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Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:25 pm

Hi folks, anyone on here use night vision scopes? thinking of investing in one for the future, wouldnt mind sharing any experiences or thoughts you might have on them?

cheers Billy

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:33 pm

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:01 pm

Foxyforce1, suggest you look at my post i have just put on about this very subject, :angel:

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:43 pm

Hi folks, anyone on here use night vision scopes? thinking of investing in one for the future, wouldnt mind sharing any experiences or thoughts you might have on them?

cheers Billy



hi billy.... im collecting a digital nv unit from http://www.gbsights..../digital_al.htm you can see the quality from the units in operation. as soon as i get mine ill do a recording of its performance and even let people take a look through it their selves if close enough.


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may i ask what you use to record on as my mate as a yukon ranger and we would like to record some footage of NV shooting. cheers Pat :thumbs:

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:49 pm

sounds great mate, look forward to it

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:15 pm

Hi folks, anyone on here use night vision scopes? thinking of investing in one for the future, wouldnt mind sharing any experiences or thoughts you might have on them?

cheers Billy



hi billy.... im collecting a digital nv unit from http://www.gbsights..../digital_al.htm you can see the quality from the units in operation. as soon as i get mine ill do a recording of its performance and even let people take a look through it their selves if close enough.


richie
hello richie
may i ask what you use to record on as my mate as a yukon ranger and we would like to record some footage of NV shooting. cheers Pat http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...




get your self one of these or similier. any unit with a video input.

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e...A:IT&ih=019

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 08:34 pm

NV is really good, only used Gen 1 myself and was the bizz. Got really close to quarry and they just didn't know about it B)
Went back to the lamp in the end though,........................ old school stuff :drink:

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 06:07 am

I've got a gen 2+ scope and a triple cascade gen 1 monocular (3 gen 1 tubes back to back) but i much prefer to use the lamp :thumbs: as is easier. I would recommend you go out with someone who has a nv unit and have a play with it as all gen1 stuff is pants unless you have a huge infra-red illuminator then you might as well just carry the lamp as target acquisition is far faster

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:38 pm

I use a Cobra Merlin which is Gen 1 and with a laser illuminator it works great, can easily head shoot rabbits out to 70+ .The best thing about NV shooting is that you don't get lamp shy rabbits. I would agree with auto culto about trying before buying and going to a demo.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:23 pm

Got a gen 1 rifle scope that I use with a rapid 7, copes extemely well with bunnie shooting and the I.R beam picks out the eyes of everything for 100 yards so I have no qualms in telling you that you can devistate any rabbit,rat or fox population. The only weird thing is the one dilated pupil when you take the scope away from your eye, but you get used to it pretty quickly. Loaned mine to a friend who had it mounted on his 22-250 and was doing some fox work. He loved it but said it suffered scope creep after 6 rounds so depending what calibre you will be using, check the mounts !

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:36 pm

Ask Moletrapper, he's got chapter and verse. Cheers. D

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:44 am

i got a digital nv had mine for about 7 months now its much better then all the other nv that i have had
digi ASstd + a 90mw IR laser and i get a clear picture of a bunny out to 140yards+

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:30 pm

Been using a merlin gen1 add on with an ir laser. Does the job on air and rf. :yes:

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:05 pm

but doesnt your head come back 6 inches , must be awkard

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:39 am

Not perfect but with reach forward mounts but its pretty good. Remember no eye relief is needed with this so your eye is right into the the eyecup on the nv unit. No good if your using cf though, but long eye relief models are available.

Edited by stillair1, 08 February 2008 - 07:41 am.





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