Night Vision Warrior is committed to helping you find the best deal and buy the right night vision devices at the best price.
This is done through our in-depth research and users’ reviews of many night vision items to find you the best deal and get you that cheap night vision scope you need!
This is part two in a six-post series dedicated to night vision on the cheap.
Here we go…
Why do we buy night vision scopes? We buy them because we’re stationary and plan to shoot from a stationary position in the dark. You can’t use scopes for mobility other than to periodically stop and search while moving. But night vision riflescopes are perfect for when you’re patiently waiting for your prey.
You need great hunting, defense, and sniping night vision devices.
So how can we do this affordably?
Here are some picks with solid reviews for $500 or less!
“Does a great job for a Gen 1 NVRS. Don’t forget to leave the lense cover cap on during day light hours. Better vision distances can be obtained by adding an additional IR Torch.” – RDL
“Awesome G1 night scope. Does everything it says inside 100 yards. Extremely clear. I recommend an additional IR light mounted to the scope rail. Read the directions and then read them again, there will be no problems.” – Super J
“This is really amazing at night. I cannot believe the things I can see…” – Joseph Cathcart
These three sub $500 Gen 1 night vision scopes range from suitable to damn good! It seems that you get better “bang for your buck” with night vision scopes over night vision goggles.
In the last article I mentioned that you should buy the cheaper night vision now and save up to get better night vision later but I’m not even sure you would need more than the Armasight ORION or ATN X-Sight.
As a bonus I want to mention the ATN X-Sight II that is just over $500 at $550.
For just $50 over our budget we jump into Gen 2 night vision with a ton of features. Read the review here.
If you have a large area to cover or are trying to hit your target out at long distances, then yes, save up the pennies, eBay the old stuff, and buy the higher end scopes when you can.
However, I’m pretty sure you’ll be happy with the performance of any of these cheap night vision scopes.