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Old March 13, 2018, 18:27   #1
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Budget Night Vision

Any good Night Vision Scopes around that aren't as expensive as a custom rifle?
Preferably sub $250

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Old March 13, 2018, 18:56   #2
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With night vision you get what you pay for. I don't think sub $250 gets you much.

There have been some surplus NVS-4 type scopes come in the country for between $400-$1000 in recent times that seem to work ok.
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Old March 13, 2018, 19:15   #3
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With night vision you get what you pay for. I don't think sub $250 gets you much.

There have been some surplus NVS-4 type scopes come in the country for between $400-$1000 in recent times that seem to work ok.
$400 isn't terrible; $1k is out of range for now.
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Old March 13, 2018, 19:32   #4
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With night vision you get what you pay for. I don't think sub $250 gets you much.
I have some of the cheap stuff, one set Gen 1 goggles and a cheap digital monocular....yes...you do get what you pay for...better than nothing but not super useable.

I have been thinking about selling off/trading my Rhodie on Imbel for a PVS14...Good NV can be a very effective force multiplier.
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Old March 13, 2018, 20:15   #5
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I have one of these, that works great. You would want to get a seperate IR at least 800nm or more if you are planning to shoot over 200 yards at night.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SightMark-P...AAAOSwZ8ZW8XAl
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I have some of the cheap stuff, one set Gen 1 goggles and a cheap digital monocular....yes...you do get what you pay for...better than nothing but not super useable.

I have been thinking about selling off/trading my Rhodie on Imbel for a PVS14...Good NV can be a very effective force multiplier.
I use night optics for work on average 5-6 nights a month. I actually teach a class where the students use PVS-14s so I have some experience dicking around with them. Looking at the civilian market there is a wide variance in quality and capability in what is sold as a "PVS-14". My recommendation is an autogated white phospor Gen 3 model. Go with the very best. I use a Team Wendy helmet with a Wilcox mount and a counterweight on the back.
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