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Starting from Scratch, Need advice...

Postby Rookie on Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:36 am

I'm looking into purchasing Night Vision gear to hunt raccoons from a tree stand in a wooded area overlooking rice fields. The raccoons are tearing up my crawfish ponds. Any suggestions?
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Re: Starting from Scratch, Need advice...

Postby Steven_L on Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:09 am

With an ATN MK 390 you should be able to have a good shot a coons under 100 yards max, assuming you have some ambient light. The scope will sit ridiculously high unless it's on an AR-type gun, but still useable otherwise. The picture will not have great resolution, but that's what you can expect from any gen one product. You're at around a couple grand for a gen two unit.
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Re: Starting from Scratch, Need advice...

Postby Rookie on Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:23 am

I'm looking to stay within $1500. Would you still suggest the ATN MK 390 at this budget? Thanks
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Re: Starting from Scratch, Need advice...

Postby Steven_L on Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:48 am

It's your best choice, yes. Pretty good product.
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Re: Starting from Scratch, Need advice...

Postby awningdude1 on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:39 pm

I have an ar-15 and want a night vision scope to shoot hogs at 150 yards. And be able to see them clearly. Low cost of course.
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Re: Starting from Scratch, Need advice...

Postby Steven_L on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:05 am

Same choice as above, although you will have to have a pretty fair amount of ambient light for viewing, especially at that range. The picture will not be clear. All gen one picures are fuzzy and pixelated. You are also at about the maximum distance, even for larger animals like pigs.
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Re: Starting from Scratch, Need advice...

Postby Steadyfinger007 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:26 pm

Is there a quick detach mount availible for the mk 390 so day scope/night scope transition would be quicker and easier.
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Re: Starting from Scratch, Need advice...

Postby Trevor_B on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:05 am

Unfortunately there is no affective way to have a quick release system with the MK390. There are riser available with large thumbscrews that can detach with relative ease, but that will raise the scope at least .5'' more.
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Re: Starting from Scratch, Need advice...

Postby Steadyfinger07 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:01 pm

Thanks that was my thought also but was unsure if ATN offered any upgrades to the mount.
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