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    WG760 NV quick review

    Just a quick review with a couple of pics.
    This is a digital add-on NV unit with a base-line 3x mag, which is 1x on the unit with a max of 3.5x (digital) on the unit, which change by 0.1 steps (hope that makes sense)

    During the day it gives a colour view, then at night switch to B&W night vision mode, it has built in IR (led) with 3 power levels.

    The DSA is designed to be left attached to the scope where it clamps via 2 hex screws, then the unit fits to the DSA via a clever push & twist bayonet, so you could use it as a spotter then pop it on to the scope to take a shot.

    Unlike most add-ons the ocular focus of the scope does not change, instead there's a fast focus on the unit, twist until the scope ret is crisp & that's it all of 5 seconds to do, from there it's the scope sidewheel to focus as per normal.

    Claimed range is 200yds with the built in IR, I'd say that's pushing it more like 180yds.

    A big bonus is a built in camera both still or video, which could be very useful.

    For me the main drawback is that 3x base mag you need a sidewheel scope which generally only come with a min 3x, so the min with through the unit is 9x which is a very reduced FOV.

    the two rabbit photo's are; one at the minimum 1x with the scope at 4x, then with the digital mag up to 3.5x with the scope still at 4x, same rabbit same range.

    Ignore the date error

    https://ibb.co/nMd7yz
    https://ibb.co/dHQWQe
    https://ibb.co/dcbSyz

    I hope to do a more in depth comparison with a D700 shortly.
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    Good quick review , the second pic is quite sharp although the first one is quite blurred to my eyes , whats the eye relief like did you have to move the scope forward much , ease of use recording wise in the dark buttons ok or fiddly , have watched video recordings on this and the recordings are very clear

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    Hi what distance did you view it at, what would your next zoom point be to fit in with pellet trajectory. All the best Graham.

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    Well the whole point of an add-on system is that it simply fixes to the back of your day scope & is pre zeroed,
    so No, the scope was not moved as that would effect the zero & nullify the point of using add-on.

    The unit is zero eye relief, your eye is in contact with the rubber eye cup, overall length is 120mm with 10-15mm of compression to the eye cup possible, there is also a few mm of the DSA to allow for but that can vary with how the DSA fits the scope eye bell.
    I've got 4 different add on set-ups & have never found the slight change to head position to be an issue, I had much more of a problem when I had a dedicated NV unit which was so tall I had to roll my head over the stock & shoot it left eye .

    I found it easy to use once I read the instructions through a couple of times there are only 5 buttons in a cross pattern, dual use for long or short press but at night you only use a couple of functions so it's easy to feel for them.

    In each corner of the display is an icon for battery power, IR power, digi zoom/wi-fi, laser dot.

    I think the reason the first (enlarged) pic is a bit blurred is that I'd pressed the photo button several times with nothing happening (it takes a good solid press) so was getting a bit annoyed & not holding the rifle steady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bozz View Post
    Hi what distance did you view it at, what would your next zoom point be to fit in with pellet trajectory. All the best Graham.
    Sorry I don't understand the question Zoom has nothing to do with trajectory.

    Holdover is down to the scope mag setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrybear View Post
    Well the whole point of an add-on system is that it simply fixes to the back of your day scope & is pre zeroed,
    so No, the scope was not moved as that would effect the zero & nullify the point of using add-on.

    The unit is zero eye relief, your eye is in contact with the rubber eye cup, overall length is 120mm with 10-15mm of compression to the eye cup possible, there is also a few mm of the DSA to allow for but that can vary with how the DSA fits the scope eye bell.
    I've got 4 different add on set-ups & have never found the slight change to head position to be an issue, I had much more of a problem when I had a dedicated NV unit which was so tall I had to roll my head over the stock & shoot it left eye .

    I found it easy to use once I read the instructions through a couple of times there are only 5 buttons in a cross pattern, dual use for long or short press but at night you only use a couple of functions so it's easy to feel for them.

    In each corner of the display is an icon for battery power, IR power, digi zoom/wi-fi, laser dot.

    I think the reason the first (enlarged) pic is a bit blurred is that I'd pressed the photo button several times with nothing happening (it takes a good solid press) so was getting a bit annoyed & not holding the rifle steady.
    Thanks for the very concise reply , yes i understand about the point of an add-on but not all add-ons are short enough for the scope not to be needed to be moved forward indeed on one of clives videos on this unit he says he had to move the scope forward, but all in all seems a good little unit
    Matter of interest did you get yours off clive ,LL , CRScopes or A chinese site

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    It came from CRS, then passed to me in lieu of a payment.
    I assume he meant he had to set up & zero his scope further fwd than normal, rather than just move it when using the NV

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    I do not own one, nor looked through one.
    I did have a long conversation with someone who has had one for several weeks now.

    By all accounts its a very accomplished piece of kit with a compatible scope. Its an add on so has all the pros and cons these come with. Best with a scope whose side parallax is down to 30m, which is better than 10m/15m that some add ons demand. Its a handy spotter, and well made.
    At the right price this would do, as is, for all rat and rabbit, so fine for .17HMR. For fox then it would need a good IR torch to boost the range to a tad over 200m practical. The picture it gives is sharp and clear. Loads to like about it.
    If you already have a WFV700 or 800 then its not going to better them on pure absolute range. If you don't need all the range then its the one to get.
    The DSA may not fit every scope but then the WDV's had the odd problem too. I think this unit is a tad longer than the WDV when fitted, but still usable without drastic changes.

    For many this unit will be ideal.

    Over the next few weeks I would expect a good few reviews, and with built in video then some good footage. I would like to see some pictures of how shooters fit behind it, and the rifle set up done.
    All very promising.

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    Quote Angrybear wrote " For me the main drawback is that 3x base mag, you need a sidewheel scope which generally only come with 3x so the MINIMUM THROUGH THE UNIT IS 9X WHICH IS VERY MUCH REDUCED FOV."

    Either iv'e mis understood what he is trying to say or this is misleading ?

    I phoned Hussar and asked him about this as he has one, he said " if looking through the 2.5x17.5x56 S-TAC on its own you have a SLIGHTLY wider field of view, than you do when the Addonight is on with it and the Addonight is on its lowest magnification, he also said that this is so slight that you wouldn’t notice" ------the same goes for 3 or 4 mag scopes ----------what i'm saying is dont let this put you off.

    At the moment i'm not in the market for another add on but this sounds to be the one to have, its also a very good hand held spotter as well.

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    Its not misleading in the slightest & I've got proof from recording but I can't get it up here at the moment. Photos now up

    looking at the same spot at approx 220yds (a section of heavy scrub) the 760 takes a photo of one bush at the end approx. 15-20 feet wide & 12 feet tall,
    using the Ward 700 at the same target shows the whole clump of scrub some 20yds wide.

    The difference between 20 feet & 20yds is rather more than SLIGHTLY wider

    Sorry about the poor quality of the pics,
    the screwdriver is pointing to the section shown in the 760 photo, both are at 4x on the scope, this shows the difference in both FOV & in the quality of the view I was using a B50 IR with BOTH units so that difference could not be blamed on the different IR.
    https://ibb.co/eOh2MU
    https://ibb.co/cD9tT9
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    After some fairly exhaustive testing I believe I have worked out that the mag range is actually 1.7x to 4.25x
    & the digi mag is max 2.5x not 3.5x because it starts from 1 not from 0.

    It certainly isn't anything like the 4x-28x mag range quoted in the specs, I've emailed CRS asking where the 4x-28x comes in to the equation,
    I know that's from the manufacturer, but is rather misleading.

    Anyway it's still a cracking good bit of kit, and highly recomended

    Had an email reply from Ash at CRS, who says I'm pretty much spot on with the mag range.
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    Comparison.

    Sorry, I just cannot get any decent pictures through the Ward to put up.
    What to my eye is a perfect picture, is just a glare of IR blinding the recorder on the video recording.

    In use they're so different that they don't really compare, the D700 has nothing but an on/off button, everything else is an extra.
    While the 760 has everything built in, most of it adjustable in the menu.
    With a B20 the ward has similar, but very slightly better, range but the biggest difference is depth & field of view which I found much better than the 760,
    but as a self contained do everything rabbiting & short range foxing unit the 760 is excellent.
    Photos through the 760 in daylight no set order as marked.
    https://ibb.co/gufLtK
    https://ibb.co/dP23fz
    https://ibb.co/hdFg0z
    https://ibb.co/b3er0z
    https://ibb.co/izEDDK
    https://ibb.co/fL7Tfz
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    https://ibb.co/c0THY9
    https://ibb.co/g8t9wU
    https://ibb.co/hPGUwU
    https://ibb.co/he89wU
    And a couple of photos at night with the 760
    https://ibb.co/fj5iO9
    https://ibb.co/eQA039
    https://ibb.co/bMfYO9
    Last edited by angrybear; 17-08-2018 at 01:52 PM.

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    Also just realised the two tiny grub-screws by the red dot laser are to zero it, so it also gives you a laser target designator in daylight &/or at night with NV goggles.

    Seems obvious now I've done it

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    I've had one for 3 weeks and its a cracking little unit, one issue I thought I might have is when fitted to a scope with target turrets? I was semi convinced the IR illuminator would be interfered with by the tall elevation turret of the Optisan EVX FFP scope on my .22lr but it still works great. The scope still has a torch mount on it anyway as I usually run a ward 800 on that.

    FFP scopes can be troublesome with NV add-ons as the reticle clarity changes if you make any magnification adjustments. but the WG760 has a much better focusing system when compared to the wardy 800 that its easy to get a clear reticle picture again, the ward can be a faff on to get crystal clear.

    I'll be in the market for a couple of additional scope clamps now to make swapping the WG between my airguns, .22LR's and HMR very easy.

    Not sure I'd use the laser dot but maybe it could be useful for some ratting when on the airgun? hey, its a freebee, might as well try eh?

    great review by the way.

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    add on

    just took deliver of my addon from crs, but would like to know if spaceing shims are availeable,

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