Night vision unit...Which would you buy

204 Ruger

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Magnum and I are thinking about buying an NV unit (add on rather than dedicated NV unit) just for the few lamp shy foxes we cant get near to. What would you get and why? What have you tried and liked. Ive read a few threads but would appreciate your honest opinions. Thinking Envis or Archer at the moment but open to suggestions. Ideally want to be able to properly identify a fox at 200 yards. Cheers STEVE
 

jordang

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if it were my money Id be after the best I could get, which at the mo appears to be the PVS 14.Considering the one in the classifieds atm is alot cheaper than I have seen any go for recently id be all over it like a tramp on chips.
 

RED-DOT

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I use a Swarovski hand held monocular NS-B 4-80 and you can sex a rabbit at 200 yards with ease. A chicken eater will regret i ever bought it tonight.

 
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mickyfinn

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No better hand held than PVS14 i use one plus a mini MUM 14 bot superb and theres 2 PVS14s for sale at 2000..get before they go...ive alos got archer which is no where near as good.

Mick
 

Claret_Dabbler

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Of the couple of NV units I have seen, Archer is definitely the best. Foxes out beyond 200m no trouble even without the IR illuminator.

I would stay away from stuff like the Pulsar digiscope. Very limited capabilities.
 

mickyfinn

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Ste save your money mate and wait till im home on 11th jan then you can see before you buy...here are a few of my NV scopes and IRs that i use..also have x3 other scopes which are on rifles.



Mick
 

204 Ruger

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Ste save your money mate and wait till im home on 11th jan then you can see before you buy...here are a few of my NV scopes and IRs that i use..also have x3 other scopes which are on rifles.



Mick
LOL..WOW. If war breaks out over here looks like we are sorted mate :). Good plan, prob be Jan before Im ready to buy but would be good to try a couple out.
 

Dickyboy

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I have had the Archer and now have the NVM14 from nightvisiongear.co.uk its the same as the PVS14 but not as rounded and smooth etc. Works exactly the same and has the same tube and lenses just cheaper housing.

They are much better than the Archer as they are smaller and lighter, a better mounting system and generally easier to use and the customer service is probably the best i have ever received.....(starlight sent me the archer by accident, and I struggled to get hold of them to send it back, made me wonder what it would be like if it went wrong and they already had my money)
 

204 Ruger

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Thanks for the input chaps. A lot to think about and a few quid to save...But will be taking your advice and making a decision on a unit early next year. Cheers Steve
 

204 Ruger

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Manged to get out with Micky and his mate Bill last night. All I can say is WOW...Fantastic kit and a great night with 2 foxes in the bag, one being a very nice dog fox at apx 20LB in weight. It gaev me a lot to think about adn im now lookign around the hosue tos ee waht I can sell, im sure the Mrs doesnt need 2 3-piece suites :).

It was good fun having 3 IR lasers on the go at one point, spotting for foxes...Like another world. Thanks Mick, great company and great result.
 

Nomis

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Hello Mickey,
I am also looking at getting NV and would appreciate 5 mins of your time for chat ??
Many Thanks
Simon
 

jonevo

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Hi Steve, glad you enjoyed your night out,that dog fox was a good 'un Mick certainly has the variety of NV and it just goes to show,you really do get what you pay for,At the end of the day for the hobbyist,cum shooter you need to save up and get what you can afford.
Personally Gen 1 stuff, I wouldn't really touch as I think you struggle to identify as in "I think it was a fox .....???? lol :)" was a funny statement, something I dont think I will forget in a longtime.
In comparisson NV does its job but equally you have also got to match a decent IR laser to your kit,The US Gen 3 stuff ,is breathtaking ,the clarity of the picture is so clear,but thats military quality for you

But anyway mate, hope you saw the range from the lesser quality to the better stuff, just get what you can afford without getting divorced :)

all the best and hopefully meet up again soon
 
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204 Ruger

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Hi Steve, glad you enjoyed your night out,that dog fox was a good 'un Mick certainly has the variety of NV and it just goes to show,you really do get what you pay for,At the end of the day for the hobbyist,cum shooter you need to save up and get what you can afford.
Personally Gen 1 stuff, I wouldn't really touch as I think you struggle to identify as in "I think it was a fox .....???? lol :)" was a funny statement, something I dont think I will forget in a longtime.
In comparisson NV does its job but equally you have also got to match a decent IR laser to your kit,The US Gen 3 stuff ,is breathtaking ,the clarity of the picture is so clear,but thats military quality for you

But anyway mate, hope you saw the range from the lesser quality to the better stuff, just get what you can afford without getting divorced :)

all the best and hopefully meet up again soon
Cheers mate, good to meet you..Catch up again soon. Steve
 

204 Ruger

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Now the proud owner of a PVS 14 with Pinnacle tube...What a piece of kit that is. 1 lamp shy fox down already :)
 

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