ATN or Pulsar?

Discussion in 'Night Vision/Thermal' started by Chandler Price, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Chandler Price

    Chandler Price New Member

    Jun 3, 2020
    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

    Oct 2, 2018
    Southeastern OK
    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.
  3. der Teufel

    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

    Mar 6, 2017
    Central Texas
    What he said.
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  4. Rookie

    Rookie LSB Member

    Sep 26, 2017
    Look at Bering Optics Hogster-r
  5. havoc1300

    havoc1300 LSB Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    AGM is new to the market
  6. Jack M

    Jack M The Student

    Apr 28, 2020
    Magnolia, Texas
    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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