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Old 08-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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I am getting interested in a unit that has both of these capabilities. Does anyone know much about this stuff, or what companies have the best products? It is for hunting varmints at night. A gun mounted system plus a handheld unit for observation. Thanks in advance if anyone does know anything.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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All I know is they are very expensive, have the tendency to sh!t out and throw depth perception out the window.
Nothing funnier than watching someone try to move through the woods with nv. Lol

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Well surely there is a reliable unit out there that is available to the civilian market.

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I'm sure there is. I can't recommend one and I'd assume you're looking at a minimum $1000.

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I'm sure there is. I can't recommend one and I'd assume you're looking at a minimum $1000.
Ha a minimum of $1000 would make me a little leery in purchasing it! I know what they cost, upwards of $20-30k. Just seeing if there are was anyone on this forum who might have some knowledge. Im just poking around everywhere trying to get some advice.
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I had a buddy that bought one for $2500. He brought it up to the camp one night to sight in and it wouldn't work, hasn't worked since. I think he got 3 shots out of it.

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The Pulsar NV 550 digital scope is a decent unit. It can be used day or night.
I've looked through one of these units and was impressed with it. They run about $1500,but I'd buy the battery pack to go with it.The batteries in the unit don't last long in the field,and also plan on getting an external UV light source for better night vision.

Thermal is going to cost you.They start off around $5k for the cheaper handheld units.

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Okay, but what is the absolute best unit that can be purchased by a civilian?

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Okay, but what is the absolute best unit that can be purchased by a civilian?
I have zero experience with it, but I'd think this unit would be about the best as far as thermal goes http://www.opticsplanet.com/insight-technology-cnvd-t-clip-on-night-vision-thermal-device-cqb-001-a7.html?gclid=CNzHoveX1rsCFcZZ7Aod8X4ARg&ef_id=Ual rJQAAABFRrV1j:20131229194012:s

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Man size target detection @ over 500 meters per eotech website, and tested up to 50 cal. Sounds solid and their dot sights have a great reputation.
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Ha a minimum of $1000 would make me a little leery in purchasing it! I know what they cost, upwards of $20-30k. Just seeing if there are was anyone on this forum who might have some knowledge. Im just poking around everywhere trying to get some advice.
Dunno. But I wouldn't be dropping $20-30k on something just for critter shooting at night. I don't do enough varmint hunting at night to justify the expense. I'd roll that money to land for a range, or reducing a mortgage, or a house or something I could make money off of.
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