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Another Photon question

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by neiled, May 26, 2014.

  1. neiled

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    I'm trying to get my Photon set up so that I'm happy to use it but it looks like I'm only going to be using it for night time use and replace it with a standard scope for daytime use. I've tried fitting an end cap with various hole sizes and red filters etc. but the day time view still isn't good enough for me.

    Another thing with it is that the view through the eyepiece has the bottom quarter or so of the screen blacked out (pictured below taken from a youtube review showing the same problem) so is the norm or have I done something or not done something either right/wrong?
     
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  2. r10hunter

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    It's often because you need to get the photon set up roughly on the target by the way you mount it before you wind the turrets to get zero.
    You may have wound your turret too far.
    Re centre the turret to check, count the clicks as you go then you can put it back.
    If you can get a workmate to your zero range and clamp the gun down it makes it very simple to centre the photon to the point of impact without winding the turrets.
    Cheers Andy
     
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  3. Harwich Shooter

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    Re the screen being blacked out. If you are brave enough, there are 4 allen bolts holding collars which in turn clamp and align the front part of the yukon to the rear telescopic part. I stood my scope vertical on a level glass surface (fat end down) and placed another glass coffee mat on the eyepiece end with a small spirit level to measure up/down and left/right. It was off by quite a bubble.
    My scope had been bumped at some stage and was off centre. I slackened off these 4 allen, re centred everything and re tightened up the bolts. This cleared up the left/right/up/down block of black nothingness from eating up the view. Still don't like the yukon photon though. Mine is up for sale. :)

    Oh yes, make sure the turret adjustments are centred first as well.
     
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  4. neiled

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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'm going to have to remove it and get the turrets centralised and then rezero it on the gun once again, not a good start for the Photon!
     
  5. some bloke

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    It's because the viewing screen is shifted instead of the fixed crosshairs, this means there has to be space around it for it to move into.

    Shim up the rear mount with pieces of masking tape as required underneath the scope tube then re-zero to move the screen down a little.
    Masking tape doesn't compress as easily or go as squidgy as vinyl tape.
     
  6. neiled

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    Ah, so it's the whole screen itself that moves then? I'll try the masking tape suggestion.

    Thanks David
     
  7. Harwich Shooter

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    Yes, what shims around shims around ;)
     
  8. Honest Bob

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    I know this is not an answer to the question, but I was thinking of getting one, as they are not getting a very good rep, will stick to my IR monocular for spotting, then just lamp the rabbits with my day scope, if they manage to improve them, then I may get one. Hope you get yours sorted. Atb, Bob.
     
  9. some bloke

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    You are missing the main gain about them Bob - that they can often be used to stalk up on and even shoot the quarry without using ANY artificial illumination.

    They have a very good rep Bob -but built to a budget - and what a budget too compared to what other dedicated rigs cost.

    It's an inescapable fact of nature that pellets and bullets fall lower than the height of the scope.

    The producers could have charged more for the rig and built that compensation in I suppose.... but an improved one will likely cost a LOT more money.

    EDIT: One of these is better and cheaper, especially if you have a spare SLR lens and build it yourself:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dave-G/media/SOMEBLOKESCCTV_zps9127f501.jpg.html?sort=3&o=121
     
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  10. ratman60

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    oh i do like that,
     
  11. ratman60

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    photons are cracking n/v scopes just need a bit of time to get use to using and adding a different front cap for daytime/night time, and it has a very good yukon warranty so if your keeping yours and have a problem send it back dont try do yourself as if you had to return in future they could void it, if you bought from local RFD get them to do save you posting cost.
     
  12. Honest Bob

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    I supose the onley way to form an opinion on them, would be to try one, but my main concern would be, are they too delicate to use on my TX springer, £300+ is a lot of money, if it did not work out. Has any one got one on a springer. Atb to all, Bob.
     
  13. ratman60

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    hello bob, have a look at the specifications to see if shockproof, or contact thomas jacks at stratford upon avon the importer
     
  14. neiled

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    Not sure about a springer but they're ok to use with rimfire and centerfire so I would think they'd be ok with it.
     
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    OUCH. :D

    I wouldn't like to answer that one - but I wouldn't attempt to use a springer for NV.
     

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