View Full Version : Night Vision Trend and Availability

03-17-2013, 06:51 PM
If there is one thing I've noticed I the last 5 years is the number of individuals getting into the night vision game down South of the border. While I know we a plagued by export restrictions it seems individuals are starting to show interest up here. Personally, I'm really excited and can't wait to get my hands on a PVS-14 as I pre-emptively bought a DBAL.

I know that practical application in terms of hunting is limited, it's all provincial regulation that limits this and changeable. I also know there is a difference between pest control and hunting, the former typically being permitted at night.

03-18-2013, 10:11 AM
Nice. To bad were I live you can't hunt with it cause there would be a few less cyote's around here ;)

03-18-2013, 01:46 PM
Ya really, they allow night raccoon hunting with a special licence and special course like turkey

One area in southwestern ontario where i hunt yotes a night shift would rock, iv called them back in at night no problem after shootin them all day. There is just so many

With a education course i think it would be ok, more yotes around then coons, and a coon aint to hard to find during the day too.

With manditory supressor and night vision of course

That would double my yote time on weekend trips, id pay for that

03-18-2013, 02:24 PM
I have a personal sweet spot for NV gear. Looking at some really neat stuff in the next 3-6 months.

Is your dbal IR capable? I'd love to take my NVD off my rifle and start helmet mounting it with a laser instead of a red-dot for the aiming point.


03-18-2013, 02:59 PM
Yes, mine is Green and IR Laser.

03-18-2013, 03:16 PM
On a farm, with night vision doing pest control on a scouted out spot.

03-19-2013, 03:45 PM
That's awesome MPH! What sort of power did you get? I'm looking at a laser/illuminator for myself this summer. Right now they only offer Class 1, but I'd like something a bit stronger. :rolleyes:

03-19-2013, 05:03 PM
Class 1, for 99% of your needs it should do it for you.

03-19-2013, 10:12 PM
Class 1, for 99% of your needs it should do it for you.

Except for the part where I need to feel like these guys:



03-31-2013, 06:00 PM
Picking up a S&S Manta Strobe off a friend at some point over the next couple of weeks, then gonna need to save some coin for a Wilcox L4 G24 Mount hopefully in FDE if I can find one that hasn't gone to a SOCOM contract. Hopefully I can then also squander enough money away over the Summer for a PVS14.

04-02-2013, 01:29 PM
The wilcox mount is pretty slick stuff. Personally I'll probably get myself a Rhino first and maybe upgrade later.

Hopefully by the time you're ready for a PVS-14 they'll be more available ;)

04-17-2013, 05:27 PM
Looks like tracking down a Wilcox L4 G24 may be harder than I initially thought, all tied up with .Gov contracts right now. All seem to be absurdly overpriced if they can be found.

04-30-2013, 12:20 PM
So tempted to buy the Norotos AKA mount for $500 :(

04-30-2013, 02:34 PM
So tempted to buy the Norotos AKA mount for $500 :(

The Wilcox is superior IMHO, especially at that price.

05-03-2013, 03:01 PM
Anybody used the Cadex mount? Canadian made!

05-04-2013, 03:27 AM
I have one. For the price, it not being itar it's good. It's better then a rhino mount.

05-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Not being ITAR might prove to be enough for me!

05-06-2013, 01:16 PM
We have a few handheld units at work. They do the job.

But... we used to have the vehicle mounted ones that were on a small turret. Those things rocked. You had a little joystick inside the PC with a screen on the centre dash. I could drive that car through back alleys with all the lights off in pitch black. Anything living in a field was instantly visible. Came in really handy. Until someone went into an underground parking lot with the SUV mounted one and didn't notice the height. Came to work one night shift and WTF happened to the IR unit? Got a good laugh at it, until of course it wasn't replaced. Then the car was miled out and they again didn't bother to replace it. Instead we got the handheld ones. Meh.

05-06-2013, 02:05 PM
Crikey that's an expensive mistake to make!

06-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Anyone care to opine on a second generation nightvision riflescope?

06-20-2014, 03:56 PM
Anyone care to opine on a second generation nightvision riflescope?

If you've got the cash for a decent Gen 2 I'd pickup a clip on over a dedicated rifle sight. As long as you've got the rail space a clip on means that you dont have to be swapping optics, calculating zeros, adjusting cheek rests etc

06-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Good idea, thanks.

Would eye relief become an issue?

06-23-2014, 10:07 AM
Yup. I wouldn't put that sort of setup on anything heavier than .223

Most NV riflescopes I've looked through have pretty weak eye relief too.

06-23-2014, 06:39 PM
I'd like to get a clip on for my SPR one day.

Armasight CO-LR (Long Range) Clip-On Systems

07-21-2014, 12:33 PM
Had a pretty damn good weekend:


02-17-2015, 04:54 PM
Picked up a Wilcox L4 G24 for a birthday present to myself and to match my Wilcox J-Arm I picked up on a deal a few months back. Slowly starting to save for a monocular, PVS-14 is the goal might grab a Night Optics D-300 to get my feet wet first.

02-17-2015, 09:43 PM
Had a pretty damn good weekend:

5 STAR!!!

02-18-2015, 02:56 AM
im waiting for an exemption my old man is getting me on a particular night vision set for export from the US. ill post pictures if i get it.

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