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mk390 or mk440, need help, better ones for my price range?

Postby stareandwonder on Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:52 am

Hi, I've always wanted a decent NV scope for shooting up in Northern MI and I have found 2 that have caught my eye. I'm kind of strapped for cash, so i can't afford high valued gen2 3 and 4 scopes so I'm looking between the ATN Aries Mk390 paladin gen1 for 600$ at cabella's, its cheap and as i said im strapped for cash but i have seen the ATN aries Mk440 gen 2 for just under a grand or just over and I think i can make that budget. So basically I just would like info from owners of these 2 NV scopes to give me some insight on them and some pictures taken from looking into the scopes and mounted pictures would be nice if possible too. I know gen2 will be much better then the gen1 but like i said im strapped for cash and if id suit me better going with the paladin then that might be better. Just would like to know quality, picture and whatever else on the mk390 gen1 and mk440 gen2. Thanks. My price range is about a grand(which us pushing is)

Jesse.
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:31 am

Hi

The 440 will not offer significantly better resolution, since it is a budget 2nd gen, but it will offer all the other Gen 2 adavantages like better optics (flatter field with less distrotion), better screen quality, more light amplification, slightly better tube life and isntant on and off. It's also a smaller scope than the MK390.
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Postby stareandwonder on Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:44 am

Yah, I was wondering what the mk440 looked like mounted, i couldnt find a picture. I found low quality pictures of the mk390 being mounted and it is quite large on the weapon. I have searched for pictures of the mk390 looking through the scope and i havn't found anyhting what so ever, quite frustrating because since its gen1 id like to see what im getting before i fork over the cash, which is why im considering just buying the mk440 because i know it will be a bit better. This will be my first NV scope so yah lol. If anyone has pics of the mk390 or mk440 please post or lend link lol.

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Postby opticsplanet.com on Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:49 am

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Postby stareandwonder on Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:55 am

Yah, i have been there, thanks anyway. I'm going to almost bet that those pictures of the reticle are just regular day pictures of animals and then given a nightvision look on photoshop, then drawn in or or pasted the reticle ontop lol. I think im going to have to just save my cash and get the mk440 but as my car hates me and decides to die, its my only way to school...Hmm school or night scope... I'm seriously leaning to nightscope LOL.
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