Night Vision set up.....?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Dunerunner, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    I was curious if anyone had a night vision set up on their rifle. I have looked at some and wondered if the night vision is turned off, do you still have use of your optics?


    Thinking mor of this setup..

  2. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Depends on the unit! Some are Dark ONLY, while others can function in normal light! Ive been away too long to know the whats and such, so................!
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    That is my whole deal. i don't want the battery crapping out and then have to remove the night vision to be able to utilize my daylight optics. Although with a rail system I don't think it would be that difficult to just slide the night vision equipment off then remount when I needed it.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    I have a night vision sight for my AR15, but haven't used it yet. My other optics - 3-9X40 shorty scope and red dot - are on QR mounts. I plan the same for the NVD.
  5. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    For what it's worth, I have not looked at the stuff they have available on the civilian market as far as weapon mounted! With the current Gen 5 ( 4++) stuff out today for N.O.D, I would look at expanding that to use with a weapon mounted optic!
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Thanks.. I'll take a look at that. Now all I need is to win powerball! :)
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  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    I have a Gen 3 ++ N.O.D head set that i like better then the early Gen 4, it's clearer when used alone, and it doesn't blur up behind an optic! Was also much cheaper with out giving up much of any thing, battery type and life cycles being the only real downer, but there are solutions for that!
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  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Recently, I also looked at night vision optics and after I picked myself off the floor I decided I will have to wait on Lady Luck to shine on me. I want one, desperately, but too costly. However, I did look at this contraption and was wondering if anyone had first-hand experience with them. Frankly, I have never even looked through one and don't own any infrared security cameras...
    This is NOT a night vision device which amplifies light using a Photocathode tube. This uses a CCD chip to process incoming infrared light. This uses the same technology as infrared security cameras. I haven't purchased it because I think I will be disappointed but around here, in the rural, the capability to see in the dark would be a huge multiplier but hard to let go of $3, $4 or even $6,000 knowing it will be superseded in 1 or 2 years so I have been sort of marking time.

    Bushnell Equinox 260150 6x50 Equinox Z Digital Night Vision Box, Black
  9. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    A friend has this, I have no first hand info other than that as to the fact he has never had it out at night, So says the battery last's 18 hours before recharge.
    ATN X-Sight 4K Pro Edition 5-20x Smart HD Day/Night Riflescope
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  10. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    If you want good its $$$$$$$$
  11. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Something like this might be a better choice without having a television mounted on my rife, but I have issues with it only being good out 50 meters. but having just looked at those at Optics Planet, I'm not ready to lay down $1,200 to $3,000 just to enable me to see a target out 300 yards in the dark. Geez, I would have thought that prices would have come down some with the CCD technologies and video processing we have today.

    I'm going to get the chassis platform first and then see what I need for what I want to do.
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  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    I got my MLRNOD GEN 3++ for about $3000 two years ago, after a very long and hard look! They have come down a little bit, but still up there! Compared to the $11000+ for a Gen 4++, I would say I got a awesome deal, certainly good enough to serve my needs well into the future as long as batteries are available or there are options to change or upgrade, should be the only set I will ever need!
  13. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Amazon has this for about $800 and I admit, it's interesting and might be a cheaper way out until I run across that great deal or win Lottery. Damn thing does everything, even has Wi-Fi, wonder if I can read my email on it. LOL! Let me know if you ever get a chance to use it and what you think. I'll look around in the sports shops here. It's sort of the thing you don't want to buy until you can look through it yourself and at night so you know what you're getting.

    That's true, Snake but $4000 bucks still buys a lot of everything and that is what you'll pay for a decent one, actually more like $5000.
  14. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    he X-Sight 4K Pro Series Smart HD Digital Day/Night Rifle Scope is the future of rifles scopes, with true HD resolution, vivid colors, 24/7 operation and the ability to record and share every moment. 4K Ultra HD technology, combined with ATN's cutting edge Dual Core Processor, gives you unsurpassed image quality with richer and more vivid color tones, providing you with a visual experience like no other. HD video recording gives you the opportunity to capture your experiences in 1080p full HD. Using an SD card allows you to record your adventures without any additional USB cables, never missing a chance to catch your moment on video.

    With the ATN Ballistic Calculator, you can forget about charts and complex reticles. Just enter the environmental data and all the calculations will automatically be performed. This provides you with the opportunity to hit your target, even on the first attempt.

    By incorporating a Dual Core Processor, the X-Sight 4K Pro Series is able to provide a much more enhanced experience. You can live stream via WiFi to a mobile device, and record in your scope at the same time without lag or loss of performance.


    • Eyecup
    • Sunshade
    • Standard picatinny 30mm rings
    • Extended front picatinny 30mm ring
    • Scope cover
    • USB cable

    Additional Specification:

    Sensor: ATN 4K M265 Sensor, 3864 (H) x 2218 (V)

    Core: ATN Obsidian IV Dual Core

    System Resolution: 600 lp/mm

    Micro Display: 1280x720 HD Display

    Video Record Resolution: 1080p @ 30/60/120 fps

    Ballistic Calculator: Yes

    WiFi (Streaming, Gallery & Controls): iOS & Android

    Bluetooth: Yes

    3D Gyroscope: Yes

    3D Accelerometer: Yes

    E-Barometer: Yes

    Smart Range Finder: Yes

    RAV (Recoil Activated Video): Yes

    Electronic Compass: Yes

    Smooth Zoom: Yes

    Night Vision Mode: Yes

    Reticles: Multiple patterns & color options

    Microphone: Yes

    Micro SD Card: From 4 to 256 GB

    Micro USB, type C: Yes

    IR Illuminator: Yes, included
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  15. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Yeah, I get it and all that stuff is great but can you see in the dark with it? Meaning, I would need to know what one sees and how it acts when you are using it in the dark, good point, bad point. All the tech stuff sounds and is great but can one see 100 meters on a moonless night and the reverse of that would be how close can you see, in focus, on the same moonless night, simply things like that... I could never purchase one without trying it out first.
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  16. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I picked up an ATN Aries 208 with an AR-15 carry handle base some years back. Granted it's only a first gen plus model. IR emitter is good enough for the length of the property and then some. should mention it's a heavy bastard. I wouldn't want to hump this around all night long.

    Best part is, I got it at an auction with all extra tools, components, case and manual. I think I paid around 100 bucks. Can't tell coyote from dog in the woods with certainty but it works cause I couldn't see there was something out there with out it.

    I also have a first gen monocular for initial scanning as it has a wider field of view.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention with the carry handle mount, I can still use my iron sight as there is a hole through the base. But with the scope being so far above LOS, it changes how I address the rifle .. ie, completely different hold, no cheek weld.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  17. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Plenty of U-Tube videos on it? Shows promise for my meager coins.
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  18. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    The ATN is definately better than first gen .mil night vision, to include longer battery life. I haven't tried out the bluetooth...might be handy to shoot around corners ;)
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  19. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    It appears it doesn't like the hammering from a semi-auto. One reviewer reported failure when mounted on an AR10. shouldn't be an issue on a bolt gun, I'm thinking.
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  20. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If i hadn’t already mounted a Burris Eliminator III on my custom AR10 with the 24” stainless Bull Barrel , the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro would be in my future.... It may well be in my future, anyway...
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