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#5949893 - 09/27/15 11:02 PM New Digital Night Vision Scope
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I mounted my new Resolute Mfg. Digital Night Scope on my air rifle to take care of some pesky coons. I am really impressed with the quality workmanship and found the OSD menu easy to operate. It took me a few minutes to figure out the crosshairs adjustments but was able to sight in at 75 yards in 5 shots. I currently have a N750 on my AR but I'm thinking that's about to change.



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#5949945 - 09/28/15 02:50 AM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/15
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Loc: Australia
Hi Hornslayer,
I haven't heard of these before - can't turn up a mfgr website.
Can you share some more info on it?
Thanks.

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#5950141 - 09/28/15 08:58 AM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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I believe its a forum member that created it. I'm sure he will chime in shortly.

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#5950498 - 09/28/15 11:45 AM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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It was indeed built by MikeT here on the forum. I'm sure if you message him he will respond. Mike and I have been experimenting with DIY night vision scopes for a couple years now. With Mike's equipment and machinist skills, he is able to take a simple DIY night scope to a whole different level. So much so, while having built 3 different scopes myself, I jumped at the chance to be one of the first to buy one of Mike's. I found it works best with a 850nm torch even though a 940nm torch is serviceable, the 850 gives you vision out to 400 yards and shooting range of about 150 to 200 yards.

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#5951094 - 09/28/15 05:07 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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It's that much better than the 750?

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#5951132 - 09/28/15 05:26 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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Thanks for the kind words, Hornslayer! For those interested, this started as a diy project then morphed into this product. I have been a cnc programmer/machinist for 22yrs and own a small shop. As work slowed to a crawl with the oil crash I had more time to flesh it out. I have sold a couple of units to people that didnt want to wait until I was completely finished and I have had excellent reports from them. The only issue I am not quite happy with is that it currently has a seperate battery pack that mounts on the stock. I am in the process of designing/machining a battery tube mounted on the unit to do away with the cable and seperate battery pack.

Thanks again for the kind words, I hope to be finished with the full design soon.

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#5951235 - 09/28/15 06:17 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: fr3db3ar]
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Originally Posted By: fr3db3ar
It's that much better than the 750?


I think so. You can site in during the day, which is almost impossible with the n750. Now it is different the way you set the cross hairs. You can have 3 sets of cross-hairs if you wish. It is lighter and Shorter and the focus is better and you can run it off ncr18650b powercells. On top all that it is like a 3rd the price. So to me that's better.

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#5951549 - 09/28/15 08:40 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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This thing sounds like it will be an excellent piece of gear with a bit more refinement. I bought a Photon XT just a couple of weeks ago, or I might opt for one of these protos.

Miket1, I'll be one of many (I AM sure) to be watching this develop. I hope the focus remains on basic functions and optical performance rather than bells and whistles. I am impressed with my Photon XT and am dying to try it out, but I do wish it was easier to operate in the dark. Ergonomics!!
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#5951626 - 09/28/15 09:10 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: RiverRider]
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You bring up an excellent point. In the dark even simple tasks become a pain. I am going to keep it as simple as possible. Here is the current prototype with the battery tube in place. The on/off switch works just like ( actually is ) a flashlight endcap.





Ignore the fact that it is not yet anodized

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#5951725 - 09/28/15 10:04 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/15
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Loc: Australia
Thanks for the info and well done on the development. It looks great!
Is it semi weather resistant?
How much does it weigh?
Is the small stud on the top of the housing the focus?

I'm new to this nightvision business but have just recently got an Xsight to play with.
Cheers.

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#5953021 - 09/29/15 04:19 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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How do you feel about the monitor lighting up your face in the dark? Are you wearing face mask to help mask that a bit, though I suspect the light would still very much reflect off any fabric.

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#5953211 - 09/29/15 06:24 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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That was my next thought. I've played around enough with the Photon XT to realize that after looking through it at night, I'm not going to be able to see a darned thing. Having sat in a blind all hours, I know this is doubly true for looking at larger LCD displays. Next thought is: how about a red filter on the display to help preserve a little vision when the time comes to use your own eyes in the dark? That might also help reduce the effect of lighting your own face up. Maybe the LCD display could even be set up to display with red color rather than white.
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#5953328 - 09/29/15 07:40 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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I'll try to answer a few questions.
The LCD screen does light up your face. The amount it lights up depends on the brightness of the image ( determined by how close you are to the target and how zoomed in the illuminator is ). You can adjust screen brightness also. The first pig I killed with this setup was at 25yds at one of my bow setups on a lease I am on that extremely thick and wooded. He never saw me and never knew what hit him, I did wear a facemask on this one but none since. ( I am mostly a bowhunter and stalk them regularly ). Since then I have been within 50 or so yards of them often and I have yet to be seen. Loss of night vision IS an issue an other than lowering the brightness Im not sure what can be done about it. I use a Sniper Hog Lights 66LR IR with the units and you can adjust from wide to spot easily, minimizing brightness. A red filter is possible but I have not yet tried it

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#5953338 - 09/29/15 07:46 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: HornSlayer]
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The weight of the unit WITH batteries and mount ( the new design with battery tube attached ) currently is 29oz. without illumintor attached. The illuminator can be attached to the unit or any other picatinny/weaver rail. The silver knob is the focus. It is focusable from approx 10ft to basically infinity. Since it is digital its hard to say what the magnification is ( depends on screen size etc ) but the image size is comparable to 3.5x.


Edited by miket1 (09/29/15 07:49 PM)

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#5954498 - 09/30/15 12:36 PM Re: New Digital Night Vision Scope [Re: fr3db3ar]
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Originally Posted By: fr3db3ar
How do you feel about the monitor lighting up your face in the dark? Are you wearing face mask to help mask that a bit, though I suspect the light would still very much reflect off any fabric.


Does it spook the animals?
Not that I have found. I think it is because you are directly behind the gun and scope/screen. However, if you use this view finder that has an eyepiece, there would be no way to get busted.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-LCD-Viewfind...=item486b0c2ec0


Edited by HornSlayer (09/30/15 02:18 PM)

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