Advice on nightvision scope

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Advice on nightvision scope

Postby Xargon on Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:52 pm

Hello,
anyone got a recommendation for a nightvision riflescope that is really good and affordable?
Gonna use it on either my Revolution or my Cutlas.

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Re: Advice on nightvision scope

Postby lead_pusher on Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:34 pm

"Yukon" makes an addaptor kit that I use. Not the best on the market, but all together I think I payed about $220. US. and you don't have to rezero, or worry about burnout in the daylight as it just slips on and off :)
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Re: Advice on nightvision scope

Postby ian johnstone on Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:25 am

I use NV kit a lot usually in the Add-On form but I do have a Dedicated NV Sight, (after reading good reviews in lots of places), its the Yukon Sentinel 2.5x50 (Gen 1) & I cant fault it. You'd need to use 2 small dovetail to weaver adapters (B-Square are good & low) & you'd also need an extra IR illuminator, as its Gen 1. Yukon kit is well made & reliable + has 3 year warranty. They sell for ~£480-510.

Here mounted on a Storm...
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb30 ... g_0210.jpg

The only Add-On in Gen 1 I use is the Cobra Merlin which would cost about the same (~£490) but there is a cheaper Yukon mono+day scope adapter (scope clamp).http://main.yukonopticsglobal.com/produ ... scope.html - its more of a short range unit & certainly not for RF or Centrefire rifles.

Cobra Merlin on a Cyclone...
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb30 ... g_0196.jpg

Its a very expensive world (NV) but buying secondhand is really risky (unless you know the seller), I'd advise saving & buying new.
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Re: Advice on nightvision scope

Postby Xargon on Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:16 pm

Thanks Ian.
Sometimes one are lucky, before reading your post I actually went down and bought myself a scope...wanna guess which one...LOL!
Thx for advicing on the extra IR will order that one. Now when it comes too those dovetail to weaver bases, where can I buy those? Wanna mount the scope on a Revolution so I guess I need a couple of high ones.

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Re: Advice on nightvision scope

Postby Solo1 on Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:37 pm

High converters are no problem, it's the low ones that are quite expensive.
Have a look here on eBay - I bought some a couple of years ago and they are still working fine.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dovetail-to-Weave ... 334e3e8ce0
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Re: Advice on nightvision scope

Postby ian johnstone on Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:12 pm

Not disputing what Solo says, but the dovetail to barrel height is the same across the board with the Cyclone family of guns.

I'd say, go for LOW adapters (its a real shame to ruin the FX design). The lowest I've ever found are the B-Square #17025, they are also sold under Hawke branding (HS#17025), http://www.opticswarehouse.co.uk/produc ... l+Adaptors.

They are a great, close fit to FX dovetails & as you'll have noticed from my Storm NV photo these NV units sit high :( . Actually all Dedicated NV tends to sit high (whatever the Gen).

With the Sentinel I find eye/head position is fairly critical but if you have the reticle on its lowest settings its easier to see when its wrong.
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