night vision scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Angeleyes, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Angeleyes

    Angeleyes New Member

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    Hey All,
    Might be a dumb question but can a night vision scope be used for daylight hunting also?
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Yes

    You just have to have the lense cover with a very small hole in it I believe. That is what we used to do with out NVG's for screwing around in the daylight..
     

  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Resolution still sucks, just like it does with the night vision at night. If you're looking of an NV setup, I'd get a daylight scope that has the option of an attached image intensifier.
     
  4. laynejc

    laynejc New Member

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    I just got an ATN Gen 1 today, works pretty good at night probably out to 200yrds, not sure on that just guessing on how far away my barn is. During Daylight not quite as far clearly.
     
  5. laynejc

    laynejc New Member

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    I ranged my barn today when I went to shoot, 202yrds, my N/V scope doesnt work the crosshairs will not move when adjustin them.
     
  6. wilddawg1

    wilddawg1 New Member

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    yukon nvrs

    hey i got the yukon nvrs 2.5x50 let me say for a generation 1 it is like night and day lol i did a lot of research talked to many dealers and all went the way of yukon over atn. i also spent four hrs on the phone with jeff one of the top dawgs at yukon which let me say the guy was great atn gave me five minutes getting answers to questions as this was my first nightvision. i have ranged it to about 175yds in total darkness and it comes with a pin hole in the cover for daytime. it is a clear at night as any gen 2or 3 i have seen and a whole lot cheaper at 451 bucks. from what i get the generations are more for distance like a 2 is about a 200 to 250 yd and so on till you get to the cghts and then it is green vs black and white now i could be wrong lol.
     
  7. Catfish

    Catfish New Member

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    I have a gen 1 rifle scope and gen 3 gogles. It would be posible to use the scope in the day time, but it is nothing I would ever want to do. Also the difference between gen 1 and gen 3 is great so if you buy nite vision get the best you can afford. I got the rifle scope first and when I stepped up to gen 3 I when with gogles and use a lazer sight on the rifle, as a matter of fact I have lazers on an AR, a 10-22 ans a Ruger MK 11 handgun that I use at nite for different things. Another reason to use gogles is that you don`t have to point your gun at something to see what it is, alot safer.
     
  8. lobster

    lobster New Member

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    nv

    I am new to the idea of nv. Does a person need to have night vison goggles to use a night vison rifle scope ? Or can you use an NV rifle scope w/o nv goggles ?
     
  9. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    lobster, yes you can
     
  10. lobster

    lobster New Member

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    night vison

    Good,,, I thought so, just wanted to confirm what I thought. I would like to get a night vison scope to hunt coyotes w/. I have been doing some research and I have found the an/pvs -22 looks realy good but is way expensive (gen 3 ). Any suggestions as a substitute that is of good , beefy quality. It is an expensive endeavor no matter how you swing it. I get that, I just can not afford the pvs-22 and would welcome some experienced suggestions. Thanks
     
  11. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    ive seen some on line google search for around 300 bucks.
     
  12. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Would like to hit the lottery. Just got back from Texas for my annual hunting trip where we did some night hunting for hogs and coyotes. A buddy of mine had an ATN PS40 night vision unit on his rifle. Wow what a system but very very expensive! But it was fantastic to say the least. He used his regular scope then just slips the unit on at night. I have one of the larger ATN 4X Night Vision Rifle Scopes but if I use it in the daylight I must use it with the lens cover shut and look through the 1/16 inch hole in the center of the cover. Not a real good view! Also it is a boat anchor when on my AR Rifle.
    It is a good scope but heavy and bulky! I would also like to find a good quality NV that has the quality of the ATN PS40 for a little less money. I think the retail on that PS40 is about $5000.
     
  13. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Thank you for the info. Great website!

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  14. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I'm done here! F@cking wanna be's. They are all snipers. Any ******* that advertises an expertise is full of ****. I can shoot a coyote w/ a good moon without enhanced vision optics. I'm not that good, but a basic marksman.