I have gotten approval from the household CFO to purchase my first thermal scope. I am looking for suggestions, pros/cons
Main uses: yote/pig hunting, spotting
Primary platforms: Tikka t3x CTR 308, AR15 223
So far I have been looking at;
ATN Thor 4 384 1.25-5x($1780) or 2-8x($2403)
I like the scope style, and the optional laser range finder and QD mount accessories (not sure how well the built in range finder works). I also like all the extras; rav, ballistic calc, 1 shot zero… Better detection range than Thor HD
I don’t mind the internal battery(the prepper in me prefers AA batts), would need to buy QD mount. I have heard bad things about ATNs customer service
ATN Thor HD 384 2-8x ($2050 w/ batt pack)
I like the AA battery, profile manager(if I use on different platforms), cheaper than Thor 4, comes with QD mount .
I don’t like lower detection range, Thor 4 is latest and greatest and looks better.
I have been told to look into pulsar, I perused their website (not as clean and detailed as ATNs), I like their picture in picture and heard good things about their customer service. Pricier than ATN options.
Any help, suggestions, guidance would be greatly appreciated.