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#6608926 - 12/30/16 09:25 PM First Hunt With The Thermal........
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First hunt with the new thermal. A little rusty the first time out but I hope to get better.

Shots were made from 200 yards off a fixed mount.

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#6608946 - 12/30/16 09:49 PM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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That was a mess of pigs!!
Congrats!!
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#6608948 - 12/30/16 09:51 PM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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Cool video. What thermal?

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#6608972 - 12/30/16 10:05 PM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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IR Hunter Mark III 60mm

Shooting a 6.8 caliber with 115gn fmj.

The original picture quality is much better than shown as I uploaded without the benefit of wifi.
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#6609261 - 12/31/16 08:36 AM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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This is a Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick camera mount with a LaRue quick disconnect rail adapter that LaRue designed specifically for it. They are designed to mount on tripods.

https://www.manfrotto.us/horizontal-grip-action-ball-head-with-rc2-rapid-connect

http://www.larue.com/larue-tactical-picatinny-rail-adapter



I have a motion detector mounted to the feeder that sends a signal to a chime in the house. When it goes off I carry the gun to the back fence....lock in the quick connect and shoot.

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#6609297 - 12/31/16 09:20 AM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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^^ nice!!
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#6609416 - 12/31/16 10:32 AM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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For a first thermal hunt, you started with one of the best scopes out there! Cool setup. I like!
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#6609421 - 12/31/16 10:34 AM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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I am so jealous of that kind of hunting convenience! Nice setup. It takes some practice to quickly pick one out when the running starts and stick with it. Excellent shooting at that distance.

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#6609833 - 12/31/16 04:22 PM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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Best scope out there right now IMO. Slick mount. I run 6.8's also and have had good luck with Hornady 123 SST's. Enjoy!

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#6610661 - 01/01/17 09:45 AM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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Originally Posted By: Tbar
This is a Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick camera mount with a LaRue quick disconnect rail adapter that LaRue designed specifically for it. They are designed to mount on tripods.

https://www.manfrotto.us/horizontal-grip-action-ball-head-with-rc2-rapid-connect

http://www.larue.com/larue-tactical-picatinny-rail-adapter



I have a motion detector mounted to the feeder that sends a signal to a chime in the house. When it goes off I carry the gun to the back fence....lock in the quick connect and shoot.



Brilliant!
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#6611036 - 01/01/17 01:53 PM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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That's a great idea and nice set up. I'm on 10 acres with hogs and will have to devise a similar set up.
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#6611835 - 01/01/17 11:45 PM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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That is a nice convenience.

I get a txt from my cell cameras. and have to load up and drive 40 minutes.

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#6612957 - 01/02/17 06:16 PM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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Ok, got home....edited and downloaded the video on the desktop. Its a little better quality. Listen for the thump as I hit the hog the second time.


Scope has a decent microphone.


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#6613744 - 01/03/17 06:31 AM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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It's not nearly as easy to shoot at running hogs as people seem to think it is, is it? Takes lots of practice. Stay after them. By the way did you notice the blood squirting out the side of the one hog before it dropped?

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#6613878 - 01/03/17 08:24 AM Re: First Hunt With The Thermal [Re: Tbar]
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Congrats, awesome set,fresh pork forever ,,,,

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