Who shoots after hours with night vision?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by SaneMembrane, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. SaneMembrane

    SaneMembrane New Member

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    Been looking into nighttime hunting and NV gear, specially for bolt action rifles. My ideal gun to run it on would be a suppressed Desert Tech SRS-A1 Covert in .308, though I don't know if I'd have enough rail length for a scope and NV. Anyone have experience? Any military shooters who did night ops?
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Savage FV-SR, Liberty Kodiak TL can, Aries 350 NV scope. Not state of the art by several magnitudes----but good out to about 50 yds and dead quiet with
    sub-sonic ammo.
     

  3. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    Well for nighttime shots I had to ghetto rig my SDM weapon lol it involved acquiring a certain sensitive item from a sister unit that they wouldnt miss for a while lol and adapting that heavy piece of crap to what amounted to a moderately upgraded Vietnam era M14 so thats my experience. Now if I were constructing what I would love to use on the Rifle you named you are talkin boucoup dinero. So SRS-A1 $4500 with a surefire socom 762rc $1800 not including NFA, and an ATN Night Arrow 6X with WPT technology(Images are black and white not green which gives you better contrast and clarity) at $1900
     
  4. John_Deer

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    How about one of these with a 1,600 lumen light mounted in it. You can create daylight for around 100 yards. Not to mention predators tend to freeze when you put a bright light on them. You will be ready for night hunting for less than $75.

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  5. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    If your gonna use it on pigs though you don't wanna put a light on em. Even the "red or yellow" beams they are not supposed to be able to see. I have seen too many spook as soon as the beam hits them. I prefer NV.
     
  6. SaneMembrane

    SaneMembrane New Member

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    What's the different advantages between thermal and NV? What is used in the military on precision rifles?
     
  7. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    depends on what type of unit your talking about. Super high speed low drag snipers from the Seal Teams and stuff probably use the ones that are either/or NV and thermal lol and then you get to a line infantry unit and yi=ou get situations like mine where NV wasnt an option unless you were creative lol. For the most part the night optics I saw mostly were all NV units only time i saw a handheld thermal unit in service was by the West Point Fire dept when 2 cadets got caught on a cliff face during the winter and the FD was standing there like "dem boys so cold only heat i see is from a cell phone battery!"
     
  8. John_Deer

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    After you shoot them a few times at night any animal will run as soon as the light hits them. That is conditioning the pigs, not their normal reaction.
     
  9. ironmike0311

    ironmike0311 New Member

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    check the paladin mk390
    has worked pretty well the few dozen times I've used it, honestly prefer my 7 bravos and iron sites at night
     
  10. Catfish

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    I have a gen. 1 Russian scope that works. Problems with it are it trackes bad and is hard to sight in, and you get past 100 yards you need a good IR lite. I also have a set of gen 3 goggles and use them with a lazer sight. No suppresser, but I watch the sheller shelling corn at nite and have yet to get a coyote at nite, but have taken some coon with this set up. I like this set up so I don`t have to point a gun at someone to tell if it is a person.
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    I hunt coyotes at night. I like my A-bolt .22WMR with the old Bushnell Trophy scope with amberglow optics. Not the firefly. The Reticule is light colored when you use it at night. With a full moon or close to full it works well. I've used a Hensoldt scope with an illuminated reticule. It really did not gather enough light and if the reticule was to bright, you could see nothing. You also needed a filter in front so the red was not visible.
     
  12. jpattersonnh

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    Any Howa HB has enough for a rail mounted in 3 places to accommodate 17" of rail.
    2 on the receiver, 1 on the barrel.
     
  13. Franklin1995

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    In combat training we did a little bit of night shooting. We used the PVS-14 mono device along with a IR beam coming out of our PEQ-15. It worked pretty well for shooting paper, and my instructors praised the gear for combat ops. I only shot a 100 rounds or so that night, but I liked the system. Only problem I see for you with that is that we attached the PVS-14 to our kevlar, but I'm sure that they make some civilian monos that work pretty well and don't require a kevlar helmet. Goodluck!