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Posted: 4/10/2006 5:49:58 PM EDT
I am thinking about getting a night vision scope. About the most I can afford is a Gen 2 maybe a 2+, anyone ideas would help. I am interested in 100-175 yard ability. Going to most likely put on my 20in ar or a new 308 that is on the way. then there is a suppressor that is on the wish list.. does it ever end....

Thanks
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:52:57 PM EDT
Me too. There is a guy that has a Gen 3, and it's magnificent(costs 4 GT's though)!!!!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:59:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Timanator:
Me too. There is a guy that has a Gen 3, and it's magnificent(costs 4 GT's though)!!!!



I need to keep it under about $1500...
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:21:13 PM EDT
Try some surplus Iraqi night vision: Helmet + duct tape, flashlight


Sorry :)
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:39:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stan4231:

Originally Posted By Timanator:
Me too. There is a guy that has a Gen 3, and it's magnificent(costs 4 GT's though)!!!!



I need to keep it under about $1500...




The price for Gen 2+ starts at under 1,000. I'd like to take a look at one if you get your hands on one, I would like to see the difference between it and the Gen 3.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:03:33 PM EDT
don't buy gen2. spend the money and get the gen3 or don't go night vision.
gen2 are ok but need an illuminator. Gen3 were made to "hunt" gen2.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:23:30 PM EDT
If you'd like to check out a top shelf G3, LMK....and I am not particularly easily impressed.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:01:44 AM EDT
you can look at NV like looking at flash lights.
gen 1 is like a mini mag light. (not much light and no distance)
gen 2 is like a C-cell mag light. (good light up close but not much at distance)
gen 3 is like a 120 lumen Surefire. (good light at distance)

the gen3 sell themselves. once you look thru one you will throw rocks at the 1 and 2.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:43:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 7:45:36 AM EDT by Stan4231]

Originally Posted By hk940:
you can look at NV like looking at flash lights.
gen 1 is like a mini mag light. (not much light and no distance)
gen 2 is like a C-cell mag light. (good light up close but not much at distance)
gen 3 is like a 120 lumen Surefire. (good light at distance)

the gen3 sell themselves. once you look thru one you will throw rocks at the 1 and 2.



Do you like one brand or model over another. Maybe a vendor to look at? Looking at the ATN web site... seems that the 2+ is more expensive than the 3?

Thanks
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:57:20 AM EDT
I think you have to look at who makes them.
you have ITT Litton and they are the best by far.

then a full step down is russian, ATN etc.

not saying ATN will not suit your needs. it may.
You have to look at what you can get by with.

the problem is the lower gens look like your trying to see thru a murky fish tank.
a 2 can cost more than a 3.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 1:19:54 PM EDT
I can not see spending 3k right now..... Guess I will just get a CAN. Silence is golden.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 1:38:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 3:40:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By Stan4231:
I can not see spending 3k right now..... Guess I will just get a CAN. Silence is golden.



Can first is my advice on 'toys' that I enjoy.

Once you go suppressed, everything else is loud and obnoxious.

TRG



Already have a price for 2. Formed a LLC yesterday ...One of the owners of the company I worl for wants one for his AR,

So you are saying .... ONE YOU GO SUPPRESSED YOU NEVER GO BACK?

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 4:46:39 PM EDT
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