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NV for ATV riding

Postby IdahoJohn on Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:04 am

I'm trying to narrow down my choices for head mounted NV goggles for use while driving an ATV (slowly) and night hunting & spotting use. I used to have some Russian goggles that were too heavy and the head mount never fit my head correctly (large hat size 7 5/8). My budget is open to the expense of a good gen 3 device but gen 4 seems a bit expensive yet. Right now my concerns include:

Focus; Is there a device that will not need to be continually refocused while used in driving & walking conditions?

Single vs twin tubes; What advantages are there between a single tube goggle (ATN PV-7) vs dual (ATN Couger)? Is there any change of field depth? Is one easier to adjust & hold focus over the other?

Light saturation; what device will best handle sporadic light intrusion from street/house lights, oncoming headights, etc?

Head mount & weight/length; I need a head mount (non-helmet) that will fit my big head and a NV device that is lightweight & small so it will not need a head mount that looks like I am in traction and will not hit my vehicle when mounting/dismounting and driving.

Any help & suggestions are much appreciated!
~John~
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Postby Ryan_W on Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:40 pm

Hi,

I would look at the ATN PVS-7 Bi-Ocular goggle. This Gen 3 night vision device has very adjustable headgear and there is only one lens to focus. Most Night vision units will require manual focus. This unit also has a bright light cutoff that will protect itself from high light damage.

A dual tube system will give you slightly better field of view and more depth of field.

Hope this helps.
Best regards,

Ryan W.


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