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Does anybody know what sort of cost second hand units are going for just now ? 

 

I was was either going to look at getting a second one of these or maybe a set of accolades xq38 version. Question for this unit is how does it effect your eyes when looking through these ? I know with the monocular it really effects my eye when I have looked through it for a while. Find it hard to walk about cos I can’t see jack that which promotes growth and vigour !! Are the binos worse ? 

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Unless I'm missing something ..... I guess your going to get the same in both eyes

I have the Helion XP50 and I get that effect in my right eye but I wouldn't say it was to the same degree as your having and mine is only really noticed when i close each eye and compare .

OSOK

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58 minutes ago, OSOK said:

Unless I'm missing something ..... I guess your going to get the same in both eyes

I have the Helion XP50 and I get that effect in my right eye but I wouldn't say it was to the same degree as your having and mine is only really noticed when i close each eye and compare .

OSOK

thanks for replying,

 

i don't have any thermal yet, i used a friends xq38 and a couple of home made thermal spotters made by phoenix, after some use it does get pretty difficult to use that eye when walking about in the dark. i have a chance of buying a second hand xq38f as my friend is not really interested anymore in it but i was contemplating the accolade xq38, but if that is going to make both eyes unusable at night then I'm not sure i will go down that route. pulsar do say that the biocular is not meant to do this and it should a lot easier on the eyes.

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Hi, I don't know about cost, but at night  I have to use my Helion monocular just with my left eye, so I can use the right for the rifle. I think it’s the difference between the bright vision in the helion suddenly contrasting to the night. During the day it’s fine.

i turn the brightness really low which helps but I still get shadowy vision.

I think the same as OSOK.

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I had the XQ38F Helion and was underwhelmed so switched to the XQ38 Accolade binoculars which I find much better to use. My eyes take a couple of seconds to acclimatise to the darkness after looking through them, but it takes longer than that to put them down and pick up a rifle so I find it makes no difference.

I have been bitten by the thermal bug, and thinking about upgrading to the top end binoculars.

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Underwhelmed, wow. :)  Found mine is a total game changer.  Couldn't be without one now.

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I was massively underwhelmed by the Helions too, but I had (still have) a Quantum XP50 when they came out. Picture was no better (same 17um sensor I think?) and ergonomically Helion was a big step backward for me. Just some gimmicky bits added overall.

However, I'd be surprised if anyone wasn't blown moving to a half decent thermal spotter from a lamp or NV.

I've just bought an Accolade LRF, again the picture isnt in a different league from other 17um sensor units, but the LRF is a huge selling point to me. First use last night expecting to be blind in both eyes instead of just one but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Not cheap but being able to accurately range things at night is huge. 

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Don't get me wrong, having thermal is a total game changer. But for me the image on the XQ38F Helion wasn't good enough. It wasn't a patch on my buddy's two year old XQ50 Quantum, which I found better in every aspect except field of view. Only when I switched to the Accolade binoculars was I satisfied, but they do cost considerably more.

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12 hours ago, Mossy-dog said:

Any further thoughts on second hand value?

i was thinking £1300 of its still got some warranty left?

That sounds pretty low to me and would snap them up at that price. I would generally expect to pay at least 2/3rds of RRP, but as demand is currently exceeding supply the second hand value might be even higher.

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That’s not far off 2/3rds, £2k when you get a deal. 

Rigtt enough I would snap your hand off at that money. 

 

 

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Used one on a popular auction site with a load of bids on it currently at £1750 o.O

There was a Quantum XP50 sell for 1900-odd a couple of weeks ago, the 38/50 objective Pulsar thermal spotters seem to be holding their values well.

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I've got an 38s one of the first just changed over to one of Clive wards E6 pro it's in a different league really shows if you take the two out together on a wet night. 

 

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XQ38F went for £1919 on that auction site this evening. Pretty mad when retail is £2250? Sure you can get them at least 10% off that easily ;s

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21 hours ago, GT3_richy said:

XQ38F went for £1919 on that auction site this evening. Pretty mad when retail is £2250? Sure you can get them at least 10% off that easily ;s

When I contacted Scott Country in regards to px my XQ38f for an accolade xp50LRF they said that it would be around the £1000 mark, jeez what a joke, its still in warranty and mint. 

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RAW that’s what I’m talking about for value. eBay ebay seem to be mad money, more than you can buy them for new!

£1000 seems low but they need to make a margin and that would probably take you to £1300 from them s/h?  Anything more than that and you are as well going new at just sub £2k with a full warranty. 

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On 1/30/2019 at 3:23 AM, Mossy-dog said:

RAW that’s what I’m talking about for value. eBay ebay seem to be mad money, more than you can buy them for new!

£1000 seems low but they need to make a margin and that would probably take you to £1300 from them s/h?  Anything more than that and you are as well going new at just sub £2k with a full warranty. 

I will take it to the shooting show and have a face to face with Scott Country the problem with eBay is their cut then paypal cut. 

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