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Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Perplexed girlfriend on Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:30 pm

I am planning on getting my boyfriend a nv scope to mount on a rifle for Christmas. The only problem is that I don't know which one to get. I do have a spending limit of $700 or less. I've been looking at different websites and reviews. Alot of them have good things to say about the [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/atn-brand.html]ATN[/link] Aries 390 Paladin, the [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/atn-brand.html]ATN[/link] MK 350 Guardian and NVRS series Generation 1. Of course the good things they are saying are pretty much going over my head. I don't really know how many yards he will need to be able to shoot at. I'm getting this for him for coyote and varmit hunting. Would any of those NV [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-brand.html]scopes[/link] work? If not, what are some good ones in my price range?

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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Steven_L on Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:47 am

The good news is that since you know your spending limit you only have a few choices, and the two that you mentioned are what I would recommend. He will be able to shoot at a bit over 100 yards with decent ambient light. It can't be installed on a really high powered rifle, with the .308 Winchester cartridge being on the high side due to eye relief. That is the distance between his eye and the end of the night vision scope. He has to be sufficiently enough away to prevent the scope from hitting him during recoil. The ATN Paladin 390 has a bit more magnification than the 350 and may be a slightly better choice for his application. Second and third generation scopes are many times more expensive. He can use the 390 very efficiently for what he plans on doing. What a great Christmas gift! Nice job!
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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Perplexed girlfriend on Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:14 pm

Thanks so much Steven!! You've helped me out tremedously!! Now on to find the best prices! :)
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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Steven_L on Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:25 pm

You're welcome, glad to help! You'll find the best prices here! If you don't, give our customer service agents a call and see if we can match a price. They are in stock and they come with free shipping! Merry Christmas, and thanks!
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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Perplexed girlfriend on Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:05 pm

I will do that! Thanks again!! I'm hoping he'll really be suprised. Have a great day!!
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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Perplexed Girlfriend on Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:10 pm

Okay, I'm back. I was browsing your store and I came across the ATN 410...is that any better? Or should I stick with the Paladin 390? Whatever I get will definitely be used for coyotes...and maybe hogs.
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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Trevor_B on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:11 pm

The 410 is a little high magnification and I usually don't recommend it unless someone needs that extra magnification. The 390 is usually the best seller for us, its a great unit for the price and is ideal.
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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Perplexed Girlfriend on Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:47 pm

Ok, I have another question. Will my boyfriend be able to use the ATN Paladin 390 in all types of settings (like woods, open fields, etc)to hunt coyotes and such? Or should I try to spend more money and get different scope? I guess what I'm worried about is spending the money and him not being able to really use it. Would you recommend me spending more money and getting a better scope for the job that the scope will be used for? Also, is there anything that I need to buy with the scope like extras?
Thanks!
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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Trevor_B on Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:58 pm

Thats a tough one. Is it worth spending the extra money to get into a gen 2 scope for hunting? I think so, absolutely. Trade off is that you will be spending quite a bit more. A nice gen 2 scope to look at is the Night Arrow. Is a gen 2 worth the money, yes, but its is quite a bit more. Can the MK390 work in those conditions, yes, but really at 75 yards +/-. A gen 2 unit will get you out to 150-175 yards.
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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Perplexed Girlfriend on Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:07 pm

Thanks Trevor that answers my question! Do you know if there is a warranty that goes with any of the scopes?
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Re: Night Vision Scope for best $$

Postby Trevor_B on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:15 pm

Definitely get a warranty, depending on the unit it can be 1-3 years.
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