Sniper Country Duty Roster collective wisdom


Sighting in a Night-Vision Scope:


Also anyone have a good idea how to quickly sight in a NV scope at night?

"Ende"
Torsten <lasercon@dialup.globe.de>
Germany - Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 07:42:48 (EST) 


Herr Yorsten,
Unfortunately I'm not familiar with NV scopes so don't know whether or not this will help. I have used the headlights of my ATV, parked beside my bench, to illuminate sight-in targets 100 yards down range. This has worked quite well even with very inexpensive scopes. With a NV scope you might be able to get by with a flashlight for target illumination.

Doc <docs@fidnet.com>
The Ozark boonies, MO USA - Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 11:41:39 (EST) 


Torsten - What type of NVD are you using with your rifle? We use two chem lites set up in a dark room about 25 meters long. We set the chemlites one above the other at the distance of center sight above bore. Bore sigth on the bottom chem lite and zero on the top with the NVD. It will keep you on target at normal engagement ranges for the NVD.

Rick <RBowcher@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 23:59:00 (EST) 


Thanks Rick,

thats what I was looking for, we use the German Army "Starlight" first issued in the 70´s the reticle looks kind of like this:
 

° ballistic zero
= = 200
= = 300 Meter G-3

** ** ** RPG and MG on Field Mount

** ** **

I´ll try that with the chem. lights, we usually have time to zero at daytime, but not if the reserve night shoot starts at 17:45 and it already darker than in a bears butt.

I hope the reticle doesn't get screwed in the mailing process.

I´ll let you know on Monday how it went

We´ll do a night shoot with following FTX until morning and then have our Sniperbabies seep into the range again to commence firing.

With a MG on a Field mount I had used a laser pointer stuck in the back of the chamber and the sighted in on the red dot with our periscope sight. Or we just Zero on a range marker, lay the gun down tight in the field mount and swap from periscope to NV´s and zero the NV on said range light.

Torsten
Torsten <you know were>
Germany - Friday, November 13, 1998 at 04:00:19 (EST) 


The reticle marks are, of course, centered under the ballistic zero and not the way Word Wrap printed them in the roster.

Oberfeldwebel <still the same>
Germany - Friday, November 13, 1998 at 04:05:33 (EST) 



 
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