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OK, I know its maybe not night vision as such, but I wonder if anyone here has put a good laser on top of a regular rifle scope and used it successfully at night? 
 
I just want to hear if this concept works and what kind of combo (scope/laser) you use. Cool
 
Also, I´ll be hunting in the cold, few degrees below freezing - do these lasers work under those conditions?
 


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It sounds like you're trying to duplicate an illuminated reticle.  Just guessing that the cost of a good laser would buy you an illumination upgrade; even if you sold your current scope and bought another with illumination.  I also think the illuminated reticle would be a far better solution as it might be difficult to keep the laser and the scope perfectly aligned - no matter what, I don't think you could align them to the same precision as an IR.  Not to mention adding a laser would add more weight and adversely affect handling and negatively affect the aesthetics of the rifle.  Finally, as distance increased the laser would get weaker and weaker.
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Are you talking about replicating an illuminated reticle, or passing the laser through a diffuser and turning it into a long range flashlight?  I think there is a company or two that tries this with the green laser technology.  I have no experience with it.  I have seen this done with  a red laser, but it would only be good for close quarters illumination.
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Yes thats excacly it...to use it as a long range illumination. Does this concept work at 200yds?
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