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#5422612 - 11/15/14 03:46 PM Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar...
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On this hunt I had the UNV doubler on my Photon XT. Other accessories include the UNV 20 IR and UNV MDVR. Shot was 97 yards in gusty winds on a 29 degree night. Hope you enjoy the vid... up


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#5422688 - 11/15/14 04:20 PM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Good job.

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#5422705 - 11/15/14 04:28 PM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Great shot and video. I like that doubler, is is specifically for the XT or is that the one that is for the original photon?

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#5422817 - 11/15/14 05:11 PM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: ccreyeder]
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Originally Posted By: ccreyeder
Great shot and video. I like that doubler, is is specifically for the XT or is that the one that is for the original photon?


The doubler was made for the original Photon, but works just the same on the XT. It seems to make the image a little crisper as well. Tyler has them. I enjoy your vids as well. You take all the extra time to add the little interviews in and such. Gives it a professional feel. Nice work. I'm afraid I don't have a TV face or a radio voice... up

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#5422822 - 11/15/14 05:12 PM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Originally Posted By: dfwroadkill
Originally Posted By: ccreyeder
Great shot and video. I like that doubler, is is specifically for the XT or is that the one that is for the original photon?


The doubler was made for the original Photon, but works just the same on the XT. It seems to make the image a little crisper as well. Tyler has them. I enjoy your vids also. You take all the extra time to add the little interviews in and such. Gives it a professional feel. Nice work. I'm afraid I don't have a TV face or a radio voice... up

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#5422824 - 11/15/14 05:12 PM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Originally Posted By: ccreyeder
Great shot and video. I like that doubler, is is specifically for the XT or is that the one that is for the original photon?


The doubler was made for the original Photon, but works just the same on the XT. It seems to make the image a little crisper as well. Tyler has them. I enjoy your vids also. You take all the extra time to add the little interviews in and such. Gives it a professional feel. Nice work. I'm afraid I don't have a TV face or a radio voice... up


Edited by dfwroadkill (11/15/14 05:13 PM)

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#5422852 - 11/15/14 05:22 PM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Very cool video!
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#5423253 - 11/15/14 09:35 PM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Nice! Which ammo did u use
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#5423311 - 11/15/14 10:08 PM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Hehe! This is what I love. Lots of folks say FMJ won't do the trick. Ever since Iw've had that AR, I have tried all sorts of ammo. The ammo that has run most consistently and is always accurate is about the cheapest around. The old Russian Bear 123 grain FMJ. That is what I used.

This hog flipped anf flopped a bit, but he went nowhere. Killed lots of hogs with that AR and that round. up

Note: I will continue to look for a different round that works as good or better, but right now, that round goes down range with confidence...and that is important.

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#5423747 - 11/16/14 09:23 AM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Nice video! Tell more about the lights on the pen--and the one that came on from the right, apparently by motion detection? red, green, white?? (Fido didn't seem to care)
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#5423778 - 11/16/14 09:41 AM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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The lights are a holdover from when we were using the colored flashlights a few years back. I thought of taking them down, but they still help with seeing if game is around. I use a thermal monocular for spotting these days, but still the lights add to it. The lights on the pen are regular garden variety rechargeable LED landscape lights from Lowes. I think they have been there like 5 years. The one that came on via motion is one I made from a Dorcy light. It's been out there about the same ammount of time and runs off a 6 volt feeder battery, recharged by a 6 volt solar panel.

Don't need them, but they don't bother the game and add a little light to the subject. up

This is the motion light I made:


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#5430350 - 11/18/14 09:08 PM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Registered: 11/28/09
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Awesome video! I have been toying with the idea of night vision for a pig gun, I just don't know anything about them and don't have thousands to spend. That looked great to me and for way less than thermal.

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#5430633 - 11/19/14 05:48 AM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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#5430672 - 11/19/14 06:43 AM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: cantcatch5]
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Originally Posted By: cantcatch5
Awesome video! I have been toying with the idea of night vision for a pig gun, I just don't know anything about them and don't have thousands to spend. That looked great to me and for way less than thermal.


Thanks! Yes, digital night vision is a great way to get started. Heck, some folks stick with it. A good many get around to using a thermal monocular for spotting and a digital scope for shooting. Does a great job for most needs. The Photon XT is a good tool at a great price! up

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#5430794 - 11/19/14 08:04 AM Re: Sightmark Photon XT takes another boar... [Re: dfwroadkill]
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I like my photon

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