A nightvision projector looks like this:
You’ll need the following components:
How does a projector work?
An IR beamer (2) is mounted behind the targetscope. A nightvision scope (4) is then fastened parallel to the targetscope using the mounting collar (3).
You now switch the IR beam and the nightvision scope on. Looking through the nightvision scope, you should clearly see the target and the projected reticle.
Advantages of the Projector set-up:
- You can very easily use the nightvision scope to sight wild boar even when it’s not mounted onto a gun.
- The projector set-up provides a bright image with a clear reticle.
- You can mount the equipment onto any targetscope that has variable magnification and a reticle in just a few easy steps.
- The point of impact will match exactly with the centre of the reticle. Target adjustment is not necessary.
- Your range of vision will be almost doubled compared to the range you’d get with a standard targetscope.
It is, of course, important that you choose your equipment wisely. The following criteria will distinguish a good projector:
1. Good quality nightvision scope with
- Factory-fresh, western European image-intensifying lens
- 5-8x magnification
- 8-10cm relief between the nightvision scope and the eye
2. Infrared beam
- Powerful beam that will project the reticle over at least a 300m stretch
- Adjustable light intensity
- Wavelength of at least 850nm, so that the infrared light won’t be perceived by the animal
- Easy to mount onto the targetscope
3. Mounting Bracket:
- Easy to use even in dark conditions, with gloves, etc.
- Sturdy and silent!
Tips for Use:
In approaching darkness, fasten the bracket to the targetscope using the open ring.
If the locking levers aren’t facing downwards after mounting, you can pull them out again and readjust them so that they’re facing in the right direction.
The nightvision apparatus can now be used instead of binoculars for observation purposes. Installing additional infrared beamers in the connecting tube, the picture quality will mean an even better picture quality during observation.
The picture sharpness can be adjusted by twisting the lens of the nightvision scope. You can also adjust the focus more minutely at the eyepiece, far surpassing the eye’s natural capabilities.
Use of nightvision scope for nighttime targeting:
Set the targetscope to 3x magnification.
Push the scope with the connecting tube into the bracket, lock it into place and switch it on.
Then push the infrared beamer (2) onto the eyepiece of the targeting scope and set it to 4.
Now, when you look through the nightvision scope, you should see the projected reticle. If you can’t see it, or it’s unclear, you’ll need to move the infrared beamer (2) at the eyepiece of the targetscope around a little until it’s clearly visible. Adjust the focus once again at the lens of the nightvision scope, then, if necessary, adjust the brightness of the IR beam.
You should end up with a clearly defined target and reticle.