How to Make Any Rifle Scope Night Vision

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If you hunt for nocturnal species, you are familiar with the difficulty of seeing the prey, let alone trying to fire an accurate shot through a rifle scope. Modern military technology ends up trickling down to the civilian market, and the hunting realm takes advantage of military-developed night-vision technology. Adaptors are available to convert any rifle scope into a night-vision scope. The adaptors are made to go on the end of the rifle scope without tools in under a minute.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  • Day-night vision rifle scope adaptor

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  1. 1

    Point the rifle in a safe direction. Open the chamber and check that it is unloaded. Put the safety on.

  2. 2

    Screw the QRM (quick-release mount) to the front underside of the optic barrel on the scope. Turn the lock dial under the mount clockwise to close the mount jaws onto the barrel.

  3. 3

    Press the locking mount lever forward to ready the mounting bracket for the night-vision adaptor.

  4. 4

    Hold the adaptor to the front of the optic barrel and align it with the QRM. Once you're on the QRM (listen for a click), pull the lock lever backward. The rifle scope is now ready for night-vision use.

  5. 5

    Turn the night-vision scope to the On position and do not look at direct light through the scope.

Tips and warnings

  • Because the night-vision adaptors are very expensive, consider getting a hard plastic case for transporting the device while in the field.
  • Never look at direct sun or bright lights through the scope when the adaptor is on. This leads to eye damage or blindness.

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