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#6985840 - 12/06/17 05:28 PM Scanning for pigs after dark..
Hogz Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 296
Loc: Nebraska
I head to Texas once/twice a year to hunt pigs. I recently purchased the Sightmark Photon with an Evola external IR and love it so far. But I was trying to think of a way to scan the areas with out having to keep turning on the scope to scan. I was considering buying a nv monocular to do this for about $200. I also wanted to buy a mini DVR recorder for the photon ($200 more). Then while searching "night vision"on Amazon I found a palm sized camcorder with night vision for $68. I'm sure the Ir on this thing is only good for close range .. I could use my external IR to help reach out and scan areas with the camcorder. It even has digital zoom. I could scan with it and then have it set on a tripod and possibly record the shot. The external IR would already be lighting up the area I would be aiming at.
So, has anyone ever used this sort of thing. Do you think it would work?
I don't want to put out a bunch of money for a thermal or anything like that since I only go down there maybe twice a year.

Just seeing if anyone has ever tried this? Or maybe I'm just crazy and should just spend the money on a monocular..lol

Thanks in advance
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#6988844 - 12/08/17 03:30 PM Re: Scanning for pigs after dark.. [Re: Hogz]
rico334 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/19/06
Posts: 370
Loc: San Angelo, Texas
I have the same scope and same problem... UPS man just this morning delivered my FLIR TK Scout. I'll begin trying it out tonight and this weekend and will have a report to give you then.

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#6988867 - 12/08/17 03:47 PM Re: Scanning for pigs after dark.. [Re: Hogz]
Stealthjr Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/23/14
Posts: 201
Loc: DFW
Sorry man but the reality is any "low cost" nightvision piece is going to give you poor results unless your ok with scanning directly in front of your face on most nights. hehe.
I have 3 thermals as well as the Sitemark Photon...plus (2) $250 nightvision monoculars. The monoculars are good for 50 yards without a moon and "maybe" 100 yards with a full moon. If you are sitting in a blind and looking for game at a feeder within 100 yards, they will do just fine. Driving around and scanning property and they are not worth a bag of peanuts.
The Sitemark is great for the money and i use it primarily for my kids when they go sit in the blind. There is no replacement for thermals for finding game quickly and accurately...although at a cost of course.

Good luck in your quest!
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#6991908 - 12/11/17 11:35 AM Re: Scanning for pigs after dark.. [Re: Hogz]
Hogz Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 296
Loc: Nebraska
Awesome... Thanks for info. I
I figured I would ask..lol
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#6992078 - 12/11/17 01:38 PM Re: Scanning for pigs after dark.. [Re: Hogz]
ccoker Offline
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Registered: 09/17/09
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agreed with Stealthjr
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