Originally Posted by mauser757
@captcraig mostly varmints at night. The only time I would use it during the day would be at the range.
The ATN MK Aries series is in your price range. The MK 390 at 2.5 magnification for $550 and the MK 410 at 5 magnification for $650. For are cheaper at sites such as Opticsplanet.com. Both are water and fog resistant.
Yukon produces two scopes the Mini Varmint Hunter and the Mini Teactical Varmint Hunter, but both only have 2.5 magnification and are $500 and $600 respectfully. The only difference is the the "Tactical" model adds a picatinny rail and charges $100 for it, so don't buy that model!
Neither night vision will work during the day. They are not night/day scopes. You will have to remove it and put a traditional csope on for range practice and then put the night vision back on for hunting at night. You accuracy will very only a slight amount due to removal and replacement.
Are you open to saving your money a while longer? We use the ATN PS-22. It uses your day scope and simply attaches to the front of your scopes and changes it to a night vision scope. It is gen 2+ and you can use it with ANY traditional scope! But, it does cost about $1800! The nice thing is that you now have a true day/night setup. no accuracy problems as the reticle and accuracy are all in the day scope not the night vision "booster" if you will.
Just sothing to consider. Good hunting
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