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Night vision

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' 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. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    There's a product they sell in England... you can get one shipped here for under $1000 plus shipping. It's quite a bit different than what you've seen because you adapt it to an existing scope and use a separate video screen. There have been quite a few reviews and youtube vids on it... the NiteSite NS200. I don't know if there's a US distributor yet or not.
    There's also the Pulsar N750 that just came out (?) in the UK that runs about half again as much as the NiteSite, and getting a bit of buzz.
     
  3. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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  4. tac0

    tac0 Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    thank you guys you were very helpful but, i think im just going to do a diy night vision system by attaching a camcorder with the night vision switch to my existing riflescope i saw this video on you tube about this.
     
  5. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    The camcorder is a great idea. Those silicon CCD's are actually more sensitive to IR than they are to visible light. If you don't believe me, point your TV remote control at the camera and press any button - that thing's BRIGHT!
     
  6. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Not sure, but I think that is the premise behind the Pulsar N550 digital night vision. Nice that it can be used during the day also without leaving a cover on it with a peep hole.