Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
LuisGabriel, marnold, Cl3anslat3, VirginiaHunter, GoGo Gadjet
60482 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77564
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43788
BOBO the Clown 41125
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32683
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30572
facebook
Forum Stats
60482 Members
45 Forums
476319 Topics
6248296 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6135134 - 01/14/16 08:39 AM First Hog Down With The REAP-IR
Bearclaw Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 1698
Loc: Dallas, TX
I was lucky enough to be able to take out the new REAP-IR Mini Thermal Weapon Sight last weekend and also managed to get some video. This unit is a prototype but I would estimate it's about 90% functional. The first thing that I noticed was how much lighter the unit is than the MK II and MK III and also the superb image quality from the 35mm GASIR lens(see images below). I will most definitely be adding a REAP-IR to my personal setup as soon as they are available. I am used to the MK II and MK III turret controls, which overall are easier to use, but the QCM on the IR Patrol and REAP-IR allows for faster and easier access to zoom and calibration. I'm sure there will be lots of questions about REAP-IR vs MK II and MK III and so far it looks like it really comes down to your hunting style and what will work better for you. I also ran the REAP-IR on a helmet and it was not noticeably heavier than a Patrol. With the DLOC mount it was easy to remove the REAP-IR from my helmet and apply to my weapon in under 10 seconds without loosing zero.

I spoke briefly with IRD about this new GASIR lens and they informed me that the benefit to this type of lens does not contract and expand like a normal germanium lens. This allows them to mount the lens in the housing without the need for extra space to account for expanding and contracting.
On the bottom of the REAP-IR objective lens housing there is a hole that leads to a channel that they pump full of some type of epoxy or potting material. That's a good thing because it suspends the lens and makes it much more recoil resistant especially when using heavier calibers.







Here is a video from a portion of the hunt below. Please keep in mind it was 95% or more humidity all weekend and as always it looks better through the scope.
NOTE: IRD is aware that the thumb stick sensitivity is a little too sensitive and it will be adjusted accordingly. The over-sensitivity on the prototype causes the QCM to appear under recoil.

Top
#6135178 - 01/14/16 09:03 AM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
bigjoe8565 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 3829
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Awesome video

Top
#6135211 - 01/14/16 09:22 AM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
Double Naught Spy Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4182
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Nifty scope!!
_________________________
Kill a Hog and Save the Planet
My Videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6la_HDvAobPBTDtj5B-lQ

Top
#6135420 - 01/14/16 10:55 AM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
dfwroadkill Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3260
Loc: D/FW, TX
Cool rig...

Top
#6135883 - 01/14/16 03:40 PM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
fill Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 75
Loc: San Diego to Caddo Mills
Nice review, thanks. Ive been eyeballing this one for awhile now. I like the form factor a lot.

Nothing says its time to go hog hunting like a 40 round PMAG. I like your style.
_________________________
A transplant.....but one of the good ones

Top
#6136105 - 01/14/16 05:50 PM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
Deadend Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 1956
Loc: Mineola,TX
rifle taz

That dude had to go ,,,great video
_________________________
903-312-0609
www.guideonlakefork.com
www.lakeforkduckhunting.com

Top
#6136610 - 01/14/16 11:15 PM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
CharlieCTx Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 781
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Any projections on what it will sell for?

Charlie

Top
#6136640 - 01/15/16 12:49 AM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: fill]
Bearclaw Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 1698
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: fill
Nothing says its time to go hog hunting like a 40 round PMAG. I like your style.


Carrying 2 mags is a pain in the rear and you never know, you just never know! elmer

Top
#6137400 - 01/15/16 02:09 PM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
Pig_Popper Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 581
Loc: Fort Worth
@ 52 seconds, what animal is that in the background on the far left side of the screen?

Looks like another pig head (ears).
_________________________
I smell Bacon

Top
#6137629 - 01/15/16 04:10 PM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
Hunter-Steve Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 713
Loc: Plano. TX
Thanks for posting.
_________________________
NRA Life Member - NRA Certified Instructor

Top
#6137828 - 01/15/16 06:00 PM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Pig_Popper]
Bearclaw Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 1698
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
@ 52 seconds, what animal is that in the background on the far left side of the screen?

Looks like another pig head (ears).


That's a bird flying through the air.

Top
#6138441 - 01/16/16 08:38 AM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: CharlieCTx]
Bearclaw Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 1698
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Any projections on what it will sell for?

Charlie


$7,495

Top
#6138566 - 01/16/16 11:11 AM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
der Teufel Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 686
Loc: Central Texas
Nice Shooting. Guys like you and DNS make it look easy to hit a running hog. My experience tells me otherwise, though. Congratulations!
_________________________
You can never have too much ammo — unless you're swimming.

Top
#6309892 - 05/24/16 03:42 PM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
Bearclaw Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 1698
Loc: Dallas, TX

Top
#6312362 - 05/26/16 12:21 PM Re: First Hog Down With The REAP-IR [Re: Bearclaw]
Bearclaw Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 1698
Loc: Dallas, TX
Here is another video from the REAP-IR


You will notice in some of the videos that the icons appear under recoil. This is caused by the thumb-stick moving and activating the icons. This was an issue early on when the REAP-IR was released, but there has been an update made to the firmware on all new REAP-IR units to incorporate a thumb-stick lock. When activated, the thumb-stick lock requires you to press in one time on the thumb-stick instead of up, down, left, or right to activate the thumb-stick. It's a feature you can turn off in the REAP-IR settings. The unit used in the videos was one of the very first REAP-IR units and just has not had the firmware updated to add the thumb-stick lock.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide