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Pard Nv008 Lrf

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics' started by Jukebox, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. dm800

    dm800 Engaging Member

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    Oh great....I pre-ordered a couple of sets of the short ones in anticipation of My Pard 800lrf arriving tomorrow and now I find out that they are crap.......:rolleyes:

    97mm ordered with prime... Cheers for link Russ.
     
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    Good morning all, that's part #3 of our PARD008 LRF review video just online (my apologies 20mins later than hoped...

    https://tinyurl.com/PARD008-part3

    Hope this is useful to you all.

    Coming next/soon I've got...
    • Gamo Boxer unboxing and review (accompanying my imminent article in October's Airgun World).
    • PARD008 + add-on LE02 LRF Hunting footage, inc' Thermal spotting.
    • A unique optical scope with an built-in IR laser rangefinder.
    • ...then some hunting footage (ASAP) with my own PARD008 LRF - once received.
    Cheers. Russ
     
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  4. Regulator1977

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    Finally got my rifle mounted pard 008 HUD
     
  5. Russ Douglas

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    Morning all, my plan (back pain -permitting) is to get out in daylight today or tomorrow to my local Permission, zero the 008LRF on my non-FAC Wildcat and get some daytime footage.

    Then I'll hopefully pop back out after dark to redo this, but with both onboard IR, plus the add-on external IT I just bought from TheNightVision Store for testing. This comprises a Black Sun Dark Engine 850NM torch, mounted on the side of the PARD via a single Burris Signature Zee ring, from Uttings.co,uk. The Zee ring includes a ball-socket design to allow a small mount of repositioning, to align the IR beam with your POI.

    To cap this all off I'll splice-in some of the nighttime footage recorded in the same barn(s) last winter (with my old scope - a Yukon Photon RT & onboard IR), when I was shooting rats and pigeons that were doing their best to steal and foul the stored grain and bales. I've recently caught-up with the farmer and he's already started stockpiling harvested cereal in barn #2, then will soon be stacking the round bales in barn #1. I've asked him to leave them away from one side (adjacent to the grain barn) -so I can try baiting and shooting the rats passing through there over the winter.

    I'm hoping to then get this day/night/RT-comparison footage edited and online to my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUi3PiqyvBpuDXKCPAnFKHw) by Wednesday morning at the latest.
    Cheers. Russ

    Ps. FYI the kit I've just bought, torch recommended by Bruce...
     
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  6. Russ Douglas

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    Afternoon all STOP PRESS - info from @Djure of PARD, shared on the NV Forum thread...

    Hi to everybody.
    If the laser beam and + sign are not matched, users can change to black and white mode, open the laser rangefinder, then long press menu button, then long press “+”button so they can adjust the location for + sign.
    Cheers


    ...so the PARD008 LRF laser aiming box can be adjusted electronically to coincide with the LRF splash at your preferred range. :thumb:

    Cheers. Russ
     
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    That’s great news :thumb:
     
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  8. Russ Douglas

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    Good afternoon ladies and germs, the up-revved PARD008 LRF manual (with the LRF aiming box adjustment instructions) is now online superseding the original, so all existing hyperlinks should still work.

    https://tinyurl.com/PARD-NV008-LRF-manual-BMCP

    Cheers. Russ
     
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  9. Russ Douglas

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    Morning all my recent bunny-bashing paddock session's now online here:
    ).
    This was with my .22" FAC Air Rifle (see the current issue of Airgun World for my article on bullpupping that), plus the PARD008 and an add-on LE02 LRF.

    Next I'm hoping to recreate that session ASAP using the same rifle, but with the PARD008LRF. Which as well as demonstrating the 008LRF's onscreen extra usefulness at FAC Air rifle ranges, will hopefully include me remembering to focus / concentrate the onboard IR illuminator (d'oh!) -as well as trying-out a new add-on IR torch: Clive Ward's Dark Engine 850NM, mounted on the left-hand Picatinny rail.

    I'll post here once that follow-on video's online. :up:
    Cheers. Russ
     
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    Is it just the way the video lost quality via YouTube or are you just getting eye shine at air rifle ranges? I would have expected to see the whole body as I’ve seen with other night vision equipment.
     
  11. Russ Douglas

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    Ah that's my fault for not focussing the IR Illuminator, I could see them clearly enough myself as my eyes had adjusted, so I forgot to increase the intensity.

    Fear not I will-do on future outings, as well as testing a newly-purchased add-on IR Illuminator. :thumb:
    Cheers. Russ
     
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  12. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    Some footage taken of the external screen mod for the Pard that's been done.

     
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  13. Russ Douglas

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    Interesting, but not for me - I like the fact it doesn't significantly illuminate my face in pitch darkness, even with the rubber eyecup removed.
    Cheers. Russ
     
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    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    You can wind the brightness down Russ.
    This is only really of any use when ratting and I reckon you could have done with one if these when you were reviewing the unit, as it mirrors the screen and you wouldn't have had to try and film down the eye piece mate :D:p
     
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    Yep it would have been handy for that & showing the PiP -that frustratingly doesn't currently record.

    I'm not sure about the ratting advantage, as the main problem there (with the 008/008LRF) is the minimum mag (being 6x/6.5x respectively). Might be a general advantage but I know on my own ratty Permission any light at all makes them very skittish.

    What's the price of this add-on?
    Cheers. Russ
     
  16. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    About £120 for the build in that video but I'm doing a budget build and reckon I can get it in at around £50.
    Hopefully my screen will be here tomorrow and then I can get it sorted and feedback.
    The perms we have are heaving with rats and light doesn't really bother them ad there are that many. Trouble is they move around quickly so the transition from spotter to rifle and powering up the pard is to long and swinging a gun round and wrecking your eye when shooting for hours is also a migraine starter....the screen though eliminates those issues and also it's a MUCH higher quality than most other heads up units as you can see.
     
  17. Russ Douglas

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    That all sounds pretty cool, (I haven't had chance to view that video properly yet) -is it a plug-in add-on or does it clip onto the eyepiece?

    My review of the PARD008 & first pest control session using it -should be in print soon in a UK magazine. I'd happily borrow/trial/review then include the HUD in my follow-on PARD008LRF review if you like? :)

    Cheers. Russ
     
  18. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    Leave it with me mate and I'll get my build done and come back to you :thumb:
     
  19. Jonnyovy

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    I massivly see the advantage for ratting. My rat permission gives me a rat every 30mins tops. Theres no way i would sit with with my rifle in shoulder looking down the 008 constantly for 4 hours. I would leave my permission blind in one eye with a migrain, a bad neck and arms like arnie. Having to do this is the only thing that has put me off the 008 soo far.

    A heads up display alows me to get very comphy, sit with rifle rested out of the car window or on a fence post and casualy scan accross the storage sheds till we have a visitor, then click off screen, get on the eye piece and take the shot, repeat.

    For £50 it would be worth every penny. Especialy as pard see a range finder add on as value for money at an extra £300 :rolleyes:
     
  20. Russ Douglas

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    Awesome, looking forward to that; all my reviews are 100% honest.

    Further add-on options for a scope as outstanding as the 008LRF can only be a good thing. I'm about to test it with a Dark Engine 850NM add-on IR torch too... watch my YouTube channel for that -hopefully within a week. :thumb:

    Cheers. Russ
     
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