Night Vision Scope

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  1. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Starlight scopes were early gen 1 NVG’s and would definitely benefit from an IR Illuminator.


    Higher end options, like the PVS-9, 22, 27 will perform better with their big lenses they bring in more light to the intensifier.
     
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    We had 3 of these per infantry company when I enlisted and the lenses were pretty big IMO. My point was the digital scopes have to have the IR illuminator on to work in the dark. They do of course work in daytime without it.
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    And my point was that yours wasn’t entirely accurate.

    A digital scope does not need an IR Illuminator to function. But it will increase the resolution and clarity of the image.


    A modern digital NVD will perform fairly similarly to a 70’s era starlight in a lot of conditions.
     
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    The only thing I've learned for certain at this point is that NV isn't cheap and trying to go cheap will leave you wanting. Either plunk down the loot for tried and true equipment from people that have been in the business for awhile or just go do something else with your money.