NIGHT VISION RIFLE SCOPES
If you need a rifle scope contact Richard Sanders at
0823120035, he has various models on offer. This
particular one has a illuminated crosshair and good
optics in pitch dark, the ideal accurate range with
this is 100m. This is a Night Vision unit.
This is a topic I have mixed feelings on, some people
like them, I personally do not really like a night
vision rifle scope and I will tell you why I say this;
Ok, some night vision rifle scopes have a typical
crosshair in the shape of a at the base and the
thin hair is directly above that V shape. So you have
a triangle with a hair directly above it, this isn’t
an accurate scope in my opinion and I find it hard
especially that the point of aim is most times on the
tip of that triangle in many of the scopes.
Typically what you need is a scope with a normal
crosshair that is illuminated and also at the same
time it must be night vision, like this model above.
This model has an extra IR illuminator and can fit an
extra one also, it is strong and the only drawback is
BUT then besides the crosshair debacle, we have
another issue, - RANGE!
MAJOR DRAWBACK - RANGE
Many hunters have a predator rifle, dedicated for
night predator jag, and we spend a lot on all the
extras that go with it, silences etc etc. And we can
use it in daylight also, and at night with a red light
we can shoot out to 250m with ease with most
Now, this is the problem, with a night vision scope,
you are limited to range with a general priced 1st
generation night scope on your gun, you can get them
for about R16,000 a really nice model, but when you
call and an animal stands 140m plus and more away you
have a problem, you cant shoot accurately ( I am not
talking about expensive 2 and 3rd
generation rifle scopes). So what now?
You must now have a dedicated rifle for under 120m
shooting and another for over 120m shooting both with
night vision, the one under 120m will cost about over
R16,000 and the 2nd generation around
So, what it means is basically you need two guns now,
one with a normal scope for long range and the other
with NV scopes for over 120m.
So, because of this I don’t like a rifle night vision
scope, as you will call and a predator sticks at 180m
, you cant shoot, but a normal riflescope with a red
light you can.
Both have advantages and disadvantages, me I will go
with a normal scope.
HUNTING STYLE WITH NV/ DIMMER AND RED LIGHT
Here is my style I use; Hunting style,
I scan with Night Vision, see him approach, when he is
close I put down NV binoculars, pick up rifle, switch
on dimmer, it is already set low, then I turn it up
till I see his eyes ONLY, I follow him in and when
close, I kiss kiss, he stops, and I turn up red a
little and bang, off goes red light and I carry on all
Personally I don’t like a NIGHT VISION rifle scope,
you are far to limited with what it can do.
( I speak of general
affordable ones, not R100,000 scopes)
One day when I can afford a R100,000 toy I will buy a
really good scope, till then I will use a normal scope
as mentioned above.
If you want one like above call Richard, for the money
the above one in the photo is great for a range of
Richard Sanders is your man; he is full of valuable
information and will offer excellent advice.