Black sun ruby

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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby cliveward » 04 Dec 2017, 11:11

jackal1 wrote:Are these ruby pills available for the xsearcher?


Here you go:

http://www.nightvisionstore.co.uk/black ... 2x24623318


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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby jackal1 » 04 Dec 2017, 16:17

cliveward wrote:
jackal1 wrote:Are these ruby pills available for the xsearcher?


Here you go:

http://www.nightvisionstore.co.uk/black ... 2x24623318


Cheers





Clive



Thanks i might give one of these a whirl on my spotter. Are these supposed to be the brightest as pills?

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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby cliveward » 04 Dec 2017, 18:28

jackal1 wrote:
cliveward wrote:
jackal1 wrote:Are these ruby pills available for the xsearcher?


Here you go:

http://www.nightvisionstore.co.uk/black ... 2x24623318


Cheers





Clive



Thanks i might give one of these a whirl on my spotter. Are these supposed to be the brightest as pills?


The Black Sun Ruby is absolutely the brightest LED pill you can get. :thumbup:


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Clive

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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby Muskett » 05 Dec 2017, 00:24

Picked up today from Clive a Ruby. To be fitted to a nm800 and XSearcher head.
Will be able to report results using the WDV 800S behind the older Sidewinder 4-16x50 30mm tube at the end of the week.
Bit too much moon and mist at present.
If I can get Sussex Steve over with a DP then that might be interesting too.

Will report shortly.

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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby thesmi » 05 Dec 2017, 20:25

Hopefully have a ruby sunranger to test this weekend so shall let you know on that too.......could make the dragonfly redundant

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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby Cornish fixer » 05 Dec 2017, 21:17

Hi guys , would these work on my mates photon extreme giving more clarity ???? Looking forward to muskett review if he can get his mate out with the drone :thumbup:

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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby wall90 » 06 Dec 2017, 17:53

got a ruby for my t20,replaced my t50 with it much smaller package,with my mtc scope and my ny300 I got a much clearer picture and could definitely see further than my standard t50

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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby Muskett » 06 Dec 2017, 18:16

First report, 5 minutes out tonight at 17.45. Still not black out, but at least dark. A good strong wind at least, so clear.
Using the new WDV800S behind a Sidewinder 4-16x50, and XSearcher aspherical torch with Ruby.

I have my favourite gate at 280m. For years have used it for all my NV reference.

The Ruby takes my combo out to the gate at the scope set at x16 power. :clap:
Never been able to manage that before, nowhere near. Even when I had the early DPx10 with a BlackSun in the same torch it got to 280 but I wouldn't have taken a shot. Not sure I still would with the new setup, but its more tempting. At that extreme range the atmospherics were the limiting factor.
I felt the Ruby maximised the WDV potential for long distance when combined with the Sidewinder. The limitations of the sensor and screen were found which is accomplished enough for mer mortals. I can't see how any more ir would help. A 70m rabbit I've never had so crisp from a WDV, very close to my old DP.
Here I'm talking shootable range; there is oodles more backstop and peering into the gloom viewing range. More testing to find the latter parameters.
The Sidewinders cross hair in the 800S viewer did seem quite fine, it was OK for me. With some playing I might get it a little crisper but the WDV internal lens seems pushed to get it perfect (my 700 was the same); so a tiny amount of fuz off daylight sharp crisp. Not sure how better the 800L might be; I know Clive loves it. A DP doesn't have the same issue, and does have a superior screen, but then it should for the price.

Sorry have no DP to test, but with its lens, and amolied display screen, then that could be outrageous???? DPx15 now that would be something!

I haven't tested the "jewel" effect looking the other way. All the rabbits and two deer didn't notice anything and happily carried on their business..still are.

So yes Clive's comes up trumps again.
I really don't care for lasers and now don't need to think about them either. I can see beyond what I would shoot to and have the backstop. The only limitation is that digital is a active system so requires the ir to get out there and back. The Ruby certainly can.
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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby cliveward » 06 Dec 2017, 18:21

Hi All,

Just tested a customers WDV 800 S model on an MTC Mamba on 16x with a Ruby Ranger 400 yards no problem.

Also tried an X Searcher with Black Sun Ruby pill again at 16x magnification, 400 yards even less of a problem and picking out the treeline and illuminating the ground and crops in front of it well at 600 yards! :thumbup:


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Re: Black sun ruby

Postby Chrissmith0881 » 06 Dec 2017, 18:50

Does that mean you think the xsearcher with the ruby pill is better than the ranger with the ruby pill Clive?


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