Ton go with the post from yesterday about the 10x Unertl optic used by the USMC for the M40, M40A3 and the M82 Barrett. The image above shows the 10X with the 7.62MM NATO turret on the optic and the one calibrated for 50BMG sitting on top.
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A few years ago I was with my friends as we tested one of the PVS24s for possible use by the police sniper team. I ran across the pictures I took this morning. You can see it above compared to my PVS14.
I was surprised to find out that I prefer the clarity of my PVS14.
The 24 clips on in front of the regular day optic. It does not change the weapon’s zero.
It is long and there are other options for front mounting night vision that are smaller. Including FLIR. We thought this would be amazing but it was pretty meh. It was hard to see a human standing in plain sight at 100 yards and nearly impossible when one squatted down into waist high grass. A Surefire light with IR head helped a bit, but not much.
There has been a lot of interests about Unertl lately. A lot of places keep asking for links to the articles I have done over the years. So I am putting it all together here to make it easy to you to find the technical info I have shared over the years. The post also has some links to related externally adjustable optics like Fecker scopes etc.
Instructions on the scope and it’s adjustments.
Links to articles.
I had an Aimpoint T-1 laying around I wanted to use on the B&T APC9K. But I needed a mount to use. I saw a used Aimpoint LRP mount for sale cheap, so I picked that up. The LRP mount is a quick detach throw level mount. Looks like they run about $120-130 new.
I was a little surprised that there is a little tab on the lever of the LRP mount. You have to pull up on the lever to get it to open.
I think that little tab makes it hard enough to open that it will not accidentally open on you. Gives it a good bit of security. There is a not so a little hex knob you can use to adjust the tension on the LRP mount. The knob on this one can easily be turned by hand when the lever is open. Don’t turn it when mounted as you can damage the mount.
Aimpoint’s LRP mounts are low profile, but they can come with spacers to raise the height of the sight for guns that need it like the AR15. Sometimes the LRP mounts are sold with out the spacer, so if you need it, make sure it comes with one. You will also need longer screws to use with the spacer, so if you buy used, make sure it comes with those too.
I initially ran into a little issue mounting and removing the mount, but it turned out to be user error. The lever needs to be fully open for mounting.
I’ve not used it enough to know if it hold zero when removed and reattached, or how durable it is. For the price I paid for this one I am plenty happy, but I wouldn’t pay MSRP for one. At the full price, I’d rather buy something else.