So I'm looking for the best Gen 1 monocular
for under $300. It must have a tripod mount.
Here are the intended uses.
1. Mounted on cross bow (with daytime scope) in conjunction with laser sight
in order to hunt hogs / coyotes in urban areas.
2. Toy when camping / around house, etc
Uses will be about 50 / 50. I wanted to go with an actual night vision scope
, but I can't find one that is GUARANTEED to hold up to reverse recoil of a cross bow.
Will have a cross hair scope on bow, and that scope will have two tactical
rails above and to the side. Laser up top (about to post a question on laser sight
board), and then I'll have my night vision
attached to a bracket with tripod
mount. Bracket bolted to a scope ring on a quick release base that will go to my rail that's to the left of daytime scope. This way I can be CAREFUL with night vision
and don't have to ahve it on all the time. Laser will be bolted in and permanent up top.
Because it's a cross bow.. range during hunting is not terribly important. With a built in IR illuminator, if I can make out vitals on a hog or coyote at 45 yards AND see my laser sight
, I'll be happy.
For fun / Toy aspect (another reason I'm going with the brack / quick release idea as opposed to an actual NV Scope) I'd like to be able to snap it off gun and be able to see as much and as far as possible at camp / around the hosue, but I'd sacrifice performance there for clarity within 50 yards.
Here are the models I'm looking at:Bushnell
2 x 24 Night Watchhttp://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-ni ... 60224.html
Sightmark Eclipse 4 x 50http://www.opticsplanet.com/sightmark-e ... cular.htmlYukon
3 x 42 Sea Wolfhttp://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-3x24-multitask.htmlYukon
3 x 42 Spartanhttp://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-spart ... -nvmt.html