PARD NV008 LRF
The PARD NV008 LRF is a HD digital night vision device that replaces a regular rifle scope with a built in laser range finder, its lightweight, compact design houses all of the night vision components (camera, viewer and IR illuminator) offers a neat night vision solution – with no wires handing around the rifle.
It is powered by one rechargeable lithium ion battery, giving up to four hours usage, unlike other night vision units out there the battery is non-device specific, inexpensive and can be replaced when you are out shooting. The device comes a dual-purpose mount, fitting both 11 mm dovetail and 22 mm weave rail.
The NV008 has both day and night modes, the onboard IR illuminator gives a range of up to 200 yards in the dark – the 22 mm weaver rail fitting on the side of the unit allows you use an addition IR torch which extends the range much further. There is a sophisticated menu allowing the brightness, contrast, language and many other settings to be altered for greater user comfort.
There is a choice of three different reticles in either red or green, the device could not be easier to zero with an inbuilt “one shot” zero function. You shoot at the centre of a target, aim the scope at the centre of the target and when you alter the position of the crosshairs the device takes a screenshot and so you simply put move the crosshairs to where your shot landed.
There is a video recording function so that “down the scope” footage can be captured either onto a micro SD card or straight onto your smart phone via the free app: PPShow.
Finally, there is an option to have an additional IR torch which increase the range of the NV008 as well as adding clarity to the sight picture. The LED IR torch typically has a 150 meter range where as the laser IR torch covers a 200m range.