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Link Posted: 4/7/2006 11:03:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By v188:
I just picked up my milspec 3x lense. WOW!! I got a chance to look around in my yard, but I've got another big storm coming, and I can't get pictures right now. I'll try, but I'm guessing Victor and others take better pictures.

Now, my NVD capable M16 isn't complete, I need a different flash hider (can't get suppressor in MO), and I need to get an IR laser. For now, I think I'll get a mount for the IR flashlight and put it on the rail. I've got a LaRue BattleLight for visible light right now. I'm running a Vltor rail and CMMG upper. I also need to come up with a better BUIS. (Any suggestions, based upon the LaRue rig?)

I am really ASTOUNDED at the quality of the PVS14 with an EOTech!!!

Anyway, hope you enjoy my multicolored toy. (And uber tactical lense blue string)

tinypic.com/t82hoj



I thought it was a M16 (rock 'n roll).

Get a Troy rear flip or an ARMS 40L SP, and look at the IWAL 2 IR lasers.

More pics!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 11:19:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 11:21:40 PM EDT by v188]
Edwin,

Thanks for the info. I remember reading about the IWAL that were being sold by Grant, but I don't recall anyone using them, or posting any pictures. I'm just wondering about blooming, and how effective they are. I've got two IR lights (Surefire and Pentagon) and the SF is nice, but I should have gotten the Torch, instead, in hindsight.

Does anyone have any actual usage or demonstratible pictures with the IWAL? I'd be real interested, as a IR laser is the next step for this rifle. After rereading and searching about the IWAL, it appears that there's a new version IWAL due out "soon" that has both IR laser and IR light? I don't have experience with weapon IR equipment, and I wonder if the IR light is necessary? If I have the standard IWAL? I've got the SF light I can mount on the rail, if needed for in close areas. I'm interested in night hunting and clearing a building isn't something I'll do with this rifle.

Thoughts would be appreciated!!!!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 11:44:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2007 11:04:59 AM EDT by edwin907]
Blooming is a minor problem with the IWAL, and really only significant when used indoors.
It's a very nice, very low profile, rugged, waterproof IR laser. It has held zero perfectly after many many mags of 75 grain BH & Hornady ammo.
Whereas adjustable power would be nice, I like the simplicity of this unit, and it's power output is ideal in my opinion.
The only thing I'd change is the zero adjusters, I'd coat them black and I believe the manufacturer is going to implement that change.

This photo gives you a good idea of how small and low profile it really is, and it's a solid little chunk, not some cheap plastic POS.





Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:28:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By v188:
I also need to come up with a better BUIS. (Any suggestions, based upon the LaRue rig?)



Is the the Low or High Larue ring?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:43:31 PM EDT
DFowler,

It's the high LR mount.

Edwin, with the set power on the IWAL, what type of useable range do you get. Is it useable for target pointing at 300-400 yards?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:46:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By v188:
DFowler,

It's the high LR mount.

Edwin, with the set power on the IWAL, what type of useable range do you get. Is it useable for target pointing at 300-400 yards?



It's a 5mw 835nm IR laser and seems to go on forever, 300-400 yards, no problem.
For comparison, the excellent under 1mw IR OTAL is rated to 600 meters, the high power IR laser of the DBAL A2/I (under 35mw) are rated to 2000 meters.
Victor and others have a lot more experience with the high powered units than I, but 5mw is plenty for .556 ranges.

Using the IWAL 2 and the PVS-14/MUM and a 3X Mil-Spec lens I'm sure you could get hits at 300 with a 50/200 yard zero and accounting for the 8-9" or so ballistic drop.

I've only shot out to 100 yards with my IWAL, the LMT MRP 16" SS, Hornady TAP 75gr ammo, weapon mounted PVS-14 and 3.5" groups prone were actually easily repeated. I'm not sure I could do better during the day with the 2 MOA Aimpoint dot.

However, with the 3X Aimpoint magnifier during the day I can shoot 2 MOA at 100 yards, so I find the 3X MilSpec lens very interesting and look forward to your experiences with it.
With the PVS helmet mounted at targets closer than 100 yards, hitting them from the hip when using the IWAL is just plain easy and great fun.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 12:26:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HermanSnerd:

Originally Posted By Spooky130:
Do you guys want some pics from Soviet night vision equipment?

Spooky



Absolutely.
I would love to see a comparison pic of Gen 1 vs. Gen 2 looking at the
same object.



not the same object but here is a Gen 1 NS156 scope on a bright moonlit night
http://home.swbell.net/bwettach/NVpic.jpg
and here is a Yukon Gen 2+ monocular on a similar night
http://home.swbell.net/bwettach/Gen2NV.jpg
The difference is huge, I won't ever go back to a gen 1.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 11:33:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 11:35:02 PM EDT by mfingar]

YOU THINK YOU HAVE A "BLACK" RIFLE?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:34:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 9:36:34 AM EDT
wow,
how did you come by all the nice toys
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 10:14:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Nighthawk1983:

Originally Posted By HermanSnerd:

Originally Posted By Spooky130:
Do you guys want some pics from Soviet night vision equipment?

Spooky



Absolutely.
I would love to see a comparison pic of Gen 1 vs. Gen 2 looking at the
same object.



not the same object but here is a Gen 1 NS156 scope on a bright moonlit night
home.swbell.net/bwettach/NVpic.jpg
and here is a Yukon Gen 2+ monocular on a similar night
home.swbell.net/bwettach/Gen2NV.jpg
The difference is huge, I won't ever go back to a gen 1.



Thanks alot Nighthawk1983 for the Gen 1 pic.

Link Posted: 4/15/2006 8:47:18 AM EDT
The Gen 1 is still better than stumbling around like a blind man.

Does that Gen 1 have a IR illuminator?
Link Posted: 4/23/2006 9:26:39 PM EDT
Great Pics! By-the-way I like seeing the pictures of the optics mounted on the rifles as well as pictures through the scopes.


It would help the non-educated like myself if the posters would list the model they are showing in their post. Not everyone has and I'm not sure which ones we're looking at sometime.
Link Posted: 4/24/2006 12:37:56 AM EDT
I have got to get either a D740 or PVS14 with a magnifier
Link Posted: 6/1/2006 12:03:48 AM EDT
Business-end of a DABAL-A2



(posted in another thread...thought I belonged here too)
Link Posted: 6/1/2006 9:40:29 AM EDT
Beautiful weapon and picture, except for the "tactical" bolt release
Link Posted: 6/1/2006 10:00:03 AM EDT
Tag, great pics guys!
Link Posted: 6/1/2006 10:07:35 AM EDT
Thanks Duffy.

When I wear gloves, the bolt release is a blessing when getting feed jams. It's not that pretty though. Just like me.
Link Posted: 6/16/2006 10:33:06 PM EDT




Link Posted: 6/16/2006 11:19:35 PM EDT
Kenny with NVG by request.

Headmount



Headmount+Goggles



Kenny looking at friends through NVG
Link Posted: 6/18/2006 12:39:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2006 12:40:34 AM EDT by TheOtherDave]


Taken thru a cheapy digital camera at an ARFCOM survival campout thru PVS7D's.

ETA: The tent that is lit up has a just barely visible glow in it.

Link Posted: 6/19/2006 5:59:43 AM EDT
Does anyone have a shot through a PVS 2 or 4? I was thinking about picking up one or the other to play around with.
Link Posted: 6/20/2006 8:40:48 PM EDT
3rd Gen 6015

Currently for sale in the EE...



Link Posted: 6/23/2006 12:34:45 AM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 6/24/2006 3:00:00 AM EDT
tag so I can find cartman again...
Link Posted: 7/6/2006 12:37:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2006 10:46:05 AM EDT by mr_h]
here is my litton nighthawk 4x on the 'ol SPRish rifle,,




the nighthawk scope looking at a mountain about 3 to 5 miles away,,



same scope and mountain range,,



and the RECCEish with a pvs17 with 2.25x magnification,,,




pvs 17 scope looking the same mountains,,,


Link Posted: 7/6/2006 6:54:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2006 10:47:25 PM EDT


Link Posted: 7/6/2006 11:23:36 PM EDT
I belive Marvin the Martian's spacecraft landed in the corner of your house
Link Posted: 7/7/2006 12:51:59 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 7/28/2006 11:15:46 PM EDT


PVS-14 mounted behind the new LaRue IronDot.
Link Posted: 7/29/2006 2:10:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mfingar:
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/mfingar/LaRue_Tactical/IronDot_w_PVS-14.jpg

PVS-14 mounted behind the new LaRue IronDot.


What exactly is the LaRue IronDot? I did a few searches and couldnt find any info on it.
Link Posted: 7/29/2006 8:42:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rugby:
What exactly is the LaRue IronDot? I did a few searches and couldnt find any info on it.


It's a new Mini Red Dot Sight/QD mount combo, offered by LaRue Tactical...more info
Link Posted: 7/30/2006 9:46:21 AM EDT
GREAT, Something else from LaRue I MUST buy!
Link Posted: 9/22/2006 5:16:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2006 6:08:49 PM EDT
WOW!!!
Link Posted: 12/22/2006 3:09:23 PM EDT
Ok, so hopefully this project is getting to the point where it is about done... Reently added a Burris Short Mag 4.5-14x32 scope due to its EXTREME eye relief (so much so that it required a rail extension). With the long eye relief on this scope I can use it with PERFECT comfort during the middle of the day or on the darkest night. This scope has solved my eye relief issue w/ the NVD/Universal Adapter combo. I LOVE IT!! So this is what I've got on it...

RRA 16" carbine w/ midlength gas system and 2 stage trigger
C industries magazines
First Samco G-27 pistol grip
C-More systems free float quad rail handguard
Ergo grip rail covers
YHM Picatinny bipod adapter
Rockmount 9-13" pivot bipod
MI Picatinny sling swivel
Winchester "the claw" sling
ELR 860nm from Night Galaxy
Burris Short Mag 4.5-14x32AO
YHM 5" rail extension
Warne medium matte QD rings
Butler Creek Flip Caps
MUM Universal Adapter from Vic
MUM

Possible near future additions include a vortex or phantom flash hider unless i get a can, and hopefully a variable torch soon!! (if only it were an m-16 )



Link Posted: 12/22/2006 3:29:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2007 9:33:38 PM EDT
Lets try this again:

Me with my PVS7 NV googles



Me looking through the PVS7 and forgetting to turn it on



Me looking through the PVS this time with them on. No IR illuminator.
Link Posted: 1/5/2007 10:41:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2007 11:27:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2007 12:18:04 AM EDT
Here's my new Stag Arms AR with NV setup. I removed the A2 and installed a Vortex Flash Supressor. Now all need is a good sling.




Link Posted: 1/13/2007 9:39:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2007 1:06:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Victor:
I am pretty sold on the Viking Tactical sling....Been using this sling for quite some time. The new padded version really is a great sling! Hope this helps.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Clutch99/Colt%20Build/PICT1262.jpg
img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Clutch99/Colt%20Build/PICT1234.jpg


I took your advice and have a Viking Padded Sling on the way.
Link Posted: 1/14/2007 5:45:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2007 1:26:04 AM EDT
Night Vision Systems ENVIS Gen 3
I'll put some better pics up later




Link Posted: 2/4/2007 12:27:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/8/2007 3:49:25 AM EDT


PVS-7C that had seen better days. Not my personal eqipment, but Uncle Sam's (that's how beat up). That's the port of Brownsville, TX about 30 miles in the distance. This channel was darker than the inside of a coal mine.

Are there any thermal sights on the market? Because the AN/PAS-13B (medium) kicks some serious butt! Not that I'd ever be able to afford one though....just curious.
Link Posted: 4/8/2007 7:04:17 PM EDT
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