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  1. Survival Gear
    Just wanted to throw this out there, I've had one for a while and as far as budget night vision goes these offer a lot of bang for the buck and IMO are better than Gen 1 and close to basic gen 2 in overall performance. I thought I'd put this under "Survival Gear" rather than in "Optics" as I...
  2. Survival Forums
    Anyone that follows me knows that like Nocturnal type devices, and a lot of what is on my YouTube Channel is dedicated to that sort of Equipment. Anyway, today I was replying to a post in my channel on Thermal and wanted to refresh my memory on Specifications on a couple of devices and...
  3. Survival Gear
    I've posted some stuff previously on the SiOnyx Aurora Digital Night Vision, but I just posted a new Video on using the SiOnyx remotely as in streaming the image to your Smartphone or Tablet using it's built in WiFi connection. Normally I just use NV in the first person sense, but I have to...
  4. Optics
    I was putting together a project 03-A3 for working up lead bullet loads. I had an 8x Leupold scope that was not in use. I gathered up rings and what ever needed to mount a scope. In the middle of all this I got curious about how old that scope was. On the Leupold website under FAQ is a way to...
  5. Optics
    Over Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend I had the chance to pick up a SiOnyx Aurora "Sport" on sale for $299 vs. the regular $399, and did a review on it that I wanted to share... For those that are familiar the Aurora Sport differs from the regular Aurora in that it's $300 cheaper and isn't...
  6. Optics
    Just wanted to share... Just posted a video comparing a Thermal Scope to a Gen 3 Clip-On in front of a 3x Prism scope at 100, 200 and 300 yards. The equipment used was a FLIR PTS-233 Thermosight Pro (1.5x, 12 degree FOV, with 340x356 Boson Sensor), and a slightly older / like new Armasight...
  7. Optics
    Just finished a project that I'd started a while back, not out of necessity but more just to see if I could do it. This scope is a Gen 2 based on the MX-9644 image tube (Same tube used in the PVS-4 and TVS-5 military NV Scopes as well as the VVS-2 Armored NV periscopes). The source of the tube...
  8. Optics
    Ok.. I have to come out of the closet and say that I have a Night Vision Fetish and have since I first saw old Gen Zero stuff in the old "Edmunds Scientific" mail order catalogs back in the day. Anyway In the past few years I've played (and am still) around building diy night vision stuff and...
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