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Offline Richard Saunders

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2017, 12:32:11 AM »
So I think I have made a decision. Knuckle - ideally I'd have a PCP set up with one of your cameras permanently and a second PCP with a conventional scope. Unfortunately though I have just the one PCP - ironically a DS Huntsman like the one in your ads, which only made making a decision harder! I don't much fancy having to swap night sight/scope over and having to re-zero each time. So, somewhat reluctantly,  I have to go with the Nitesite, probably the Viper RTEK. Its the only one I can afford and though it is the 'cheapest' model I hope it will be sufficient for my needs - rabbits up to 40 yards.

I'd be interested in any feedback from anyone who uses this kit already. The YouTube reviews are all pretty gushy so I'm not sure how credible they are.

Also, I'm wondering whether it would be better to fit an extra long bipod so I can use the set up from a kneeling position - something I did see on YouTube which looked to work well - or whether it would be better to use a shooting stick. Again, any advice/insight from users would be welcome.

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2017, 12:03:02 PM »
I'm soooooo biased. But please, please, PLEASE, see if you can trial a Nite Site before you buy.
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Re: Night sites
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2017, 04:18:42 PM »
I,ll just bung in my ,apence worth if its alright with you. I have all three systems at my disposal. The first one I bought was Nick,s Mk1 pitchblack unit. I fitted it to a Brocock Concept Super Six especially for ratting. And a cracking piece of kit it is too. A better image than either of my other set-ups. Only problem I found was the fixed magnification. I still have it but no longer use it as  I sold the Brocock - i got fed up with six shot mags and shooting fresh air at the rats. The next was a Nite Site NS50 i bought from my mate after he built his own system. That inspired me to build my own. Glad i did too. It beats the Nite Site all hands down. Bigger screen and better image . And its so easy to make. You can build a reliable set up for under 150 if you shop around. The Nite Site has started playing up - the switch that controls the IR output is faulty and they want 90 just for a replacement. A bloody rip off. Build your own , you know it makes sense . ;)

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2017, 05:30:46 PM »
I've a ns50 , it's had problems aswell, fixed and upgraded for free(friend of a friend scenario), would i buy one for the full asking price? err , no.
 
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Re: Night sites
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2017, 06:00:09 PM »
Errrr, going off topic slightly, I've gone down (never left really) the old Skool route to night shooting.........a lamp.

Two lamps fact, one is a home made hand held device using a highly fabled and legendary Lucas LR14 sealed beam unit (oh the story I could tell about how I managed to get my mitts on one of those beauties), the second is a Deben Tracer Mini which clamps onto the scope tube. Both of these are utilised with a laser fixed above the scope, to aid rangefinding in the dark, something which is notoriously hard to do.


Yeah yeah, you can all take the piss and say I'm living in the past, but the truth is I've no real need of an NV unit, as I don't do much night time shooting.....plus just coz summat is 'newer' doesn't necessarily make it 'better' in my battered, old and crusty book.


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Re: Night sites
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2017, 07:45:10 PM »
I'm I right in adding your method Gambo, is just turn the lamp on, find the target and shoot it? What stops the target running off when the beam of light hits it?

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2017, 09:45:05 AM »
Quite a few critters get 'stunned' (for want of a better word) when the high intensity light hits them.......we've all heard the saying 'Like a rabbit caught in the headlights'........they just freeze, not knowing what to do or where to go.

It doesn't happen like that all the time though, as quarry can get 'Lamp Shy' if they are over exposed to this kind of activity....and do a runner as soon as they see the light. So, most 'lampers' tend to 'rest' their permissions from time to time to avoid this from happening.

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2017, 11:36:54 AM »
I have to agree , up to a point. When lamping rabbits for instance its easier to get some idea of how far your quarry is , because you,re using the Mk1 eyeball. I,ve tried shooting rabbits using NV and will never do it again. Because you are looking at a screen it,s almost impossible to know the range. I ended up wounding a couple of bunnies and it made me feel sick. Using NV on rats however is a different proposition. You tend to be shooting at much closer ranges say, 10 - 25 yards and you already have an idea of distances due to the surroundings you,re in. Mind you , rats can also be lamped as they sometimes freeze when hit with a powerful white light. But the little buggers learn VERY fast so NV is the best way to go IMO.

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Re: Night sites
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2017, 02:20:27 PM »
I can't comment on the differences in estimating range it night with an NV as I've never used one....however I do know it is much harder to rangefind in the dark than it is in daylight, even with the naked eye.....hence the use of a laser. ;)