Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

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.243ackley
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Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by .243ackley » 14 Mar 2018, 10:16

So having played around with attaching actual night vision scopes it still doesn't work for me as I love my nightforce nxs too much to be taking it on and off,
So I'm thinking of going down the "clip on" route,
What's my best options the ward d on the back or the pulsar on the front,or is there anything else I'm passing by

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Re: Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by bowji john » 14 Mar 2018, 11:18

Check with Clive that the nightforce nxs will work with the 800

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Re: Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by cliveward » 14 Mar 2018, 11:26

Hi .243ackley,

The rear mount will always give you a better image and will not affect POI. Eye relief also isn't an issue due to the very short length of the WDV800.

To compare the two:

The front mounted F155 will max out it's system resolution at around 6x on your day scope. Past that, you will be just magnifying the pixels on the 640x480 display, so roughly Photon XT type image quality. Being a front mount the F155 will need less IR but it's a bit of a moot point because system resolution will limit range long before IR does. With a front mount, especially a digital based system there is also the great potential for POI shift due to poor fitting or impacts in use.

The rear mounted WDV800 has system resolution only limited by the magnification of your scope because it is magnifying the output, rather than the other way around. So as you zoom up, you see even more detail on the 800x600 display without pixellation or blurring. The rear mount does need more IR, but that is easily resolved, especially with the Ruby. You can achieve very high magnification and a decent image at 350-400 yards with seeing detail in the backdrop out to 600+. There is no possibility of POI shift.

Where a decent front mount comes into it's own is if you only shoot shortish ranges and have a fixed parallax stalking / boar type day scope.

The rear add ons need a parallax that will go down to about 35 yards.

Luckily the WDV800 works very well with the NXS, even starting on 8x mag. Cheaper than the F155 too. :thumbup:


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Re: Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by Mini Magnum » 14 Mar 2018, 11:38

Break the love affair with your nightforce, buy a Sightron and get a Ward 800, job done .

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Re: Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by .243ackley » 14 Mar 2018, 14:33

Not a hope of me getting rid of the nxs,it took me long enough to get one with the reticle I always wanted,
Thanks for the advice,time to box up the photon rt and make some funds

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Re: Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by cliveward » 14 Mar 2018, 15:08

.243ackley wrote:Not a hope of me getting rid of the nxs,it took me long enough to get one with the reticle I always wanted,
Thanks for the advice,time to box up the photon rt and make some funds
You should be fine with the NXS. and Ward D Vision 800. :thumbup:


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Re: Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by jrn » 14 Mar 2018, 16:55

Mini Magnum wrote:Break the love affair with your nightforce, buy a Sightron and get a Ward 800, job done .
Yes job done perfect image best of both words a cracking day scope and a cracking night vison setup . :thumbup:
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Re: Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by .243ackley » 14 Mar 2018, 18:12

cliveward wrote:
.243ackley wrote:Not a hope of me getting rid of the nxs,it took me long enough to get one with the reticle I always wanted,
Thanks for the advice,time to box up the photon rt and make some funds
You should be fine with the NXS. and Ward D Vision 800. :thumbup:


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I dunno Clive,I'm getting mixed responses on the 800 on an nxs





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Re: Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by poppy mae » 14 Mar 2018, 19:44

You might be able to try one , if someone nearby had one , would need your location....... :shh: :shh:

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Re: Ward d 800 or pulsar 155

Post by cliveward » 15 Mar 2018, 11:22

.243ackley wrote:
cliveward wrote:
.243ackley wrote:Not a hope of me getting rid of the nxs,it took me long enough to get one with the reticle I always wanted,
Thanks for the advice,time to box up the photon rt and make some funds
You should be fine with the NXS. and Ward D Vision 800. :thumbup:


Cheers

I dunno Clive,I'm getting mixed responses on the 800 on an nxs





Clive
I tested it on an 8-32x56 with the old pre-Black Sun T67mm IR and had no problem out to 300 yards at 8-10x mag. With the newer Ruby it will get further and at higher mag.

Which model have you got?


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