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Link Posted: 9/12/2018 11:33:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2018 11:34:07 PM EDT by Currahee]
All the disadvantages of a bino and monocular in one unit
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Still it's a gen three tube, if it's a really good deal.
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 4:05:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2018 4:07:57 AM EDT by MunnyShot]
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Originally Posted By Currahee:
All the disadvantages of a bino and monocular in one unit
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Still it's a gen three tube, if it's a really good deal.
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Any specifics that weren't already covered by both sides? I still don't see a real advantage vs binos and any advantages a 14 has over 7 that doesn't also affect binos also.
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 9:00:44 AM EDT
I'd rather spend 1k(can sell for profit) to see how I like NVG's vs 8k(can sell for huge loss/long wait time)
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 12:42:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By heisman01:
I'd rather spend 1k(can sell for profit) to see how I like NVG's vs 8k(can sell for huge loss/long wait time)
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You are 100% spot on. You will love the PVS7s and you'll be addicted!

So... did you win the auction??
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 1:07:29 PM EDT
I didn't ended up going for 1200, I'm going to keep saving and try and catch some for a deal.
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 1:11:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By heisman01:
I didn't ended up going for 1200, I'm going to keep saving and try and catch some for a deal.
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There's a couple more potential deals. I'll send you the links now
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 2:01:12 PM EDT
Make sure you get info on the intensifier tube. There’s been some huge variances in quality between several of the pvs7s I’ve owned. I wish I knew everything I know now lol. It would’ve saved me lots of money!
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 2:34:30 PM EDT
What're your go to tubes?
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 4:25:53 PM EDT
Anything Omni 4 or better should be good. You can specifically look for something with an mx10130D tube.
Link Posted: 9/16/2018 8:27:21 PM EDT
To be honest to the OP, if your not hunting bad guys at night then you have nothing to worry about a mono or bino setup. My unit uses both 14s and 7s (still). I do fine with both but we prefer (transitioning all of then to 14s) the PVS-14s because big Army says so and it's easier for us to transition and able to aim down our weapon. For personal use I would love to have a PVS7. It's better than nothing at all.
Link Posted: 9/16/2018 8:45:10 PM EDT
I was on the hunt for my 1st personally owned NV and was initially happy to keep pvs7's as my goal. The more I thought about the added cost of outfitting my "system" with a pvs7, I started considering a pvs14 deal. Already own a few high end NV compatible red dots, but own no IR lasers. The -14's will work much better with my NV red dots, vs the 7's, and I won't have to rely on a quality laser as my primary sighting method (I don't already own one$$). Still plan to get an inexpensive IR laser for rifles, like a Lasermax.

If I hate walking around with a monocle, I can always find someone to swap me for their -7 (plus $$ of course) lol.
Link Posted: 9/16/2018 9:04:17 PM EDT
can you still see in the dark?
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 10:48:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2018 10:49:59 AM EDT by heisman01]
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Originally Posted By Zac87:
Anything Omni 4 or better should be good. You can specifically look for something with an mx10130D tube.
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Scooped up a set of 7's NIB gen3 with the mx10130D tube for a great price.

Whats a good mount for a helmet set up?

Helmet I'm looking at running (can't afford ballistic and don't kick doors for a living)
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 12:25:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By heisman01:

Scooped up a set of 7's NIB gen3 with the mx10130D tube for a great price.

Whats a good mount for a helmet set up?

Helmet I'm looking at running (can't afford ballistic and don't kick doors for a living)
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Awesome! I have an ops core, great helmet for the price! You will be fine with a Norotos rhino 2 for $50. You can find them everywhere. You don’t happen to be in NE Indiana do you? I’m in nw Ohio.
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 1:09:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2018 3:35:26 PM EDT by DallasLooterShooter]
The Rhino II is an excellent mount for the money. As for the helmet, the team Wendy EXFIL is extremely comfortable but unfortunately their politics suck (they supported Hillary).

If you’re going to get an opscore you’ll probably want to get the 4D pad set up from TNVC, or maybe take a look at the MTEK flux helmet.
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 1:14:55 PM EDT
I'd recommend buying a used EXFIL LTP from Team Wendy. As stated above, the company sucks but you can't beat the comfort for the price. I would personally never buy a new one but there's no harm in buying used so you're not "supporting" them in any way. In my opinion at least.
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 1:15:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zac87:

Awesome! I have an ops core, great helmet for the price! You will be fine with a Norotos rhino 2 for $50. You can find them everywhere. You don’t happen to be in NE Indiana do you? I’m in nw Ohio.
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I'm right on the line next to cincy and NKY
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 1:44:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2018 2:43:14 PM EDT by heisman01]
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Originally Posted By AZ2A:
I'd recommend buying a used EXFIL LTP from Team Wendy. As stated above, the company sucks but you can't beat the comfort for the price. I would personally never buy a new one but there's no harm in buying used so you're not "supporting" them in any way. In my opinion at least.
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Got anLTP off ebay in my size for 225, bought a used rhino mount for $25. Ordered some adapters for ear pro, now I just need to get some comtacs cheap
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 3:26:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By heisman01:

Got anLTP off ebay in my size for 225, bought a used rhino mount for $25. Ordered some adapters for ear pro, now I just need to get some comtacs cheap
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Is your new LTP black? I'd expect we've been watching the same auctions and EE deals over the past month! I ended up with a sweet deal on a pvs14 and a like new Tan CF Ops Core. If you don't mind, shoot me a pm and let me know what deal you finally landed on. I'll do the same if you're interested. I grew-up" in the mil with -7's and am very comfortable with walking, driving, and lazing/rifle, but never tried to use a red dot with -7's. If you need an option for a budget IR laser for now, I'm giving the Lasermax Rifle Kit a shot, but will be using a couple of my NV capable optics as primary when shooting AR's with my -14's. I hope it all works out... its expensive to break into the world of night-eyes on your own dime lol.

Congrats btw!
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 3:36:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2018 3:36:57 PM EDT by DallasLooterShooter]
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Originally Posted By heisman01:

Got anLTP off ebay in my size for 225, bought a used rhino mount for $25. Ordered some adapters for ear pro, now I just need to get some comtacs cheap
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Good deal on the helmet and you avoided giving those fuckers new money.

Did you get the rhino I or II?
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 4:31:14 PM EDT
For anyone eyeing this thread because they're interested in cheap NV... check out the NV EE right now (not my ad)
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 7:51:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2018 7:51:55 PM EDT by slack_out]
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Originally Posted By AZ2A:
For anyone eyeing this thread because they're interested in cheap NV... check out the NV EE right now (not my ad)
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What do you mean, ad. It's now ads, as in about 3 or 4 different threads! And, right after I closed my deal. I'm still very happy with my deal tho.
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 7:55:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By slack_out:

What do you mean, ad. It's now ads, as in about 3 or 4 different threads! And, right after I closed my deal. I'm still very happy with my deal tho.
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That's awesome! When it comes down to it, $100 here and there isn't a HUGE deal in this game. So as long as you have good gear and are happy, you can't ask for more
Link Posted: 9/21/2018 8:09:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By slack_out:

Is your new LTP black? I'd expect we've been watching the same auctions and EE deals over the past month! I ended up with a sweet deal on a pvs14 and a like new Tan CF Ops Core. If you don't mind, shoot me a pm and let me know what deal you finally landed on. I'll do the same if you're interested. I grew-up" in the mil with -7's and am very comfortable with walking, driving, and lazing/rifle, but never tried to use a red dot with -7's. If you need an option for a budget IR laser for now, I'm giving the Lasermax Rifle Kit a shot, but will be using a couple of my NV capable optics as primary when shooting AR's with my -14's. I hope it all works out... its expensive to break into the world of night-eyes on your own dime lol.

Congrats btw!
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Mine is tan, from everything I heard its supposed to be the most comfortable plus I wear a 7 7/8 hat so the ops core only listing up to 5/8ths made me a little nervous.

I'm pretty sure its the rhino I but not sure how to discern between 1 and 2, either way $25 if it sucks I can upgrade but thats the whole point of this set up.

Already running a Dbal I2 I got from DSG for $550

Next thing to find out and I hate being patient is if my 3m range guard will work in the same mounts as a Comtac when the mounts get here.
Link Posted: 9/21/2018 9:57:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By heisman01:

Next thing to find out and I hate being patient is if my 3m range guard will work in the same mounts as a Comtac when the mounts get here.
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They should. Just use the cup arms from your original headset. I run Howard Leight Impact sports that way and it works like it was made for it.
Link Posted: 9/21/2018 11:38:42 AM EDT
Makes sense, and now that I look at it its kind of a duh moment. But no one really talks about this stuff or doing mods to it.
Link Posted: 9/21/2018 1:11:44 PM EDT
Your range guards will 100% work. I tried my Howard leights and the adjustment was way too loose for my liking.
Link Posted: 9/21/2018 7:10:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By heisman01:
Mine is tan, from everything I heard its supposed to be the most comfortable plus I wear a 7 7/8 hat so the ops core only listing up to 5/8ths made me a little nervous...
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Originally Posted By heisman01:
Originally Posted By slack_out:

Is your new LTP black? I'd expect we've been watching the same auctions and EE deals over the past month! I ended up with a sweet deal on a pvs14 and a like new Tan CF Ops Core. If you don't mind, shoot me a pm and let me know what deal you finally landed on. I'll do the same if you're interested...

Congrats btw!
Mine is tan, from everything I heard its supposed to be the most comfortable plus I wear a 7 7/8 hat so the ops core only listing up to 5/8ths made me a little nervous...
I wear a 7 1/2 hat and my L/XL Carbon Ops Core seems to have plenty of room left when I slip it on, then it requires rotating the fitment-wheel thing, located at the back of the wearer's head. It snugs the head harness nice and snug. A slight twist to loosen and take it off each time.

The interior hard-shell of the helmet uses removable, Styrofoam with felt-lined pads to customize the fit. On the 2 sides, there's 1 pad each side that doesn't even touch my head, but I'm not rattling around or bumping into trees yet either. There's also a large rear pad (that Velcro's-in just above the rotating knob) and you get 2 options for head size. One of those rear pads is 1/2" thick, the other pad is 3/4" thick. I kept the 1/2" thick pad in mine. There's another 2 pads for the top of the head (2 small pads that Velcro in place), that also have the same 1/2" or 3/4" option for sizing. I went with the thicker 3/4" pads to get the helmet to sit higher off my head, and the front edge to sit higher above my brow line. When I place it on my head as configured above, there's probably less than a full rotation of the fitment wheel, but the hard-shell of the helmet definitely has lots more room for more melon to fit inside. The 4 side/chin straps have a couple more inches to extend further out, so those straps have plenty more room for a bigger melon. I'm not swimming in the Ops Core, but there's easily another 1/4" more room in the headband. At least another 1" or so before my head touched any of the hard interior of the helmet.

My head is more oblong, than round (the front-to-back measurement puts me in a L/XL). Went around and around with motorcycle helmets, so nothing new. Anyway, unless you have a really long and narrow 7 7/8 head, I'd expect an Ops Core would work for you.
Link Posted: 9/22/2018 8:11:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By slack_out:

I wear a 7 1/2 hat and my L/XL Carbon Ops Core seems to have plenty of room left when I slip it on, then it requires rotating the fitment-wheel thing, located at the back of the wearer's head. It snugs the head harness nice and snug. A slight twist to loosen and take it off each time.

The interior hard-shell of the helmet uses removable, Styrofoam with felt-lined pads to customize the fit. On the 2 sides, there's 1 pad each side that doesn't even touch my head, but I'm not rattling around or bumping into trees yet either. There's also a large rear pad (that Velcro's-in just above the rotating knob) and you get 2 options for head size. One of those rear pads is 1/2" thick, the other pad is 3/4" thick. I kept the 1/2" thick pad in mine. There's another 2 pads for the top of the head (2 small pads that Velcro in place), that also have the same 1/2" or 3/4" option for sizing. I went with the thicker 3/4" pads to get the helmet to sit higher off my head, and the front edge to sit higher above my brow line. When I place it on my head as configured above, there's probably less than a full rotation of the fitment wheel, but the hard-shell of the helmet definitely has lots more room for more melon to fit inside. The 4 side/chin straps have a couple more inches to extend further out, so those straps have plenty more room for a bigger melon. I'm not swimming in the Ops Core, but there's easily another 1/4" more room in the headband. At least another 1" or so before my head touched any of the hard interior of the helmet.

My head is more oblong, than round (the front-to-back measurement puts me in a L/XL). Went around and around with motorcycle helmets, so nothing new. Anyway, unless you have a really long and narrow 7 7/8 head, I'd expect an Ops Core would work for you.
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I also wear a 7 1/2 hat, I went with an LTP in size 1 (small/medium, whatever they call it) but one thing to consider that I found out later: If you ever go shooting in the really cold weather, you won't be able to put on much of a head cover under the pads.
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:47:36 PM EDT
Well got home, everything was there but the mount. I get familiarity with the controls and fire up the pvs7’s in total darkness and it’s got a huge black spot dead center. So going through the hassle of an eBay return. Seller claims I should know based on the price it wasn’t 100%... nothing in the description about it.

But that’s what you get when you try and save money and use eBay.
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:06:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By heisman01:
Well got home, everything was there but the mount. I get familiarity with the controls and fire up the pvs7’s in total darkness and it’s got a huge black spot dead center. So going through the hassle of an eBay return. Seller claims I should know based on the price it wasn’t 100%... nothing in the description about it.

But that’s what you get when you try and save money and use eBay.
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Oh no... Sorry to hear that. If a return isn't possible let me know, I might be interested in it.
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:20:41 PM EDT
I've had good luck on Ebay, but you need to ask about the image quality before you buy. Also, nothing beats seeing an actual picture of what the image actualy looks like. There is a lot of crap out there for sale!
Link Posted: Today 6:52:32 AM EDT
Yeah, never buy NVDs on eBay without pictures through the tube.
Link Posted: Today 8:01:37 AM EDT
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Yeah I figured with it be an actual company and not an individual I would have been OK with it listed as new and the good tube in it.

They sent me a return label.

So upsides:
I like the pvs 7
not heavy at all
even with a huge black spot walking around with them hand held wasn't bad
I have a full helmet set up now
I didn't need an extra IR illuminator
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