Can anyone offer any guidance on setting up an XVD type unit on a day scope (Bushnell Banner)
ie pointers to save me grief experimenting?
Merlin Tactical is due tomorrow and although I dont have the laser illuminator yet (hasnt arrived in UK) I do have a deben 450mw illuminator I would like to try it with this whilst i'm awaiting the laser.
I've read comments on here on how some people struggled so any guidance much appriecated (will also save a trip down to Robs when the laser arrives if I can set it up myself prior to this).
Plenty of threads on here about it buddy if you do a search. From myown experience its pretty straight forward but i have been using mine on a scope with no parralax adjustment so thats one less thing to fiddle with.
AKA: ultimate atomic indestructable sniping ninja terminator of oblivion/certain death blah blah blah etc...
cool, i'll try a search, thanks bud
with the unit off the scope try and focus the rear lens until you can clearly see any marks on the tube, they look like Little specks of dirt. this is best done with the monocular unfocused on whatever you are looking at.
when you can see the specks clearly i would suggest putting some tape on the rear focusing ring so it stays there as this wont need to move again.
you then mount the cage on the scope using the correct sized ring, and then find the correct ring to fix the monocular into the cage. have the forward focus right out so it cant get too close to the scope lens and then tighten the cage up.
put the day scope on 6x mag and parallax to 30yds, turn on the xvd and illuminator and through the gap in the cage adjust the forward ring until you get a clear image, you are then ready to go.
do all the turning on in the dark and remember the unit will stay powered for 10 minutes after turning off. when hunting with gen1 i would flick the unit on for a second and leave off for a few minutes.
have fun and i HTH
Now there's a man with:Originally Posted by bennyblanco
A: Too much time
B: Knows what he's doing
C: A nice set up
He just won't swap for my NS156
i would swap for the 156, you would have to throw in a car though (not the saab ) and maybe some Sarah loveOriginally Posted by LagomorphHunter
Hmm. Actually, working it out the NS156 + Saab is about the right amount, so a good deal. But, for Sarah Love, we're looking Gen3!Originally Posted by bennyblanco
Ooo! You might have been in with a chance then, if you hadn't dissed the Saab...
Many thanks Benny and Rob (received your very detailed guide )
sounds simple enough if you take your time, looking forward to a knock at the door from the postman now :-)
The man you need to speak to is Baldie aka, search him on here he has done a few write ups on this, not much he don't know about how these work.
Got me on the right track with mine.
Quality of glass is an important factor.
True bud, Geoffrey has been a great source of info (and kit )
I did have a JSR scope with IR but Rob rightly pointed out that the IR module/knob may get in the way of the cradle so changed scope. At Robs recommendation I went for a Bushnell Banner as he said the merlins seems to work well with these.
following a later search (I panicked as I read some where that you needed a bigger light gathering scope) I also noted that Geoffrey had said the same and that a Bushnell Banner '40' scope worked well
hence my recent purchase of a Bushell Banner 6-24x40, obviously the higher mags will be for daylight trips
cant recommend Baldie (Geoffrey) and Rob enough, they have both been very very helpful. And more recently Benny of course
Not met Sarah, but just to 'benchmark' what you lads are talking about.....Originally Posted by LagomorphHunter
Just read PM from another NV expert who has to offer the best monocular I've ever looked through... A 6015 with GEN III TUBE....
Green daylight without illumination, even looking through an AGS 4-16x56 SWAT.
On sale for £3,000. And worth every penny.
NS156, Saab, and 3 grands worth of Gen III.
Thats an awful lot of camels.....
To be good, one must do good.