New guy advice on First purchase.

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New guy advice on First purchase.

Postby fairwater » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:09 am

Im really glad I found this forum, I was ready to pull the trigger on a ATN product until I read a few posts here. Ok this is what I need. I have all hunting set ups, Remington 700 style guns with high quality scopes on them. I want the best Night Vision that I can get to attach to the day scopes that I have. I also want to use this for a monocular and be able to put it in my pocket. I have read a lot on torches also, which one would be best for my set up. I hunt from a shooting house box, to a corn feeder most of the time set up at 100 yards away, but i need to see detail. I know that I will need G3 but which ones? I would like to spend from $3500 to $4500 on the whole set up. Do y'all think that a set up like this is a waste of money?

I have a friend that uses an independent monocular for looking and a night vision scope for shooting. He has like over $7000 in his set up, but it works.

Any ideas will be appreciated.
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Re: New guy advice on First purchase.

Postby Michael » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:43 pm

A dedicated system is always better then a "jack of all trades". Having said that, if you are looking at 100-150 yards distance and are willing to deal with a slightly awkward eye-relief at night, either the PVS-14 or the MiNi-14 with a universal adapter will work.

Products:
http://www.opticshq.com/page/Optics/PRO ... MINI-14-SA with an auto gated upgrade
http://www.opticshq.com/page/Optics/PRO ... C-UNIAPT-M

http://www.opticshq.com/Merchant2/merch ... ing-Scopes with an auto gated upgrade
http://www.opticshq.com/page/Optics/PRO ... C-UNIAPT-P

Reviews:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1360
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1265
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1198
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Re: New guy advice on First purchase.

Postby fairwater » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:40 pm

Thanks a lot, do you have any favorites between the two?
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Re: New guy advice on First purchase.

Postby Michael » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:32 am

Hmm..that's a tough one. Personally, I prefer the MiNi-14 since I've never had much use for manual gain control, it is lighter and more waterproof (I've used it for scuba a number of times). PVS-14 does offer more accessories and options out there. It is really a personal preference rather then a clear cut winner.
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Re: New guy advice on First purchase.

Postby fairwater » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:17 pm

Thank You.
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