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Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by RagnarHairybreeks, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. RagnarHairybreeks

    RagnarHairybreeks Big Poster

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    Right folks,

    Having failed to find a decent second hand set-up at the right price / specification I’ve decided to give myself an early Christmas present, and SGC an order on Monday. Every review I’ve read and opinion on here suggests that I’m buying the right kit for the money.

    Two questions to the hive-mind...

    1) I’ll try to haggle a bit, but £899 is still a serious chunk of change (for me anyway). Anyone know a better place to buy than from the official UK importer?

    2) Apart from a memory card, is there anything else I need to buy?

    Thanks chaps, really excited to get NV finally (especially as these evenings are coming in fast).

    Cheers
    Raggie
     
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    I have the older original version and added a couple of batteries, a charger, a rail to fit onto my 100 and also bought some shims. I have not bothered with a sun shade or anything else.
     
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    Thanks Rob, I’d assumed at least one battery and a charger came with it? I understand they now ship with shims - guess I’d better do a ‘what’s in the box?’ Google...
     
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    No charger in the box but yes x1 battery, I cannot remember if a lead was in the box. If or when you get batteries make sure you get the short type as the normal are longer and will not Fit. I think I got mine from Blackwood’s on recommendation from here.
     
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    Buy a good quality charger like Nightcore & flat top battery ( Panasonic ), avoid any battery with FIRE in the name.
    The usb lead for data transfer is in the box, do not charge with that lead, take the battery out for charging
     
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    Think blackwoods are doing them for about £850
     
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    I’d just found that and placed an order, whahey!
     
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    Should of pm me mite have been able to have got you one bit cheeper
     
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    I dont use the Giro function, imho its a pointless gimmick as is the red dot, i have
    overridden this & use the more useful PiP, shortcut function

    (The compass is quite slow to react)
     
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    Damn... Always about who you know...
     
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    I bought mine from kevguns m8 :D
     
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    Ah well, I still saved £50 plus £12 postage over SGC so I’ll take my wins where I find ‘em.
     
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    Hi mate,

    What is the gyroscope for? Is this a cant function?
     
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    a pointless cant & compass, makes the screen far to "busy" for no gain
     
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    Thanks. I shall also disable it I reckon.
     
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    have a play also get used to what the buttons do, check out youtube vids too
     
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    Get batteries from torchythebatteryboy on evil bay. He is a honest supplier and I can only say good things about his service.
     
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    For batteries, go to Torchy the battery boy or Ecolux shop
    Only buy unprotected flat top 18650s.
    Protected and/or nipple top batteries won't fit in the battery holder.
    Only buy genuine Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, LG, Efest, Soshine, or Ampsplus brand battereis.
    Never buy 18650 batteries with the word "fire" in their name (e.g Ultafire) and never buy any 19650 battery that claims a capacity more than 3600mah - because such batteries simply do not exist.
    There's no advantage in buying the high current batteries designed for vaping - the PARD uses much less than the 5 or 7.5 amp maximum for non vaping batteries
    For a charger, just get Nitecore D2 or D4.

    Cheers

    Bruce
     
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    Just a wide open Thank You to all those that contributed.

    Saved me making some mistakes that could have caused considerable cost and annoyance.

    (Once again) What a great bunch you are.
     
  20. Lev Levvin

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    Looks like most stuff has been covered...
    I’ve had my nv008 since August 2019 and apart from a self-inflicted software meltdown it’s been excellent

    you will need a 32gb micro sd card... sandisk from amazon being a safe bet.

    don’t get a bigger gb card... the pard will spit it’s dummy out

    never try to charge a battery in the pard... it will kill it dead

    take battery out and use a nitecore charger ... the lead is data transfer only

    you will need a picatinny rail / dovetail adapter... despite what some may have you believe the pard mount is not suitable for direct to dovetail mounting....it sits over to one side and chews up the rail.
    So, unless the mount has changed recently... get an adapter.

    some rave about snap-in adapters to ‘keep the pard low’ ... I’ve tried these and they were rubbish ... the pard sat over to the left too far and windage adjustment was a nightmare.

    I don’t like eaglevision split rails either... mine didn’t sit flat when tightened up... sits in a ‘v’ shape on top

    The pard will not retain zero once removed with these snap-in adapters...but this isn’t an issue if you don’t plan on removing the pard

    if you plan swapping to a daytime scope... ( the pard day image is VERY marmite...the videos you see are far crisper than what you see in the tiny onboard screen... it’s a love/hate thing for daytime use )

    Then a solid picatinny to dovetail rail where the pard can stay clamped onto it... while a separate dovetail clamp is loosened to remove It from gun.

    I have this on my hw100bp... with a reference mark on the rifles dovetail...and I’ve tested around a dozen fit-remove cycles and it retains its zero to the millimetre every time.

    cant think of anything else... maybe a micro sd card reader for your phone if that’s how you’d upload your video?

    I didn’t use the red laser dot but have done so recently... if you adjust the red dot to your crosshairs at your (30 yard?) zero point Then at night you can flick the laser on briefly to see if your target is near your zero.

    if the dot appears above the crosshair... target is closer than 30 yards

    below... target is further away than 30 yards

    as a rule of thumb, aim between the red dot and crosshairs to bag a bunny !....

    but as yours is LRF that feature is pretty redundant

    excellent scopes and very reliable :)
     
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