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    Posted: October/25/2018 at 14:50
Anybody have any experience with his thermal? Thoughts on it. It's on sale for 900.00 bucks so any other comparably priced thermal I open to suggestions.
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Oooh, interesting!
Was sure I had a point when I started this post...
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 I was told it was not usable past about 50 yards..... concept is great but that usability is not.  I haven't personally looked at one but going off what I've been told from actual users.  If all you're doing is sitting in a blind shooting critters under a feeder it might be the ticket.
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 A friend has one, the refresh rate makes it a slow-moving slide show.  The resolution is not good.

If you want it as a toy, sure; if you want it as a tool for some specific task, I'd look for a different tool.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/30/2018 at 11:55
I like a lot of Sig products.  This is not one of them.

General disclaimer: I work with these kinds of devices for a living.

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Thanks guys, so what's the best bang for the buck then. 2k is a stretch, but is there a good option at that point or lower?
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Originally posted by Shooter31 Shooter31 wrote:

Thanks guys, so what's the best bang for the buck then. 2k is a stretch, but is there a good option at that point or lower?

In my opinion, no. Decent thermal sights start at around $2200. There are no bargain priced thermal optics that actually work well. The least expensive thermal optic that actually has pretty good resolution and a fast refresh rate that I've seen and used is the FLIR Thermosight Pro PTS233. A buddy of mine has one, and it is very nice, a bargain for the price. I hog hunt with thermal often, and have spent a lot of time behind various thermal scopes. I have the FLIR RS32 1.25-5X and the FLIR PTS536. The new FLIRs with the "Boson" core and "digital detail enhancement" are quite nice.

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