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I’ve been looking at these two:
They’re in the range of what I can swing but would either really be worth it? I am not even familiar with the brand.
 

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Was just looking to pose your same questions about the Thor LT, found your thread. Did you happen the get one? It’s looking like I’m going to try a predator light...can’t justify $3k and don’t want to end up throwing away $1k.
 

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Was just looking to pose your same questions about the Thor LT, found your thread. Did you happen the get one? It’s looking like I’m going to try a predator light...can’t justify $3k and don’t want to end up throwing away $1k.
I’ve since shifted gears and I’m now remodeling an old house. It ate my gun n’ gear budget 😢. Hell, it’s eaten my everything budget.
 

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I would run from ATN. Their build quality and customer service stinks. AGM makes some good stuff for a little more than you were wanting to spend. Plus they just announced the best warranty in the business 5 year transferable on their 384 and 640 stuff.

The Rattler 35 384 is pretty good but for the same money ($2500) I might go with their Adder. They do have a rattler 25 for about $2k that should be sufficient if you don't need more than 1.5x base magnification.

Get one with lower base mag than you would on a daytime optic. 4X night time is fine for precision longer shots but for 50yds and in is too much, especially when critters start moving.

You can get a wraith HD digital NV for $400 with 2x base or a 4K mini for $600ish if you want to go those routes. They are good quality scopes but not thermals.
 

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I have enough ARs that I’d most likely dedicate one to a this role. So, swapping out probably wouldn’t be an issue. What do ya’ll think?
What is your anticipated shooting distance? Me and my buddy started off predator hunting behind a $1k thermal he bought. Past 100yds it was hard to identify what you were looking at. Coyote? Bobcat? Deer? He sold it and bought a thermion. That's an amazing piece of technology. We've killed coyotes from 50yds to 275yds with it on a 6.5cm. After being behind both scopes I wouldn't waste my money on a $1k thermal. I'd save until I could move up to better scope. The difference between glass on a regular scope and a high end scope is not as great as the difference between the tech on a low end thermal and a high end thermal.

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