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New flir thermal scope #4910205 01/14/14 08:59 PM
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anyone seen this yet. Looks to be a good deal at under $3500. Would open a lot of door for me to get into thermal scopes.

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I think that's the scope I've been waiting for! That would be freakin' sweet on my AR-15 in 300 blk out.



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Re: New flir thermal scope [Re: wburke2010] #4910283 01/14/14 09:35 PM
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You and I both chad. I was really close to buying some night vision as most thermal is out of the range I want to spend. But this changes the game big time. Even with the low model it would still work good for the east texas woods under 100 yards I would imagine.

Ready to see one in person but looks like a April march release date.

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WOW, several thousands less than what I was looking at, AND has the FLIR name and warranty!I NEED to lay hands on one of these, if it's close to what I see, thats a great value for the $


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Very nice! I'd like to get more info on the Nightforce model.



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Re: New flir thermal scope [Re: wburke2010] #4910357 01/14/14 10:12 PM
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Yeah Flir has some great things coming out from shot. Really looking forward to getting hands on.

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Yep, I need one.



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Now the tough choice is do I push this ahead of other wish list items or start a new piggy-bank just for it...

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I'm pretty excited about this as well, but need to see the actual specs. The brochure didn't reveal too much. Given the apparent size it looks like it could possibly be used as a monocular for spotting, then attached to a weapon via quick release mount for engagement. We need to see if Bearclaw can pick one up so we can give the try before a buy up

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I saw it, held it and looked through one

Light , clear , not as much color palette as ATN

Priced lower , attractive and should be affordable for mid end users

I like it , I will carry some

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Please compare it to the new L3 320 and let me know if you get over there

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BIL do you know the price range of the new L3.

You would think with flir coming out with a lower price unit others would follow soon.

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At the dsc show the l3 was $3500-4000. The only rep I could talk to at l3 did not know his product. I will say I liked it better than the 24 and 32 older flir models. I liked the l3 a lot from the view. I don't know the tech stuff. I do know the l3 had a video out spot of some sort and hand a binocular style feel

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Originally Posted By: Appels
I'm pretty excited about this as well, but need to see the actual specs. The brochure didn't reveal too much. Given the apparent size it looks like it could possibly be used as a monocular for spotting, then attached to a weapon via quick release mount for engagement. We need to see if Bearclaw can pick one up so we can give the try before a buy up


I am excited as well...I have been looking around at various night vision options on the market and really wanted the Flir Thermal imaging technology, but was not willing to spend that amount of money. So I started looking around at the GEN 1, 2, 3 stuff and the Photon, and ATN digital technology. But I just couldn't stop thinking about the thermal technology, and it seems now the gloves have started to come off on thermal tech pricing. THE ONE question I need to get answered surrounds the objective magnification and FOV at various distances. I personally like to use a 2x7 scope to get a wide fov for fast target acquisition on close encounters, and moving targets. but with enough scope for say 175 yard shots..I am not sure how the various objective lens options will perform, and would love to find out. I am fairly certain I will take the dive at some point, but I still have questions....

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buy their stock...really up for year.


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Originally Posted By: six_anthonys
buy their stock...really up for year.


Probably gonna rise even more when they release this product.

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I got to see these at their booth at SHOT today. Obviously I didn't get to try it out for real in the field, but seemed like a really impressive device for the price they are planning to sell it out.

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Originally Posted By: ViperEyes
I got to see these at their booth at SHOT today. Obviously I didn't get to try it out for real in the field, but seemed like a really impressive device for the price they are planning to sell it out.


That is good to hear.

Walter

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Our first shipment of the RS Series is inbound! We're pretty excited about the line up!

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Okay, we have been out in the woods using the new FLIR RS Thermal Weapon scopes for the last four day, so forgive me for not answering emails and PMs as we were up at 4AM hunting all day and home again at 2AM to butcher out the night kills. Running full bore on 2-3 hours of sleep per day or perhaps a nap during the afternoon in a stand tends to run you down some....

It was a difficult time with the weather as it was record heat here with 100% mono-thermal environmental temperatures due to the rain and fog and 100% humidity, making it difficult to use both NV & Thermal, but we scored good and all had a damn good time. One night we had clear skies and was the best for using all the high-tech gear and it was put to best good use that night.

I think the funniest story was when we put Victor DiCosola of TNVC on a hog trail by himself with my SIG 556, FLIR T-70/ACOG and DBAL-D2 laser illuminator, two other groups were a 1/4 mile away from him and heard sounder groups of hogs approaching in the night through the thick inpenetrable swamps all around us. Vic had probably a 30 foot clear shooting range from dense underbrush in the hardwood hammock all around him sitting in a chair. He did not know the other groups had heard the hogs coming up out of the swamps into the hardwood hammock as he was alone in the woods. But the hogs bypassed our two other groups somehow and headed up the trial that we had Vic setup on.

He heard quite a bit of thrashing and grunting all around him and low and behold he was surrounded by a large sounder coming right in the trail on him, see eyes he scrambled to get into a shooting position, hoping that the hogs right near all around him would not charge him, one shot right between the eyes with a handloaded Barnes 70 grain TSX dropped a hog in it tracks and the sounder busted out through the woods scrambling all around him. Probably would have been much safer to have been in a tree stand next time!!! LOL

Angelo Brewer of FLIR Corporation brought six of the FLIR RS Thermal weapon scopes with him, we sighted them in at laser measured 50 yards on a handwarmer and were shootin 1/4-1/2 groups in two minutes after first putting the scopes on, the scopes are super easy to sight in, for accuracy I would recommend shooting at 200 yards for final dial in. Three hogs were taken down with both the FLIR RS64-60mm lens, the FLIR RS35-60mm and FLIR RS64-35mm. All worked very well under the extreme environmental conditions and were simple to setup and adjust. If you can use a FLIR PS-32 or LS-64, you can use one of these thermal instruments as they are very intuitive to use and functional to adjust in the night.

Here are some pics from our hunts:

FLIR RS64-60mm on my SIG 556



Guns and FLIR Thermals in trunk



Rifles sighted in




My shooting range on power line at night through thermal



Angelos' Noveske on his stand



Angelos' first sow hog




Nicks RS35-60mm hog @ 125 yards




RS35-35mm hog at 125 yards




Vic on his stand after sunrise






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Just some more FLIR RS Thermal Weapon scope porn....





So far I have got to say that I really DO LIKE the RS32-35mm lens and the RS32-19mm lens scopes, they actually perform way better than I thought they would (very clear with a wide field of view) and are perfectly capable of a 225 yard accurate targeting shot even when magnified, these are the best bang for the buck in thermal that I know.

The two RS64-60mm lens and the RS32-60mm lens are great for long range targeting but you give up allot of FOV in the process, would work excellent out in wide open pastures, agricultural crops, and higher mountain elevations where you had 300+ yards of clear view at night.


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