AGM thermals?

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  • FireInTheWire

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    Anyone have any experience with AGM thermals, such as the AGM Rattler?

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    Coworker just bought one couple weeks. He brought it in and let me look through it. I had a Trijicon IR-hunter. So, I have high standards.

    Hands down.... I would buy one without hesitation. And, If I was ever going to get back into the thermal market that would be my go-to. I just don't hunt at night enough to justify the price tag of the high-end scopes. But I could justify the $1750 price tag for the rattler for maybe hunting once a week or month. It's packed full of features and I would feel comfortable at shooting coyotes and hogs out to 50-200yrds with it. You could ID a human I'd say maybe 6-800yrds. He's been pleased so far. His dad bought one with him, so the guy cut a deal.
     

    cycleguy2300

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    Coworker just bought one couple weeks. He brought it in and let me look through it. I had a Trijicon IR-hunter. So, I have high standards.

    Hands down.... I would buy one without hesitation. And, If I was ever going to get back into the thermal market that would be my go-to. I just don't hunt at night enough to justify the price tag of the high-end scopes. But I could justify the $1750 price tag for the rattler for maybe hunting once a week or month. It's packed full of features and I would feel comfortable at shooting coyotes and hogs out to 50-200yrds with it. You could ID a human I'd say maybe 6-800yrds. He's been pleased so far. His dad bought one with him, so the guy cut a deal.
    Good to hear. I have a low-end FLIR and happy, but had always wondered about the AGM. I might get one someday.

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    oldag

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    The Chinglish is strong with these scopes. Where are they imported from and who services them?
    I contacted AGM about one of their thermals and that particular model uses FLIR components, and is made and assembled in the US.

    Not sure if that is true of all their thermals.
     

    Sam Colt

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    I contacted AGM about one of their thermals and that particular model uses FLIR components, and is made and assembled in the US.

    Not sure if that is true of all their thermals.
    Fascinating. They need a new writer in marketing. :)
     

    EZ-E

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    The TS25 384 is pretty good for the price point. I've played with the Rattler TS25 & Pulsar XM38, XQ38, XQ50 & XP50 side by side. The Rattler TS25 has less base magnification of 1.5x Vs 2x or 3x on the pulsars so you get a little wider field of view. The higher base magnification works better if hunting open areas with distance like open pastures. For 2k the 384 resolution is pretty good in the Rattler. The Pulsar XQ38 or XQ50 both have 384 resolution & are $300-$1300 more plus scope rings. The Rattler is on my to get list. The main difference is the Rattler doesn't have 1shot sight in like the Pulsars do.


    Thermals with 284 or 320 resolution aren't worth the money IMO. It's better to save up for something with 384 or higher resolution. Once you get in to 640 resolution the image gets better, especially when you zoom in. The image doesn't distort or blur as much. But your also jumping up to the 5k range for 640 resolution.
     
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    popper

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    Rattler also has a very slow scan rate. Sensor is real IR (4-12 um but doesn't say germanium glass) so that's good.
     
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