Re: What can you do with a PVS-14?
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LoneWolfUSMC</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here is an option:
Run a railed handguard on the DPMS or the M4.
Setup your day optic in QD rings, LaRue mount, etc.
Zero the day optic as you normally would.
Get a QD mount for the PVS-14.
With your Day optic zero RECORDED, unmount the Day optic and move it forward. Mount the PVS-14 behind it at appropriate eye relief.
Zero and record that zero in your databook DO NOT RESET YOUR TURRETS.
Now when you want to shoot in the day, pull the -14, scoot the optic back and set your day zero. At night, do the opposite.
Not an elegant solution, but it works.
However I would just opt for a PVS-22. </div></div>
Me too, except those are $10,000+ and out of the question. I've heard of your solution too, and it's inelegant, but when you gotta you gotta.
Ranges at the farm go from knifepoint to 800m. We have 1100 acres that vary from thick woods to open fields or tall corn depending on time of year. The field where I've gotten all 6 kills so far is about 300x500m. Here's one I ambushed at maybe 13m when she was trotting out to destroy some more of our wheat, one hit one kill with 5.56mm M193.
Two days before that, I stalked to within 100m (easy when they can't see too well) of three grownups and at least five piglets, achieved standard sitting position, and shot one of the grownups. They all ran back in the woods and I thought I missed, but a couple days later I checked the treeline and heard a bunch of flies buzzing and smelled something big and dead, so I guess I am not as bad as I thought.
Now they're a little shy about coming out in the sun. What I want to do is patrol at night and catch them in the open when possible at ranges under 100m, or go into the woods when they won't show. We also are going to put up some stands where I can see up to 500m. I think that's a bit far for night vision. I've since changed the standard handguards for a rail with VFG and SureFire 9P with red filter, but I haven't actually seen any hogs at night, and I can barely see the iron sights in the red light.
Some other questions I thought of:
Since my rifles have collapsible stocks, can I mount the day optic where the eye relief will be correct with the stock forward, and at night, extend the stock all the way out and put on the NV?
When mounting NV behind the optic, is there a maximum magnification it'll work with?
Would my Bushnell 3200 10x fixed work with NV? I hope so, it's very cost-effective.
If not, are there any day optics particularly good for NV? I used to have a Short Dot and would love to get another S&B but don't know if it's in the budget.
Again, thanks for all the help, past present and future.
ps. those who think the classic sitting position is only for the KD HP range, are wrong. At least when the grass is tall.