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Gift comparison - Yukon, Night Owl & Bushnell

Postby trittgrl on Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:11 am

I am shopping for NV monoculars for my fiance's birthday gift. Primarily it will be a toy, but I (and he, I'm sure :lol: ) wouldn't mind having the rifle scope conversion abilities. I've read reviews and recommendations, and narrowed it down to four.

Seems like:
:idea: Bushnell digital is a favorite
:idea: Yukon indicates rifle conversion ability & preferred 4x magnification
:idea: Night Owls look identical with the Discovery having I/R
:idea: Explorer same without I/R

Any thoughts/reviews/opinions?

Thank you!!!!

:arrow: Bushnell Night Vision 5x42 Stealth View Digital Night Vision Monocular 260542 BU-NV-260542
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-ni ... 60542.html

:arrow: Night Owl Night Vision Explorer Pro 5x Monocular - NOCX5 w/FREE UPS NW-NV-NOCX5
http://www.opticsplanet.com/night-owl-e ... nocx5.html

:arrow: Night Owl Optics Night Vision Discovery Pro 5x Monocular - NODS5 w/FREE UPS NW-NV-NODS5
http://www.opticsplanet.com/night-owl-d ... nods5.html

:arrow: Yukon NVMT 4x50 Multitask Night Vision Monocular 24027 $150 OFF w/ FREE UPS YU-NV-24027
http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-4x50-nvmt.html
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:21 am

Hi

All Gen 1's have an IR, including the Night Owls, even if it isn't listed. Gen 1 units always need an IR to be effective.

Keep magnification down. NV is a low resolution technology and you will be happier with the image quality on a 3x. ASdding magnification only degrades image quality, especially on Gen 1. Only exception, here, is the Bushnell digital Stealthview - it can handle 5x effectively.

If you can afford it, absolutley no reason not to go with the Stealthview. Performance-wise, it is the best of the lot.
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Postby trittgrl on Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:34 pm

Thank you so much for the help!!!

Do you know if the Stealth View has rifle conversion kits available?
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:01 am

Hi

You are very welcome.

No, that is not an accessory offered by Bushnell. Sorry.
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Postby trittgrl on Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:06 pm

Yikes, I had no idea what a tough decision this would be. Forgive me for bombarding you with posts.

I'm in favor of a Yukon monocular due to the availability of rifle scope conversion kits. :?: Of the two models below, which one do you think he would enjoy using the most?

http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-3x24-multitask.html

http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-4x50-nvmt.html

:?: Of the two digital monoculars below, which do you think is the better bet of the two?

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

http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-digit ... 28041.html


And last but not least...
He mentioned rifle scopes last night...and talked about Leupold and Swarovski. :?: Do either of these brands come with night vision and in the $200 - $350 range?

Once again, please accept my heartfelt thanks in assisting me with my decision!
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:10 pm

Hi

Performance favors a unit with a larger second number, which is the objective lens size. A larger objective gives the unit more light to work with, but also makes it physically larger.

As for the Ranger, it is an excellent unit, but backordered and not enough of a difference over the Stealthview to justify waiting for it.
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