What is important for NV gear

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by GREGULON, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. GREGULON

    GREGULON New Member

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    I don't know anything about it but would like some idea where to start.
     
  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I guessing,NV stands for Night Vision!

    Anything that you really want to use for hunting should be at least Gen 3,the Gen 1 & 2 stuff really doesn't work that well in my opinion.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    What kind of gear are you talking? Scope,goggles?
     
  4. TV-PressPass

    TV-PressPass New Member

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    I just got my NV up and running this season.

    [ame]http://youtu.be/ikqXNtXIZ0w[/ame]

    I use a lot of IR illuminators of different kinds to make it easier. On me, on the rifle, on things I stash, etc.
     
  5. GREGULON

    GREGULON New Member

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    NV=night vision and I haven't made up my mind as far as goggles or scope, both are priced high for gen 3.
     
  6. Txhillbilly

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    You do get what you pay for with Night Vision,the cheap stuff's around $4K and the good stuff will run you $8-10K for Gen 3.
    Themal Imaging gear will run you a whole lot more!
     
  7. mountainman13

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    I would recommend a scope. Like a starlight. The goggles completely destroy depth perception.
     
  8. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I have a Gen 3 Intevac Nitemate Nav 3 night vision monocular for sale. It is a great unit. The one I have works great, good resolution, it has an IR illuminator. It uses a Litton tube (not the desired tube for a scope application because they don't handle the recoil as well as the ITT tubes do). I am pretty sure it can be mounted on a helmet and I probably have the helmet mounting brackets (almost positive I do). I'm looking to get $2500 for it with an operators manual and all the accessories I can find. Here is a pic
     

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  9. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Oh, and you have absolutely no depth perception with this thing. it is like using a video camera on one eye and trying to navigate with it. I have tried a binocular NV set but not on a trail or anything.