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Can anyone suggest this for a friend? Looking for positives and negatives. ? Looking for short-distance 3-9ft out to say three or four hundred yards.

Thank you as always.

Anything as good that we should be looking at about the same price range a thousand to 1500.
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My 411 on the THOR is that it is good for ID out to 100-150 yard, detect 300-350.  It is decent, but I don't trust anything ATN very much.  Their customer service sucks…   I've thought long and hard about it… I would not buy one.
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Thank you.

Cool

Wanted someone who knew to help.

What would you suggest if any.

He is going to use it for Air Conditioning inspection Heating and for plinking.

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For the building, etc, inspection, I would get the FLIR C3. Then an independent thermal scope. The Pulsar thermal imaging scopes are reported good performers without breaking the bank.  I think RC has one.
SPI X-25 is one I've been considering.  I've gotten some good and some bad.  Thermal is expensive.  The only thermals I REALLY would recommend are FLIR.  Big bucks, but perform.  I did a comparison of FLIR vs several other contenders when I was with F/A-18 Program Office.  FLIR won, hands down. They keep the edge...
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If you need crosshairs and not just a handheld observation optic, unfortunately, I don't believe you can get an acceptably useful thermal sight for less than around $2000 at this point in time unless you can find a used unit for sale. And, a $2000 thermal will have extremely low resolution. The "ok" stuff starts at around $3k and the "good" stuff is $4k and up into the stratosphere.

Maybe in a few years, that will change.
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iv'e used a ATN THOR HD 640 5-50X 100mill  very impressed and ive seen I.R defence kitt and pas 13's and this was up there with them and cheaper Big Smile
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I had a Pulsar 550, digital NV, not thermal. I've spent a fair bit of time on a Sig Echo1, it is thoroughly okay, but needs a big delta in temp to be of much use, and it is relatively low red and has an annoying refresh.

The good stuff is high dollar, the not good stuff is just that.
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thank you all.

Friend holding off on purchase for more $$$
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