Well, following on from the Yukon Photon thread, I decided instead to order a Pulsar N750 as it had some great reviews and looked really good on YouTube.Basically, the plan is to use it for walking after foxes combined with a Bresser monocular which I already have, for sitting out near release pens and freshly cut silage and stubble fields and to actually take the shot when single handed lamping in the L200.
At present, I use a nightforce scope mounted lamp body with either a 140 or 170 lens on it for walking out with a battery pack, the same for single handed lamping from the truck although I use a normal lightforce 170 to actually lamp with and I don't tend to sit up past dusk so the thinking is that a self contained night vision scope will make all these jobs lighter and easier and will open up more opportunities through sitting out.
The rifle I'm putting it on is my Steyr Scout .243 through which I fire 70g Noslers. At the moment, this is my do it all rifle but I've got a .223 now for all my daytime stuff and am getting a .308 for deer so the scout is in theory the best NV foxing platform being light, short, moderated, easily adjustable for length of pull and having a nice long Weaver rail.
It's currently wearing a Swarovski 8x56 which I've managed to sell to my friend to fund half of the NV!
I am gonna miss that scope though, as its killed so much stuff and was very good in low light- but not as good as the pulsar will be
The now naked Scout shows off her pop-up ghost ring sights- handy if you ever wreck a scope whilst in the field
I ordered my Pulsar from Scottcountry late Tuesday night and it arrived by UPS this morning so great service.
Always fun to get new toys:
The scope comes with a weaver rail type mount which I thought would be great for my scout.
Unfortunately, it has a small bar designed to slot into the groves on your weaver rail and when I tried to remove the tiny grub screw that holds it in place, despite using a good quality Allen key, the head stripped off where it was done up so tight. (The tiny screw is visible in the pic above.)
So, fiddling about, I found it would still mount ok with the small bar butted up against the end of the rail near the front of the chamber opening so I put it on.
Until I went to try cycling a cartridge and realised the bolt wouldn't lift up DOH!
Back to the drawing board, I tried loads of different variations, until, by only using two of the optional three holes that screw the mount to the scope, I managed to find a set up that would allow the eyepiece to be in the correct place......if I could remove that pesky bar!
So, out to the shed, I drilled the little git out! No chance of sending it back now
Anyway, its now set up in a reasonable position although you do need to lift your cheek a little high from the stock but not to the detriment of firing it- i'll probably get a stock mounted bullet holder and pad out with foam underneath until I saved up for a tactical scout style adjustable comb
The next dilemma I faced was the mounting of the extra battery pack that Scottcountry throw into the package for free.
Basically, both the Nightmaster IR illuminator and the extra battery pack are vying to occupy the small accessory weaver rail on the side of the scope.
Unless anyone knows differently, its not possible to mount both.
So, sitting there scratching my head, the wife looks over and says "why don't you mount it there!" And points to the large length of weaver rail in front of the scope.
"Don't be so stupid!" Says I, "you won't be able to see anything!"
Of course, as soon as she left the room, I tried it
And lo and behold! You can still see perfectly through the scope!!!!!
The final set-up: