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need help in choosing witch nv to go for ?

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by madian2, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. madian2

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    as it says above need help in choosing one for my needs

    for rat shooting around chicken shed so it will be close range most of the time [10-20ft]
    not worried about ir as[i already have them up on wall for cctv
    so i will see no prob with the right scope
    looking on ebay and now i got a fried brain too much info going in
    so what should i go for if poss could you post links


    the gun is a webley stingray ll.22
    [also what mounts do i need for this gun]

    i have around £400 to spend on a nite vison scope


    madian2 [ian]:eek:
     
  2. terry1001

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    If there's enough ir on site then you can easily build something up yourself which will cost you well under £100, probably about £75 which will perform as well as, if not better, than off the shelf units on sale for £5-600. You don't even need to be good at electrics, just able to follow simple instructions. There's quite a few builds been described on here lately so an hour or two looking through them will be time well spent.
    If you later add an ir torch you will be well sorted for shooting any air rifle and up to 22lr.
     
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    i have been looking at the self builds but the mrs rather me have a of the shelf one [they look pretty]me i will make one in the future as you say not hard have looked at many on here and im inpressed with them

    madian2 ian
     
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    I'm not familiar with all the ready built nv units but I think there are 4 within your budget (or thereabouts), some of the other members will be able to add more detail. I would be inclined to NOT buy from ebay:
    NS50, the Night Sight entry level unit
    NE500 the Night Eye 500 which most people seem to prefer to the NS50 and seems to have better performance
    Pitch Black - a unit which does not use a scope, it has its own electronic reticle. This is fairly new on the market and has had some good reviews although the appearance is 'unusual'
    Photon - which is a night vision scope looking just like a conventional rifle scope and cam also be used in daylight, it uses a nv camera and a small internal black/white display which is viewed through the eyepiece.
    There will be some used tubed night vision scopes but these are probably best avoided.
    There may be some other options which I Haven't remembered, no doubt some others will be suggested.
    My advice would be to go to the shooting show which is being held near Coventry in mid February where you will be able to see and handle all the various options and maybe something new as well.
     
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    thanks for the input i do like the pitch black one but dont think it will be any good for short range as that is *** im looking for unless there is a simple mod


    madian2 ian
     
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    Personally I would make a homebrew setup, you can get much better spec components for a fraction of the cost!

    Also if a homebrew item fails, you can replace that item! Something goes down in a ready built unit it will cost dearly to fix!

    Your call at the end of the day.
     
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    thanks all for the input
    i now no witch road i will be taken
    after watching this video on the tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zAaENXagP8
    so *** i need now is witch camcorder to go for ?
    seems i will have best of both worlds [close range and far range]
    so any sugestion as to what camcorder to go for as there are many types
    out there that will do the job
    i no i need one with niteshoot on it
    come on guys/girls i need some help on this
    might still go for the black box as well

    madian2 ian
     
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    I wouldn't advise using a camcorder as the performance isn't up to that of the board and bullet cameras used by most people. You may well find another problem as the camcorder lens is near the top of the unit and the bottom will probably foul your rifle cheekpiece and they are quite heavy to hang on the back of a scope. But that's my opinion and a few people have used them successfully, I can't suggest a specific model, as you say you will want a Sony with Nightshot or super nightshot and a decent optical zoom. Try and find out the dimensions, you can usually get specs on Sony cameras easily enough, and go for small and light.
     
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    i thought the same as you and i am looking for a small one and lite it is a quick and easy to setup but i might even go down the bullet cam` route as well that is a easy route as well just to see the diffrence in the two
    only thing i was thinking with bullet type is do it still go to b/w when it gets dark as the one on my cctv does and it give's a crisp picture with the i/r light
    madian2 ian
     
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    All night vision cameras will give a black/white picture with nv.
     
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    aid

    off course they do dont no why i said that think to much info going to my brain:eek:
     
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