Night vision scope

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by TnAndy, May 20, 2006.


  1. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    I'm interested in a night vision scope for an AR-15.

    Willing to spend up to 12-1500 on one, any suggestions ?

    ......more I look, the more confused I get.

    Would like one that uses AA batteries if possible.

    Thanks !
     
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Thats a tough budget Andy.
    I'll let you look through one of mine next time we get together :evil:
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Andy.
    I have had 2 Gen III monoculars.

    I just sold the MUM2 to a friend for $4000

    I kept the ANVIS built of a the battery box from http://www.ABnightision.com

    Both are VERY simliar to the PVS 14 and can be headmounted or weapon mounted. I can slap my ANVIS of my head and stick it on a Flattop AR right behind the Trijicon Relex II and still see the triangle.

    I looked at them long and hard before ever buying. I looked through gen Is and found them to clunky, large and blurry for my wants. Gen IIs are better but I still found myself wanting to spend the extra grand for the Gen III. It's also more versatile in the mounting configs available.

    A word of advice. Most of those 'digital' units for a few hundred buck are crap. We tried one out and I didn't like it beyond 20 yards.

    The Gen III will pick up over 1000 yrds as has been my experience. Remind me to bring one when we next get together. Doh, I think I had it in the truck last March.....

    These pics through the unit are grainy because I have to hold up the camera behind the mono and estimate the focus. THey are 100X more clear with the eye.

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  4. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    What kind of AR? Got a flat top? If so, I suggest a EoTech 552 and a monocular like Melbo has shown. If you have a carry handle AR, then you can either get a flat mount to attach, or get a PVS-4. The PVS-14s will run you easily into the $2,500 range, if you go with less, you need to inspect it and ask for a tube sheet. If you truely want 12-15 hundred, then a PVS-4 might fit your bill. A Gen III PVS-4 can be had for that range. The drawback is that once mounted, then it is dedicated without having to re-zero all the time.
     
  5. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hell i would settle for a flat top with an Eotech;)
     
  6. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    See Magnus, sometimes it sucks to be a AK owner! :dunno:
     
  7. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Nah I will get there:D but for the price of one AR and all the toys you guys put on them, I have a lot more AK's:D
     
  8. stimpy117

    stimpy117 Monkey+++

    T-Man,
    Go to www.savysurvivor.com he'll also trade in PM's. That's where I got mine. :)
     
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