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#7055464 - 01/27/18 07:47 PM Sightmark photon
Retired Sgt. Gilliam Offline
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Anyone shot a Sightmark photon about 300 yards? I have mine sighted in for 100 yards. Missed 3 pigs about 280 yards. Need to test it past 100 yards I guess
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#7055469 - 01/27/18 07:51 PM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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What you need to do is get a big target and see what your drop looks like at 200 and 300. What caliber are you shooting?
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#7055473 - 01/27/18 07:55 PM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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243. I have shot and killed hogs at 300 yards with it in a regular scope. Fight time with this Sightmark photon though. Guess I will test it soon for range. Could hear the pigs squealing later so maybe hit one. Don't know
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#7055476 - 01/27/18 08:00 PM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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Those scope arenít ideal for longer ranges. If hunting in the dark why not stalk closer to them and then shoot, itís easy.
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#7055480 - 01/27/18 08:06 PM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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Yeah. Will have to test shoot at 200 and 300 yards. Then if that don't work stalk it is. Don't have a problem with it.
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#7055574 - 01/27/18 09:30 PM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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I have only used mine at night, and I can't really see targets much past 100 yards with my illuminator. On the other hand, if the moon is out I can see over half a mile.

But I'm not that great a marksman so I usually try to get closer.
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#7055578 - 01/27/18 09:33 PM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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I have a doubler on my photon. With a good ir and some moonlight 300 yds should be very possible.

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#7055643 - 01/27/18 10:52 PM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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A couple of suggestions

The Photon can see as far as you can cast light. Most of the mounts and mounting locations work against you for shooting the IR beam at 300 yards - so you might want to use an IR light that is separate from the weapon system that you know is set to illuminate at those distances

Also landscape is going to fight you, ridges and valleys play heck with splash back and shadows so the pigs will be there one second and then gone in a flash - might be running or might have fallen into a depression or in high grass...

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#7055662 - 01/27/18 11:38 PM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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How much holdover did you use?

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#7055728 - 01/28/18 07:10 AM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: glocker17]
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[quote=glocker17]How much holdover did you use? glocker1
Holdover?
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#7055729 - 01/28/18 07:11 AM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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I have a separate ir light


Edited by Retired Sgt. Gilliam (01/28/18 07:13 AM)
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#7055897 - 01/28/18 10:52 AM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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Originally Posted By: Retired Sgt. Gilliam
[quote=glocker17]How much holdover did you use? glocker1
Holdover?


I think we found your problem.

Don't know the specific load you are using, but you probably have ~8" or so of drop at 280 yards with a 100 yard zero. If you didn't have ~8" of holdover to compensate, your shots went low.


Edited by Double Naught Spy (01/28/18 10:54 AM)
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#7055984 - 01/28/18 12:40 PM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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Just wanted to make sure the scope being digital didn't have something to do with it. Thanks. I think I got it. Going back old school
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#7060051 - 01/31/18 10:27 AM Re: Sightmark photon [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
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Is it a newer version? The newer ones are much better i.m.o. most of them have max. Distance for clarity.

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