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Considering a scout type arrangement. I recently took my monocular and had a look (just by holding the monocular in hand) through a 1.5-4.5x day optic with a longer than normal eye relief (about 7" at 1.5x). Here's what I noticed.

The view through the day optic was a little darker but the cross hair was easy to pick up. The area around the day scope was normal NV. So I'm wondering if dropping down to 1x would make this arrangement nearly seamless. Has anyone tried it?
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Like a PVS-14 behind a scout scope at 1X?

Someone more knowledgeable of optics physics will weigh in, but I would think you could do it, if the 1X is a true 1X and as long as the center axis of both optics align.

The other option is to bump up to a PVS-22 type optic (NV in front of conventional scope), more money but much better results.
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Burris used to make a 1x Scout Scope and I use one on a pistol however I have not tried it with night vision but dont see why it would not work. Typically if you can afford the night vision you can afford the illuminated optic. I've shot in pretty low light with the 1x but the real advantage of it is eye relief is not an issue.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Like a PVS-14 behind a scout scope at 1X?

Someone more knowledgeable of optics physics will weigh in, but I would think you could do it, if the 1X is a true 1X and as long as the center axis of both optics align.

The other option is to bump up to a PVS-22 type optic (NV in front of conventional scope), more money but much better results.


Yes, exactly.  Actually my monocular is a GT-14 which is very similar. 

The PVS-22 answers everything but the cost is very high. 

Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Burris used to make a 1x Scout Scope and I use one on a pistol however I have not tried it with night vision but dont see why it would not work. Typically if you can afford the night vision you can afford the illuminated optic. I've shot in pretty low light with the 1x but the real advantage of it is eye relief is not an issue.


Do you have any NV and would you mind trying it out? 

One of the issues with any type of tandem arrangement where they are not coupled together is focus.  Because they are very close, you can either focus on the sight or target.  But the further they are apart, the less the issue.   I'm hoping that no illumination may be an advantage, just allowing the cross hairs to superimpose the target. 

Thanks for the input gentlemen.
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