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Night Vision + Vforce Profiler Will it work?

#1 User is offline   KidneySt0ne 

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:19 PM

Hi, everyone, I was thinking of getting myself a night vision monocular for night games.

Here are my two options:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/yukon-1x24-nig...-monocular.html

http://www.opticspla...namvipmodh.html

The thing is, which one is better for the price?
Also, it needs to fit over my mask, the vforce profiler.
It has about a 25 inch circumfrence, and the visor is removable.

http://www.pbreview....s/reviews/2255/

Also, I can probably dig up a stock tippmann-scott paintball mask.

Here's the rest of my set up.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:42 PM

lol, i love how you blocked out the face even though you were wearing a mask....paranoid much...

and i would just say forget it...one good hit from a paintball and you can kiss your $300 NVGs good bye...
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:50 PM

Haha, my friend sent me that pic. It does give it more a "special ops" look, I suppose.
Is there anything that goes for around a hundred?
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:18 PM

View PostKidneySt0ne, on May 27 2008, 06:50 PM, said:

Haha, my friend sent me that pic. It does give it more a "special ops" look, I suppose.
Is there anything that goes for around a hundred?

http://www.dmspaintb...Vision-s/24.htm

http://www.dmspaintball.com/Paintball-and-...System-s/91.htm

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:27 PM

2nd Link is great, thanks.
Now, does that come with an optic, or is it just a mount?
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:29 PM

View PostKidneySt0ne, on May 27 2008, 07:27 PM, said:

2nd Link is great, thanks.
Now, does that come with an optic, or is it just a mount?

Just the Mount.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

If your serious enough to drop the dime pick up a Gen 3 PVS 14 model.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:36 PM

Unfortunately, I only want to spend 300 max for a complete, working system.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:13 PM

I love how people who dont even own any Night Vision or have used any NV how it works, how fragil it is and what you should buy.

Dude, for what your doing you dont need Gen 3 or even gen 2. Gen one will do fine for some paintball fun.

Ive got Gen 1 My Friend had Gen one and another friend of mine has a nice piece of Gen 3. Aside from the possibility of having your NV flaired out by a light source, there isnt a HUGE difference between Gen one and Gen Two. Gen three gets into a bit better resolution.

Your next real problem is how are you going to see through it with your mask on? You see there is an eye relief issue. Most Night vision has a pin hole that you look through. When you take the NV from your eye a bit you cant see through the hole. And then you have the problem that the NV is flashing a nice green glow into your mask that illuminates your face by refracting through your lense.

Anyway, I just thought that Id pipe in and give you some stuff to think about.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:25 AM

Yeah, I really don't plan on getting anything over 300, meaning I'm sticking to Gen 1.
My friend is deferring half the cost for a few months, so more like 150, 160 until I move.

So the real problem is fitting it and using it effectively. That can be figured out.
Thanks for the input.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:33 AM

Well they make NV googles pretty durable, well at least my uncle's is pretty stong but ya a shot to the lense and you'd have just wasted $300. i'd call the manufacturer and ask about a warranty and how much force the lense could take so you'd know before u buy it how durable it'd last.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:14 PM

You could also build a plexi glass box to put the NVGs in. You'd have to carry a rag with you, but it would be better than having $600 blasted to pieces.

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:48 PM

LoL

People say the same kinda things about Red dot sights. I remember when I got my 50mm Barska. People on the forums were like "oh yea one shot to the lense and your toast" and all that kinda stuff.

And yet, I took a full on shot to the front lense while looking through it. It was totally comical. I remember looking at this guy who was shooting at me, I was walking in the fire useing the red dot for reference, and BANG it all goes orange with a red dot in the middle. LoL, my mind kinda went "eh?" and "oh I was hit" and I wiped it and no worries. No crack, no alignment prob, nada. All is well.

My NV, which is made by Night Owl is Russian. OH yea, shes sturdy. I wouldnt hesitate to take it out in the yard and shoot it. If I were so inclined. And thus, if I could see through it through my mask, I would use it in night games.

But for hiking, camping, and what ever else I do in the night, it works great. I remember watching some punks across the street one night. I figured they were drug dealing and what not, so I pulled out the ol' NV. You would be surprised how much someones Cigarette lights up their face.

ANyway, the only issue I see with what you are planning is actually seeing through it with your mask on. But I said that already. So really, Have fun.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:58 PM

Hey Check this out.

http://www.cheaperth...nocula_befa.htm

You can get the Yukon as either an individual part, or with the head set or the headset individually too. SO you could part purchase the NV, test it to see if you can see through it, then if you can, or if you just want it, you could purchase the Headset later.

Kinda like haveing your cake, and eating it too.


Oh and here is Night Owl Optics site http://www.nightowloptics.com/ I guess the one I have is closest to the Explorer model. Mine is like 7 or 8 years old.
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:25 PM

View PostKidneySt0ne, on May 27 2008, 09:19 PM, said:

Hi, everyone, I was thinking of getting myself a night vision monocular for night games.

Here are my two options:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/yukon-1x24-nig...-monocular.html

http://www.opticspla...namvipmodh.html

The thing is, which one is better for the price?
Also, it needs to fit over my mask, the vforce profiler.
It has about a 25 inch circumfrence, and the visor is removable.



Also, I can probably dig up a stock tippmann-scott paintball mask.

Here's the rest of my set up.


I'd tell you to save your money on the above NVD's, but you won't listen...lol

ah, anyway, you're just wanting some night time paintball fun.

those device work so so, alright when you can put the eye piece up against your eye. When you have that space between your eye and the NV monocular, what you see in the scope becomes tiny.

yeah they'll work, you'll see 20, 30-50ft in the dark, depending on moonlight & thickness of overhead foliage .
Those Yukon's hold up to outdoor action. I believe, but don't quote me, that they are designed to take some impacts.

anyway, the higher end models...have a much larger tube, eye piece allowing the user to be submerged into the world of mint green joy. That means you can still see a lot through the monocular when it's an inch or so from your eye.


**that mask in the second link, fogs like a fog machine.

Nightvision with the headgear set up over JT's works real well.

I'm still undecided between gun mount or head mount when it comes to night vision. Down to personal preference i guess.

Gun mounted you simply move with the gun (aka marker) ready to shoot. I just like the fact I can use my eyes, senses etc normally in the dark, then bring the marker up
to check out what's going on, or navigate through areas.

Head mounted there is just a slight weight issue after a few hours on your head. and maybe a couple other corky things about head mount NV...

both set ups have their advantages and draw backs...depends on the person.

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