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Night vision

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by tac0, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. tac0

    tac0 Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    Hello fellow nwfa members, I am new to scopes and I dont know much about night vision, I want to be able to hunt coyote in my backyard at night. The problem is I don't want to spend $3000 on a night vision adapter so... What are my options, a friend told me all I have to do is buy an inferred light and install it on my gun. Is this true? If not please reply with anything helpful.
     
  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    IR light is not visible to human eyes.

    I don't hunt, but use spot light or flash light with red filter, it will not alarm predators.
     
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    Modly Beaverton Active Member

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    Honestly, Using a weapon mounted flashlight would serve you better than any Gen 1 tube stuff. They can claim 75 yard visibility all they want, but all you will be able to see is pupils.
     
  5. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I disagree, although I am no night vision expert admittedly. I have one of the Yukon Gen1s and it shows a pretty clear image out to 50-75 yards. The point is remaining covert as the shooter, the game doesn't get spooked. Or of course SHTF there are those advantages; a bright light giving away your position.