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Link Posted: 8/26/2009 9:40:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2010 8:32:54 PM EDT by FREEFALLE7]
Here is a link to the TM that shows how to assemble and purge a AN/PVS-14

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7451865/PVS14-TM-11585530623P
Link Posted: 6/15/2010 11:22:17 PM EDT
Not sure if this is the right place to post this but I thought I would try here before starting a new thread. I searched and didn't find anything on the forum but how are Yukon NV scopes? Specifically the titanium 1.5x42 Mini Varmint Hunter and 2.5x50. Not looking for top of the line but something to maybe do some night hunting (hog and/or coyote). If this is the wrong place to post, let me know where is better. I'm obviously new to the forum..
Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/21/2010 9:03:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2010 12:49:12 AM EDT by TNVC]
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 6:04:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2010 7:12:19 PM EDT by TNVC_Clasky]
Link Posted: 11/27/2010 1:06:13 AM EDT
Ok, I've got a question about bright lights and tube damage. At what point does damage to the tubes start to occur? I know you're not supposed to use the scopes like the D-740 and D-760 excessively in the daytime even with the daytime pinhole covers on. But what kind of light source can damage these devices? I see the pics that have street lights and other such light sources in them. My father bought a D-760 from TNVC not long ago and I'd like to get a more definitive answer on this subject than the manual gives. Thanks!!
Link Posted: 1/3/2011 6:43:25 PM EDT
A little help here? Is it possible to have a GEN 3 NV that looks like this or are they all Gen 2 or 1? Guy says its a Gen 3 and Canadian source. Any help with model number or type would be great. I dont have any more info than the pics

Link Posted: 1/3/2011 6:52:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2011 6:53:44 PM EDT by Dino1130]
I am almost positive that is a AN/PVS-502. Some other users will most likely chime in to confirm. They use a Gen 1 cascade tube. It is Gen 1 but a very good Gen 1. Has the light gain exceeding many gen 2 scopes. Many still have the typical Gen 1 issues of short tube life and distortion. Some of the tubes are distortion corrected and very good. Tubes are very old and can be hit or miss.
Link Posted: 1/3/2011 7:25:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dino1130:
I am almost positive that is a AN/PVS-502. Some other users will most likely chime in to confirm. They use a Gen 1 cascade tube. It is Gen 1 but a very good Gen 1. Has the light gain exceeding many gen 2 scopes. Many still have the typical Gen 1 issues of short tube life and distortion. Some of the tubes are distortion corrected and very good. Tubes are very old and can be hit or miss.


Thank you Sir! We have a winner. Found a pic after going through the whole site here too.- http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=18&t=252875&page=2 An exact match as far as I can tell.
Link Posted: 2/14/2011 11:42:48 AM EDT
Chip, thanks for writing the info above. 2 questions:
What is the mount pictured on the helmet in the first picture?
And, with the Litton, you said the L3 is more robust for recoil. Would it reliably stand up to the recoil of a .308 AR?
Link Posted: 7/14/2011 6:47:02 PM EDT
Will daylight damage a tube if it enters from the ocular end of the NV? If I had a clip on device for a daytime scope with an flexible light shroud that screws into the back of the night vision do I need to unscrew this and cap/cover the ocular opening prior to day time storage? I understand that the objective end should always be protected but will the other end allow light to reach the tube? Talking about cheap Gen 2+ stuff not Gen 3. Thanks
Link Posted: 7/16/2011 11:50:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2011 1:59:35 AM EDT by C0Y0TE]
Edited for clarity.

I have read ten pages all of this thread so for, and have learned a lot. a metric shit load about NV.

I have called TNVC a couple times asking questions and they will be getting my business. I like their easy to navigate web site and they really seem like a stand up company with good prices and great products.

I honestly don't know. So my question is, is the PINNACLE well worth the extra $700? Say on a scale 1-100 how much better is the PINNACLE over Autogated and please describe the clarity difference? Or should I just get the Autogated so if I want to mount it on a 308 I can? I assume getting a 4x instead of the D-760 6x I will still be able to clearly see out 400 yards and beyond but have a wider FOV? Is 6x brighter, or clearer than 4x?

Help me pick which scope to get. Not only am I trying to chose a scope but I'm torn between the 223 and the 308 for an all around carbine. Seems to me that the recoil of a 308 would not be a very fun shooting caliber with a NV device.
Thanks for your input.

ETA: on a side note, looks like after reading all this I will have to up grade to a pvs 14 from my 3g 7s. When I first got the 7's it was back in the 1990s when I assume they where in style.

Edit one more time:
I think I found some of the answers to my own question after reading about NV for 12 hours.

This thread: Practical Application of Night Vision

That was an amazing read and well put together, thanks Vic. It looks like PINNACLE is about 15% brighter than Gen3 Auto-Gated along with better clarity. I'm thinking I will get the 740 PINNACLE
Link Posted: 9/20/2011 1:48:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2012 7:48:15 PM EDT
Thought I would stick this in here also. Didn't see this topic covered previously.

Does NV go bad when not in use? Shelf life?

Best summary of the thread is here from TNVC_Kyle:
"Modern, high performance tubes are listed at 10,000 hours of use. The systems are built completely on electrical operation. Photons to Electron, Split and View on a phosphor screen (obviously oversimplified). Point is, when power is shut off, system is entirely dormant and the clock stops. There is no degradation with shelving them."
Link Posted: 2/25/2012 10:52:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2012 10:55:17 AM EDT by mks99]
Now that many of us are getting spec sheets with our tubes some education may be important to understand what they mean!

I know that this is true for me as I'm completely new to this game.
Take a look a this thread to help understand what the spec's mean. It doesn't appear to be just a numbers game!

By CJ7Hawk:
Understanding basic tube parameters and their significance

I'm also going to add a link to another thread. This one was just recently started to get a feel for what spec's tubes are currently shipping with for PVS-14's.
Why are the Night Enforcer PVS-14's such high performers?
Link Posted: 2/28/2012 10:09:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2012 10:11:06 AM EDT by Rabies]
anyone try something like this for plinking at night? head mounted
these
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:05:42 PM EDT
Just throwing this out there.. Is there anyone that can help me find out my tube specs? I am considering purchasing a new pvs-14 but was curious how far off my tube specs were from some of the newer units out there and see if its worth it. Also just curious about its numbers. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you in advance guys!

Jon
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 2:04:05 AM EDT
Is there anyway to use the tube out of a PVS7 to build a PVS14?
Link Posted: 7/27/2013 2:53:40 PM EDT
Has anyone tried using their NVD under water? If so how was it? Adequate for spear fishing?
Link Posted: 10/15/2013 1:10:57 PM EDT
As a builder and land developer in Maryland, I know how important customer satisfaction is in building your business. I just received my Armasight Orion 5x generation 1+ Night Vision scope, and after reading the enclosed user manual, I had a few questions. I called your customer service number and spoke with Steve B. Not only did he take the time to answer my questions but explained in detail, how this devise functions. He explained what I should expect and what limitations I should be aware of. The more he told me, the more I learned. He informed me, when I inquired about the expected range of night vision scopes, not to have unrealistic ideas of this devices’ capabilities, but that this sight was very capable of doing what I needed it for.(hunting coyotes). But what impressed me most, was not how well the optics would perform, but the time and energy Steve B. took to listen to my questions, and the way he represented the company he works for. Armasight is very lucky to have such a knowledgeable, courteous, and dedicated employee.

Thank you Armasight,

Dennis Danner
Link Posted: 10/9/2014 1:48:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dannerholz:
As a builder and land developer in Maryland, I know how important customer satisfaction is in building your business. I just received my Armasight Orion 5x generation 1+ Night Vision scope, and after reading the enclosed user manual, I had a few questions. I called your customer service number and spoke with Steve B. Not only did he take the time to answer my questions but explained in detail, how this devise functions. He explained what I should expect and what limitations I should be aware of. The more he told me, the more I learned. He informed me, when I inquired about the expected range of night vision scopes, not to have unrealistic ideas of this devices’ capabilities, but that this sight was very capable of doing what I needed it for.(hunting coyotes). But what impressed me most, was not how well the optics would perform, but the time and energy Steve B. took to listen to my questions, and the way he represented the company he works for. Armasight is very lucky to have such a knowledgeable, courteous, and dedicated employee.

Thank you Armasight,

Dennis Danner
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Nice...
Link Posted: 10/27/2014 6:54:37 PM EDT
Is it normal to see lines in the image after scanning past a light source?
Link Posted: 11/6/2014 4:36:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bonjing:
Is it normal to see lines in the image after scanning past a light source?
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Yes, many tubes do this.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 10:04:50 PM EDT
Not 100% this is the right spot for this question, but here goes...

So I got a bag of gear from a buddy of mine who was a Marine in Afghanistan. In with the gear was this mount.

What is it? What's it worth? Is this the right section for this?



Link Posted: 11/11/2014 10:07:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JFarley:
Not 100% this is the right spot for this question, but here goes...

So I got a bag of gear from a buddy of mine who was a Marine in Afghanistan. In with the gear was this mount.

What is it? What's it worth? Is this the right section for this?

http://i.imgur.com/fjQ6DZw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XcZnqWG.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UHanI76.jpg
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It's a standard USGI rhino mount and j-arm - not worth much
Link Posted: 12/3/2014 10:07:16 AM EDT
The image will be upside down. The tube in a PVS-14 is a F9815 model and has a small ribbon cable attached (power and gain control) the PVS-7 is the F9810 model and does not have this cable and is powered by contacts on the tube body, it also does not have any manual gain control, the tube is designed for the prism optics inside of the PVS-7 that split the image for the dual eye piece.

You can Google "F9810 Image Tube" or :F9815 Image Tube" and see images on some sites.

Link Posted: 4/11/2015 5:48:05 AM EDT
And now for something a little different

Modernized MUM J-arm,. with coarse adjustment for Fore/aft.
http://i.imgur.com/SWvoPo7.jpg?1
Link Posted: 4/11/2015 8:15:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2015 8:56:39 AM EDT
Thanks

Normally i hate showing off, but I think the stuff I make is worth some exposure.

But i guess it's the MUM conundrum, why tnvc doesn't make something similar.
What i cannot understand is why Nivisys haven't made it optional in the MUM kits,. to choose either bayonet or dovetail j-arm when purchasing a MUM.
Link Posted: 5/9/2015 8:12:20 AM EDT
Does any one here know why the L4G24 mount has magnets inside the fore/aft slider?., And what purpose do they serve?.
Link Posted: 5/13/2015 3:18:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2015 3:42:01 PM EDT by ridewaves]
Link Posted: 5/14/2015 12:04:26 PM EDT
No,. the MUM does not have auto off,.

Long story short, When I made my first proper dual MUM bridge i used a bnvd interface shoe which was neatly integrated in to the mounting bridge.

But I had forgot to check the clearance between the slider and the mount bridge, So i just milled a little bit off the slider to make it fit, but i wasn't expecting sparks to be produced from milling aluminium

http://i.imgur.com/NsZAQ1n.jpg?1
Link Posted: 5/14/2015 4:56:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2015 4:57:02 PM EDT by ridewaves]
Link Posted: 9/29/2015 9:33:53 PM EDT
Look I'm looking at getting my 1st NV. I was looking at a new old stock Zeiss Orion unit. Is this a good unit for under 100 yard hunting?

Is there any companies out there that repair these units?
Link Posted: 12/25/2015 6:26:45 AM EDT
I remember awhile back that someone from TNVC had said something about upgrades/enhancements for the PVS-14 were coming 'soon'. Did anyone ever hear anything more?
Link Posted: 1/2/2016 2:51:19 AM EDT
Apparently this is the thread to ask in.

What's the story on the $500+ thermal units from Torrey Pines Logic?
Link Posted: 1/2/2016 5:52:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By backbencher:
Apparently this is the thread to ask in.

What's the story on the $500+ thermal units from Torrey Pines Logic?
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This thread doesn't get a whole lot of traction brother. I think you'd be best off to create a thread asking this question.

I would answer here if I knew though.
Link Posted: 6/12/2016 2:41:06 PM EDT
My latest endeavor., for a buddy of mine.
http://i.imgur.com/YQl7m1u.jpg?1
Link Posted: 8/26/2016 4:03:35 PM EDT
Can anyone point me in the right direction or give the cliff notes on "clip on" night vision? Basically want to be able to use my SPR at night for targets at 150yds or less
Link Posted: 9/10/2016 12:34:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By HDS:
And now for something a little different

Modernized MUM J-arm,. with coarse adjustment for Fore/aft.
http://i.imgur.com/SWvoPo7.jpg?1
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Very very nice!
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:42:03 AM EDT
Noob questions. Someone who has never used NV.

I'm looking at getting a helmet mounted setup. I have been focusing on the pvs 14 and pvs 7, I want good quality but not 8g quality.

Does the single view with the pvs 14 disorient anyone, that's my fear on the single tube.

Is there something else mil specish or rock solid that I should look at?
Link Posted: 12/23/2016 1:00:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By my69camaro1:
Noob questions. Someone who has never used NV.

I'm looking at getting a helmet mounted setup. I have been focusing on the pvs 14 and pvs 7, I want good quality but not 8g quality.

Does the single view with the pvs 14 disorient anyone, that's my fear on the single tube.

Is there something else mil specish or rock solid that I should look at?
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Camaro...

Some people do get disoriented with a single PVS-14, but honestly I think that is a VERY small number and the answer is not necessarily to get TWO tubes. Do yourself a favor and call the guys at TNVC. They will shoot you straight, answer all of your questions and make recommendations based on what you tell them your budget is. TNVC will put you on the right path!
Link Posted: 3/7/2017 4:23:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mldavis:
Thanks for the pictures. But those are #40Ls. I was wondering about a #40A2 pictured here.<img src="http://armsmount.bizatomic.net/images/img262166.jpg" border=0 id=img>
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Use a 1/2" - 7/8" 4 slot riser with a GI weapons mount. Even if your pvs14 is higher or lower you still will be able to see your rds. I use this to over lap my IR laser and red dot.
Link Posted: 5/4/2017 10:37:28 PM EDT
In case anyone was looking for a solution to night vision that isnt nearly as expensive as a PVS14 or anything like that, I discovered that you can easily retrofit a Bushnell Equinox Z Digital Night Vision module to a Norotos Rhino mount, which clips straight to your helmet. It's a little front heavy, being a bit larger than the PVS14, but a counterweight on the back of your helmet really helps that.

Parts and Cost:
1x Norotos Rhino Mount - $50 Ebay
1x Rhino Mount Plate - $15 Ebay
1x Bushnell Equinox Z 3x30 - $200 Amazon
1x Mounting Screw

Here are some photos of the finished product. Let me know if anyone is interested in how to do it!

http://i.imgur.com/av8d9VU.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Js1bXCY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lwPjr44.jpg
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