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Posted: 9/10/2018 2:23:10 PM EDT
I recently got an M703E and want to upgrade the housing as I hear the original is crap, and is kind of bulky. Plus I want to be able to use it with various PVS14 mounts. Did some googling and it seemed like the Micro housing was the consensus pic, but I can't any place that sells it. What other options are available that I can actually purchase?
Link Posted: 9/10/2018 3:04:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2018 3:05:36 PM EDT by txdx]
The Micro housing is (or was) available from Night Vision Depot, now Night Vision Devices. Try giving them a call. A PVS-14 housing will also work just fine. The tube in an ENVIS has no provision for external gain control but drops right into a PVS-14 housing and works just fine (minus the external gain control, of course). Compatibility with all accessories is guaranteed too. A MUM housing is an option but it doesn't work as easily with PVS-14 accessories.
Link Posted: 9/10/2018 6:46:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By txdx:
The Micro housing is (or was) available from Night Vision Depot, now Night Vision Devices. Try giving them a call. A PVS-14 housing will also work just fine. The tube in an ENVIS has no provision for external gain control but drops right into a PVS-14 housing and works just fine (minus the external gain control, of course). Compatibility with all accessories is guaranteed too. A MUM housing is an option but it doesn't work as easily with PVS-14 accessories.
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Interesting, didn't know it just dropped right into a PVS-14 housing. Is there anything else I need to buy? The threads I've found weren't exactly clear on what needs to be done.
Link Posted: 9/10/2018 7:59:44 PM EDT
Depending on the PVS-14 housing kit you get, it can drop right in. Nothing else needed.

Sending you a PM too.
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 9:47:15 AM EDT
The gain won't work on the PVS-14 but everything else will work OK.

A micro housing, as was mentioned, is probably cheaper and is a good deal. They work great with the M703 front lens.

David
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 2:33:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By cj7hawk:

The gain won't work on the PVS-14 but everything else will work OK.

A micro housing, as was mentioned, is probably cheaper and is a good deal. They work great with the M703 front lens.

David
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Unfortunately it doesn't look like I can get a micro housing anywhere, or anytime soon. They couldn't give me a date on when if ever they were going to have any for sale.
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 11:04:29 PM EDT
Anyone have any other suggestions? I just picked up a nice Exelis tube myself.

I’ll probably slip it into the MUM14 I already have and replace the chipped focus ring with a new one from DEP.

The question then becomes “what do I do with the old Gen 3 Omni II tube I have in there currently?”
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 5:34:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Anyone have any other suggestions? I just picked up a nice Exelis tube myself.

I’ll probably slip it into the MUM14 I already have and replace the chipped focus ring with a new one from DEP.

The question then becomes “what do I do with the old Gen 3 Omni II tube I have in there currently?”
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Sell it to me for Playa Price..
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 5:34:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Anyone have any other suggestions? I just picked up a nice Exelis tube myself.

I’ll probably slip it into the MUM14 I already have and replace the chipped focus ring with a new one from DEP.

The question then becomes “what do I do with the old Gen 3 Omni II tube I have in there currently?”
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Sell it to me for Playa Price..
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 5:34:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Anyone have any other suggestions? I just picked up a nice Exelis tube myself.

I’ll probably slip it into the MUM14 I already have and replace the chipped focus ring with a new one from DEP.

The question then becomes “what do I do with the old Gen 3 Omni II tube I have in there currently?”
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Sell it to me for Playa Price..
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 5:51:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MunnyShot:

Sell it to me for Playa Price..
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Originally Posted By MunnyShot:

Sell it to me for Playa Price..
Originally Posted By MunnyShot:

Sell it to me for Playa Price..
Originally Posted By MunnyShot:

Sell it to me for Playa Price..
Not even if you ask me thrice...



I might end up selling it. Haven’t decided. Might end up trying to get someone to sell me an MNVD or similar. Maybe look for another MUM14 kit.

I contacted NVDevices about it, but they don’t sell them tubeless.

http://nvdevices.com/products/night-vision/mnvd-night-vision-monocular/

Does anyone sell Mod3s as single housings?

@UNV
@TNVC
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 6:13:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 6:55:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By UNV:
Yes we do just give us a call. Thanks.
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Will do on Monday.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/17/2018 7:01:23 AM EDT
Good info, this is something I need as well. My ENVIS housing is cracked and the battery compartment screw is ripped free. How difficult is the parts transfer?
Link Posted: 9/17/2018 4:33:47 PM EDT
AB Nightvision makes the Pitbull housing and I believe one model can use the Envis lens (C-mount compatible). But check with them to see. I have used several of their housings and they have gotten nicer over the years, but were always really high quality and I wouldn't hesitate to use one.
Link Posted: 9/17/2018 5:39:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ihon:
AB Nightvision makes the Pitbull housing and I believe one model can use the Envis lens (C-mount compatible). But check with them to see. I have used several of their housings and they have gotten nicer over the years, but were always really high quality and I wouldn't hesitate to use one.
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That’s the company I’ve been trying to remember. I’ll look into them.
Link Posted: 9/17/2018 8:37:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:

That’s the company I’ve been trying to remember. I’ll look into them.
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I'm in the same boat, but none of their housing kits look like they are in stock.

I just want a good option available to put together a monocular, lol.
Link Posted: 9/18/2018 5:05:01 PM EDT
They make c-mount mod 3 pods as well.

Email or FB Glynn at Night Vision inc, he may have some on hand.
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