Having night vision will allow you to use your air rifle better. This is one of the coolest and most useful accessories that you can have. A lot of people dream of having a night scope and this may be one of the things that you want to have too. The main problem is that it can be quite expensive. The amount that you will spend on it may be more than all of the other setups that you may choose to have.
What if you would be told that you can create your own night vision scope? You will probably be flabbergasted in the beginning but this is always possible. Research more about various methods that you can do depending on the type of night vision scope that you want to create.
Since it may be your first time to hear that creating a night vision scope is possible, it is best to stick with a method that is easy to do.
Step 1: Prepare all the items that you will need
You cannot create the night scope for your air rifle when you do not have the right items. These are some of the items you need to prepare:
- Your scope
- A small camcorder
- Lens adapter
- Infrared flashlight
- Scope ring
Once you have prepared all of the items, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Properly attach your lens adapter to your scope.
Make sure that you will place it on the ocular lens of your scope so that it will do what it should do. Attach the lens adapter with the use of tape when you are sure that the lens adapter is already properly aligned.
Step 3: Place the camcorder at the back portion of your scope.
You also need to place the camcorder on your ocular lens. This will allow you to see what the camcorder is seeing. This will help you hit your target better. You may need to make some adjustments until you are already happy with the view that you will get.
Step 4: Put the infrared light on the scope ring.
The LED light will allow you to have a beam of light when you are using the scope at night. Once again, you may need to make some adjustments so that you can have a light that may not be too bright. You can test the light until you are happy with the beam that you will get.
Step 5: Test everything out.
This is the moment of truth. This is the time when you will know if the night scope that you have created actually works. You will know that it is working properly when you experience the following:
- The night vision image is very clear on your camcorder.
- You are happy with the range of vision that you can see.
- The beam of light is enough to illuminate the surroundings and help you see your target.
You can also do some target shooting with some inanimate objects first for the meantime just to see if it is accurate. Just remember that since this is a handmade night scope, this will only be useful for up to 50 to 100 yards. This may be lesser than the usual night scopes that you can purchase in the market. There are other methods available that may help you create more complicated and powerful night scopes.
Is Night Vision Important?
If you are planning to do some hunting at night, night vision is important. This will allow you to see your target that may not be readily available to you. The infrared light that you have placed on your lens will help illuminate some shapes that you may not immediately see.
The method for creating a night scope is fast and easy to do as long as you have all the right materials with you. The quality of the night scope you will create will also depend on the quality of the materials that you will get. The better the quality, the higher the performance of your man-made night scope.