Have an opportunity to purchase an essentially NIB SIMRAD for a great price.  I know I need that SIMRAP cap.  I would be using this with a S&B 5-25x56 in a Spuhr mount.  They make the cap as well.

This has a Gen 3 ITT OMNI IV tube.  I wanted to get a KAC PVS-30 but I really need a spotter instead to finish my bolt gun kit.  The KAC and the spotter are nearly the same price.  I was thinking if this was a comparable option to just have some fun with.   Thanks.

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SIMRADs aren't a bad system.  I like them OK.  They were the predecessor to the UNS (Universal Night Sight)(A/N PVS-22).

Pros:  Big lens to gather light.

Cons:  You're looking through a mirrored prism and it makes your rig top-heavy.

I used one to shoot a guy through a window.  Poked a clean .30-cal hole right through the glass -- it didn't even spider.

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Some pretty detailed discussion of them on snipershide, a few other fora. 

My impression of the discussions (why I didn't get one back when they were even cheaper) has been that they work great if you are a very fussy type. Alignment, etc. as mentioned so perfect fit and repeatability.

And, not so much an offhand/over-the-bag setup due to size and weight. If you are already a tripod type, much more suitable then. 

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First, 

Yeah, as with many other fora, either the snipers over there keep to themselves, or are long retired for the most part. Lots of PRS and hunting topics. But, sometimes, really, really, really detailed stuff about some equipment or other so if that's what you need, it is useful. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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I'm on the Hide constantly to the tune of $40k over the past 5 years.  My understanding is that many of the BTDT types that used to frequent the place were driven off by younger, crayon eating , never beens.  Sound familiar?

There is some excellent discussion on the SIMRAD there which I have read.  My use would be exclusively from a stationary (tripod) position so I'm not worried about carrying it around.  It is actually not that heavy, it is the bulkiness because of the prism design.  Again, no big deal.

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KUTF posted:

In my experience and that of others, pain to zero/maintain zero.  If you want usable image intensification NVG, get an in-line system of some kind....

Having used one for several years before going the inline route, my thoughts eco KUTF...pain to zero and maintain zero.

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+3 on going inline if you can swing it. I have also used the SIMRAD they are okay but technology has advanced.

What I have found is that the trained guys get shouted down by the PRS dudes and guys who have read books. You can find some guys in the Mil/LE sub-form. Mostly I am in there to see what people are wanting to sell cheap.

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