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Old 07-18-2011, 11:36 PM
jalewi jalewi is offline
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Night Vision

I am considering a buy on a night vision scope. I am thinking of putting it on a .44 mag single shot rifle vs. 30.06 semi-auto. Any advice on products, etc?? I am new to this type of product.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:59 AM
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Well really can't hunt here after dark anyway so have absolutely no use for night vision..unless I was hunting the most dangerous game. Things keep going the way they are and we all may need night vision
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:40 PM
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I have a first gen rifle scope and thied gen gogles. I can tell you that the gen 3 stuff is far better than the gen 1 stuff. I went from a gen 1 rifle scope to the gogles for improve nite vision and went with the gogles instead of the rifle scope for 2 reasons. 1 You have to hold your rifle up to look around and it getts pretty heave after a while. 2 If your looking at a person your also pointing your gun at them. I now use the gogles and a lazer on the rifle. If you go this way DO NOT get a green lazer, they are just to bright and look like a spot light instead of an aim point.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:02 AM
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I used a Starlight scope in the 70's. Its cave man like in compariion to todays thermo imaging scopes of today.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:17 AM
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I have a friend with the thermo imaging. He can see a squirrel inside a tree, but I don`t have $ 30,000 to buy one.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:30 PM
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The thermal vision is pretty nice. That is what we used on the hog hunt down in GA with jagerpro. You can get them now for around 13-15K. I still don't have near that kind of money. I am looking for something under a grand.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:11 PM
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For under $ 1,000 you are definately not going to get the better stuff unless you can find a guy in need of some cash. The less expencive stuff will impress you untill you see the top end stuff. I would recomand the best goggles you can afford and go with red lazers on you rifles for sights. Even with the gen 1 stuff you`ll see a red lazer farther than your rifle will shot relaiblely. If you were close I would show you the difference so you could see what you like best.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:34 PM
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things keep going the way they are and we all may need night vision
100.0% agree!
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:31 AM
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Things keep going the way they are and we all may need night vision
Very true.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:41 AM
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I've got a good friend who uses a gen III NV scope for coyotes after dark. Got a little trigger time with that one a few weeks ago, and target acquisition was impressive even at longer distances. If you're wanting to keep it cheap, there are a TON of NV scopes on Cabelas website. You should be able to track down something there.
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