Thanks. Found a great deal on a new one and was considering it.They aren't a bad choice. They don't compare to thermal for viewing distance, but they are also a 1/3 of the price.
Some will disagree, but they are best for sitting over a feeder or baited spot where you know the back ground is safe. You may only see about 300 yards and if you are hunting pigs out on fields, you will not see cows, deer and barns that are beyond your target in the distance.
I may put a bigger IR on but for the hog hunting we do, it should be good with the one that's on. Ordered a QD for it. Like the one shot zero and being able to program it for different guns and just move it. Everyone that's not a hater, has said it hold perfect zero. COOL. I just got tired of borrowing other peoples guns with thermals when I did get to go hog smack'in. Ha. Can't do the thermals now. The night visions are fine. I'll be putting it on my grendel, my 223/556 Nato 6920 Colt and the Henry 223/556 NATO. Going to be nice to just flip and move the scope to another gun with only making sure it's in the same spot on the rail and plug in the gun. 4-32x50 should be darn cool. I'll probably decide to put the Arkin on the Henry and leave it there. That way I can take the 223/556 colt ar and the grendel ar upper both to hog hunt and just switch optics between and see how well it does. Both will drop a large wild hog regardless of what some people say/think. Some folks think you have to have a LAR to kill a hog...haOkbassin is spot on. I’ve got one and it’s really nice for what it is, an infrared.
After dark during calving season I can see my cattle from several hundred yards out so I don’t have to drive over every foot of the pasture looking for them.
I took mine out the other night looking for hogs, but saw a whole bunch of deer. You can see them blink at a hundred yards once you get it focused.