Oh, nice.jthyttin wrote: ↑18 Nov 2019, 17:55Illumination wise I'd probly recommend 940nm VCSEL (Black Sun Dark Engine Covert or Wraith 940nm) but it depends on your situation and other gear.
Could you describe a little what you want to do with NV? You mentioned boars at 120y, I take that is the maximum you'd be shooting? Would you use the NV for anything else? Next thing is, what would you be using to shoot, centerfire rifle I presume, maybe 308 or larger? The make and model of the rifle somewhat influences how easy is it to attach different NV devices. Also will the rifle be dedicated to NV or do you want to use it for other purposes, if so what are them, including what sights?
Of course there's the budget, how much are you willing to spend and is it all-in or just for sight/illuminator? One thing that's important, and depends on your local legislation, will you be on foot, in vehicle, static position like feeding station? Also the bells and whistles, do you need or like LRF, recording, external display, wifi connection to your smartphone... maybe nice daytime picture also? How long will your sessions be and how about freezing temperatures (these affect choice of power source)?
If you have something available locally, I would prefer that even if price is little higher. If something goes awry it's so much easier to just drop the unit to local store or even post it locally instead of abroad. Of course if the price spread is too much or device you want is not available you have to take the plunge.
If I understood, this extra illumination should be added to the 850 nm that comes with the Pard? Or substituted? Also, what is the exact purpose of this extra illumination? Reach further or prevent animals from seeing the IR light?
I want to use NV to hunt boars at about 120 yards away from a feeding station, and I would also like to use it to hunt fox with the whistle. I have a 300 Winchester rifle.
Using LRF shouldn’t be too relevant shooting from 120 to 200 yards, isn’t it?
The most important for me is:
- The performance of the device at night (clarity and range)
- Minimum battery duration about 5 hours
- Changing the scope to my day scope is fast
- Good after sale service (I agree with you in this point)
- Other functionalities are secondary, but of course I would appreciate video, etc.
Many thanks again!