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Old 11-15-2020, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Budget nigh vision or thermal optics?

We have a field behind our house, 150-200 yards deep with a tree line on the far side with apartments behind the tree line.

Iím not a fan of not being able to see out in the field at night. Are there any decent night vision or thermal optics for the tight budgeted? I know night Vision I would be limited to generation 1, and thermal I have no knowledge of.

My upper limits of my budget would be 200-250 which I know wonít get me much, if anything.

Any suggestions?
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At that price range a knockoff high lumen weapon light.
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FLIR Scout TK Pocket-Sized Thermal Vison Handheld Monocular Camera

Explore outdoors-at night and in lowlight conditions with this pocket-sized thermal vision monocular. Simple to use, the thermal vision helps you see people, objects, and animals from over 100 yards (90m) away. The Scout TK provides still image and video recording, making the the perfect companion whether in the back country or in the backyard.


Minimum Advertised Price $599.00 US

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Old 11-16-2020, 09:57 AM   #4
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You may want to keep saving to the $600 range. I think Leupold has something in that range, as well as the one posted above.

I bought a $189 night vision monocular from Optics Planet a while back. It really isn't that great, even though it came with a head mount that can place it over your eye. I believe it is 1st Generation NV tech. Unless you have some ambient light for it to gather, it just doesn't do anything. You can use the built in IR illuminator, but that would give away your position to anyone else with an IR detector.

I believe the Leupold is a thermal monocular, which is what I would go with. You can't see someone concealed in the woods with an NV device, but you can see someone hiding behind bushes with a thermal.
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So much of the cheap night vision is more of an Infa Red viewer. Good IR light are exspensive.
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Thanks guys, didn’t think their would be much.

Need to find a way to keep an eye on the field behind my house.
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Thanks guys, didnít think their would be much.

Need to find a way to keep an eye on the field behind my house.
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Trip flares are hella fun.
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Trip flares are hella fun.
Trip flares holy sheet I wonder how many tens of millions $$ those cost the poor American taxpayers? One went off it was like the battle of the Bulge times 10.
Every pin head and his brother went full auto frags flying artillery claymores all kinds of implements of destruction. Windy night yah try to tell the A holes its a branch or something. Nobody listened so just watch the damn show.
Either that or yah find a poor mutilated deer in the morning.
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A trip flare inside an ammo can full of blanks makes for a good time, too.

One of my drill sergeants at Ft. Benning made one of those booby traps for our final FTX which had us in a dug in defensive position and a company of guys from Ranger school had to infiltrate our lines. They didn't do very well.
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Thanks guys, didnít think their would be much.

Need to find a way to keep an eye on the field behind my house.
klauss run some underground wire out to your back field and set some of these up. I have these all around the yard and if anything moves it turns night into day.
Plus their LED so the bulbs will last a lifetime.

Amico 3 Head LED Security Lights Motion Sensor Outdoor Adjustable 40W, 3500LM, 5000K, IP65 Waterproof, ETL Certified, Exterior Flood Light for Garage, Yard(Black)


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Old 01-31-2021, 06:20 PM   #12
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Might try this

https://whatacountry.com/anpvs-2nightvisionscope.aspx

The A/N PVS-2, early Night Vision, Vietnam era but served into the late 80s with US Army.

Can get AR or M14 mounts too.
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Might try this

https://whatacountry.com/anpvs-2nightvisionscope.aspx

The A/N PVS-2, early Night Vision, Vietnam era but served into the late 80s with US Army.

Can get AR or M14 mounts too.
Enforcer that looks like the ones they gave us Gen. 1?? In defense of the govt. they were trying to get us all the help we could use. But? We refused to use them as they were not worth a damn.
One could see better at night without them. They taught us to not stare direct on at an object at night but to turn a bit and use our peripheral vision. Be damned it worked not great but better.
Unless they improved that Gen. 1 I would not waste money.
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A buddy has one of their Endosnake bore inspection devices that you can plug into your smart phone, and run it down the bore of any firearm. It does a pretty good job.

Maybe try these binos below........

https://endosnake.com/pages/300-yard...AXgEIqQwA8XJ8c
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I have sionyx (2) and a hand held thermal monocular.

They work reasonably well. I can tell more abour tehm and share some vids later of anyone interested.
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