Night vision options

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by codybrown, Mar 29, 2019.


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  1. codybrown

    codybrown Well-Known Member

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    So I'll start off by first saying that I don't have thousands to put towards a night vision or thermal scope. That leaves me with the options of the digital camera style systems. I have my eves on a few, but I'm looking for firsthand experience from anyone who has used them. My choices so far are:

    1. Pulsar N550
    2. Sightmark photon
    3. Sightmark wraith

    I'd like to stay away from ATN, from what I've heard customer service leaves something to be desired. All three of the scopes listed have a street price of $500-$600. The Pulsar is discontinues so the best savings would be that one since standard price on it was well over $1k.

    The scope will be going on a Remington Model 7 22-250 strictly for coyotes, shots 200 yards and under. I'll be using a 900 series IR torch with whatever option I end up going with.

    I'd appreciate any input about the 3 options listed, and also any others that you may have experience with.
     
  2. Oi.223

    Oi.223 Previously BeeSpring44

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    its all about your budget and the application. If you plan on shooting a firearm in them you need a good set(like a gen 2 pvs7) because the muzzel flah will either blind you, damage the goggles, or at the very least white them out temporarily. If its for observation only then a nice gen 1 monocular would do. Lots of the new IR stuff out there that i been looking at but i have no experience with them yet. Cost is attractive though.
     
  3. Zen Archery

    Zen Archery Well-Known Member

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    Go with Pulsar I just sold my N550 for $450.00. What distances and type of terrain do you plan on hunting in. This will determine what type of IR Light you May need to get (if any).
     
  4. codybrown

    codybrown Well-Known Member

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    I'd be hunting small fields and woodlines, distances under 250 yards - probable closer to 100-150. I think a seperater light would be better so the scope batteries don't get drawn down by the light.
     
  5. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Well-Known Member

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    The Wraith is having some teething problems right now from what I am seeing on the Wraith Owner's Group on Facebook. The most notable issue is a loss of focus during recoil on some (a minority) of units. Sightmark is addressing the issue.
     
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  6. dfanonymous

    dfanonymous Well-Known Member

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    Look up armasight products. There prices vary but some are comparable to what you are looking for for actual gen 1 quality.