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Gah -- can't decide!

Postby Jean on Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:41 am

I've read dozens of the posts on this forum and have narrowed down my choice. Please help me decide!

This is a gift for my brother's 50th birthday, I want to spend $400 or less. I'm still not sure whether to get a binocular or monocular but here's what I'm considering:

Bushnell Stealthview Monocular - http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-ni ... 60542.html

Yukon Digital Night Ranger - http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-digit ... 28041.html

ATN Night Shadow I - http://www.opticsplanet.com/atnnigshadni.html

Yukon Viking 2x24 Night Vision Binoculars - http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-2x24- ... ulars.html

Yukon Viking Pro 2x24 -- http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-vikin ... 25022.html

Here are my requirements:

(1) My brother's house is in a dark rural area with minimal ambient light. I want something that allows him to see wildlife on his property -- probably a range of up to 300-500 yards?

(2) Good image quality is important as he only turns 50 once.

(3) Good value is important as I am splitting the cost with my mother and other brother.

(4) Must be in stock and available for overnight shipping as his birthday bash is this weekend!

(5) I don't like the idea of the 6 AA batteries for the Bushnell but my brother is pretty smart re: electronics and can probably find a suitable adapter.

Please help me decide soon, thanks!

Jean
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Postby Steven_L on Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:04 pm

The best image quality will come from the Yukon but it is not available for immediate shipment. The Bushnell Stealthview runs a close second and is in stock. You may also record with these units via an RCA plug. If you expect any night vision to see from 300 to 500 yards you're wasting your time, though. They are made to see in the dark, not to see FAR in the dark.
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