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Old 02-21-2019, 07:37 AM
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Thermal all the way if you can swing the $$ / From there; theres Trijicon and then theres everybody else
Trijicon for what?
 
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Thermal all the way if you can swing the $$ / From there; theres Trijicon and then theres everybody else
Trijicon...I know you get what ya pay for, but damn. I'm more in the price range of the Pulsar XQ50 or Armasight/Flir Zeus.
 
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Take a look at a Kill Light Feeder Light if you want to shoot at night on the cheap. It's a green led that is motion activated. I popped (3) 250s in 10 minutes in S.TX using my deer rifle.


 
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Originally Posted by FNGonaRK View Post
Trijicon for what?
Thermal imaging, Trijicon is considered top of line and is super durable with good warranty and awesome customer service. The Pulsar units are good and very popular due to price. If you opt for a thermal there are 2 levels of imaging, a 320 core and a 640 core. Basically it is pixels to create the image. Much like a fish finder, more pixels equals a more defined image. Hunting hogs under a feeder, any 320 core will be fine. But, if you expand on your night hunting...to calling coyotes, fox, etc... and you will once you get a taste, the 640 is much nicer. Figure double the image clarity which you will appreciate when reaching out past 150-200 yards. A thermal target at distance with a 320 will just tell you there is something there but you will not be able to positively identify it due to image being grainy. An approximate sized target will be all you'll get. Basically a small hog vs. a coyote will look the same and you wont be too sure what your shooting at. This can be a bad thing depending on where your hunting. Unsure of all the features the Pulsar units have but what sold me on Trijicon was, I own several of their other products and have found nothing that even compares. I have the Reap IR which being a digital scope has the ability to hold zero on 4 different guns as long as you have picatinny rail to mount to. Sight first gun in on "gun A" and then scope can me switched to another gun and sighted for "gun B" and then another gun C and another for gun D. When you swap scope around you just select which gun ABC or D from menu and it goes right back to that zero for that gun which makes it very universal. I can be hunting coyote with my AR one minute and switch to a 22 long rifle for rabbits or coons with just a quick disconnect and a menu change
 
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Originally Posted by Jetblack3 View Post
Thermal imaging, Trijicon is considered top of line and is super durable with good warranty and awesome customer service. The Pulsar units are good and very popular due to price. If you opt for a thermal there are 2 levels of imaging, a 320 core and a 640 core. Basically it is pixels to create the image. Much like a fish finder, more pixels equals a more defined image. Hunting hogs under a feeder, any 320 core will be fine. But, if you expand on your night hunting...to calling coyotes, fox, etc... and you will once you get a taste, the 640 is much nicer. Figure double the image clarity which you will appreciate when reaching out past 150-200 yards. A thermal target at distance with a 320 will just tell you there is something there but you will not be able to positively identify it due to image being grainy. An approximate sized target will be all you'll get. Basically a small hog vs. a coyote will look the same and you wont be too sure what your shooting at. This can be a bad thing depending on where your hunting. Unsure of all the features the Pulsar units have but what sold me on Trijicon was, I own several of their other products and have found nothing that even compares. I have the Reap IR which being a digital scope has the ability to hold zero on 4 different guns as long as you have picatinny rail to mount to. Sight first gun in on "gun A" and then scope can me switched to another gun and sighted for "gun B" and then another gun C and another for gun D. When you swap scope around you just select which gun ABC or D from menu and it goes right back to that zero for that gun which makes it very universal. I can be hunting coyote with my AR one minute and switch to a 22 long rifle for rabbits or coons with just a quick disconnect and a menu change
I didn't realize they were that highly regarded in the thermal game. I've played with a few of their scopes and the glass was clean, but nothing outstanding. Light bluing on the edges, which put them lower than the others at their price point, IMO. I thought FLIR and the higher end ATN's pretty much ran things. Learn something every day!
 
 


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