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1x Tactical Monoculars w/ Headgear

Postby SKovarik on Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:28 pm

I am currently torn between the following items:

Bushnell Night Vision 1x20 Tactical BU-NV-262013 $300
Night Owl Tactical 1x26mm NW-NV-NOTMG1 $370
Yukon NVMT Night Vision Multitask 1x24mm YU-NV-24025 $300

The Bushnell has the highest "regular" price at $700 dollars followed by the Night Owl and lastly the Yukon.

I love every Bushnell product I've bought (lots of them), but I like the possibility of mounting the Yukon to a rifle/tripod, and changing objective lenses to a 2x or 3x (not to mention the use of CR123 batteries). Can I change the lens on the Bushnell?

Do any of these items have a stand-out feature (or missing feature) that makes it the clear winner? I scoured the boards and couldn't find a direct comparison between the 3 units.

I want the most versatile unit possible, both close and long range - but I'd like to start my night vision "quest" in the $300-400 range.

Steve K.

Postby Jne_K on Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:00 pm


First, ignore list price. No one ever sells anything at list price and list price is never an indicator of quality or performance. At best, list price is manufacturers suggestion. Sale price is a much better indicator of what you will be getting.

Since all gen 1 tubes are sourced from the same factory, all gen 1 products will be roughly similar in performance. Choose your NV based on other features. On a goggle, the best type is a true binocular model with two objectives. A binocular goggle will offer depth perception, a monocular model will not, but with only one objective, it will be more affordable.

Of these, the Yukon is by far the most versatile in terms of accessories. it is the only one that offers other objectives and a rifle mount.
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