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  • Range Finders and Night Vision

    Ok guys, here's the challenge...

    Looking to finally get night vision and range finding capability. Here is what I've found so far that is in my price range.

    ATN MO4-HPT Night Vision Monocular (for the resolution, 54-72 lp/mm) ($1782.50)
    Nikon Monarch Laser 800 in Team Real Tree #8357 ($329 on sale)

    What do you folks think of my choices? Also, if you use these models, list the pros and cons of each.

    Any and all help in choosing is appreciated, especially from the gear pros.
    As Zombie Axe would say...
    "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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    [Any and all help in choosing is appreciated,]

    Sky Owl, it appears the price for night vision equipment has nearly doubled from a year or so ago .... what hasn't? ..... This ATN monocular weighs two pounds. Will this be weapon or head mounted? The price is appealing compared to the ITT AN/PVS 14 http://www.nvisionoptics.com/monocul...FZQM2godkwsblg

    I have an ATN product that I can't help but think could have been of better quality .... but cost was the limiting factor for me as well. Any night vision beyond 1st generation is better than none. Would placement of physical range markers be practical vs. using a ranging device?

    O.W.
    Things are seldom what they seem.

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    • #3
      [QUOTE=Oscar Wilde;30026 Would placement of physical range markers be practical vs. using a ranging device?

      O.W.[/QUOTE]

      Placing markers in the neighborhood may be a slight problem but could be done on a one time basis to get the ranges to complete the neighboorhood map. I was thinking more about those situations where I cannot place a marker before the encounter.

      BTW, the night vision is mostly for observing, not engagement, therefore handhled is ok. That is of course, unless I get convinced to go another direction.
      As Zombie Axe would say...
      "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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      • #4
        No need to go place "markers" around your neighborhood. (weirdo!:p)

        Use your "new" or borrow a LRF (Laser Range Finder,) "lase" your AO and record all the information on your maps or range cards. Hell, by doing all this you may even commit some of the ranges to memory!

        Come to think of it, range cards of your neighborhood, with ranges and TRP's (Target Reference Points)............BIG Weirdo!:eek:

        Rangeing is a perishable skill much like land navigation, use it or loose it so to speak. If you keep a logbook/notbook with the sizes of items common to your area and tables to convert their size into distance and the formula's to figure the distance it sure helps out speeding things up.
        Last edited by Mags; 11-22-2009, 09:15 PM.
        Well, for me, the action is the juice.....I'm in.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mags View Post
          No need to go place "markers" around your neighborhood. (weirdo!:p)

          Come to think of it, range cards of your neighborhood, with ranges and TRP's (Target Reference Points)............BIG Weirdo!:eek:
          The "neighborhood" is not what you think I meant. I do not intend to do any firing in the residential hood.

          By neighborhood, I meant various areas around the town that might require selecting defensive positions and determining distances to likely targets in that vicinity.

          Imagine a position at the military crest of a hill and the area below as the target zone. It would be nice to know the ranges to various locations below me.

          Hope that clears it up a bit.:)
          As Zombie Axe would say...
          "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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          • #6
            Thats alot of money Owl to spend on NV. When in doubt, walk them in. For every 25yards adjust elevation a half inch. If you can see it you can hit it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Centurion View Post
              If you can see it you can hit it.
              That's the point of the NV.
              As Zombie Axe would say...
              "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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              • #8
                Check out this Leupold range finder. I paid $614 for mine and it is the best I have ever used. http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-s...ng-binoculars/

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                • #9
                  Dunno what your budget is but if you want cream of the crop gear I like the NEWCON OPTIK LRB 3000, Bino/Laser combo. Most everything NEWCON is excellent. Hel if yo have real coin to drop you could always spring for the NEWCON OPTIK LRB 20000, look it up ;)
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