NV/Thermal Advice

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Crash_Test_Dhimmi, Jun 3, 2013.

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  1. Crash_Test_Dhimmi

    Crash_Test_Dhimmi Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    Ive been squirreling away some money into my slush fund. I have two choices....

    1- get an L3 MUM from TNVC, and IR lasers for my handgun and assault rifle

    2- Get an ATN THOR 2X for the assault rifle

    It will be for hog hunting and property overwatch
    The MUM would be on my face and my weapons would have IR lasers zeroed

    The THOR is a different universe altogether, using thermal to see things you would never see with NV, but would be mounted to my Assault rifle. The THOR Just seems to be a tremendous multiplier, and its capabilities are mind blowing compared to NV.... what does THR say?
  2. taliv

    taliv Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2004
    definitely go with the NV + lasers. i don't recommend the mum though. i'll pm you some info
  3. modarmory

    modarmory Member

    May 14, 2012
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Night vision + laser.
    PVS-14 with an ITT Pinnacle (generation 3) or the PVS-14 with an L3 OMNI 8 (generation 3).

    For lasers - Laser Devices makes a great IR laser. Depending on when you are looking to aquire all of the gadgets there maybe more on the market from Crimson Trace or L3.

    Thermal is great for spotting but the resolution is lacking. For thermal the two best companies are FLIR and L3.
  4. Torian

    Torian Member

    Feb 10, 2013
    Thermal is great for spotting and resolution IF you want to spend a lot of money. By serious money, I'm mean around 10,000. This technology doesn't come cheap. I've had the opportunity to use military grade NV and Thermal optics on weapon systems, and I prefer the thermal.

    Check out this thermal hog hunting video on youtube, and you see the type of resolution I'm talking about:


    As modarmory pointed out above, the resolution for the NV scope is probably better, but if you are trying to detect heat signatures, you can't beat a Thermal scope. I'd be willing to give up a little resolution to make them easier to spot.
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