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Re: NV options

Post by Trevor_B on Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:44 am

Mark, thanks for the props! Really do appreciate it!

Re: NV options

Post by mark70669 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:11 pm

Thanks Trevor!

I ordered the MK350 as I think the 2.5 should be enough. Also ordered a bore sighter. Cant wait for it to come in.

Your boss should give you a raise. You are the sole reason I ordered from Optics Planet instead of Ebay.

Thanks again.

Re: NV options

Post by Trevor_B on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:29 pm

The MK350 with have a 2.5x magnification and the MK390 will have a 4x magnification. Even for that unit, I still prefer the 4x, you will be able to get shots out to 75-100 yards and a 4x would be a better bet than 2.5x.

As for a bore sighter, I am partial to this model from Bushnell, Boresighter. This model will fit a .22-50 cal and has arbors for a 20 and 12 gauge.

Thanks for the offer, but I do not get a commission. I do have the greatest job in the world though. I get to talk about my hobbies for a living and show people the products they need to enjoy the same activities I do.

Re: NV options

Post by mark70669 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:37 pm

OK I'm sold. Now that I am changing to the AR platform, what is the difference between the MK350 and the MK390 other than price?

Part number for a laser bore sighter?

I'll order as soon as I get a reply.

Are you commision based? should I mention your name so you get credit for the sale?

Re: NV options

Post by Trevor_B on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:59 pm

The AR platform would be ideal. You can actually sight these in during the day. There is a cap on the lens cover that has a tiny pin prick hole in it. If you leave this cap on and turn the scope on you can see an image. Granted, it will not be as nice of a picture being that you are pretty much focusing through a hole, but this will allow you to sight in. I recommed doing this when the sun begins to set and using a laser bore sighter. You can very easily match the crosshairs up to the laser dot. This will get you pretty close to center and a few shots will confirm this and allow for proper adjustment. That should get you ready for your hunts!

Re: NV options

Post by mark70669 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:24 pm

Sounds like I might be better off putting a 390 on my AR for night hunting?

How do you sight these guys in if you cant turn them on in the daylight? Seems like it would be a real pain to do if you had to do it in the dark.

Re: NV options

Post by Trevor_B on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:34 am

Might have a sacrifice some of your requirements a little. For that price range you will not be able to do a day and night scope convertible option. the only effective what to do that with a 450 marlin is to use the ATN PS22. That will start around $1700 and up.

So you will need to go to a dedicated NV scope. The only model that I would suggest that might take the recoil of the 450 Marlin, and I have one so I know how much that mule kicks, would be the ATN 410 or 390. The difference in the two being that the 410 has higher magnification. The problem with these is that your eye must be right on the rubber cup and the recoil could give you an eyepiece on your eye socket. The ideal choice would be using a traditional day optic with the PS22 mounted on the objective, this would prevent that possible injury but would be a higher price.

NV options

Post by mark70669 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:28 pm

I;m a total night vision newbie.

I hunt hogs at night and I am tired of trying to used dim red lights to see them through a regular scope.
I hunt with a 450 Marlin Lever action

A few questions:

1) How can I use the same gun for night and daylight hunting without switching scopes?
2)Can you use NV goggles at night with a regular scope?
3) How do you sight in a NV scope if you cannot turn it on in the day time?
4) I read somewhere a Yukon scope will not hold up to the heavy recoil of a big bore rifle. True?
5) what other advice do you have for me?

My budget is strictly Gen 1. My typical shot at night is under 50 yards.

Thans in advance.