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#6407157 - 08/13/16 09:31 PM Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator
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Was another great hunt at Wolf Pen Hog Hunts. Always have a great time there.



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#6407178 - 08/13/16 09:51 PM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Boaring ...

cheers
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#6407199 - 08/13/16 10:06 PM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
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Lol ty
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#6407878 - 08/14/16 03:31 PM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: jtprocaddie]
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That was a lot of bacon on the hoof. I have only seen a sounder come running in like that once, and we weren't expecting it and it was very early in my hunting career so it freaked us out. Would love to see it again

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#6407903 - 08/14/16 03:57 PM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Well, I didn't watch the whole video — it kinda exceeded my attention span. sleep

However, I was (am) confused about the reference to the ballistic calculator. Is it necessary to use the ballistic calculator for a 40-yard shot with the X-Sight?
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#6407954 - 08/14/16 04:38 PM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: jtprocaddie]
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If you have it sighted it on a range (say 100 yds), turn the calculator on with your environmentals and round characteristics, then change the range to your new point... it will "move" the reticle/zero to support the new distance. I have to admit that's pretty neat if it works.

There is a range finder on the scope as well.

I gave up on my X-Sight-I and bought one of MDMorrow's Thor castoffs. smile

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#6408651 - 08/15/16 07:24 AM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: der Teufel]
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Originally Posted By: der Teufel
Well, I didn't watch the whole video — it kinda exceeded my attention span. sleep

However, I was (am) confused about the reference to the ballistic calculator. Is it necessary to use the ballistic calculator for a 40-yard shot with the X-Sight?
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My .223/5.56 sighted in at 100 usually shoots 2 inches low at 50 yards and 3 at 25. With the ballistic calculator there is no more guess work and I am dead on at any yardage.
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#6408743 - 08/15/16 08:43 AM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: jtprocaddie]
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It appears the ballistic calculations are made in # of Feet, so if you have a newbie at the controls lets look at yards versus feet.

50 yards = 150 ft

100 yards = 300 ft

500 yards = 1500 ft

Depending on the field for user input of distance it could have a pretty big effect on moving the reticle.

An interesting test would be to setup a target at 50 yards (gun zerod) at 100 and enter your calculation for 50 yards (150 ft) and take a shot. And then purposely input an erroneous value of 500 yards (1500 ft) and take another shot.

See what the variance is at 50 yards and then carry that out to 500.

Point being that this type of technology, while useful if it works, can also be dangerous and simply adding an extra zero or calculating for a shot at one location transitioning to another location and forgetting to change the distance value could send bullets over target , over the horizon , and we all know who is ultimately responsible for where the bullet lands...

Can you pull off this test for us JTPRo?


Edited by Pig_Popper (08/15/16 12:33 PM)
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#6408908 - 08/15/16 10:45 AM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie
Originally Posted By: der Teufel
Well, I didn't watch the whole video — it kinda exceeded my attention span. sleep

However, I was (am) confused about the reference to the ballistic calculator. Is it necessary to use the ballistic calculator for a 40-yard shot with the X-Sight?
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My .223/5.56 sighted in at 100 usually shoots 2 inches low at 50 yards and 3 at 25. With the ballistic calculator there is no more guess work and I am dead on at any yardage.


Ok , maybe we don't want to ask that JTPRO do the testing - are there any other Xsight II users out there monitoring this thread that are willing to assist?

Note: I watched your TXgamehunters ballistic calculator tutorial, posted below. At 7:33 you shoot a round at the upper right target, the bullet clearly lands at 3" high and 1" right but you deem it to have landed 14" left and 4" down ..... "Be back I have to make a few adjustments" and when you return the upper left target is shot all to hell !!! confused2



Sorry but it just isn't results I'm willing to trust.

Disclaimer: Don't get me wrong, the ballistic calculator is a function that interests me (for shots past 200 yards not for 40 yards) and I don't care what brand the scope is so this isn't an Xsight II bash fest. The test scenario above would be a good test to determine parameters for use and then more testing would benefit consumers in making a decision whether the BC will work for them.
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#6409507 - 08/15/16 05:32 PM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie
Originally Posted By: der Teufel
Well, I didn't watch the whole video — it kinda exceeded my attention span. sleep

However, I was (am) confused about the reference to the ballistic calculator. Is it necessary to use the ballistic calculator for a 40-yard shot with the X-Sight?
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My .223/5.56 sighted in at 100 usually shoots 2 inches low at 50 yards and 3 at 25. With the ballistic calculator there is no more guess work and I am dead on at any yardage.


Ok , maybe we don't want to ask that JTPRO do the testing - are there any other Xsight II users out there monitoring this thread that are willing to assist?

Note: I watched your TXgamehunters ballistic calculator tutorial, posted below. At 7:33 you shoot a round at the upper right target, the bullet clearly lands at 3" high and 1" right but you deem it to have landed 14" left and 4" down ..... "Be back I have to make a few adjustments" and when you return the upper left target is shot all to hell !!! confused2 .....





My sight was not sighted in and so I cut out the part where I sighted in and its 7 shots to re sights in. I was originally looking at a hole that was NOT the bullet hole my rifle was making haha.


I have not tested it beyond 100 yards yet as my range is not that long. There was on eof our users who used it on his .22lr out to 200 with no issues. And as you can see from the videos above from 100 down to 25 its dead on every time (except when I make a bad shot.)

I am not even going to go in on your consistent negativity towards every post I make and every post regarding the X-Sight. Clearly you are not impressed with it, and that is what is best for you.

That was not even the point of this video.. This video was meant to be an enjoyable hunting video, and I mentioned what I was using.

If you think everyone's tutorial is sub-par then shut up, buy one and do one yourself. Until then I guess we can expect you to keep up with the sofa commentary.
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#6409918 - 08/15/16 08:36 PM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie
Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie
Originally Posted By: der Teufel
Well, I didn't watch the whole video — it kinda exceeded my attention span. sleep

However, I was (am) confused about the reference to the ballistic calculator. Is it necessary to use the ballistic calculator for a 40-yard shot with the X-Sight?
--


My .223/5.56 sighted in at 100 usually shoots 2 inches low at 50 yards and 3 at 25. With the ballistic calculator there is no more guess work and I am dead on at any yardage.


Ok , maybe we don't want to ask that JTPRO do the testing - are there any other Xsight II users out there monitoring this thread that are willing to assist?

Note: I watched your TXgamehunters ballistic calculator tutorial, posted below. At 7:33 you shoot a round at the upper right target, the bullet clearly lands at 3" high and 1" right but you deem it to have landed 14" left and 4" down ..... "Be back I have to make a few adjustments" and when you return the upper left target is shot all to hell !!! confused2 .....





My sight was not sighted in and so I cut out the part where I sighted in and its 7 shots to re sights in. I was originally looking at a hole that was NOT the bullet hole my rifle was making haha.


I have not tested it beyond 100 yards yet as my range is not that long. There was on eof our users who used it on his .22lr out to 200 with no issues. And as you can see from the videos above from 100 down to 25 its dead on every time (except when I make a bad shot.)

I am not even going to go in on your consistent negativity towards every post I make and every post regarding the X-Sight. Clearly you are not impressed with it, and that is what is best for you.

That was not even the point of this video.. This video was meant to be an enjoyable hunting video, and I mentioned what I was using.

If you think everyone's tutorial is sub-par then shut up, buy one and do one yourself. Until then I guess we can expect you to keep up with the sofa commentary.



A vendor with attitude !

Good luck with that
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#6410468 - 08/16/16 08:04 AM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper

A vendor with attitude !

Good luck with that


Nah I don't focus on the sale of these anymore as I am too busy with my day job, I mostly focus on the sale of the accessories to make a few extra $ to support my hunting habit. Mostly the Rubber caps for the USB port slot on these scopes that I make.

If I was trying to sell the scope here in this video, you would know it ;-)
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#6410482 - 08/16/16 08:13 AM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: jtprocaddie]
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#6416994 - 08/20/16 12:43 PM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: jtprocaddie]
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The ballistic calculator doesn't work worth a hoot on my 10/22. I have it zeroed at 25, all the correct data in place and I've tried dropping the velocity as low as 800 fps (CCI SV AMMO) and it still wont come up high enough to hit a 8" plate @ 100.


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#6417492 - 08/20/16 07:19 PM Re: Hog hunt / kill shot on video / ATN X-Sight II ballistic calculator [Re: fr3db3ar]
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That was an awesome shot........40 yds. Great video too, I like watching a Chubby guy with sagging pants walking down a Ranch road with his cap turned around backwards.
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