Easy night vision for the wildcat

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    I finally cobbled together mine based on what you did. Out to about 60 yards I got a decent night picture, good enough for raccoon or possums. Since 40yds is what I typically limit myself to on night shooting I can say its a much better setup than the Sony camera I was using. The camera itself is pretty well mounted the way I want, but the screen will need some work. Right now I’m using some Scotch Extreme fasteners cut down and stuck on the screens bottom and the back scope ring. Not idea, but it’ll work well enough until I can get a more permanent mount together I think.

    Something I’ve found out that wasn’t mentioned before is if you need more battery life out of the unit you can always hook up an external USB power pack with the USB line provided.

    Thank you FastEddie for posting this, its a great lightweight setup.

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    FastEddie,

    What do you use for illumination?  I tried a cheap IR flashlight, but am not successful at lighting up targets even 10m away.  Any links you could suggest would be welcome.  Also, what power scope or what magnification if a variable/zoom scope are you running?

    FWIW, I am using a “cheap” Bell+Howell digital camera with an IR mode, works okay.

    thanks!

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    bentFastEddie,

    What do you use for illumination?  I tried a cheap IR flashlight, but am not successful at lighting up targets even 10m away.  Any links you could suggest would be welcome.  Also, what power scope or what magnification if a variable/zoom scope are you running?

    FWIW, I am using a “cheap” Bell+Howell digital camera with an IR mode, works okay.

    thanks!


    Here’s the ir torch I use. It’sbeam is focus able and has a low, medium and high option for the beam. I use 8.5 to 10 x magnification.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TFCJNHK/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    “JDShapp”I finally cobbled together mine based on what you did. Out to about 60 yards I got a decent night picture, good enough for raccoon or possums. Since 40yds is what I typically limit myself to on night shooting I can say its a much better setup than the Sony camera I was using. The camera itself is pretty well mounted the way I want, but the screen will need some work. Right now I’m using some Scotch Extreme fasteners cut down and stuck on the screens bottom and the back scope ring. Not idea, but it’ll work well enough until I can get a more permanent mount together I think.

    Something I’ve found out that wasn’t mentioned before is if you need more battery life out of the unit you can always hook up an external USB power pack with the USB line provided.

    Thank you FastEddie for posting this, its a great lightweight setup.

    I use a battery pack in mine also, much easier and can run cameras with finer resolution and more features. 

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    Wow! Great find! Watched the video, and the quality is excellent. Thanks for sharing.

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    I have ordered everything hope to get it soon hope you don’t mind me copying :)

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    Hey Fast Eddie, I have a question for you.  Did you use the little wide angle lense with the original camera? And if so how hard was it to get adjusted properly.  I am having difficulty getting an acceptable image with the wide angel lens attached to the camera as you show in the pictures.  I even cut down the threaded part of the mount as you mention.  I can get a picture with just the camera but cannot with the wide angle attached to the camera.  When I aim the camera with the wide angle lens at a test object its focus is about a half inch in front of the lens.. Also how did you attaché the camer to the Eagel Vision?  Thanks for any help you can offer.

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    bcharlettHey Fast Eddie, I have a question for you.  Did you use the little wide angle lense with the original camera? And if so how hard was it to get adjusted properly.  I am having difficulty getting an acceptable image with the wide angel lens attached to the camera as you show in the pictures.  I even cut down the threaded part of the mount as you mention.  I can get a picture with just the camera but cannot with the wide angle attached to the camera.  When I aim the camera with the wide angle lens at a test object its focus is about a half inch in front of the lens.. Also how did you attaché the camer to the Eagel Vision?  Thanks for any help you can offer.

    You need a 16mm lens. I posted pics of how I attached it. This is where you’ll have to get creative.

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    Man That is by far the best Wildcat I have seen to date nice gun man!!!! what camo kit did you use I’d like mine to look similar!! if thats okay

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    Sweet set up.

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    Hi

    It’s great & looking forward to see more about your tests ?

    Thanks
    Maj

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    I wonder how this setup would stand up to moderate recoil, like from an AR-15?

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    Been on the fence for quite some time as to weather I should build one of these or get the ATN scope.

    I like the DIY factor as well as the cost so I think I will order the parts and give it a try.

    Just wondering if anyone has any updates or any changes they would make before I get ordering??

    Thank You

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