Cheap Night Vision Part 3: Thermal Scopes

Cheap Thermal Night Vision Devices

When it comes to finding cheap thermal night vision, we might be up the creek without a paddle.

Thermal night vision is expensive. 

There aren’t as many thermal night vision options as there are infrared night vision which makes the search for affordability even more challenging.

This is part three in a six-post series dedicated to night vision on the cheap.

Here we go…

Cheap Thermal Night Vision

Why do we buy thermal night vision scopes? We buy them because we’re stationary and plan to shoot form a stationary position in any light.

As mentioned in the last article, you can’t use scopes for mobility other than to periodically stop and search while moving.

The ultimate one-two punch would be night vision goggles for mobility and a thermal scope for acquiring your target.

Let’s see if we can do this without selling a kidney.

Here are some picks with solid reviews ranging from a few hundred to $2,000!

ATN OTS HD 384 Smart Thermal Monocular, under $1,900

ATN OTS HD 384 Smart Thermal Monocular

The image quality on these units is impressive, but having a built-in recording device plus WiFi and GPS data in a unit no larger than a current camcorder is awesome.” – AE1980

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ATN ThOR HD 384 Smart Thermal Riflescope, under $1900

ATN ThOR HD 384 Smart Thermal Riflescope

Many, many features! Does everything but take the shot! More enhancements in the works! Great buy for the money!” – Iowa John

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Looks like ATN has cornered the market for affordable thermal!

The monocular gives you the ability to recon the area without pointing a weapon at someone.  Don’t discount that!  It makes a great bug out bag or get home bag tool.

What can I say, thermal night vision is expensive.

The scope suggested is under $2,000 but it is a quality scope that you won’t be upset to own!

Considering most thermal night vision scopes are going to be from $3,500 to $6,000, the ATN ThOR HD 384 Smart Thermal Riflescope is a steal.

Thermal vision isn’t mandatory to see at night but it is superior to infrared night vision in that you don’t need night vision illumination devices and your prey can’t hide in the shadows.

Did I mention that thermal devices work in the daytime too?

Thermal Night Vision riflescopes are the best and most versatile devices.  You need it to stay ahead of your competition.  Animal or otherwise.