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Advice on nightvision scope

PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:52 pm
by Xargon
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.

BR,
Xargon

Re: Advice on nightvision scope

PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:34 pm
by lead_pusher
"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 :)

Re: Advice on nightvision scope

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:25 am
by ian johnstone
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.

Re: Advice on nightvision scope

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:16 pm
by Xargon
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.

/ X

Re: Advice on nightvision scope

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:37 pm
by Solo1
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

Re: Advice on nightvision scope

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:12 pm
by ian johnstone
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.