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Hello,

I want to buy a night vision scope for my Sig Sauer SAM7R AK47. I was just about to push the Buy It Now button when I decided to do some research. Seems as though the Yukon scope I was ready to buy is a piece of crap. My upper price limit is $2000.00 so I'm asking for scope recommendations even if means that I cannot afford a good scope.

Thanks,
Ron
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Perhaps a PM to Ilya Koshkin would yield the type of info you desire???!!!
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If you PM Koshkin be sue to provide more detail on what you are lookin. When you say Night vision we generally think IR or Thermal. But if you are thinkin the best glass and low light capability he should be able to help either way. Good Luck and welcome to the OT.
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About the best "bang for buck" in that price range is a digital NV scope, like the Pulsar N750 (http://swfa.com/Pulsar-Digisight-N750-Digital-Night-Vision-Riflescope-P64654.aspx)
 
I owned the previous generation N550 and liked it for what it was.  The image quality is quite good, you can record from it (with an external DVR) and it works in full light, which is nice for zeroing.  The negatives: it is gray-scale which really messes with night vision when you come off the scope, it is not a light amplifier like traditional NVs like a PVS14 - so you really need an external IR illuminator, and it is big.
 
In your budget, don't even consider a Gen1 or Gen2 night vision, and stay well away from ATN and the cheap stuff - it will piss you off to no end.
 
My N550 was mounted to an AR10 and it served me well.  I have since moved to a PVS14 with IR laser, it serves me MUCH better, but costs MUCH more.
 
If you want a genuine night vision scope, you need about $2,000 more, then look at gen3 scopes.
 
In terms of night vision, it is better to have nothing (maybe a very good flashlight) than to have bad night vision.
 
Hope that helps.
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Thanks Guys,

I went with the  Pulsar Digisight N750. I will let you know how I like it once I get a chance to try it out.

Ron
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I'm sure over your neck off the woods you could pick up a mum housing for a a grand and get a 10160A tube for around a grand and you have a mono with pvs performance. stick it behind a good day scope  use a laser illuminator and..enjoyBig Smile 
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