ATN or Pulsar?

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  1. Chandler Price

    Chandler Price New Member

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    I am new to the thermal game but looking to buy a scope soon. I have talked to some friends and they say to either go Pulsar or ATN. I know ATN had a bad reputation for a while and Pulsar has always been a solid option. I'm only looking to kill hogs at 100 yards max in south Louisiana so I don't need anything with huge zoom. I'm looking at the ATN Thor 4 384 1.25-5x and the Thermion XQ38. Which one would y'all recommend?
     
  2. diggler1833

    diggler1833 LSB Active Member

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    Your third sentence basically answers your question boss. Truth is, it hasn't become any better. However, for the sake of listing one; Pulsar hands down.
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    What he said.
     
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    Look at Bering Optics Hogster-r
     
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    AGM is new to the market
     
  6. Jack M

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    You need to ask yourself the question 'how often am I going to use it?'. When I first started hog hunting almost 2 years ago, with absolutely no knowledge, I made the decision to get into the thermal game and purchased the ATN Thor HD 2x. The price was very attractive at $2300. It was the perfect scope for me. But after using it EVERY single day things started happening with it. I sent it back in for warranty 3 times within the first 6 months. After receiving it back from warranty I was looking at a group of pigs through it and then nothing. Black screen. Sent it back for the 4th time. And while waiting for the repairs to be made I started watching and reading reviews on pulsar. About a week later I decided to pull the trigger on the new pulsar xq38LRF. It was $4300 at the time! But I will tell you it was worth every penny. Now I use my atn and a bargaining deal to let me hunt on people's land. So here's my 2 cents.... If you are going to be hunting a couple nights out of the week then get the ATN, but if you plan on hunting hard every night then I would save for the pulsar. Pulsar is hands down a better option then atn. Hands down. Good luck
     
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