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Question by foxpro7918. Uploaded on February 06, 2011
Site Pro is a lite that illuminates your cross hairs. Costs about $20. It mounts on the front of your scope. A good 40 mm scope will see 1/4 mile across an open field with little trouble. Or mount a red lite scope illuminator. Night Blaster has a complete setup less then $100 at Gander mountain
Good and cheap are usually mutually exclusive of each other with rare exception
yea if your talking night vision optics there is no such thing as cheap in that category.
Nikons Coyote Special starts around 200, but can be found for 150. Bushnell 3200 Elite also for 150-200.
i have heard good things bout the nikon special. i think im gonna get it.
I use a Nikon but any scoope will work fine as long as someone else operates the spotlight.
I haven't tried this but always thought that an illuminated cross hair was all I really needed for good night time coyote hunting. I have shot coyotes with a standard scope but missed many because I just could NOT see the cross hair. Especially if there is no snow on the ground or no full moon. On a low power setting, the scope usually picks up enough light to see the coyotes at 10-40 yards or so. I have thought of just buying the cheapest illuminated reticle scope I can find and popping that on my rifle for night time hunting. I have never done it though because I hate to mess with my varmint scope zero. I never know when I might need it for a long shot during the daytime and I don't want it messed up. The Site Pro illuminator sounds like a good concept but gets bad reviews. I have always been reluctant to flick on a red light because coyotes are jumpy enough the way it is (but maybe it works). I think the answer for me is to use an inexpensive rifle for night time hunting with an inexpensive illuminated reticle scope and just leave it in the closet for day time hunting. That sounds better to me than spending $1800 dollars for a very accurate scope with illuminated reticle; especially with coyote pelts selling at $5 each or so.
If you would spend the money on an expensive night scope it would also work great in the day time.
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