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  • KAC-Refurbished AN/PVS-30 from USNV

    Bringing this over from the old SH. Let me know if linking to the old site is bad or verboten.

    http://www.scout.com/military/sniper...v?s=541&page=1

    Got mine yesterday and it had a FOM of 1981 which is a bit on the above average side of what others have been getting.

    Messed around and clipped it on when it got dark onto a Mk12Mod1 with the Nightforce 2.5-10x24 on it and with just ambient light, I was looking at a house that's up on a hill away from me at around 700 yards clear as it would be during daytime. Zero distortion, zero lack of focus.

    Wanted to see how the 10x would be as a baseline and was going to try up to 25x tonight, but overall I'm very impressed. Comparing it to an Armasite Co-X that refused to turn on and when it did it would shudder like a bad old TV after 5-6 uses until it just outright died, the 30 shows you what real equipment looks and feels like.
    10. Panzerdivision - 23. Gebirgsjäger 'Bayern'
    Hammelburg 1999
    {KFOR} Veteran 1999 - 2001

  • #51
    Originally posted by TheGerman View Post
    I can see all of you in the dark.
    Only the ones who don't know how to hide from NV. Find some thermal and and you will see there is no place to HIDE. LOL

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    • #52
      Originally posted by Night Assassin View Post

      Only the ones who don't know how to hide from NV. Find some thermal and and you will see there is no place to HIDE. LOL
      From my experience, if you shoot the ones you can see through NV, the ones hiding usually start running around.
      10. Panzerdivision - 23. Gebirgsjäger 'Bayern'
      Hammelburg 1999
      {KFOR} Veteran 1999 - 2001

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      • #53
        Finally got mine in the mail last night, looks new and fom 199X. I cant tell if its a 0, 3 or maybe an 8 or 9 for the last number. Hope it warms up quick.

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        • #54
          My FOM looks to be 2041 but the exterior looks like it flopped around in a dumptruck for a month or two... Will get it out to the range and see what we see...

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          • #55
            Got to run mine over the weekend, used it on my Tikka CTR in a KRG chassis and a AMG scope as well as my MK12 Mod 0 w/ the NF 2.5-10X32. The NF setup shifted my POI down 2-3 inches but the 6.5creedmore was spot on. I did have to move my NF scope back to accept the NV so that is probably the reason for the shift. Other than being heavy as hell its a great tool, hoping to be able to find a place to use it this summer. My old Marine roomate has property access in OK (5000 acres) so it should be fun.

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            • #56
              Just received mine today. Just played with it in the back yard. I'm very impressed. Get it to the range Sunday evening.

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              • #57
                Originally posted by 6172crew! View Post
                Got to run mine over the weekend, used it on my Tikka CTR in a KRG chassis and a AMG scope as well as my MK12 Mod 0 w/ the NF 2.5-10X32. The NF setup shifted my POI down 2-3 inches but the 6.5creedmore was spot on. I did have to move my NF scope back to accept the NV so that is probably the reason for the shift. Other than being heavy as hell its a great tool, hoping to be able to find a place to use it this summer. My old Marine roomate has property access in OK (5000 acres) so it should be fun.
                I have this weird theory (and maybe somewhere its already made obvious, but I've never heard of it) that the more off center the center of the optic is to the center of the clip on is what shifts your zero.

                I'm saying this because with my Mk12Mod1 that has a 2.5-10x24 on it in the issue ARMS rings, it did the same thing and you can tell it sits a bit high for the clip on. For my MRAD where the scope is almost perfectly in line with it, no offset.
                10. Panzerdivision - 23. Gebirgsjäger 'Bayern'
                Hammelburg 1999
                {KFOR} Veteran 1999 - 2001

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                • #58
                  Like you I have the ARMS rings (they are the newer style with the numbs but MED height with the NS2.5-10X32 so we are certainly in the same class of rifle. The tikka is running a 20moa 1.5inch spuhr mount. I assumed moving the NF back 2 positions caused the shift but I will try and take it out without the PVS and verify my dope soon. Snowed again last night and the wind has picked up in typical NM fashion so it might be awhile before I can get a good day for it.

                  One thing I did notice was focusing the NV was not a do it once and forget about it, the anvis6 I used when I was active duty flight crew were focused before takeoff and I never needed to adjust them for distance changes but I guess because this unit is magnified it needs to be adjusted. We were on top of a mesa that has a lot of open area and one side over looks the town of Los Alamos and I was playing around with finding a nice picture and found it isnt possible to adjust on the lights and then use at 100Y which is where our target was et at. Of course the Tikka has a scope that does have adjustments unlike the NF scope so you would need to adjust the reticle for distance/parallax unlike the NF which I have had a lot more time in front of the PVS.

                  I am trying to get as much time as I can behind the device so when the opportunity to use it comes up I understand it well enough to hunt pigs. Trying to talk my buddies into getting a setup right now. Need a thermal and a PVS14 setup and I still havent purchased a light, we are using a old ATN one that came on a buddies Gen1 scope. Either way we are having fun.

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