Meopta introduced a new night vision device (NVD), the MeoNight 1.1. You can use it in multiple ways.
First, you can use it as a night vision monocular (Can You Use a Night Vision Monocular with a Rifle Scope?) if you need a device for stand-alone viewing at night.
The other way of using it is to combine it with a rifle scope so you can use it for night time hunting and shooting. You can place it in front of your rifle scope to get a night vision setup (Photon XT Digital Night Vision Rifle Scopes – Best NV Affordability).
The MeoNight 1.1 has a 1x magnification. It is optionally also available with a 3x magnifying module booster. The field of view (FoV) is 12.2°.
The device will turn itself off if it hasn’t been in use for an hour to conserve battery. This auto shut-off saves battery and allows for an overall battery life of around 50 hours.
Target acquisition is possible up to 600 meters. You can adjust the image intensity through an external brightness control. The higher the intensity of the image, the more battery will also be consumed.
You can use the MeoNight 1.1 in combination with a daytime rifle scope. The easiest is to use Meopta’s quick-release NAR (MIL-STD 1913) mount, which places the device right in front of your optical scope.
Alternatively, you can mount the sight (Guide to Choosing the Best Types of Rifle Scope Mounts) directly onto the objective of your rifle scope. Meopta provides custom adapters for objective diameters of 42mm, 50mm, or 56mm.
If you combine the sight with any scope (Comparing Red Dot vs Holographic Sights vs Scopes), no matter how you mount it, it does come with a remote-control cable. This cable can be attached to the stock of the rifle and allows you to adjust (How do you Adjust a Rifle Scope Up, Down, Left, and Right?) the brightness of the image while keeping your finger on the trigger.
You can use the sight in hunting or tactical situations. It’s rugged and, as you would expect, is water and fog-proof and shock-resistant. The operational temperatures are set for -40°C up to 55°C!
It comes as a complete set that is ready to be used out of the box. You get the device itself, a battery (CR123), Allen keys, Picatinny rail for mounting, protector, and sleeve.
It also includes an eyepiece eyecup, the remote control (as mentioned before), as well as a bag, and a grip/hand strap. In other words, it’s ready to be used out of the box!
The optional accessories you can get include
- Quick Release NAR (Mil-STD 1913) Mount
- 3x Magnification Booster
- Adapters for 42mm, 50mm, and 56mm optical rifle scope objectives