By Staff Writer: Charles Coker
Pulsar N750 review
We got to spend some time testing the Pulsar N550 and while it was pretty impressive for the price, it did have some shortcomings. The new Pulsar N750 Digital Night Vision scope has definitely made some big improvements.
The N750 is a digital night vision scope that uses essentially the same technology as digital camcorders and cameras with the use of CCDs to catpure the image and convert it to digital.
The unit uses ultra light sensitive CCDs to be able to intensify the ambient light in the atmosphere to be able to “see in the dark”.
The unit mounts on a rifle via picatinny mount designed to put it at the right eye height for an AR15/10 . You could use it on a bolt action of course but it would be rather high.
The unit has 4.5x magnification with a button labled 1.5x which will take you to 6x magnification. It also has built in infared illumination for times when there is zero ambient light.
It will run off of 4 x AA batteries and has an optional extended run time battery available which I would highly recommend if you plan to use it for more than just the occasional shot as the battery life is very short with the AAs
I am not going to go into every feature of the unit as they are amply covered on their website (link below)
Ok, what do you really want to know? You want to know how well it performs in the field..
How does it stack up against Gen 1, 2 and 3 Nightvsion?
It blows away all Gen 1 and if there is enough ambient light it comes close to Gen 3, I have no experience with the Gen 2 but have tried several Gen 1s and felt they were garbage I wouldn’t spend my money on. So, let’s cut to the chase here, if you are looking for an affordable unit to go hunting with this is a very good option. However, there is NO way I would recommend it (nor do they market it as such) for real “tactical” use where lives are on the line. It is a very fun toy (and I mean that in a good way) for average guys to be able to go play in the woods at night and zap some hogs, coyotes, etc.. If you have at least a quarter moon you can see several hundred yards away and and you could place a clean shot out to I would say 250 yards with some decent ambient light or with IR activated. It does have internal IR that works OK but will of course consume battery life. It is decent but one thing I have noticed with IR activated is that if you are scanning into the trees or brush it will a lot of time cause a lot of flashback at you making it hard to see. It works best in an open area. Of course, an additional IR device is probably the best option as it would consume it’s own separate battery thus extending the run time of the N750s.
There are several settings you need to experiment with to get the best image quality, the most important being the focus setting for the distance to the target and the intensity setting.
You need to experiment with those quite a bit and I would recommend doing so before setting out on your first hunt with it.
The only issue I had really with the unit was when the screen went black the first time I shot it and tightening the battery cover prevented that from happening again.
I really wish it had the ability to record to an SD card vs having to use the output jack to go to an external device.
All in all, it’s a cool unit and definitely a step up from the N550
Below is the Pulsar N750 mounted on my Wilson Combat 6.8 SPC