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#1 sanglier

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 02:18 pm

Hi all

are there any good deals about for the photon 6.5x50

Thanks



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 05:23 pm

You might have missed the boat mate. Everyone wants NV equipment when the long nights are here. I have found that late Spring / early Summer is the time to get NV bargains. :thumbs:


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 01:19 pm

Hi all
are there any good deals about for the photon 6.5x50
Thanks


Scott country were giving free ir torch with every sale.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 01:30 pm

 

Hi all
are there any good deals about for the photon 6.5x50
Thanks


Scott country were giving free ir torch with every sale.

 

Thanks for that mate

i've ordered a new one from Optics warehouse. Been looking for a short while and the price of a used scope is not much less than a new one.

Thanks again.



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 01:49 pm

Look out for some good batteries and a separate ir lamp, if you use the onboard ir the batteries don't last that long.

I've just ordered these:-

http://www.ebay.co.u...tUAAOSwzJ5XcgoT
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Posted 22 November 2016 - 05:45 pm

Nightmaster UK are selling the NM800 @ half price if you buy both from them. Cracking deal.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 05:54 pm

Look out for some good batteries and a separate ir lamp, if you use the onboard ir the batteries don't last that long.

I've just ordered these:-

http://www.ebay.co.u...tUAAOSwzJ5XcgoT

Just be careful what you buy on flea bay, as the Chinese stuff isnt all its claimed to be. I was Stung on 18650's which when tested, were just about the same MAh as a Duracell AA.

True about the battery drain, as Duracell AA's won't last a whole night at foxes.

The 18650 battery from NM on the 800 lasts a few nights though.



http://budgetlightforum.com/node/9274

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 06:12 pm

Look out for some good batteries and a separate ir lamp, if you use the onboard ir the batteries don't last that long.
I've just ordered these:-http://www.ebay.co.u...tUAAOSwzJ5XcgoT

Just be careful what you buy on flea bay, as the Chinese stuff isnt all its claimed to be. I was Stung on 18650's which when tested, were just about the same MAh as a Duracell AA.
True about the battery drain, as Duracell AA's won't last a whole night at foxes.
The 18650 battery from NM on the 800 lasts a few nights though.http://budgetlightforum.com/node/9274

Looked into the Kentli Li polymer after seeing them on YouTube, when I was looking into power for the atn x-sight 2. They seemed to last the longest in their tests. Will see when they get here. It makes sense as they are high current, and regulated at 1.5v
Rick

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 03:20 pm

I've always use the Night Master 18650 3400 mAh. I have never had to change a battery while I've been out. Even on the longer sessions. :thumbs:

 

Nitecore are supposed to be good as well, although I haven't tried these.


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 08:37 pm

18650 samsung are one of the best batteries by far at the moment, i use them in my vape and my ir and red led torch
i have not long got the 6.5 x 50 and a ir torch for £380

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:40 pm

18650 samsung are one of the best batteries by far at the moment, i use them in my vape and my ir and red led torch
i have not long got the 6.5 x 50 and a ir torch for £380



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#12 Hopley89

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:57 pm

i know but my ir and red light is, also my vape! they are good tho

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 06:59 pm

i bought a cheap t67 which has 3 modes (£24.99) including the batteries and charger and can see foxes and deer easily out to distances i wouldn't shoot probably 500-600yards, i dont see the benifit of spending all that money on a night master

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 07:09 pm

i bought a cheap t67 which has 3 modes (£24.99) including the batteries and charger and can see foxes and deer easily out to distances i wouldn't shoot probably 500-600yards, i dont see the benifit of spending all that money on a night master


Good for you, Ive heard the same said of cheap binoculars over the years, until those dismissing them for cheap alternatives try a quality unit in low light.

I've also got cheap T torches, and yes they're ok, but the NM units simply blow them away for quality of image.

I guess it's down to standards, expectations & affordability when out shooting.

I take it you've actually used NM IR illuminator's? If not, you may get a nice shock.
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:36 pm

i bought a cheap t67 which has 3 modes (£24.99) including the batteries and charger and can see foxes and deer easily out to distances i wouldn't shoot probably 500-600yards, i dont see the benifit of spending all that money on a night master


Good for you, Ive heard the same said of cheap binoculars over the years, until those dismissing them for cheap alternatives try a quality unit in low light.
I've also got cheap T torches, and yes they're ok, but the NM units simply blow them away for quality of image.
I guess it's down to standards, expectations & affordability when out shooting.
I take it you've actually used NM IR illuminator's? If not, you may get a nice shock.
aye we had them side by side




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