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Gen 1+ Night Vision

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Garg, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Looking for advice / experience with entry level generation 1+ night vision rifle scopes.
    Wanting to get one for beaver, varmint hunting. Not interested in gen 2 or higher as budget is what it is.

    Who make the best one?

    Which ones should I stay away from.


    Discuss....
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    What rifle will you be using it on? If you have an AK, I can recommend a surplus Russian NSPU/1pn34, which is a triple tube cascade starlight scope and generally considered 1+. Lots of people use them for hog and coyote hunting.

    Keith
     
  3. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I was thinking of my 10-22, just for varmints, but it may go on an AR.
    Brands I am looking at are:
    ATN
    Yukon
    Armasight
    and
    Sightmark
    They all have a Gen 1+ or two in my price range.
     
  4. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Anyone???
     
  5. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i tryed atn gen. 1scope years ago and it s.u.c.k.e.d. was not any more useful than a standard rifle scope at night. so i went to u.s. made gen. 2 and gen. 3 scopes. and am happy with these.
     
  6. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Well don't hold out on us, man. What did you settle on?
     
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Yukon works great on a 10/22 and you can see a lot of detail out to 60 yards or so in the dark.

    Someday I'd love to have a nice thermal optic.
     
  8. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    LOL, sorry, started with a itt an/pvs-14a. was really clear and nice, with i.r… but decided to go with an/pvs-4 old school scopes, have 2 of these, one is gen 2+ and the other is gen 3. although a little more grainey than the an/pvs-14a,,,just as bright,and personally more useful to me than the an/pvs-14a was. due to larger field of view, 4x magnification, and built-in ranging reticle. also decided I.R. illumination is a bad thing.
     
  9. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Might I ask might what those cost you... Ballpark is close enough :)
     
  10. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Picked up an ATN Aries 350 a while back. It usually lives on top of a suppressed Savage FV-SR 22.
    Good out to 35 yards or so with the ATN IR illuminator, but that can be stretched with a higher
    power illuminator.

    Great for the money (around $300) once you get used to the "looking at the world through lime jello"
    view. 2.5x, decent crosshairs. Not really thrilled with the mount--wish the scope sat back a couple
    of more inches.