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Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:52:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 7:54:16 PM EDT by Victor]
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:25:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 8:26:30 PM EDT by Zarathustra1]
Pizz:

I run an Aimpoint in a LT RAS II mount with a GG&G high PVS 14 mount.

They line up perfectly on my RAS II and there is plenty of room for a rear BUIS. I use a KAC 300m.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:29:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zarathustra1:
Pizz:

I run an Aimpoint in a LT RAS II mount with a GG&G high PVS 14 mount.

They line up perfectly on my RAS II and there is plenty of room for a rear BUIS. I use a KAC 300m.



Thanks Z., I was looking into the GG&G as a matter of fact, especially after Vic's post.... I was puzzled by the fact that there's no way to adjust height, i.e. either "hi" or "lo" mounts aval.
Actually, thinking about it, what is missing is a "half" spacer for the ARMS similar to their Aimpoint mount... which I dont have anybody knows if it would work with the PVS14 AMS mount?

Again thanks everyone!

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:54:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 6:59:25 AM EDT by edwin907]
Victor, or anyone else that's used both, another question:

Just how much of a difference does the variable gain make on the PVS-14 as compared to the Mini-14 in respect to urban use.
I like the idea of getting a Mini-14 with the best available hand select tube even if it does cost more, but is it's useability in an urban environment that much less? And what about when used with an illuminator in such an environment, how do they compare then?

And Victor, do you offer any "hand select" option on the PVS-14, or the option of blem free tubes (for say those looking into photography) or higher S/N?

Thanks again,
Edwin
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:04:20 AM EDT
tag for later
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 9:11:43 PM EDT
Victor, or anyone else, I'm someone who is about to jump into his first Gen 3 night vision device, how would you compare the Mil-Spec PVS-14 + Mil-Spec magnifier with EO Tech/Aimpoint vs a D-760 Gen 3 rifle scope?
The versatility of a 1X monocular is obvious, but with it's matching 3X magnifier what are it's long range capabilities?
Do they even approach the ability of a dedicated 4X or 6X night Gen 3 nightvision scope?
What kind of range are we talking about for engaging varmint & man sized targets with the use of the 3X magnifier, and how about target identification?

Many thanks for any reply.
Edwin
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 9:59:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2005 10:00:39 PM EDT by Victor]
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 10:34:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2005 6:50:03 AM EDT by edwin907]

Originally Posted By Victor:
As for a 3x magnifier approaching the capabilities of a dedicated NV riflescope, it competes at 100-150m after that, the dedicated rifles scopes leads the way in clarity, brightness and resolution. Hope this helps.

Vic



Vic, many thanks for the reply.
Your information pretty much confirms what I expected to hear.
However, the 3X on the monocular does increase it's utility it seems.

But I certainly will be contacting you in the near future for a Gen 3 D-760 or a monocular.

Again, many thanks
Edwin
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 8:17:24 AM EDT
What is the TCO (total cost of ownership) on these PVS14s? What are typical repair costs? Whats a tube replacement cost?

Thanks!

bp
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 11:21:19 PM EDT
WOW. Great thread that answered a lot of questions.

However, I have some more.

Early on it was mentioned that the raptor and the 760 whatever what citizens can buy were rated for up to 50 caliber rifles. Does this mean they can be mounted on a 50bmg rifle and handle the recoil?

Any short lifespans expected from this? I don't plan to do it but I believe that is what I read so I wanted to see if there are limits placed on these. And actually, any limits on the pvs-14 or whatever you can mount on an ar15 behind an aimpoint and e-o-tech?

I have another question I did not see in this thread either.

If I am odd enough to spend all my money on a rifle accurate enough to bother shooting at 600 yards or more and a night vision scope that can go to that range, what do I do during the day time?

I reckon most of the daytime will be for me to go work at a job to pay the bills since I spent all my savings on a varmint rifle for night use.

But can you use these scopes in the daytime? Maybe this is a newb question, and I admit I have not read any other threads yet since I just read this entire thread first.

But since I am a newb who might be selling his house I might be needing to actually know these answers.

Thanks for the info in this thread, it is great seeing where things are right now and I learned a lot.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 12:39:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 6:59:42 AM EDT
Hello to everyone! Great thread BTW... I got a small question to ask to the NV Gurus here.


I have a RAS II mounted on my M4gery, on top of the "bump" I installed a Aimpoint M2 using an ARMS Tripower low profile mount (got that cause they were out of the M68 mount... works OK just the same, only maybe a mm higher).

On the FT I also put an ARMS 40L BUIS... I have a nice PVS14Delta and before adding the RAS II used the original GI weapons mount, both for the Aimpoint and the PVS14. Everything was dead on... now, I cannot any more use the PVS, I did try the ARMS29, but it does not work, too off center, what can I do?
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 11:47:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2005 11:49:56 AM EDT by Victor]
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 2:34:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Victor:
Do you have a pic? What is actually off-center? The mount (the original as well), the visible dot of the M2? Thanks,

Vic



OK here they are... here's the setup:

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/646/1a2jf.jpg

and here's a detail with the problem. I will sell the Arms mount shortly, since I cannot use it, I want to have clearance for the BUIS...

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/3984/2a6vu.jpg

so what i'm asking is... what is out there that will allow me to maintain my BUIS, use my PVS14 and be in line with the Aimpoint?
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 4:14:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2005 4:19:21 PM EDT by Victor]
Link Posted: 12/6/2005 11:27:35 PM EDT
im sure glad it worked cant wait till next week. a heads up on vic this is the set up i ordered from vic and he was very helpfull.cust.service top notch and great comm.thanks for the help donovan
Link Posted: 12/4/2005 1:24:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2005 2:51:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Victor:

Notice no EO Tech body housing obstructions at ALL while using the Mil-Spec Magnifier!
img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Clutch99/Tactical%20Packages/PICT0753.jpg





That's darn cool Vic! Got any pics for us Aimpoint guys?
Link Posted: 12/4/2005 5:04:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2005 5:23:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Victor:

Notice no EO Tech body housing obstructions at ALL while using the Mil-Spec Magnifier!




That's darn cool Vic! Got any pics for us Aimpoint guys?

Gulp....Ahh yea of course..I'll take some tonight. Forgot ALL about the Aimpoint!!

Just reminding you that us Aimpoint guys like NV porn to. How much one of those magnifyer doohickeys run?
Link Posted: 12/4/2005 5:32:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2005 5:33:07 PM EDT by Victor]
Link Posted: 12/4/2005 7:07:00 PM EDT
the magnifier could be a really nice option if it performs as well as the aimpoint 3x mag, even better if it worked with the twist off mount - that would be the sh*t
Link Posted: 12/4/2005 7:35:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2005 7:47:43 PM EDT by Victor]
Link Posted: 11/30/2005 12:07:45 PM EDT
Guys,
I need some guidance, I'm trying to decide between goggles and a monocular. In reading the forum there seems to be a bias towards the monocular, which I assume is related to a desire to weapons mount the device. While weapons mounting is cool, it not my primary nvd use. I see myself using NV more for operating vehicles at night - quads, snowmobile, boating, getting to and from the hunting blind/fishing hole,. I would expect that I'd be wearing the head gear for hours at a time - my major concern is that using "one eye" for long periods of time would get tiresome. I'm leaning towards the PVS14, based on the lighter weight and better resolution than the top of the line goggles - but can't seem to get passed the two eyes are better than one thing. Can anyone with experience give guidance?

As for weapons mounting/usage, I plan on using the NV with an Aimpoint(out to about 100yrds) without weapons mounting the device. I understand that using an IR laser will get me around many of the optics issues discussed on this thread.

Thanks,
JJ
Link Posted: 11/30/2005 2:29:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2005 4:22:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2005 7:32:24 PM EDT by jj01]
Thanks Vic,

I sent you a email.

JJ
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 11:14:38 PM EDT
Who makes the D-300 monocular gen3? Another thing I notice is that it cost about min $1000 less than the next gen3 monocular model. Why so?
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 1:03:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2005 4:07:10 PM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 2:32:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:
tag



Didn't you tag this hread three posts ago?

Link Posted: 11/21/2005 11:03:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 1:47:16 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 11/21/2005 12:51:32 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 11/19/2005 7:24:43 PM EDT
guten tag.
Link Posted: 11/14/2005 4:12:35 PM EDT
Can the PVS-14 be used with the 4x32 series of ACOG combat sights?

How much life can one expect from a rarely used, SHTF PVS-14? 10 years? 20 years?

Thank!

bp
Link Posted: 11/14/2005 4:22:54 PM EDT
LuRue allows the helmet mount adapter to remain on the optic


Link Posted: 11/14/2005 4:38:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/14/2005 4:48:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Victor:

Is the ring backed up all the way to the body housing or is it still partially on the lens? Thanks!!

Vic




Here's my 1,000 word essay on that subject.






Link Posted: 11/14/2005 4:52:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2005 12:09:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Optik45:
bigbadBUSHmstr1,

For the love of god will they give us a Night Vision section on this forum already?!



Here Here

IPSC_GUY
SIERRA II ALPHA
Link Posted: 11/9/2005 3:49:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2005 8:38:05 AM EDT
Me to on the D-760 it will have to wait until the bonus check in spring though

Question for the board - I have heard that the use of a GG&G type PVS 14 mount will void the warranty from ITT... true? I can't find any specific prohibitions in the literature supplied by ITT.

thanks,

Paul
Link Posted: 11/9/2005 9:53:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2005 10:06:18 AM EDT
The LaRue does NOT mount on the the lens ring itself, it mounts just behind it.


It's a tight squeeze, but I don't see how it's going to damage anything
Link Posted: 11/9/2005 11:28:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
The LaRue does NOT mount on the the lens ring itself, it mounts just behind it.


It's a tight squeeze, but I don't see how it's going to damage anything



the GG&G also mounts behing the obective lens on the body of the PVS-14. It is not a split ring - only has one cut for a socket bolt.
Link Posted: 11/10/2005 4:26:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/10/2005 4:30:51 PM EDT by Victor]
Link Posted: 11/7/2005 12:12:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/7/2005 12:20:20 AM EDT by Optik45]
bigbadBUSHmstr1,

Im running a MUM behind an Eotech 552 and I love it! I would go with a MUM or PVS-14, the versitility of weapon to head mount is great.

The Magnification of the D-760 would be nice though. Im working on my mid length build right now, so I'll pick one of those up from Victor soon, but I first need to get my hands on a magpul PRS :)





For the love of god will they give us a Night Vision section on this forum already?!
Link Posted: 11/7/2005 8:44:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Optik45:
bigbadBUSHmstr1,

Im running a MUM behind an Eotech 552 and I love it! I would go with a MUM or PVS-14, the versitility of weapon to head mount is great.

The Magnification of the D-760 would be nice though. Im working on my mid length build right now, so I'll pick one of those up from Victor soon, but I first need to get my hands on a magpul PRS :)

i28.photobucket.com/albums/c236/Optik45/CoyoteGun3.jpg

thanks for the pic. nice setup. i have spoken with vic and i am definately going to run with the MUM2. i really like the D-740, i might get one next year to go with my next build.

For the love of god will they give us a Night Vision section on this forum already?! hr
Link Posted: 11/4/2005 9:57:42 PM EDT
i'm looking for a good set up to use with eotech 552. just wondering which would be more compatiable; weapon mounted or goggles? i just don't like the idea of having the weapon shouldered all the time, so i think that goggles would be better suited. but i'm just not sure. my budget is about $3,000.00 any info would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 11/4/2005 10:28:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/5/2005 3:12:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbadBUSHmstr1:
i'm looking for a good set up to use with eotech 552. just wondering which would be more compatiable; weapon mounted or goggles? i just don't like the idea of having the weapon shouldered all the time, so i think that goggles would be better suited. but i'm just not sure. my budget is about $3,000.00 any info would be appreciated.



Goggles:
(relatively) Inexpensive - You can get a grade A MUM2 for a little more than your $3k mark.
Versatile - a MUM2 is handheld or head, helmet and weapon mountable. As Vic mentioned, it is challenging to use a head/helmet mounted goggle with another optic. The difficulty lies in getting them lined up and negates the quickness associated with red dots. Add a taboo ~$1k-$2k IR laser for speed. (note: beware of stolen GI property)
Short range - Adequate for carbines

Scope:
Inexpensive - A D-740 is near the $3k mark.
Medium range - Better results gets you beyond the carbine and into rifle range.
Limited application - You have to point your weapon at anything you want to see.

I see you flapping your arms at me. A $3+k goggle, $3k scope and $1k laser? Yikes!
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