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Thread: Diy cheap night vision scope?

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    Diy cheap night vision scope?

    Anybody done a cheap diy night vision scope setup?

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    Leupold lto with an adjustable mount.... Not designed to be mounted but sure it would go well on a 22.

    Have an ati night scope lying round unused, bloody things to heavy for my liking, pm if interested

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    I made one from a Russian cascade tube which is pretty cool. I think @Beavis started a thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Leupold lto with an adjustable mount.... Not designed to be mounted but sure it would go well on a 22.

    Have an ati night scope lying round unused, bloody things to heavy for my liking, pm if interested
    That would be interesting to see if it would work I havenít had the opportunity to use one,

    I havenít heard of the ati night scope but the atn x-sight looks fairly impressive


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    Quote Originally Posted by PerazziSC3 View Post
    I made one from a Russian cascade tube which is pretty cool. I think @Beavis started a thread
    I read somewhere about that style of night vision but I didnít really understand it so I went down the light sensitive camera and ir torch path it works good but the crosshairs is slightly blurred so Iím wondering if itís the cheap camera or the cheap glass I have it mounted on, looking for possibly a better camera


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    i repair atn x-sights. they work well but are heavy. if its a few years old you will need to upgrade the software (free download)

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    They can’t be as heavy as the contraption iv managed to put together, I wouldn’t mind getting an x-sight eventually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippychow View Post
    I read somewhere about that style of night vision but I didn’t really understand it so I went down the light sensitive camera and ir torch path it works good but the crosshairs is slightly blurred so I’m wondering if it’s the cheap camera or the cheap glass I have it mounted on, looking for possibly a better camera
    @Chippychow

    The advantage of a cascade tube base night vision camera is it can be sensitive enough to use without an IR torch target illuminator. The advantage of that is that if the deer are equipped with night vision sights they cannot see an infrared torch and take you out with a well-placed head shot. This is called passive night vision.

    "Active" night vision, that is, with an IR illumination source is cheaper. You won't depend on ambient light, but deer equipped with night vision goggles can now see you from far away. But then again most deer have no money to spend on that sort of equipment. You don't even need a telescopic sight - just draw a dot, cross or circle onto the camera display screen where your bullets impact! You may need a magnifier type lens so you can comfortably view the screen close up.

    And read up on the law.
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    i could be persuaded to sell my atn, pm me if interested.

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    Yup, I use a torch.
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    Can’t say iv ever had a deer return fire maybe there economy isn’t looking to good because Iv never seen one driving a hilux either,
    Thanks for the info.
    I’m not aware of any laws around night vision builds??? Not that I checked

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    i could be persuaded to sell my atn, pm me if interested.
    Thanks for the offer I’ll have to pass for now iv got to many unfinished projects I can’t afford

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    @Chippychow Starlight Night Vision. DIY Night Vision Monocular

    The price of the tubes has gone up quite a bit since I did it

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    They work very well though, I must complete the project one day

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    This is the active setup I put together siting on a Ruger America 17hmr shot a few possums with it haven’t really had a chance to test it as yet,Name:  F3B6B671-9310-4392-A778-9F74B216AAC6.jpeg
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