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Posted: 1/21/2014 10:02:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2014 10:54:20 AM EDT by RGIFFOUR]
So I got one in today..

Does not come with the AA batteries (x2) or the CR2032.

Its SightMark Photon 5x42 Digital NightVision Rifle Scope #SM18003.. Normal pricing so far is like $599..

Says made in Belarus Russia..

They recommend (for obvious reasons) HIGH 30mm diameter rings.. (I am waiting on mine)..

The digital part has jacks for external battery pack to power the unit.. and a RCA video out jack to record or view what you see..

The IR on the 5x42 is listed as a 780nm laser.. There 3x42 model says IR LED is 805nm..

OAL is 13 1/2"

Ring distance is only 4 1/2"

The adjustments is 1/4 MOA.. and are finger adj. turrets under the caps..

The Illuminated DOT in the middle of the black cross hair has a total of 11 settings..

Day Time picture with my crappy phone..

Some guy over in the UK did a video review at night.. this is screenshot from his review at night..

I will be checking this tonight and will report back with my findings..
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 4:24:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2014 4:31:25 AM EDT by RGIFFOUR]
Ok.. initial testing.. (still waiting on my HIGH rings..)

No moon present @ 9pm.. just stars.. used the built-in IR illuminator..

+ able to see my 16x32 plywood ground level targets at 170 yds.
(daytime pic of targets)

+ able to see my 10x12 pink paper target at 100 yards.
(daytime pic of the pink target on my hill)

- screen is bright.. but adjustable..
- built in IR gives off slight red glow
- pic rail on right side of scope does not have clearance for my flashlight mount to go on.. (gap between rail and case is too narrow).
(this could be my mount is too thick as well)..

I do not have a good camera that I can hook to the 'feed' this unit offers.. I cannot hold the scope steady enough either to get a good shot at night with my crappy cell phone..

Stay tuned however for RINGS and LIVE FIRE testing report..

Link Posted: 1/23/2014 4:45:25 AM EDT
Can the scope part be removed from teh NV part?
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 4:38:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2014 6:01:40 PM EDT by RGIFFOUR]
The unit is all one piece.. Pulsar makes a Dig NV device for scopes but its WAY out there in pricing..

There is 4 screws on a ring on the back of the digital part.. but I am not the one to want to play and void my warranty..

Here is a picture on my BCM Middy with Magpul.. This balances pretty well I might ad...

Note the scope is almost centered on the FSB post.. but no worries the FSB post doesn't show up in the picture..

Shooting on Saturday night with local LEO.. stay tuned..
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 5:40:09 PM EDT
Interested in one of these for an M&P15-22!   Can't wait to see your review.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 9:28:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 10:56:42 AM EDT by RGIFFOUR]
We had no moon last night..

Here is a terrible cell pic thru the scope with the built-in IR on.. granted the closeness of the brush 20 yards away made it brighter..

Day shots with the D @ 100 yards or so.. 3 shots at night on this target..

Circled is Day.. the other holes are night shooting last night.. 4 night shots.. (approx 3 1/2" goup..)

Metal hanging setup my buddy made me yesterday.. was fun..

I think this for the price point is WAY better than a Gen 1.. I can see out to 200 yards and engage out to 160-170 at 16x32 with 6-8" targets..

Going to try and sight in a little tighter today.. was shooting while kneeling and no bag to get it dialed in..

Also a great excuse to shoot more later tonight..  
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:16:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2014 10:53:39 AM EDT by RGIFFOUR]
Pic mounted on a local BP agents personal semi-auto AR..

Well after sighting in at 100 yards and getting my L/R and U/D backwards  

I was 1" high at 100 yards during the day.. laying prone.. (lots of dust as well..ughh)

And at night at 140 yards off the bench freehand (aka no bag)..

I tagged the lower right on the reduced FBI Q

And 4 shots (of 5) on the 10x14 steel plate hanging..

I shot over 200 rounds total of 5.56 Fed/PMC and .223 (Wolf MC) (with some friends).. and it held zero and didn't 'flicker' at night..

Overall zombies @ 200 would be DOA..  

I would say as the UK people did.. for the money.. BUY and BUY fast..

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