Thermal vision

Howard Law

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Does anybody in this joint have anything to do with thermal scopes? Looking to get into a little night hunting. I have started doing some research and have a fairly good idea on what I am going after. But would like some (semi) trusted advice.
 

dial1911

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I played with someone else's Leupold monocular and want really impressed... but it was summer, so ambient temps were close to people and animal temps.
 

lesptr

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Even on the AH64 with the best your tax money could by, there is what’s called IR Crossover. During the natural heating and cooling of the day/night, there is going to be two times of the day when thermal sucks. @dial1911 may have been viewing during one of those times. There are multiple generations available, but each newer gen keeps getting more expensive. Based on my beer budget I pretty much ruled out thermal. Interested in what others have found with what’s available to us peons.
 
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EugenFJR

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I've played with a ton of PAS 13's. They are complicated, don't work very well in the rain or extreme cold, only cost around $13,000.00 ... don't mix the batteries, or it will destroy the optic, and you might get 5 or 6 hours with each set of fresh batteries on the range, or on your hunt.