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Night Op Loadout


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Shodakan

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So Im thinking about running in the night op on Friday as there are still tickets up for grabs. My question is what is recommended as a load-out? I dont run Night vision as I prefer wearing a boonie over tac helmet. I do run a laser light combo on my M4 but I was wondering if I should pick up a low light scope form my rifle to use? 

 

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There are two (technically three) ways to roll during a low light op.

1) NODs - helmet or head mount.  Mounting to the rifle kinda sucks since you're adding a lot of weight and forcing yourself to hold the rifle up in order to observe your surroundings.  Boonie caps are great for concealment and keeping the sun off you - neither of which are particularly necessary at night.  

2) Flashlight - works great if you can't afford NODs.  Turns night into day in a small space, along with telling everyone around you where you are.  Works both ways.

3) No light source at all.  Sucks.  Don't impale yourself.

Lasers are good but same problem - it will announce your location to everyone.  You will not get enough light amplification on target with a laser for proper IDing so you will need some sort of light source (1 or 2).  I assume that "laser light combo" means you have a vis laser and vis light, which is good as a minimum.

Low light scopes are better than nothing, but I do not think the cost benefit is worth it.  You will probably need a RDS with your low light in order to aim (lol aiming in airsoft) and the RDS may damage your scope.



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So Im thinking about running in the night op on Friday as there are still tickets up for grabs. My question is what is recommended as a load-out? I dont run Night vision as I prefer wearing a boonie over tac helmet. I do run a laser light combo on my M4 but I was wondering if I should pick up a low light scope form my rifle to use? 

 

Thanks

Cody "Hulk" W.

 

A weapon light would be advisable for... you know doing shit at night ;)


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Weather depending, there should be a lot of moon illumination this year at copperhead.


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