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Night Vision for Air Rifle under a Grand

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics' started by kevinp, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. kevinp

    kevinp Active Member

    Location:
    north
    Looking to but Night Vision Scope but not sure what to get, never used one before.
    Was thinking about Yukon, or maybe something second hand,
    What's the best? anyone got out for sale??
    Thanks
     
  2. themadspread

    themadspread Donator

    Location:
    oxford
    make a homebrew just as good and miles cheaper
     
  3. monsta41

    monsta41 One armed shooter Donator

    Location:
    Basildon essex
    have you thought about a home brew add on? they can be built for less than 150 quid, terry1001 has a thread on here what parts you need and how to build it..
    it takes less than 2 hours to build once you have the parts
     
  4. kevinp

    kevinp Active Member

    Location:
    north
    Don't really want to be looking through screen, that's why I was thinking about the Yukon.
     
  5. Samobaggins

    Samobaggins Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    You want a more conventional view rather than a large added screen?!

    A Yukon is a good scope at its price point. It can be made better too for £100-£150 depending on what you are looking to do.
     
  6. kevinp

    kevinp Active Member

    Location:
    north
    Mainly for rats and rabbits, what way can it be made better??
     
  7. Samobaggins

    Samobaggins Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Rats and rabbit the lower mag will work best. For longer ranges you can add a doubler (option one) or you can extreme it and have different lenses to suit the shooting you doing. Both roots can invalidate warranties. YouTube photon extreme for footage and I'll post pics later of mine.
     
  8. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Devon
    I believe the smaller Photon is preferred for rats, have the 6.5 myself, good for the money, use additional ir
     
  9. Samobaggins

    Samobaggins Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    +1 for the additional ir. T38 or T20
     
  10. kevinp

    kevinp Active Member

    Location:
    north
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2017
  11. donnk

    donnk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Worcester
  12. r10hunter

    r10hunter Honorary Member

    Location:
    lincoln
    If you want out and out night vision ability with no frills you want the photon. ( not for you if you want zoom and lots to play with )


    If you wish to use the rifle in the day and record and are happy to lose a little range and clarity ( but still very shootable ) at night go for the x sight.
    Also some issues with weight and head position but very different scopes really. The photon is an out and out night scope very limited in the day.

    The xsight is a true day and night scope. Don't be fooled by the range finding claims the system is of no use in the uk and you will still want a proper night vision range finder. The xsight is heavy, bolt a weapon mounted range finder on and its VERY heavy. You really need to go for a hand held range finder with the xsight assuming your quarry type / method allows that.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2017
  13. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Devon
    One for sale on the forum
     
  14. daveboy

    daveboy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pontefract
    Where are you ? If you want to try a photon xt,
    I have one fitted to a Air arms s400 you can have a look through (not for sale)
    I'm just outside Pontefract.
     
  15. kevinp

    kevinp Active Member

    Location:
    north
    Thanks Daveboy, for offer, I had a look at a mates and although it was very good on night mode the day time view was not really good so after looking at loads of reviews ect, I have gone and bought the x sight, mainly because it is a both good for day and night,

    Left my gun at the gun shop as they are going to fit and set everything up for me tomorrow. So I will post the outcome on here, Just hope ive made the right decision.
    My rifle is FX Royale 400.
     
  16. mmamonster

    mmamonster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    StokeStaffordshire
    I use yukon photon on my rimmie and air gun, if you go for one of them you need a extra ir torch as the standard one is crap.
    atb
     
  17. Samobaggins

    Samobaggins Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    This is my extreme with a 70mm computer lens. It's F1.4 and I can put extra filters on for day use if it's to bright. It make a good bit of kit great. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. donnk

    donnk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Worcester
    maybe silly question, why would you want to use a NV scope in the day ? Doesn't take long to zero after changing.
     
  19. Samobaggins

    Samobaggins Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    I can go out early evening when the sun is low in the sky with a filter then take it off as the sun dips away. No need to move or zero as I'm set. It works really well in low light with no IR.
    If I'm day shooting I have a second rifle for just that.
     
  20. r10hunter

    r10hunter Honorary Member

    Location:
    lincoln
    It all depends on your personal shooting preferences.

    I don't and have dedicated evening / night and day time guns but some people may walk a long distance from the car on their permission.

    If they go out in the afternoon and wish so shoot on into the darkness without returning to the car to change scopes and re zero, a day and night type scope or an add on may be the best compromise for them.
    Despite having dedicated NV scopes I still have a couple of diy add ons incase I need to convert a day gun quickly. Worth thinking about.

    Our shooting equipment tends to reflect where we shoot our preferences, our transport and so on with everything being some sort of compromise.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017

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