What is a good Night Vision Monocular?

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  1. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    I have been wanting to get a decent night vision monocular for a while. I know nothing about them. Who here has one, and what is a good make and model to get? The most I would want to spend is $700 or so.

    Any input greatly appreciated. :cool:
     
  2. Gonetodarkside

    Gonetodarkside owl protector

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    Get the PVS-14, preferably not an ATN model.


    anything else will be a disapointment.


    check out www.tacticalnightvision.com


    edit: $700 will not be enough to get anything other than a toy. If that is your plan, spend about $500 on the nightvision for a generation 1 monocular from cabelas, and use the other $200 to purchase DA TORCH from tactical nightvision. DA TORCH is a variable focus infrared light which can only be seen by the night vision, it will effectively extend your range greatly no matter which unit you have.
     
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    700?

    No one makes a good model for that cheap.

    Double that, and you can get into a decent gen II system. Bout 3.5K for a PVS-14.
     
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    Agreed, the better quality in a compact package will run you some serious $$$...
     
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    long story short, gen 1 and gen 2 are pretty much the same. I own a generation 1+ goggle system called night cougar and a generation 3 pvs-14. My dad has a generation 1+ fixed 4x scope that I have checked out, and my friends I hunt with all have pvs-14s and fixed 4 and 6 power generation 3 scopes.

    What you are looking at with the Bushnell is a night vision packaged with a very large infrared illuminator. I would still reccomend purchasing the Monocular and the Illuminator seperate, and in specific reccomend on DA TORCH from tacticalnightvision.com, I own the unit and it easily doubles the usefulness of the Generation 1+ stuff, and with my pvs-14 it will illuminate a tree line 600 yards away with no moon. I do not know what kind of quality the illuminator is in the bushnell.
     
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    Thanks for the input Gonetodarkside. Hopefully someone here has a Bushnell and can give me a mini review. :supergrin:
     
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    Decent, usable NV is expensive ($1k+). Cheaper stuff is pretty much just for novelty use. Gen 1 is only remotely usable at close range in good conditions.
     
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