Sniper Kite

#1
Is this available?

It's the set up where the Image Intensifier mounts in front of the dayscope. I presume it could be switched between different rifles without a problem.
 

ugly

LE
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#7
Has CWS moved on since introduction in 1987? I certainly thought is was ok then but compared to today surely it is dated?
 
#8
ugly said:
Has CWS moved on since introduction in 1987? I certainly thought is was ok then but compared to today surely it is dated?
The outside has changed little but there is still sufficient development with the inside bits to keep it ahead of the game for a decade or so
 

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ugly

LE
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#9
I do recall feeling the "COP is better than Rifle Coy" feeling when we got them to go on the L85A1's and the poor lads got the IWS and rail instead!
I seem to recall that they replaced a similar item we (COP) had for the ARs which was a tad chunkier but as short in length!
 

Biped

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#10
ugly said:
Talk to biped!
Thank you Ugly.

There is a reasonably good day-scope mounting NV scope called the PS22 available for £2,000.

At this time, there are 3 different tubes available for the device that ATN are allowed to export to the rest fo the world - their top Gen 2+ tube ain't one of them.

You've got a basic tube, which is sh!t, a medium tube which is better, and the CGTI which is the Customer Grade Tube 'International', which is the best that's allowed out of the US.

Deben don't put that tube in their PS22. We DO sell a PS22 with the better tube in, and we do it for the same price if anyone wants one. I'll have one in stock next week, and I'll be trialling it before flogging it to one lucky stalker.

As for the Kite Sniper - I don't think we can have that yet, firstly, because we could't afford it due to the Tube being top-spec Gen 3, and secondly, because it's still current issue.

If anyone wants to come and check out the PS22 that I hope to have this week, lemme know by PM.
 
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Biped said:
ugly said:
Talk to biped!
Thank you Ugly.

There is a reasonably good day-scope mounting NV scope called the PS22 available for £2,000.

At this time, there are 3 different tubes available for the device that ATN are allowed to export to the rest fo the world - their top Gen 2+ tube ain't one of them.

You've got a basic tube, which is sh!t, a medium tube which is better, and the CGTI which is the Customer Grade Tube 'International', which is the best that's allowed out of the US.

Deben don't put that tube in their PS22. We DO sell a PS22 with the better tube in, and we do it for the same price if anyone wants one. I'll have one in stock next week, and I'll be trialling it before flogging it to one lucky stalker.

As for the Kite Sniper - I don't think we can have that yet, firstly, because we could't afford it due to the Tube being top-spec Gen 3, and secondly, because it's still current issue.

If anyone wants to come and check out the PS22 that I hope to have this week, lemme know by PM.
The Dutch made XD4 and XD5 tubes are easily on a par with Gen II and Gen III and do not require an end-user licence. There are many advantages to them, especilly the XD5 which has an automatic iris which closes doen if excess light enters the device. If you are wealthy enough Quioptiq will sell you anything on their current infantry weapon sight list, except for the thermal site (although I know a few people who blagged end user licences for a top gen hensoldt device so you could always have a go)!

Give them a ring if you have a hard on for the Kite stuff. Personally not a big fan of ATN, having heard rumours of the sites being fitted with short-hour tubes. No matter how american they look the gear is mostly Russian in origin IIRC
 
#15
EX_STAB said:
Looking at the PS22 it states here:
http://www.nightvisionsales.com/product_info.php/products_id/2752
That it is for use with max 6x magnification. Presumable more is like holding a magnifiying glass in front of a TV screen.

Does SniperKite have this limitation?

Failing that, how much is MaxiKite?
I've seen Maxikites at Starlight starting at £6000. That is new with XD4 tubes. It is about two years since I last looked
 
#16
>Technical Data
Magnification: • x6
Field of View: • 5.5°
Weight: • 1.36kg
Length: • 260mm
Height: • 95mm
Width: • 100mm
Power Supply: • 2 x 1.5V AA Batteries
Eyepiece Dioptre: • Fixed: -1 ± 0.35 dioptre
Adjustable: • +2 -6 dioptre
Focus Range: • 25mm to infinity
Eye Relief: • 30mm
Range (minimum): • Recognition of standing man
at 580m in starlight (10-3)
LUX, using 2nd generation II tube.

From here,CLICKY

The contact numbers at the bottom, give them a ring.
 
#17
If money was not an object, I would recommend getting in touch with the manufacturers in St Asaph, N.Wales and paying full wack for an XD4 tubed maxikite, and getting them to fit a cross-hair graticule. Well worth it, if you absolutely have to have a night scope (which I don't believe is always the answer in the civvy world) it will increase the precision range achievable. The upturned chevron is pants for head shots.
 

Biped

LE
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#18
You can get proper Gen3 if you buy a Photonis DEP tube or one of the Japanese tubes - be prepared to find £7 to £8 k though.
 
#19
Biped said:
You can get proper Gen3 if you buy a Photonis DEP tube or one of the Japanese tubes - be prepared to find £7 to £8 k though.
This is always the stumbling block. I really would have to shoot an awful lot of rabbits......
 

Biped

LE
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#20
EX_STAB said:
Biped said:
You can get proper Gen3 if you buy a Photonis DEP tube or one of the Japanese tubes - be prepared to find £7 to £8 k though.
This is always the stumbling block. I really would have to shoot an awful lot of rabbits......
Oh I dunno - let's see, hot summer, well into the season, £1 per paunched rabbit- you could do it feller! :D
 
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