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#6031111 - 11/15/15 06:11 PM 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator
Afalex1 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/13
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Loc: Abilene, TX
This is the second night of eradication in the pecan orchards We had a NNW wind and the entrance is on the North side so the wind was at our backs. I was hoping the hogs would be on the East side of the property and we could sneak in a little ways at least. NOPE. They were right in the road and knew we were there, but not what we were. They didn't spook right away, but got anxious and decided to head out. Tru2LifeTaxidermy and I had already made our stalk and simply side stepped to avoid having to shoot around a couple of gates.

I was using the Armasight Predator again and am continually impressed by this little scope. We were able to connect on a hog (shows up as a pixelated blob) at 250-300 yards. I don't have a solid range number with a range finder so I won't say a specific distance. I would say the realistic useable shooting distance with this scope is 150-175 yards. Beyond that it's hard to distinctly ID your target and place an accurate shot. With hogs and eradication hunting I'm not overly concerned with that, but if I was using it for another animal I would not have stretched out the range.

I tried to explain in the video the way digital zoom works. To make it more clear. The magnification of the glass in the Predator is 1.6x. It can be digitally doubled 2X for 3.2x or quadrupled for 6.4X. Armasight claims 8x, but I don't know how their math works and I very well could be wrong. Most advertisements claim 2-8x25, but if you get the word from the horses mouth http://www.armasight.com/thermal-imaging...ng-weapon-sight it says 1.6X.

Overall, I had a great hunt and have enjoyed using the Predator. Hope you enjoy the video.



Edited by Afalex1 (11/15/15 08:12 PM)
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#6031288 - 11/15/15 07:26 PM Re: 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator [Re: Afalex1]
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Nicely done, sir!
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#6031294 - 11/15/15 07:28 PM Re: 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator [Re: Afalex1]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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Right in Alex great to see the video. Now let's finish punching these deer tags and get after pigs again!

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#6031383 - 11/15/15 07:54 PM Re: 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator [Re: Afalex1]
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That was cool and a bunch of pigs. I like that some ran right at you.
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#6031422 - 11/15/15 08:07 PM Re: 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Afalex1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tru2lifetaxidermy
Right in Alex great to see the video. Now let's finish punching these deer tags and get after pigs again!


I punched 2 deer tags for the season and that's probably it for me. I'm ready for the hog slaying!
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#6031590 - 11/15/15 09:08 PM Re: 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator [Re: Afalex1]
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What a sounder ,,, good shooting ,thanks for video
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#6031670 - 11/15/15 09:45 PM Re: 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator [Re: Afalex1]
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Nice going, guys.
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#6032781 - 11/16/15 01:38 PM Re: 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator [Re: Afalex1]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
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Alex let me know when you will be back this way or Chad and I can head down by you. I also punch a tag with a doe and two jelly heads yesterday

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#6035187 - 11/17/15 02:21 PM Re: 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Afalex1 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/13
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Loc: Abilene, TX
Woohoo, jelly heads. I s to ll have yet to get one. Unfortunately I'm on invite only status on a place down here and can't being friends. I'll let you know when I'm back up your way. Maybe Turkey day weekend.
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#6035646 - 11/17/15 05:51 PM Re: 1/2 Dozen Down with Armasight Predator [Re: Afalex1]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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Well I'll be with mark that weekend so we will be poised to kill. Come up here for jelly heads this spring we are covered up with them damn birds

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