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Old 05-18-2017, 01:39 PM   #1
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I posted this in Optics as well, but realized other optics questions are on here, too. So thought id post.

I just received my Echo 1, thermal sight, for those that don't know. Anybody else have one? How do you like it?

My first impressions is, I don't know, lol. Usually when I get an optic I'm pretty quick to say, useless..... or, hell yeah, I can use this. This thing has me kind of stumped. It's for sure a true 1x, which gives it nice FOV starting at aBout 40 yds, which is wierd since Sig claims a 4 degree FOV?

Using it during the day as they claim? Na, like most thermals, it's just not sensitive enough to make the difference between sun on grass and bushes to animals. If you know the animals there, maybe..... like if he's hiding behind bushes but you know he's there.

I was worried about back lighting my face at night. In a dark room I checked, on lowest setting not that bad, but still there. Although my Flir Mate 240 is the same, shoots light out of the eye piece. And my little Leupold Tracker.... that literally is a flashlight!! (in fact I'm looking for a tinted light cover for it). I tried to get pics of it in a dark room, but my phone couldn't pick it up, maybe it's not as bad as it seems? I'm very light sensitive, blue eyed, and constantly squinting in Florida, so take it as it is, is suppose. Switching to blue or red hot helps. The brightness does lower to pretty low though.

So does anybody here use one? Returned one? I'm thinking of going Pulsar, something about that picture in picure just turns me on!! I'm a big FOV guy, Im not confident enough to suck my eye sight onto a tunnel, lol. I even shoot scoped both eyes open.

The pup, Rustoleum Maximus is about 15 yds away, neighbor is about 40. The phone really scews the distance. Sorry the pics came sideways when loading, I don't know how to set them correct.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:22 PM   #2
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Deciding between this and the ATN THOR-HD 384 1.25-5. I like the situational awareness provided by the lack of a tube format, but not sure about the resolution compared to the 384 and the glow from the screen.

Now that you've had this about a month, what do you think?
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