PARD NV007 Hunting Day &Night Vision Optics

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    toku58
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    Seems like a really good unit hopefully it works well. Sold my ATN 4k.

    Just ordered one.

     

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/302944148680

     

     

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    Phildog59
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    Keep the reports coming. I can’t wait to see how well it works for you.

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    crittahitta
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    Looks interesting. Just wonder about how far your head will be back on the stock. Might have to move the scope as forward as possible to have the correct eye relief. Let us know.

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    Cranky1
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    Definitely keep us informed, if you really like it I’ll buy one. 

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    Centercut
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    Seems interesting but over $100 more than the Night Owl Night Vision scope? 

    Oh, I see. It does daytime color video recording also. Cool!  Standing by for your evaluation. 

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    bubblerboy64
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    The fact that it connects to an existing scope would be a deal maker or breaker depending on your feeling about that feature.   I’m skeptical seems like it would be unwieldy.   

    Lets face it this stuff will be improving and what we buy today a year or two later is going to be outdated 

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    1shooter
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        I have owned one since I bought my taipan back in August  and I like it or prefer it over my sightmark photon.   I don’t need or use the video features much but it is a nice hand holdable unit that if it were an 1” or 2” shorter would be perfect… for affordability/usability.

      I will be brief and say you will either love it or hate it as the one and only hurdle to overcome is that you will have to move your cheek weld (and shoulder anchor) back. If you have a typical rifle buttstock than purchasing a add on butt stock extender would be advised. 

      My experience using it on my taipan the last couple months is my cheek weld or cheek bone went from just behind the magizine to the last 1” of the reciever, something like 2” back. I made a add on buttpad for it.

    I love it as I am over switching between a dedicated day scope to my nv scope (sightmark) and don’t want to have a dedicated airgun for nv. 

     

      

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    Centercut
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    Damn Brian (@toku58), you just cost me $400! I kept looking at these, and thinking how this year I want to start filming my ground squirrel and ratting escapades, both day and night, so instead of doing the smart thing and waiting for your review, I ordered one myself.  It should be here by the end of January, ordered off AliExpress and found a deal for $375 plus $12 shipping.  I guess we can compare notes bruddah…

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    PineappleExpress
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    Ohhhhhh Nooo’s Centercut!

    I bought a Night Owl based on your review and Love it! Now Dis??? Daaamn Brahdah you making me spend mo Kala! HAHAHA. Hopefully you’ll do a review on the unit as I’m also looking to add video to my adventures. Night Vision is a Plus but don’t want a dedicated unit for one gun. 

    Aloha,

    Mark

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    Centercut
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    Mark, HA!  Will do a good review once I get it. Probably another couple of weeks to get it. I ordered a spare attachment ring so I can set up two guns to easily snap it on and off, the .22 Mutant and the .25 Vulcan.  Both those guns have a Bushnell Engage scope, and the ocular is 44mm, so it should fit the PARD NV007 well as the snap ring for the scope is 45mm.  Yes, I do love the Night Owl, but like you I wanted to start doing some day filming also, so might as well kill two manu with one pohaku…  And the Night Owl will have a good home with Nick (@socaloldman), my shooting bruddah…  ;)

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    RAJA DAT Centercut! Everyone that looks through the Night Owl is blown away with the clarity for the price we paid! “IF” the PARD NVOO7 turns out to be that versatile I could swap it on several guns an go from hunting pigs to shooting Hawaiian Squriels (mongoose)! Haven’t had the chance to hunt mongoose yet but have a spot in mind. Would be nice to record my adventures. Was thinking of ordering a Side Shot but it’s now in a holding pattern pending your review! Checked it out on EBay but dem Buggas no ship to Hawaii! 😱😡

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    Centercut
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    I bought mine off AliExpress. Not sure but I think they ship Hawaii. The one I found was $375.20, and $12 shipping.  But about a month estimated shipping time…  ;(  I'll post once I get it and check it out daytime and nighttime… Brian will probably get his before me.  Dos dam mongooses used to steal the pupus from my golf cart at Barber's Point when I was on da greens!!!

     

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    1shooter
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    I have a question for Centercut…  

        I could PM but maybe there is another lefty like me who wants an Edgun R5M and is planning on using this night vision add on.  My concern and my favor to ask is after you recieve the pard nv unit and use it/ do your review is to try it lefty and see if the magazine is in the way for me a lefty?

    I have seen Ed shoot and it looks like the magazine is right below his ear and for me this nv unit moved me 2” back so that might put the magazine right on my cheek bone. This made me think the R5M is a no go with this nv unit for me.

    I was thinking maybe you could with the gun…I believe you have a R5M, just hold the unit next to the scope and pretend to be lefty and slowly move your face into position. I don’t want you to go out of your way as I am happy with my taipan but this R5M was second on my list but this need to use this pard nv unit struck it from list thinking the mag would be right in the middle of my cheek weld.   

    No rush for an answer as a purchase would not take place anytime soon and I am really happy with the taipan.  We all know how addicting these high end pcp’s are so your answer would help me tame this addiction/desire.

        Thank you

     

     

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    BlackICE
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    There is also a Pard 008 that doesn't need a scope, but it cost more. 

     

    http://store.pard-tech.com/pard-nv008-night-vision-riflescope-for-outdoor-hunting.html

     

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    Centercut
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    Got mine today. Set it up so far without mounting to scope but it works great. Both day and night. Very clear optics. Will mount it on the .22 Mutant with Bushnell Engage 4-16×44 scope. I did have to shift the language in the menus from Chinese to English, but the manual shows how. The only thing I couldn’t figure out so far was how to connect my phone app to the units WIFI. There is no password provided. I emailed the seller on AliExpress to ask…  more to follow. 

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    PineappleExpress
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    AWESOME CENTERCUT! Was waiting to hear from you! Hopefully things come together and you’ll be able to share some movie pitchers with us! 👍

    Aloha

    Mark

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    1shooter
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    Great little unit isn’t it.

     I am happy it is popular now, pardnv007, so they will continue to make them/improve them.  

    Some notes:

    My daytime footage looks a little dark so going into menu and pushing the exposure should help. 

    Nightime picture needs ir power 2 of 3 otherwise there is a slowish like delay to the feed.

    With the adaptor now on your scope you cannot use the rear flip up cover.  

    I use discovery scopes, just ordered another, as really high end scopes can filter out the ir light so staying cheap is allowing me insurance to have this unit work well. 

    One last note is I read guys put some grease (moly) one the metal to metal parts of the adaptor to the unit but on the unit is a oring and I just put some silicone grease on it and it has never come together so smooth…might be all you need. 

     

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    Centercut
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    Mounted the unit on my .22 Mutant with Bushnell Engage 4-16×44 scope last evening. It was dark, so I couldn't check out the daytime color performance yet.

    Mounting was fairly easy, but the Ocular scope focus is critical. The Bushy has the "fast focus" eye bell, so it moves in and out quickly with just a turn or two. When I first installed the attachment ring, and then the NV007 unit, I couldn't get it to focus well without the "objective" focus on the NV007 being all the way towards infinity. Even then it wasn't as clear as it should have been. I took it off and backed off the scope's Ocular focus a half turn, reticle still in good focus, and reinstalled the unit. Now the unit's "objective" focus (the larger knob at the bottom of the unit) was able to focus the scope clearly and the NV007 focus ring now was in the middle of the range.

    Note: you still need to use the AO feature of your scope to focus on the target.  So, I ensured the back yard lights were off, and no light coming out the back windows. It was as dark as I could make it, which without a flashlight was very dark. I focused on a box target I have set up, which was 13 yards away (I have a small back yard in the city of San Diego).  Without the IR light I could see the box, but it was dim, and grainy. I turned on the IR light and things got better. I set it to brightness level 2 and that improved the sight picture (level 3 did no better than level 2). However, when comparing it to my Night Owl, the picture was similar in brightness, but much more grainy.  So on a whim, I turned off the NV007 IR light, and used the small 5W IR light that I use with my Night Owl.  BINGO!  Much improved sight picture and much less grainy-ness.  Picture quality about the same as the Night Owl. 

    The unit has a magnification of approx. 1.5x, so when combined with the minimum power of my scope, which is 4x, the resulting image was 6x. For night shooting, this is probably as much magnification as you would want, maybe even a bit more than ideal for shooting rats at 15 to 50 yards.  That's just speculation, since I haven't had it out hunting yet at night.  I was planning on going this coming weekend, but the weather report calls for heavy rain all weekend.  More to follow after I use it for night ratting, and for daytime squirrel hunt HD video. 

    So to better explain and not confuse anyone, when setting this up there are FOUR focus areas that need to be adjusted. Two on the NV007, and two on your scope. Obviously the ocular on your scope is probably already adjusted, but might need to be backed out a little in order to ensure there is enough adjustment of the objective focus of the NV007. The other scope focus is of course your AO, either side or front focus (this is done last of the four). The ocular on the NV007 is only to focus on the letters on the screen for status and menu choices. Once that is set, its good to go for that user, and doesn't need to be adjusted again. The objective focus on the NV007 is the lower recessed knob that is used to focus basically on the reticle in your scope. Once that is done, and the reticle is clear, then adjust the AO on your scope to focus on the target at whatever distance you are aiming.  I learned this by trial end error, since its not really spelled out in the manual…

     

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    Centercut
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    OK, finally got to use the NV007 this past Friday evening. 

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/chapter-4-the-ring/

    Mounted the unit to my Bushnell Engage 4-16×44 as I detailed in my previous post. I used an external IR light, much better than the built in light, and doesn't wear the unit's battery down too fast. The unit takes an 18650 cell, and lasts many hours. I had the unit on for at least 3 straight hours, and it wasn't even close to drained all the way.  

    The unit does magnify the image about 1.5x, so the 4x setting on my scope resulted in about a 6x total magnification looking through the unit attached to the scope. I had this on my .22 Taipan Mutant, and its a very long set up, fairly cumbersome, and not as easy and light as the Night Owl that I have used previously and that Nick used that evening.  The sight picture is very good, and similar to the sharpness and clarity of the Night Owl. I do plan on trying it out next with my little Hawke AirMax 4-12×40 next time I use it. The Hawke is smaller and lighter than the Bushy, and should make the unit shorter and easier to point. I am also going to use it to take video in HD during the day, and report on how that works.  

    So far, I am satisfied with the PARD NV007. Its a solid little unit. I did have to mount my scope about 2.5 to 3 inches forward of where I normally place the scope on the pic rail. If your gun has a short scope rail, you may not be able to move it far enough forward to get a good shoulder mount and sight picture. The Mutant has a long scope pic rail, so no problems there. 

    If all you're planning on doing is using it for night vision, and not recording video at night, or not recording HD video during daytime, I prefer using the Night Owl to the NV007. Its smaller, lighter and easier to use. That being said, the NV007 functions as advertised, and works as a night vision add on to your current scope. I still need to test the video capabilities both day and night. More to follow…

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    toku58
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    LOL! Very nice! 
    Sorry guys I got mine but I haven't even mounted it yet.
    Thanks for the feedback "Centercut"

    My Bushnell Engage is in the mail!

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