Easy night vision for the wildcat

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    Hey guys. So I’ve been looking for a night vision setup for a while now, but I didn’t want it to be bulky with wires everywhere. I found this
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01DKJNY96/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I saw some videos from a bloke in the UK who has been using an angel eye dvr as well, and how to get a 16mm lens to come into focus on its camera. Other people used the angel eye but upgraded it’s camera but also needed a external battery to run it. I’m trying to keep it as simple as possible. I’ve put its camera to the test, with a T20 IR torch 850nm, and it works great out to around 60- 70 yards. I have some footage I’ll upload later, as well as a rabbit hunt last night. I also ordered another 5v camera, which will run off the angel eye battery to see if it performs better than the stock camera. It should. But I don’t see any reason to upgrade it more than that as it already works great and I’m not gonna be hunting at further distances than 60-70 yards at night.


    Everything mounted to my eagle vision scope mount very easily.
    Also thanks to pbguns for his help.

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    Do you have to remove an IR filter from the camera? Did you adjust the focus by changing the focal length at the scope? Where did you purchase your IR light? 

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    There is no ir filter over the cameras sensor. Using one of these mounts with this lens. The mount snaps on perfectly to the camera. No glue or anything.
    You just have to find the right eye relief
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00R1J42T8/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006Z7TA1W/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TFCJNHK/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    You’ll notice I had to trim the threaded part of the mount down to get the proper focus

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    Thank You Very Much. I will be putting this set up together to shoot rats at a large dairy operation.

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    Your welcome. I’m working on uploading that footage now so you can see how it works

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    Also that ir torch is focus able and has a low ,medium and high option

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    the rabbits are at about 30 yards. the fence is at 60 yards. in the second part of the video im plinking at 50 yards. you can see how clear and bright it is. towards the end I pan the camera to the left and you can see my targets at 75, 100 , then at 60 yards. Sorry for the audio.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxZhGx3onl8


    Ready for the grill…low and slow

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    I’m going to be giving this one a try soon.  Only question I got is what you used to mount the screen to the eagle vision?

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    JDShappI’m going to be giving this one a try soon.  Only question I got is what you used to mount the screen to the eagle vision?


    I used a small picattiny rail that had come with a bipod i have. You can see it in the last picture I posted. I screwed it into one of the eagle visions screw holes and just used double sided tape to hold it on.

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    Good stuff!

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    So the double sided tape didn’t hold the angel eye to the picattiny rail for very long . Maybe its the humidity.
    So I super glued it to the quick detach part of a bipod which now I attach it to the picattiny rail.





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    Good video on the angle eye if you have not seen before:

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    I like your repurposing of the UTG bipod mount…..clever to use the radius it has to match your eagle vision.

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    Thanks pbguns, and that video was very good.

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    Very nice gun, where do you get the skin for the wildcat or how, it look great !!

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    FuwenxuVery nice gun, where do you get the skin for the wildcat or how, it look great !!


    K and K Kustoms hydrographics

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    Nice DIY and shooting there!  I sent this info to my bro and he’s making one for his night time rat hunting expedition.    

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    Thanks. I just got these in the mail.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013DPT9K/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    http://m.banggood.com/Eachine-1000TVL-13-CCD-110-Degree-2_8mm-Lens-Mini-FPV-Camera-NTSC-PAL-Switchable-p-1053340.html
    I’ll be hooking it up later to see if there’s any difference. The reviews on the camera state that it more like 600-700 tvl. Not 1000 as advertised, but for the price I’ll try it. It’s a 5v camera that will run off the angel eye.

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    So this is with the new camera.
    I took it out front and tested it. Although it’s a bit grainy, it is brighter and not only can i see further, I can also zoom in a little. I don’t know if I need that though. I’m taken it out back to my shooting shack tonight to test it out.the original camera is crystal clear out to 60 yards. This one is good out past 80 at least. I’ll find out tonight


    I like that it’s one wire, one piece and very light.

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