M*CARBO Brotherhood

Night Vision/Thermal Scopes

Just wondering what kinds of NV or Thermal Scopes people are using and if they would recommend them to others.
I currently have a Pulsar Apex XD-50 on and AR-10. It’s an awesome Thermal that can identify targets (human targets @ 1400 yards), farther than my capabilities with an AR-10.
On an AR-15 I have an ATN X-Sight II HD 3x14 Day/Night Scope. It’s a budget scope costing me about 500$ but it’s packed with features and has been dependable for about 3 years now. Came with an IR Illuminator that’s good to 200 yards.
Just ordered another ATN. It’s the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro. It will be set up on a bolt action .308. This one also comes with an IR Illuminator. Both of the ATN Scopes have the ability to record your hunt/shot through the scope.

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Links to a couple hunt videos through my ATN X-Sight II

55gr. Hornady GMX bullet handload recovered from the 147lb boar. Went through both shoulders and was found just under the hide on the exit side.

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showing my age,


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On that first video I would have been VERY tempted to take out the squirrel first. Just showin’ off.

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and as usual im out of likes ,again, its a damn conspiracy it be, got the mounts to put it on a M14 and a M1 carbine as well, but the dang thing is big as the carbine LOL

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videos aint showing for me…

Starlight scope was my first experience with a NV scope. We used it for surveillance out in the Louisiana swamps while in the Coast Guard. It was a big heavy hand held NV Scope. Thing was built like a tank and weighed about as much too.

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Remove PornHub as your default home page maybe?

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but then i got to load it again, swap to firefox in a bit and see if it loads up… :smiling_imp:

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That was a rushed shot. Had a little buck kept coming in and chasing the does and I wanted more than just the one dinner the squirrel would have provided. That does head isn’t much bigger than a squirrel though.

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Your glass is bigger than your gun there, Buck… :laughing:

Same here. I’m just imagining what they are from the comments. :grinning:

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Videos show on my phone using duckduckgo browser.

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They appear to be MOV files, I don’t have Quicktime installed in my browser. That’s my issue. All good.

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main reason i still keep it, Ive got other NV as far as Binoc’s ,Monoc’s. ect is the starlight is passive. I can use it passive (no additional IR from a millennium light) and see anyone coming at me a long way off. It doesn’t need IR to function and crosshairs are still crystal clear.all i have to do is to track their IR beam back to source and shoot 1/2" above light source…
I have been thinking bout putting a A1 upper on the 20", moving the starlight to that, then taking the leatherwood off the 20 and put it on the 18" then the aimpoint off the `18 onto the carbine

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Always good to have options, brother. :grinning:

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Yall appear to be eat up with feral hawgs as bad as we are…look at all them bacon sammitches… flash recovery dont seem bad on the ATN

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@GOBLIN , can spot a starlite anywhere. I had a chance to pick one up a few years ago from a young guy saying it was his gramps from Vietnam. I passed and then heard a few weeks later that the kid got busted for stealing and selling guns and equipment from some elderly folks. Glad I passed but I sure wish I had one. It’s heavy and bulky but still the best night vision optic. I have the perfect AR 10 build to put one on.

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all 6 lbs of it. I will check around and see if any of the Israeli surplus units are moving. saw em on sale a wile back US sold em to Israel , who in turn used the hell out of em, and when they upgraded they in turn sold em back to the US with new intensifiers. got a spare tube from em from them, even got the conversion to run the starlight on AA batteries… they were selling the whole setup with case for under 400$

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Let me know. I may buy a few at that price

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sent em a email. let ya know what i get back…

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