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    The thing with forward clip ons as I understand is that you will be magnifying the TV screen so loosing resolution. The rear mounted one uses optical magnification so you wont loose definition at higher magnification. However, forward mount is the only option for thermals.

    Been playing with my new 007s which is shorter than the older model so not such a hassle.

    The biggest thing is to have a scanning scope if you can. It's easier than clipping and unclipping while trying to hunt.

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    I have a Sytong and a pard 008.
    The pard has a rangefinder which is extremely useful. This set up pretty much lives on my .22.

    I have been using the Sytong for rabbit work on the .223. It is a good unit. I have no problem with it being too close to my eye at all so it might be a smaller unit than the older pard 007?
    You need a scope with parallax adjustment, I can't use it on any without it. A vari power scope with a lower magnification is handy to aid rapid target acquisition.
    Get another couple of batteries to use with it, I just use some high end ones from a vape shop.
    Lastly the stock standard scope adapter they come with can not fit on a single scope I own, so sloppy that you have to use a lot of tape and it is extremely hard to stop the unit moving when living in a side by side, quite frustrating. Fortunately they have more eye adaptors coming next week by the looks.

    Would I recommend the Sytong, definitely! Awesome piece of kit!
    Ideally a hand held thermal to spot is what you're after. The reason I use night vision instead of a thermal scope (which I have used) is because you can positively identify your target. You can have a good guess with a thermal scope but it is just that.

    These photos are screen shots off video recordings so are far less quality than the footage itself especially seeing as the rifle and or object are moving.

    Kiwi at approx 80 yards

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    Plover at approx 60 yards

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    Pāteke at approx 40 yards

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    Not trying to talk myself in to this or anything (!), but if these night vision devices work OK in daylight, then could you shift the scope forward to the point that you get good eye relief with the device attached? Downside is that you would always have to have the device attached to use the rifle. Would that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Not trying to talk myself in to this or anything (!), but if these night vision devices work OK in daylight, then could you shift the scope forward to the point that you get good eye relief with the device attached? Downside is that you would always have to have the device attached to use the rifle. Would that work?
    At that point wouldn't you just buy a dedicated NV scope?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makros View Post
    At that point wouldn't you just buy a dedicated NV scope?
    Guess so, but I thought the cost goes up significantly?

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    Hi team , I bought the Sytong 66 off their trademe site a couple of weeks ago , first impressions , quality build and packaging, small compact . I have it fitted to a nikon buckmaster 4.5-14x40 with side focus, I use it as a hand held as well . I check out our sheep and can see them out to 150mtrs + and can stretch it out to 200mtrs+ but I think 70-100 m would be ideal for me which is plenty , I wear glasses so a bit of adjusting the focus to get it just right . out to 50 mtrs it is very clear. looking through it at Dusk turns it into daytime , then flick it on to NV when dark . For $599 you wont get better .
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    what he said ^^^^^
    Be more involved and less impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Not trying to talk myself in to this or anything (!), but if these night vision devices work OK in daylight, then could you shift the scope forward to the point that you get good eye relief with the device attached? Downside is that you would always have to have the device attached to use the rifle. Would that work?
    I'm pretty sure the newer pard 007 and the Sytong will be fine if your scope has a bit of eye relief anyway. On the rifles I have used the Sytong on I definitely haven't felt like I needed to adjust the scope forward.
    If I found it an issue I would probably just buy a slip on recoil pad and slide it on when a clipped on the night vision.

    You can use any of them during the day. My pard 008 stays on my .22 and it is fine. It is slightly washed out in bright sun though so a little harder to pick up the target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Guess so, but I thought the cost goes up significantly?
    For the NV equipment alone sure. But you have $600 dollars in NV equipment and a normal scope that can't be used without it. If that scope is even close to $400 you're definitely better off just getting the dedicated NV scope.
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    Seen we are on the subjects of clip on s,some photos here from a night vision clip on and pulsar thermal hand held thats iv taken.Iv sold both now and have thermal clip on,Guide TA 435.Thort you guys might be interestedI enjoy watching more wild life than iv shot.Name:  img_776.jpg
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    Nice pics, especially the wallaby. I prefer the black hot setting as I think it makes the surrounding terrain and foliage a bit more visible and you can get a reasonable idea of distance if you are familiar with the surroundings.
    For a couple of places I shoot regularly I've done range cards.

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    I generally hunt only 4 areas at night .I know those areas very well,especilly distance.Anything i shoot is inside 250yds=308,roos n deer.Rabbits generally shoot inside 40yds=22 or 177.Iv taken 100s of photos at night and delected most now.These are just a few i found left over.
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