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whats the best sub £300 NV monovular for scanning fields

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by keithy, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. keithy

    keithy Keyboard Hero

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    Hi I am after a hand held NV monocular for spotting rabbits in the field, whats the best value for money guys? Max £300.
     
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    It kind of depends on the distance you want to see, how covert you want to be, and how much you want to spend.

    I have the yukon digital ranger £300 new £150- 200 second hand. And the yukon digital ranger pro £650 new £300 second hand. Both are great bits of kit.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371070312067
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360633527474

    But you can get units that will spot rabbits for £100 and make a DIY unit for less.
    These are good and often go for under £100
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181443852903
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00303WPRU/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1403434967&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40
    What sort of ranges do you want to spot at?
    Do you have night vision on your gun?

    If you have NV on your gun and find it heavy to scan with held at eye level all the time you might get away with just buying some video glasses to let you scan with the gun slung on a sling at waist level.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Yes the gun is too heavy for constant scanning, need a good range from the monocular 200yds ish and nice and bright.
     
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    IMO get a Bresser off e bay and fix a t 20 to it...
     
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    im intrested about the video glasses anymore info on them and how to rig them up ?
     
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    Some good quality ones going at a good price here with 4 hours to go.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181440095181

    They just plug into any video out ( from a camera, or any commercial NV unit with video out) the photon won't show cross hairs but can be used to scan.

    They have a built in battery that lasts many hours.
    You want to rig up a sling that holds the gun at waist level and takes the weight.
    An sa80 sling fitted backwards can be used as a normal sling and then lengthened and looped around the butt so the gun hangs correctly.[​IMG]
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    Cheers Andy
     
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    thank you for the info mate and the links :)
     
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    Hi been doing some research narrowed it down to Yukon ranger or yukon nv 5x60 gen 1, the gen1 is a consideration as it has a lithium battery and runs for up to 72 hrs without using the ir. the bresser is still in the running but it appears to have a small picture so scanning a field will be hard work due to small field of view? what do you think of my choices guys?:rolleyes:
     
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    I have the yukon ranger and the yukon ranger pro. Very good bits of kit. Completely covert the use pulsed 940nm ir so no red glow.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Just missed a yukon ranger pro on ebay I was the top bidder and then after I went out it suddenly rose by £92 to £292:mad: Any how last night i tried my new Bresser 5x50 and found that althought the picture is a bit harsh at close range (very like a film negative) at longer ranges you can indeed spot the rabbits quite easily upto 140 metres or so as it says in the booklet.:D The picture is nowhere near as good as my NS50 but it does the job i want. I will try next time illuminating objects with the NS50 ir and then see what the difference is in picture quality should give me an idea if additional IR is worth it.
     
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    Yep hate that about eBay just when you think you have a bargain lol!!
    All you need to do is see where the rabbits are so I don't think the picture quality will matter. The bresser sounds like it will do the job for you perfectly with a little more IR.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Amazon.co.uk loads on there some cheap but really good lots on the for under £300
     
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    I have bought a Yukon Exelon, and I am really pleased with it. Got my one from Amzon, for less than £250 delivered in one day. Love it. KB1.
     
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    the best nv you can get is to go to aldi and get a big bag of carrots and prepare by eating 5 l/bs a day for 2 (maybe 3) weeks then when you're just about to go out is overdose on carotene , well it works for rabbits although i've not tried it myself :D
     

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