Cheap Night Vision Part 2: Scopes

Cheap Night Vision Part 2 Scopes

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…

Cheap Night Vision Scopes

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!

Firefield FF16001 NVRS 3x 42mm Gen 1 Night Vision Riflescope, under $350


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


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Firefield FF26014T Tactical Night Vision Rifle Scope with Internal Focusing, 2.5 x 50, just under $500

Firefield FF26014T Tactical Night Vision Rifle Scope

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

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Armasight ORION 5X Gen 1+ Night Vision Rifle Scope, at $500

Armasight Vulcan 6X Kit

“This is really amazing at night. I cannot believe the things I can see…” – Joseph Cathcart

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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.

ATN X Sight II

For just $50 over our budget we jump into Gen 2 night vision with a ton of features.  Read the review here.

I’m not saying that you won’t want to upgrade to an ATN Thor HD 64 Smart Thermal Scope or the Trijicon Electro-Optics IR Hunter Mark II (reviewed here) but you likely won’t have to.

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.