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Does anybody own any of the laser designators that mount on a rifle to where it is like night vision when looking through the scope?

If so, how do these work for you and what brand is yours? I have found a site where I can get wholesale pricing on some ( around $100 with mounts ) and I would like to mount one on my .270 for nightime hog/ coyote hunting.
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A laser designator is what we use in the military to guide in certain munitions to a target. NVGs, or Night Vision Goggles or Scopes, use any available ambiant light to enable an individual to see in shades of green at night. They are two separate and different pieces of equipment. If you're looking for a Night Vision Scope, Optics Planet has a good selection. Don't think you want a laser designator unless I totally missed the question.
 

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the laser designators like I speak of either mount on the side of a quad rail such as found on an AR or on top of a scope, it shines the laser and you see it through the scope to light up your target at night. they are cheaper alternatives to night vision scopes.

he put it on an airgun here, but this shows how it works
 

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In most cases this is an infrared beam, not a laser designator. The beam can only be seen through googles or a scope designed to see the beam. Very nice stuff in a combat zone and very deadly. Modern NVGs can see this beam.
 

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Maybe I misunderstood, but if you can see it, it's not a laser designator which designates a target. Just a laser.
 

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No its not a laser sight. Its a green adjustable focus laser that mounts on your scope and you adjust the beam so whenever you look through the scope at night it fills up your view through the scope and allows you to make long distance shots at night.

The green light doesn't spook the animals and it appears to be like night vision through your optics
 

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lp04, post the site where you saw this so we can look at it. Stills sounds like a laser sight attached to a night vision scope.
 

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lp04, I looked at the youtube video and you're right, he does call it a laser designator. To me it's still a laser sight because you can see it. A true designator like those used in the military cannot be seen because it leads back to the guy targeting. I'd like to get my hands on this and try it because he is using an ordinary scope to see the beam. If it works like he demonstrates it, it would be fun to try at night. Let us know if you get one and the results.
 

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Just a green laser sight. To me a starlight scope or NVG's would be a much better alternative for hunting hogs and yotes at night.
 
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