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#6330295 - 06/10/16 10:57 AM 940nm IR flashlights?
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Has anyone had any success using one of the new T-20 style focusable 940nm IR flashlights on digital scopes like the Photon? Distance? Sure would be nice to eliminate that red glow at the end of the 850nm tube.


Edited by DoubleUp (06/10/16 10:58 AM)

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#6330337 - 06/10/16 11:40 AM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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Sweet spot for digital is 840 per the manufacturer(s)
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#6330464 - 06/10/16 01:32 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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You are going to severely limit your distance/usability if you go with the 940 nm. As P_P noted, the sweet spot is much lower.
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#6330589 - 06/10/16 04:13 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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Thanks to both of you. Just wondering if anyone has tried it. I have several lights in 850nm with various head sizes. I was hoping maybe some of the newer lights in 940nm with zoom focus might work.

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#6330671 - 06/10/16 05:42 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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For it to really work, you gotta up the power considerably.
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#6330764 - 06/10/16 07:33 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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Which ups the weight
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#6331010 - 06/11/16 05:08 AM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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And the 940 still glows. Go with your 850's.

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#6331011 - 06/11/16 05:09 AM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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Edit...


Edited by dfwroadkill (06/11/16 05:09 AM)

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#6331692 - 06/11/16 08:02 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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ATN X-Sight II and Uniquefire 1508 with 50 mm lens in 940nm

https://youtu.be/bcNdbM9ljag

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#6331738 - 06/11/16 08:45 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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Nice, but only 45 yards.
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#6331739 - 06/11/16 08:48 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Nice, but only 45 yards.
Don't even need IR light for that far haha
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#6332083 - 06/12/16 09:20 AM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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I get a little over 230yrds with mine. My 850 gets out past 400yrds. Some scopes can't see the 940 light. A lot of critters see above 850nm. However, none I've came accross see the 940nm light. I bought my T20 pill from Ian in the UK.

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#6332508 - 06/12/16 03:55 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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What scope are you shooting HS?

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#6336944 - 06/15/16 08:57 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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850 glow at 50+ yards is not worth changing to 940. People hunt yotes with flashlights so what't the big deal with a little glow?
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#6337568 - 06/16/16 01:41 PM Re: 940nm IR flashlights? [Re: DoubleUp]
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I've come across yotes that are educated to ANY light at all.

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