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Offline Richard Saunders

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Night sites
« on: May 24, 2017, 02:49:28 PM »
Looks like I just got myself a new permission, which is the good news. The less good news is that it looks as though I will mainly have to shoot at night (hoping I can swing some early morning and late evening time as well) as it is a golf course. But this does mean I am likely to have to invest in some night sight stuff - something I know next to nothing about, other than the kit is expensive! Are there cheaper night sight options than the 700+ stuff I have seen? Lamping is an option, but the owner is not too keen on the thought of lights flashing about!
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Re: Night sites
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 03:10:36 PM »
I'm biased, so I'll raise the point and let others who have used it give their opinion.
Put "pitchblacknightvision" into google to bring up the website.


Its kit I designed about 4 years ago and started a company up with. Since then, my good friend Mark Lazenby has taken it on.
I designed it because of the stupid prices that were being asked for NV kit. I'm a product designer and lighting specialist.

I'll leave the rest to others but if you want to ask me a direct question, and Gambo doesn't mind, I'll answer it.

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 03:17:01 PM »
I've just built one of these for < 200 and with ZERO relevant knowledge or skills before I started:

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 03:26:22 PM »
I've just built one of these for < 200 and with ZERO relevant knowledge or skills before I started:

Homebrew NV

That is seriously impressive! Getting the kettle to work is enough of a challenge for me though!
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Re: Night sites
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 03:27:16 PM »
I'm biased, so I'll raise the point and let others who have used it give their opinion.
Put "pitchblacknightvision" into google to bring up the website.


Its kit I designed about 4 years ago and started a company up with. Since then, my good friend Mark Lazenby has taken it on.
I designed it because of the stupid prices that were being asked for NV kit. I'm a product designer and lighting specialist.

I'll leave the rest to others but if you want to ask me a direct question, and Gambo doesn't mind, I'll answer it.

Nic.

That looks amazing Nick. So, at the risk of being obvious, the unit replaces the scope and you have to zero in the screen? Have I got that right?
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Re: Night sites
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 07:39:33 PM »
if you want to ask me a direct question, and Gambo doesn't mind, I'll answer it.

Not at all, please go ahead. ;)

This forum is here for the benefit of it's membership, to help each other by sharing experiences and knowledge, so I'm all for questions being asked and answers given. :)

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 08:24:11 PM »
I've just built one of these for < 200 and with ZERO relevant knowledge or skills before I started:

Homebrew NV

That is seriously impressive! Getting the kettle to work is enough of a challenge for me though!

Thanks. But, to be honest, it's almost 'plug-n-play'.

A little drilling and cutting of the project box and that's it.

No more than 2 hours'  work even for a novice.

Baggawind gave me a lot of advice and bullied, sorry, encouraged me to go DIY and I'm glad he did. I saved a fortune.

I'm in the process of adding video recording facilities to it now (c 40) and will publish the build details when complete.

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 08:41:45 PM »
I'm biased, so I'll raise the point and let others who have used it give their opinion.
Put "pitchblacknightvision" into google to bring up the website.


Its kit I designed about 4 years ago and started a company up with. Since then, my good friend Mark Lazenby has taken it on.
I designed it because of the stupid prices that were being asked for NV kit. I'm a product designer and lighting specialist.

I'll leave the rest to others but if you want to ask me a direct question, and Gambo doesn't mind, I'll answer it.

Nic.

That looks amazing Nick. So, at the risk of being obvious, the unit replaces the scope and you have to zero in the screen? Have I got that right?

Yup. It's also goodforday and night use. It's intelligent too so you can point it at the sun without damage but it is so sensitive, it will show stars in the sky that you can't see by eye.

The reason it replaces the scope is because there are 6 peices of glass in a scope, all designed to filter out light. The last thing you want when trying to see an IR image is filter it out. You end up with a grainer image and use so much IR that the quarry can see the glow.

I'll have mine with me this weekend at Uncle Barry's Memorial shoot if you fancy a go.


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Re: Night sites
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2017, 09:13:22 PM »
Sounds interesting all this night vision ,I got a Photon when they came out but its not as good as some say or at least mine isn't unless its my eyes.

I used to have an old Russian night sight that was fantastic but I moved it on to fund another project .

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2017, 09:43:21 PM »
Just read my last post and realised I said scopes filter out light. What I obviously meant was, they filter out IR
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