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NV and paintball

Postby AgEBQ09 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:39 pm

I am currently looking at purchasing a night vision system for paintball and hog/predator hunting. For use during hunting, there is no isssue; however, my concern arises when considering the application to the sport of paintball. What would be the best way to wear or mount the NV monocular to the mask? Will the head mount system fit underneath a paintball mask with little or no modification? Or, is a helmet with its own mounting system recommended? My mask is an Empire E-Vents. This system has a detachable visor and brow gaurd which (I'm pretty sure) will not hold the weight of the monocular and I never wear the two. For those who do use NV for this sport, how does the mask affect the usability of the device or is the eye relief too great due to the mask being in the way?

My price range is about $2500 to $3000 for the entire package. This covers the monocular package, weapon, head and/or helmet mount system, and helmet if need be. The answers I receive to the above concerns will determine what system and accessories I purchase. Currently, I am looking at the OPMOD PVS-14 Gen 3 system with an additional Summit PVS quick connect rail mount adapter.

If you have tackled this problem before, details would be much appreciated. Additional recommendations are welcome and thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: NV and paintball

Postby Chase_B on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:49 am

I have used night vision with a similar mask while in the Army. It was difficult to use yet still very effective. We were using simunitions which are very similar to paintballs. You will need a helmet mounted system. There will not be enough room with a head mount. I recommend this Night Optics D-300. This is a generation 2 unit that will have a sight distance of approximately 200 yards. You can then use this "J" arm adapter to attach the unit to a helmet mount. Now there are a number of helmet mounts available for the various helmets. I would recommend a MICH helmet because they provide the most stable platform for night vision. This helmet adapter will work with the MICH helmet(8N-NA-MSHELM-NO-NA-A3256368-2).
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Re: NV and paintball

Postby Erunur on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:57 pm

So I'm new to nvgs and I only started looking around for something and I'm looking for something that I could use for similar purposes plus camping and hiking except my budget is a bit smaller (about $700). I was looking at the Armasight Spark. Would that be an excellent choice that would be good to work with?
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