used night vision too.. it was cool)) After we met the attack.. and the finishing of this 4 days torture was 32 kilometres forced march ( accelerated march).. on the last 4 kilometres 9 soldiers flacked out.. and this is going to be now every 3 mounth..
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Hey, guys, I just came back from 4 days trip into the deep forest where we had to live in dugouts..first we digged them of course.. that was really really difficult... it was a sort of a game but a very very difficult game.. it was my first experience of this kind of training. Our platoon had to secure a certain perimeter and another military unit tried to attack us.. we didn't know in which of these days we would be attacked that's why we slept in turns 2-3 hours a day only.. our task was to secure our colonel and their task was to steal him.. As we are in OPTICS thread I can also say that we used night vision too.. it was cool)) After we met the attack.. and the finishing of this 4 days torture was 32 kilometres forced march ( accelerated march).. on the last 4 kilometres 9 soldiers flacked out.. and this is going to be now every 3 mounth..
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Yea, the gen 1's go back years! The more ambient light (clear starlit night) the better it works. With the $ for thermal vision I could buy a .50 caliber !! And feed it well!! I would try to find a used one of higher quality. GOOD LUCK.
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[QUOTE=Maximilian;1191000 . and this is going to be now every 3 mounth..[/QUOTE]


You need to run 10 Km with a pack every day for a week before the drill!
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You need to run 10 Km with a pack every day for a week before the drill!
We run 3 every day
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