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NV for Predator hunting - budget $1500.00

Postby 1stunna on Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:14 am

What would give me the best bang for my buck ... a Pulsar Digisight N550 or a cheaper gen 2 scope?

Most shots would be less than 200 yards but identifying the coyote or bobcat at more than 200 yards would be ideal. In addition, "ease of use" is a signigicant factor.
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Re: NV for Predator hunting - budget $1500.00

Postby Steven_L on Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:10 pm

I tested an N550 this weekend. The clarity is excellent for a digital unit, comparable to a gen two traditional night vision unit, but not with the resolution or sensitivity of a gen three unit. Or the expense of a gen three unit. The Pulsar N550 can also be used in the daytime with no ill effects to the unit. Pulsar just started selling a couple different external battery packs for them since the N550 has a reputation of eating batteries. No prices or images of them yet, but soon. The N550 is light, bright, and extremely innovative. I'd rather have the Pulsar over a gen two scope, mainly because of day time use. Identifying critters at over 200 yards is asking a bit much, though. Seeing them should not be an issue, just identification.
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