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#6443458 - 09/08/16 09:46 AM Successful Night Hunt
waverider Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 54
I had another successful hunt this week using the Sightmark Photon XT. This IR scope has proven to be a great entry into night time pig hunting. This boar with taken with a 223 Barnes VOR-TX 55 gr TSX @ 114 yards with a single shot just above the left ear. It taped out with a 59" girth. I ended up boiling out the skull for my son.







For those that are hunting with IR/Thermal, what optics do you recommend for scanning? I'm ready to pick up some type of NV monocular to eliminate having to keep watch through the scope all the time.

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#6443842 - 09/08/16 01:49 PM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5502
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
VERY GOOD!

I like my FLIR PS32 (320 resolution, 1x native magnification) that is good for moderate distances. It has an internal, rechargeable battery and lasts for several hours. I don't leave it on all the time and it can last me all night. There is now a 640 resolution version that would be even better.

Pulsar makes the Quantum HD19 (1x) and HD38 (1.8x) and XD50 (2.8x). These are 384 resolution scopes that run on AA batteries (lithium preferred). Neat optics. I would suggest getting at least the HD38.

If you want to spend some more serious cash, IRDefense's IR Patrol (640 resolution, 1x) would be terrific.
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#6443906 - 09/08/16 02:34 PM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
Chris001 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 315
Loc: Spring, TX
Yes, I use the ps32 as well and it's worked perfect for me. I hunt with a pulsar 750 and it's awesome to be able to scan the fields with the ps32.....if it's alive you will see it. Their has been times I couldn't even spot the hog with the scope and had to find it with the Flir...well worth the money
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#6444334 - 09/08/16 06:52 PM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
ktk120 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/14/15
Posts: 117
Loc: Wylie
dang that little one aint much target

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#6464524 - 09/22/16 11:04 PM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
waverider Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 54
Thanks for the recommendations. I ended up picking up a Quantum HD19 unit...looking forward to getting it out in the field.

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#6464604 - 09/23/16 05:51 AM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5502
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Good job! up
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#6464623 - 09/23/16 06:16 AM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
Chief Joe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6162
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
up texas
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#6464832 - 09/23/16 09:16 AM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
bornforit Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 357
Loc: Longview, Tx
I like it. The little one looked like would make a good sandwich.

I noticed in the picture you have the cap open on the scope. If that's how your using it, pop that the middle out of the cap and close the cap on the scope. Refocus it. You will be surprised how much better the picture will be.


Edited by bornforit (09/23/16 09:17 AM)

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#6464894 - 09/23/16 09:57 AM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
Texas buckeye Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3887
Loc: Keller
Don't know how I missed this initial post about the hogs, but that's a good one and love the skull.

You will like the HD19, it is a handy device that makes night hunting so much easier.
Pulsar makes a rechargeable external battery pack for it that will last dang near all night long. I have one of them for my HD38 and don't know why I didn't go to it sooner. Around 100 bucks shipped.

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#6465348 - 09/23/16 03:39 PM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
fracdaddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 100
where did you get the head done?

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#6465433 - 09/23/16 04:43 PM Re: Successful Night Hunt [Re: waverider]
Cooga Bear Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/10/16
Posts: 32
Very nice! The mount turned out great! I'd like to do that the next time we get one worthy enough!

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