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Night Vision

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by air arms s200, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. air arms s200

    air arms s200 Junior Member

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    Hi, had my air rifle (s200) for a few years now. I bought a Deben mini pro last year so I could hopefully bag a few more rabbits at night. I haven't had much luck lately with it though because as soon as I flick the lamp on the rabbits just dart so I can never take a shot. I've seen some homemade DIY NV using IR bullet cams and a small LCD screen. I'm tempted to make one of these up and use my lamp with an IR filter, then hopefully I can see where the rabbits are and get within range. Has anyone done similar things and how are NV in the field for rabbiting?
    Thanks, Matt
     
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    some bloke Busy Member

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    Did you use a red filter with that and start it up on dim?

    IME, Lamp shy rabbits are just a click away from being Ir lamp shy rabbits.

    If you can see eyesine, those eyes have seen your Ir lamp twice.

    Something for you to Google: tapetum lucidum
     
  3. air arms s200

    air arms s200 Junior Member

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    Hi, I've only used my lamp with no filters, I've tried using the lamp on max to blind the rabbits, which I thought was the idea of lamping, and tried using the dimmest setting I can get away, but the rabbits just seem to flee. Surely the rabbits respond less to IR though?
     
  4. r10hunter

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    You have just about the best gun lamp that there is you just need to use it in a different way.
    As said above you need to be using a red filter with the dimmer on its lowest setting you can get away with for scanning. Then increase the light just enough to see clearly for the shot.

    The mini pros work very very well as ir illuminators. But you still don't want to be using it on full tilt just put out enough ir to see what you need to see. On full tilt it will give 300 yards of ir illumination, you just don't need that most of the time 50 yards will be enough. But it is handy to have that power to check backstops etc.
    http://bit.ly/1dubS2e deben mini filter kit
    http://bit.ly/1cbjgBs deben mini ir filter
    You may find them cheaper elsewhere the above are for example of what you want.

    Cheers Andy
     
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  5. ratman60

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    hello, as you have a good lamp just buy a A4 sheet of red sticky backed plastic of ebay, you might need trial so you could use a red sweet wrapper and try 1 or ? to get the right red beam for the distance shooting then find the right color red as above, lots of advice on diy n/v on here.
     
  6. air arms s200

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    okay I'll give it a go with dimmest light and use a red filter
    Thanks
     

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