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Have 2 SS scopes in my inventory, one on a .223 and one on a .308. After fooling around in the front yard last night with some NVG that the boys in the sandbox use, I have fallen in love with this technology and would love to have the capability to use my SS on the .223 on coyotes in the dead of night. Does any one make a clamp on Night Vision device that would fit on a SS when the occasion arose for a night time varmint hunt and then put back in the box while just load testing or paper punching just for the fun of it. Inquiring minds are curious.
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If you use a MonoLoc unit to place your NODs behind a scope you find two things;

1. Can't see much at all but it looks sexy to your friends.

2. You ruin your intensifier tube due to reticle burn.  Burns the reticle image right into the tube, which is why computer monitors have screen savers.

 


I'd like to see what ATN's new front mount unit was going to be priced at.



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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

http://www.snipershide.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic; f=19;t=005650#000000

 

Brother, does this thread help you at all??




Thanks, seems to be a lot of good ideas out there, too much info to soak into tonight, will have to really dig into it this weekend when I have more time [and more sleep], what ever I come up with will probably be out of my price range, but one can alway hope.
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Tenring here is what my buddies like,I do not have a need for this stuff.

http://www.nightvision.com/

 

 



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I have a D300 with a Universal Adapter for mounting behind a day scope. You cannot use any scope with an illuminated reticle as you will damage the intensifier tube, except with certain (very expensive) units usually developed for LE/Military i.e. EoTech, S&B PMII Line etc.

You'll need to keep magnification low, ideally from 4x-6x depending on objective size, as light transmission really is critical at night. Obviously, better scopes with more light transmission will help here, as will a dedicated IR illuminator.

Any day scope you use with it should have an AO as otherwise it is next to impossible to have both the reticle and target in focus simultaneously. And you'll end up with an uncomfortable cheek weld, as the unit will push your head back a couple of inches on the stock, so getting a thick slip-on recoil pad is to be recommended.

I have had good success using this combination, though if you will be doing much night shooting you are probably better off getting a dedicated NV riflescope, or mounting a D300/PVS-14/Mini 14 with a 3x afocal lens behind an EoTech or Aimpoint, which you could remove to use the mono on its own or to use the EoTech/Aimpoint during the daytime.
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Zeroman:

Thanks for giving us the low down on NV gear, my friend!!

 

I don't know sick 'um about NV gear....

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