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#5691334 - 04/09/15 04:45 AM No Call Bobcat
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As is usually the case with predators for me, I was really after hogs, but this bobcat appeared. He was after some critters in the field that scattered before the video started and was slowing down as he realized he wasn't going to get them...and that is when I got him.

The shot entered the right side of the neck and exited on the left side about midway down the body. Surprisingly as compared to previous bobcat kills with SST ammo, there was no massive exit wound this time.

The scope is the Pulsar Apex XD50 thermal scope. The PiP function was very helpful on this smaller target, especially with it moving like it was.
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#5691369 - 04/09/15 06:08 AM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 02/23/11
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PIP looks nice. I'd probably get carried away looking at it instead of the larger view.

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#5691495 - 04/09/15 07:49 AM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Cool video and congrats on the kitty.

Question though, do these scopes have any kind of magnification on them? On many of the NV videos I have seen, I see the vertical/horizontal lines on the scope but they don't really make a true X. I did notice yours had a dot on this scope. Anyway, I was wondering how you pinpoint the impact area to assure a quick kill every time? Can you magnify the target to be more precise with shot placement on these NV scopes? Just wondering as I have never used one.
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#5691592 - 04/09/15 08:30 AM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Good questions. Like any other optics, features vary by make and model. This scope is a 384x288 resolution 2x (optical) with 4x (digital) zoom. The normal thermal I hunt with is a 640x 480 resolution 3x (optical) with up to 24x (digital) zoom.

As for the crosshairs, I find the crosshairs on many electronic scopes to be too thick and blocking of too much of the image. Most of the scopes give you multiple options and the shooter uses what he/she likes best. I like a nice little dot reticle or a reticle that clutters as little of the center of the image as possible.
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#5691681 - 04/09/15 09:00 AM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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So the APEX kills Hogs and Bobcats !

What about Coyotes?

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#5691724 - 04/09/15 09:15 AM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
High Country Archer Offline
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Good questions. Like any other optics, features vary by make and model. This scope is a 384x288 resolution 2x (optical) with 4x (digital) zoom. The normal thermal I hunt with is a 640x 480 resolution 3x (optical) with up to 24x (digital) zoom.

As for the crosshairs, I find the crosshairs on many electronic scopes to be too thick and blocking of too much of the image. Most of the scopes give you multiple options and the shooter uses what he/she likes best. I like a nice little dot reticle or a reticle that clutters as little of the center of the image as possible.


Thanks for the info. Would be cool to see a video of these options. I am considering getting a NV scope but don't know where to start.
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#5691941 - 04/09/15 10:58 AM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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For that, might I suggest you turn to the man that enjoys exploring all the ins and outs of scope features, HuntTXhogs. Or, you can simply go to the website for the respective scope you are interested in and see what choices they offer. Most scopes have at least 4 options. The Pulsar Digisight has 13, IIRC. My Zeus has 6. ATNs have several. IR Hunters have several....and you get the picture.
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#5691974 - 04/09/15 11:22 AM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: High Country Archer]
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Originally Posted By: High Country Archer
On many of the NV videos I have seen, I see the vertical/horizontal lines on the scope but they don't really make a true X.


Another thought on this is that what you may be seeing is the recorder sometimes loses part of the reticle in the recording. You see it in the viewfinder, but not the recording...

Also, I do like the PIP, but will say this scope is in dire need of it. That bobcat was tiny at 60 yards without it...

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#5691978 - 04/09/15 11:23 AM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: High Country Archer]
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Originally Posted By: High Country Archer
I am considering getting a NV scope but don't know where to start.


Skip everything else and go straight to thermal. You'll save a lot of money... roflmao

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#5692070 - 04/09/15 12:15 PM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
DavidK Offline
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Registered: 06/09/11
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Loc: Albuquerque, NM
You and bobcats, I rarely see them, congrats
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#5692185 - 04/09/15 01:02 PM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Awesome. You get an A+ for this video.

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#5693109 - 04/09/15 09:52 PM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 12/22/09
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Loc: Emory,TX
Great video. Great job
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#5694356 - 04/10/15 07:15 PM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 08/05/12
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Great video! He was hauling. What did he see? Mice? Birds?

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#5694405 - 04/10/15 07:48 PM Re: No Call Bobcat [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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I saw four streaks take off left and right that I assume were little birds. For the life of me I don't know if he saw them fly in or what, but the spot where he is slowing down is where they took off from.
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