This is probably the easiest night vision near eye scope build that anyone can attempt, the unit has nearly all you need built into it to be a night vision rifle scope…..apart from one thing, the ability to adjust your aim position. A person that want’s the chance to own an NV scope but without the price tag can do so, even without technical knowledge. Even though this is a short to mid range build (hence it’s name) you have the ability to record and zoom with this baby, plus it’s got an IR torch built in !
Lets get building,
Below are the links to all the parts you will need, click on each link to purchase that part, you do not have to buy all the items, you may already have what you need or you have a different idea for a part to use. Some links will take you from our website and others to our own shop, just come back to this page when your ready. If any links do not work then let us know, you may win a gift for doing so !
You may want some extra batteries
Your list of items
Digital IR Night Vision 5x40 4XZoom Monocular
Adjustable elevation and windage mount
Some extra small screw and nuts if your bolting it
Metal or aluminium plate at least 50mm x 20mm x 2mm
2 part apoxi resin if you want to glue the metal plate on
A drill and drill bits if your mounting with bolts
Screwdrivers small enough to undo the monocular, if your mounting with bolts
Small 4mm grub screws x4 at 5mm length ( only if you want to lock the elevation and windage adjusters )
3mm drill bit and 4mm tap die for the grub screws only if you need them
Later version will show how to mount upright with the monocular weaver rail, we will add this alternate mounting idea another time.
INSTRUCTIONS, please start at part 4 if you intend to glue rather than bolt on. This reads like a book, from left to right, then top to bottom.
You will need a small crosshead screwdriver to do this part and a knife or sharp implement to get under the rubber.
Put the screws in a safe place as you will need to put the unit back together, take the unit apart with care.
With the adjustable mount part, the block needs to be removed and use the non threaded holes to mark 2 metal plates ( one will brace the inside of the night vision scope and the other, the outside ) the non tapered flat side will be facing the NV scope.
You will need to cut out two metal plates 50mm x 10mm x at lease 2mm depth, these will be used to sandwich the NV scope plastic to keep the unit rigid so not to loose zero, you don’t want any side wobble.
The two metal plates will need to be drilled with two holes that match the non thread holes, then thread the metal plates with the same size thread of the screws you will be using.
You will then have to line up the plates to the NV scope inside and outside, then drill through the plastic to match the 2 inner holes, then screw together like in this photo, please make sure the black block lines up with line of sight ( see arrow in picture ) this will give best results when you go to zero your unit.
If you decided to go the Epoxy Adhesive rout so you do not have to take the NV scope apart, then please make sure you used the correct type to glue metal to plastic, that you also used a good amount to make sure nothing will come off or move. For best results, you should still use a back plate like the one in the photo to the left and still drill into that plate to connect the black block to it with 2 screws into the inner holes, same as this, then you will have a greater surface area !
Please make sure you line up the plate just the same and give the glue 24hrs to set before you move on.
As you can see from the photo on the left, we bolted this one together but off set the metal plate at a slight angle from the black block, this gave us the best flat angle for mounting. You could also mount the plate on the other side, but its less ergonomic as the control buttons would be on the wrong side when shooting, unless your a left handed shooter ?
You can skip this next part, but I would not recommend as this locks the zero position. You will need to drill 4 x 3mm holes ( opposite windage side not shown in picture but same place ) then tap the holes to 4mm and put in your grub screws, like shown
Once done, clamp on your rifle and zero your new NV scope, it will take a little to get used to having no windage or elevation clicks to know your MOA, but once zero’d and grub screws locked, your good to go !
Other options are to mount using the weaver rail that is on the unit, but we found this makes the unit sit too high on the rifle, we also liked using this extra rail for a more powerful IR torch !
This is a very easy system to follow :-
Some of these pages are for reference only, some builds you can only buy in our shop,
However if not then please read these introductions, have a look at some of the pictures and specifications,
Study the schematics, drawings and or video/s, also our terms and conditions are a must,
Then if your happy with the estimated cost and want to go ahead, click on all links to parts that you need below
You may already have some parts of your own or want to modify the idea, its your build so its all up to you. Some parts we stock so those purchase links will direct you to our shop, others from companies not associated with us
Once all your parts are delivered, check they are correct and working!
We give ideas of what tools are needed but you may have your own solution,
Then the fun begins, start building!