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Pard Sa25 Thermal Riflescope Photos, Independent Reviews Coming Soon...

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by Russ Douglas, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Russ Douglas

    Russ Douglas YouTube: RussDouglas222

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    Good morning all, George at PrecisionNightVision.com has kindly lent Bruce (@Phoenix, NV guru from the NV forum) and I his first PARD SA25 Thermal riflescope, for 100% independent technical review and assessment.

    I'll have an unboxing video online on my channel ASAP (recorded yesterday after delivery, editing still to be completed), then I'll be meeting-up with Bruce hopefully this week to do a series of independent technical assessments and reviews of this very compact 25mm Thermal riflescope.

    I've already photographed the unit and all supplied accessories. These images (with comments) including the whole of the instruction manual, can be found in > my flickr album here <.

    Cheers. Russ
     
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    Can't wait bud for the review, might be interested in one of these,loving my Pard lrf at the mo.cheers Marky
     
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    Looks good but the proof will be in the pudding of course.
    Looks like they are doing an LRF and a non LRF version too.
    Will watch this with interest.

     
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    @MD123 Aye the LRF versions are about 28mm wider (like the 008LRF) and add £200 to the base model.
    Cheers. Russ
     
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    The one I looked through never had pip yet but the first zoom was still a good picture to shoot through Ian (blackwood) said it was 3.8 mag base but on looking at stats it 3.2 but picture was better than my trail xq50 and with them being shutterles and running off same 18650 battery was a big thumbs up from me
     
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    A well spent £200 if the base unit works well imho :)
     
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    And how much is the rrp on the base model......
     
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    @pav These have definitely got PiP. :thumb:

    In the menu there's an option to enable or disable PiP.
    When enabled and you press the zoom button, the PiP window appears at x2, then x4, then off -and only the PiP window zooms.
    When disabled the whole screen zooms x2, x4, then back to x0.

    Cheers. Russ
     
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    @dm800 At PrecisionNightVision.com the prices are as follows...
    upload_2020-1-8_13-14-51.png
    The SA-designation refers to the size of the Objective lens, the bigger the lens, the greater the detection range...
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    I've spotted an error here as the SA25 we're reviewing weighs 600g (1.3lb) including battery and mount, not 360g.

    Cheers. Russ
     

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    Russ Douglas YouTube: RussDouglas222

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    Good evening all, that's my PARD SA25 unboxing video now online...



    I'm still bl**dy sore but hoping to meet-up with Bruce (@Phoenix from the NV forum) again very soon, to video a more technical review and comparison with other Thermal kit.
    We'll also be testing it spotting the usual vermin species, out and about -hopefully recording all this in the process via the SA25's video out feed.

    Then we'll set it up on my FX Wildcat, get it zeroed and perhaps get it christened too.

    Thanks again to George at PrecisionNightVision.com for the loan of this brand new scope, plus Bruce for sharing his invaluable time/help/technical knowledge. Cheers. Russ
     
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    Just watched the vid. looks very nice,cant wait to see the next one.Keep up the great work Russ cheers Mark
     
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    Russ Douglas YouTube: RussDouglas222

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    Thanks very much Mark, much appreciated.
    Cheers. Russ
     
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    First impressions are very good, went for a walk round the local harbour using the scope as a spotter and via the wide FOV of this model I could quickly scan and see anything alive within a few hundred metres very nicely, no matter how small. The image is obviously a lot sharper and crisper than my year-old Pulsar Quantum XQ30V spotter, though when using that second during comparisons it did still see the same heat sources, just fainter and fuzzier.

    Two miles away across the bay I could see a clear heat source on a hillside, which with the naked eye looked to be a tractor using floodlights while traversing a field.

    The x2 and x4 mag is digital, so naturally get slightly pixellated as you progressively zoom-in.

    Am meeting NV guru Bruce (@Phoenix on the NV forum) tomorrow so will record his first impressions, then do a technical assessment and hopefully, (if he can concoct a comms cable to record via my Yukon MPR) -record some footage to share.

    I would say that with a base mag of 1x, and maximum mag / PiP mag of 4x, this scope might be best used for / limited-to shorter-range shooting, against something like rats or closer-range rabbits. I often use 6.5x on my 008LRF for spotting (and for shooting close-ish targets), or 13x for more distant bunnies, so head shots will be a little bit more testing, when limited to a maximum of 4x mag.

    Oh and the mag options are x2 & x4, or if you select PiP from the menu -pressing the magnifying icon (button #1) pops up the PiP box at 2x, then at 4x with another press (then it disappears with a third). So either the whole viewfinder magnifies, or the PiP magnifies; using the PiP will let you keep tabs on the foreground and sides while still aiming with upper-centre.

    No doubt the SA35 and SA45 will be consequently better at longer ranges, with the corresponding narrower FOV. Bruce is bringing a 50mm Thermal scope to aid the comparative testing. We'll be back. :thumb:
    Cheers. Russ
     
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    Nice one Russ, very interesting bit of kit.. Thanks for sharing..
     
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    I'm hoping to upload pt.1 of our review video tomorrow, including Bruce's first impressions "...this is bloody good!" -and some footage recorded through the eyepiece of the PARD SA25, a Pulsar Quantum Lite XQ30V and Bruce's 50mm lens Thermal home-build scope, for comparison.
    Cheers. Russ
     
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    Evening all, that's my edited version of Bruce's (the NV Forum's @Phoenix) first hands-on review of the PARD SA25 Thermal rifle scope, freshly uploaded...



    More coming soon, watch my channel so you don't miss-out. :thumb:
    Cheers. Russ
     
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    Brilliant guys ,pards kicking ass again...
     
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    Thanks marky. :thumb:

    Lots more to come ASAP, I'll try to record all the other on-screen display options ASAP, some of which will be of use to more folk -e.g. reticles, colour themes, displaying 'Pitch' and 'Roll' = on-screen indicators of the angle of inclination and declination, plus a Cant indicator.
    Oh and the compass too -they've crammed a hell of a lot into one very compact unit.

    Cheers. Russ
     
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    hello, Pard are certainly giving other night vision companies a lot to think about with their products and prices and quality, i only have an 019 spotter but its been a good unit so far against the old one i bought years ago, now with this new thermal rifle scope it looks a sure winner
     
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    Wonder what price they could make a unit for if they only did

    One.... simple ... thing ....

    Get rid of all the extra add on “ junk”

    Compass WiFi etc etc

    I just want to turn it on .... use it to spot or shoot and turn it off

    Gimme the contrast , colour ( even that just use white hot) brightness


    Ok I understand the mini ads for recording but that’s it

    Get rid of the rest give a basic unit with the good screen & picture / detection ability


    Paul
     
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