If you’re considering night hunting or going out in adverse conditions, you’ll want to consider using a thermal optic scope. This allows you to see not only at night, but through fog, smoke, clouds, or dense foliage.
This is particularly useful for those who have pest problems, in the form of feral animals such as pigs.
What to Look for in a Thermal Optic Scope
The range the scope works at is an important consideration. Buying one that doesn’t have the range of your rifle negates any benefits from using one. While magnification is very useful, if you magnify an image too much, it may become difficult to actually see the image.
Think about whether you’d like to have reticles on your scope. They can assist you in determining the exact distance of your target. Make sure the thermal sensor resolution is as close as you can get it to the scope’s resolution. If not, the image will always be a little blurry.
Ensure the scope has sufficient battery life, and that it’s capable of sustaining frequent refreshing. This will mean that you have the most up to date view possible. A larger lens means you’ll be able to see more of the field, but your scope, and thus your rifle, will be heavier as well.
Benefits of Thermal Optics
Thermal optic scopes can be used in daylight, as well as at night, so you won’t need to buy multiple scopes. These types of optics can also allow you to scout better, and choose your game wisely, rather than taking the first animal that crosses your path.
Thermal scopes make it easier to contain and control predators and pests so that they don’t overrun an area. Every hunter understands the ramifications of high pest and predator populations. These scopes are also being used to control wild pig populations and keep them out of farmers’ fields. Contact us for everything related to your firearms and ammunition needs.