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Civilian to Me asked How much better is a Thermal Scope than a Night Vision Scope?

Let`s say the Thermal Scope is an ATN Thor 2 vs a Gen 3-4 NV you choose but its about half the price of the ATN, Is the Thermal a huge difference, or what, Give me your thoughts on these

And got the following answer:

Night Vision Advantages:
Less power requirements (runs longer on same batteries)
Higher resolution
Image contrast is closer to “normal”
Higher magnifications available

Night Vision Disadvantages:
Requires some level of ambient light or IR illumination.

Thermal Imagery Advantages:
Can be used in total darkness without illumination.
Animals are brighter than background.
Can see through smoke, fog, dust.

Thermal Imagery Disadvantages:
Can be effected by ambient temperatures
Images does not have normal contrast and other objects such as vehicles and machinery can make image harder to interpret.
Battery life.

Civilian to Me asked What Thermal | Night Vision Weapons Scope would you get?

Thermal or Night Vision
What Manufacture, Model would you recommend.

Hunting in Swampy,Heavy Forest, Large Open fields. All season-Snow,Rain,Wind,Heat,Dry.

Less then 12000$ or lower

Available to civilians

And got the following answer:

Nearly all states prohibit the use of night vision equipment mounted on firearms for hunting. Although you can easily get a waiver of this if you are a bonified rancher or farmer defending your crops, animals, livestock and livelihood from predators.

These things come in Generations 1-4 and 4a for civilians and Gen 6 is current military stock. The biggest problem with these things – they need a tiny bit of light coming from somewhere to work – and too much light, even by accident, can cause permanent damage. The more expensive the light sensor, the more susceptible it is to damage by accidental light hitting it.

These things are sensitive to both visible light and InfraRed light. Accidental doses of IR light do not hurt them like a burst of visible light. This is why you see allot of IR lamps mounted on trucks and weapons – with the night vision scope you can see what the IR lights up, the cannot detect it.

You buy one – you better buy a model you expect to love for the next 10-20 years – because the re-sale market for these is totally in the tank. Due to the fact they can be easily damaged.

A better idea – a really good scope. The front OA lens is responsible for gathering all the available light. Modern 30mm tube scopes are allot more effecient at getting that light to your eye. 90% of the cost of a scope – is the coatings on the lens – the better the coatings – the more light passes straight from the front of the scope to your eye – and the less is lost reflected to the side internally. This means going out at night with a new, modern high end scope like a Leupold 50mm or larger front bell scope, 30mm tube, with side focus and waiting 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the night – is like using a Gen 3 nightvision scope. Especially in winter with any moon. Not so much with no moon or any light polution around to hellp.

I live in Alaska. I have a DSLR camera. In winter I can see really good up close and slightly beyond 600yds with my nice Leupold. But, I can also take my Canon DSLR camera, set it to 1250 ISO and a 10-15 exposure – take a wide angle shot of the dark country all around me. What it shows is a daylight looking pic – and best of all – any moving critter 700-3000+ yards away i can’t normally see show up as an easy to spot blur from their movement and gives them away. One or two more camera shots and I know which direction it is coming in from, relative size, and speed. This is very important – especially if you have a pissed off moose heading your way. ( I once spent 20 minutes dodging a moose that wanted to trample me before I could get back to my truck – I did not have a gun that night – was taking aurora pictures). If it’s a wolf, coyote, or fox, all I have to do is dial in the scope for the proper bullet drop and acquire it with the crosshairs. Judging the distance at night like this is very hard to do – so – a flat shooting round is important incase your calculations are less than perfect.

Remember – NV gear all needs some light. They are totally useless in heavy forest, overcast nights, rain – and the batteries only last a few minutes in the cold. Also – the Image Sensor operates on 1400 volts to 4800 volts – the amps are low so it aint gonna kill you – but fog and high humidity drain the battery and degrade the sensitivity.

Hope this helps

Gully asked What is a good entry-level night vision monocular for around the house?

Just want it around the house primarily for when I travel and my wife hears “bumps in the night” and wants to scan the house perimeter to ensure no one is outside the house. Thanks!

And got the following answer:


Pesky restraining order Huh.

These are a first gen and run just a few hundred. 3,4 gen run lots more but are really good for situations where you would encounter bright light with scattered darkness. These unless in very dark conditions are just a novelty.

I think you are better off with motion detectors with flood lights, and a fur coated razor blade, aka big mean dog.

G S asked What is the closest to Military grade night vision goggles available to the public?

And got the following answer:

It all depends on how much you want to spend. You can get generation IV. Gen IV is gonna cost you just under $4,000.

There is a cheap real night vision alternative. The EyeClops Night Vision Goggles by Jakks. These are available at Target, Wal Mart and Mejier. They cost about $80 and they are the real deal. I have a pair and they work well. You can’t beat them for the price. They run on five double A batteries.

So what is the closest military grade night vision goggles you can purchase? Generation IV.