Night Vision

General Optics discussions.
Post Reply
User avatar
jgreenberg01
Platinum Member
Posts: 3736
Joined: 17 Jul 2009, 14:32
custom title: FNP-45 Cylon
Location: Palm Coast, FL
Contact:

Night Vision

Post by jgreenberg01 » 28 Jun 2013, 04:40

Ok, so we have the long needed Optics Forum, woohoo.

I'll start things off with something obscure before we get into which scopes are better for what purpose with... night vision. Does anyone here even use it? If so, what gen, manufacturer, model?

Here is my ATN PS22 mounted on a Tavor. It's a Gen 2+ hanging off a Leupold Mark 4 MR/T 1.5-5x20mm M2 scope.

Image

I've only played with it so far and have not had a chance to really test it out. I'll do a full review once I can take it out for an extended session at night. Until then, I can say that it seems it would be an unfair advantage - it's just amazing how clear targets are in near darkness!

Then again, what is it that they say? If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
0100001101101111011011010110010100100000011000010110111001100100001000000111010001100001011010110110010100100000011010010111010000101110

User avatar
flyingirish04
Gold Member
Posts: 4783
Joined: 25 Aug 2008, 21:42
custom title: Mtn Man in Flatland
Location: Great Plains, USA

Re: Night Vision

Post by flyingirish04 » 29 Jun 2013, 18:10

Nice rig. ATN makes some good stuff for the money.
Killed Two Stones with One Bird.

500SWfan
Junior Member
Posts: 181
Joined: 27 Feb 2013, 21:52
Location: Eastern Colorado

Re: Night Vision

Post by 500SWfan » 30 Jun 2013, 16:17

I bought a "cheap" Sightmark Ghost Hunter 2x24 1st Gen scope to try out in conjunction with an EOTech 552 on my PS90.

Image

I haven't really had a chance to try it out with live fire yet, though. The first thing I noticed before I even turned it on was that if I wanted to use the artificial IR light attached to it, I would have to install some sort of shield to block the IR light from the holographic screen. By itself, the scope works great with the AIR in total darkness. But, behind the EOTech, it just completely washes out the holographic screen. By moonlight it works pretty well with the EOTech for a 1st Gen scope.

User avatar
jgreenberg01
Platinum Member
Posts: 3736
Joined: 17 Jul 2009, 14:32
custom title: FNP-45 Cylon
Location: Palm Coast, FL
Contact:

Re: Night Vision

Post by jgreenberg01 » 30 Jun 2013, 17:55

The EOTech washes it out, even at its lowest brightness setting? If that's the case then you can always try to mount the EOTech in front of the night vision scope. That's what I did:

Image
0100001101101111011011010110010100100000011000010110111001100100001000000111010001100001011010110110010100100000011010010111010000101110

500SWfan
Junior Member
Posts: 181
Joined: 27 Feb 2013, 21:52
Location: Eastern Colorado

Re: Night Vision

Post by 500SWfan » 30 Jun 2013, 18:21

Actually, it isn't that the EOTech itself washes it out, but rather that the IR light reflects off the screen of the EOTech, so that all you can see is the reflected IR light through the scope.
Hmm. I might have to try swapping the order sometime and see if I can get a better result. I would definitely need the extended rail you have there, though, to fit them both on the rail.

Edit: Actually, even with an extended rail, I don't think it would work. The AA battery compartment on the front of the EOTech prevents the scope from sitting low enough to sit close enough to the EOTech.

User avatar
blueorison
Competition/Training Mod
Posts: 10628
Joined: 11 Apr 2009, 14:28
custom title: UT/EA Pistol Captain
Contact:

Re: Night Vision

Post by blueorison » 02 Jul 2013, 00:48

L3 came.

MIL/LE only systems.

Their IR systems, I would really like to have as a tool. They are the price of a car.
Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.
The shooter will always matter more than the gear ever will.
Stop relying on others to do the work for you.
Shoot more, worry less.

samuelcruz
Junior Member
Posts: 5
Joined: 22 Aug 2017, 03:23

Re: Night Vision

Post by samuelcruz » 14 Nov 2017, 03:53

Here is my - .223 TRIJICON ACOG
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest