Night Optics Panther 336

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  1. Wayne

    Wayne LSB Member

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    I've noticed that the Night Optics Panther 336 is a good bit more expensive than the same resolution scopes by Armasight and Pulsar..is it a better quality scope or just has a higher price point..anyone with any experience with this scope?
     
  2. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    It is a 17 micron 336x256 resolution 50mm scope, 3.5x base magnification. I don't know what it would be doing so well that could make it cost roughly double what others offer scopes with the same specs for.

    I don't think anyone wants to buy one because they have priced themselves out of the market.
     
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    Sounds like the 3.5 native magnification is all it has going for it above the other scopes.
     
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    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    So the NO Panther 336 is $6200.

    Even then, the native mag is not substantially more than a 336 Zeus 3-12x50 17 micron that is about $3800 (MAP)
    A Pulsar Apex XQ50 is 384x288 resolution (more) 2.7-10-8x42 (less) 17 micron that is $2800
    A Pulsar Trail XQ50 (c.f. with Apex on specs, but many more features) is $3800
    Armasight Zeus 640 3-12x75 (ALL MUCH BETTER) 17 micron is about $6500

    So the Panther isn't going to be any sort of cost effective bargain for getting 3.5x @ 336 resolution.

    Think of it this way, you could buy a Pulsar Apex XQ50 and a reasonable thermal spotter (or another Apex that could be used as a spotter or put on a 2nd gun) for the cost of the Panther.
     

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