Night Vision Scopes: What’s the best?

As a dedicated nature lover, there’s nothing I like better than to sit back with a good pair of binoculars in a wildlife preserve and watch what’s happening in the animal kingdom. Things as simple as a blue jay building a nest or a rabbit cautiously peeping out of its burrow are true pleasures to behold, and can’t really be appreciated until you witness them for yourself.

Recently I’ve been developing more of an interest in nocturnal creatures such as foxes, raccoons, and owls, so I’m going to sign up for a special nighttime observation program at the local preserve. Before I do that, however, I have to buy a night vision scope to enable me to see the animals in action.

I’ve never used night vision scopes before, but a number of my fellow nature lovers have them. I’ve already asked around for a few recommendations, and received lots of responses endorsing different models. Some people have recommended that I go all out and purchase a top-of-the-line night vision scope, while others think I can get buy with a more affordable, basic model.

After doing some shopping of my own, I’m leaning towards the middle ground. I checked through a few sporting goods websites on the Internet, and found a vast selection of night vision scopes to choose from. I’ve seen everything from military-grade devices for high-powered rifles to much cheaper ones that almost look like toys. These products come from top manufacturers such as Bushnell, ATN, Yukon, Morovision, and Nikon, and can be used for a variety of applications, including nature watching, fishing, or even tactical surveillance.

All of the night vision scopes had slightly different features, ranges, and construction quality, so it took me a while to read through all of the specifications until I found a few good ones that would suit my purposes. Now all I have to do is compare prices, shipping charges, and warranties on these night vision scopes to determine which one will prove to be the best deal. I’m not too worried about this, however, as I can already tell that I’ll be saving big money no matter which brand I end up going with.

Once I get my night vision scope, I’ll finally be able to see what goes on out in the wild after the sun goes down. I’m sure I’ll get to see some amazing things, so I can’t wait to place my order!