Night Scopes any use?

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mercalia
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Night Scopes any use?

Postby mercalia » 9 Jan 2017, 7:58pm

I see Memory Map have a sale on infra red capable night scopes eg

https://www.memory-map.co.uk/bushnell-equinox-z-night-vision-monocular-digital-6-x-50?utm_campaign=teclanJanuary2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=MailingList


can any one here think of any occasion when a cyclist mind want one ( other than for looking at night life? )

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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby Alan Frame » 9 Jan 2017, 11:09pm

I personally think that night scopes are better suited to terrorist warfare situations...I'll stick to ordinary bike lights.
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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby landsurfer » 9 Jan 2017, 11:14pm

I'm with Alan ... sort of ...
Night Scopes are for transforming Bunnies into pies painlessly, and keeping my farming friends crops intact for all the veggie's and vegans to eat ...lol
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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby TYKE » 10 Jan 2017, 8:25pm

Is this a wind up ??

Next post will be "" do you think cyclists would benefit from wearing a parachute ??"

:roll:

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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby mercalia » 10 Jan 2017, 8:33pm

TYKE wrote:Is this a wind up ??

Next post will be "" do you think cyclists would benefit from wearing a parachute ??"

:roll:


no just wondering why Memory Map are selling them - I suppose walkers can make use of them? do they? so wondering if there is a species of cyclist who also do :roll:

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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby TYKE » 10 Jan 2017, 8:36pm

You won't be able to walk and use one let alone cycle ....

I use one on a rifle to fill the freezer with bunnies

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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby landsurfer » 10 Jan 2017, 8:40pm

We like bunnies at Chez Whiteside ..... cooked !
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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby TYKE » 10 Jan 2017, 8:40pm

Rabbit curry :D

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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby landsurfer » 10 Jan 2017, 8:51pm

I use a CZ .22 .... anyone using or tried the .177 HMR rounds ???
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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby TYKE » 10 Jan 2017, 9:01pm

I had 17hmr but rounds not as cheap as 22lr and found that even hitting a leaf / blade of grass would throw it off target some returned back to a cz 511 semi auto with sound mod


:D

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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby landsurfer » 10 Jan 2017, 9:10pm

I'm happy with my 455 CZ ... it's chambered for 22LR and does everything it says on the tin ....
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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby hamster » 11 Jan 2017, 8:29am

I've used them for offshore sailing, handy to find unlit buoys.
But I struggle to think of a cycling application...fixing flats for dyno light users?

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Re: Night Scopes any use?

Postby Barrenfluffit » 11 Jan 2017, 9:29am

Sneaking past border guards because you can't get the right visa?

Spotting danger when cycling through big game country at night?

Also struggling with this.