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Got a new thermal scope - IR Hunter MK3 35mm - took down some pigs with it last night #7880029 06/24/20 07:15 PM
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Well I finally treated myself to a top tier thermal optic - these scopes have been available for years and I’ve been saving my pennies and recently let go of some nice equipment in the classifieds to get to this point.

I was hoping some new tech would be available in 2020 but I suppose we are sort of hitting a ceiling with respects to what can be squeezed out of 12 and 17 micron systems in civilian optics.

Anyways - - -

Zeroing went off without a hitch, used a 1 1/2 inch foil square at 25 and 100 yards to dial it in, wasn’t to far off center on a 308 AR.

Decided to start on 308 win which is the top recoil rating for the scope - I want to see how it handles the recoil right out of the gates before giving it a run on Grendels / ARC / 22 cals. So far no issues with performance.

Sort of got blindsided by external battery kits - I’m so used to hooking into the video/accessory port and being up and running - well after 10 mins of trying to get my anker battery to power up through the USB connection going into the IR Hunters video port I called tech support - (DoubleNaughtSpy). He didn’t razz me too bad but essentially “You can’t do that” was the answer. Hours of research and 200 more dollars later I got squared away with a TNVC TRB Kit. Works fine so far other than one gripe that the scope and the battery power level of the TRB kit don’t sync up - oh well....

Went on a couple hunts last week and the hogs no showed me.

It was difficult watching the rain for the next few days knowing I had the new scope on the rifle ready to go ....

DNS was generous and offered to have me tag along last night and I finally scratched a long time itch of killing some hogs with my very own IR Hunter - have a look !


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Re: Got a new thermal scope - IR Hunter MK3 35mm - took down some pigs with it last night [Re: Pig_Popper] #7880043 06/24/20 07:38 PM
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Seems like you're on to something good!

Looking forward to getting more reports of your adventures with the new weapon sight.


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Re: Got a new thermal scope - IR Hunter MK3 35mm - took down some pigs with it last night [Re: Pig_Popper] #7880431 06/25/20 03:01 AM
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I think you will like the scope, particularly if the color changing settles out.


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Re: Got a new thermal scope - IR Hunter MK3 35mm - took down some pigs with it last night [Re: Pig_Popper] #7880559 06/25/20 11:45 AM
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glad to hear it wasn't hard to zero. looks great

Re: Got a new thermal scope - IR Hunter MK3 35mm - took down some pigs with it last night [Re: Pig_Popper] #7881067 06/25/20 07:09 PM
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doode... wth do you think you're doing? i saw you go black hot. don't you know blm!!!

Re: Got a new thermal scope - IR Hunter MK3 35mm - took down some pigs with it last night [Re: Pig_Popper] #7881089 06/25/20 07:33 PM
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Ha - DJ you would notice that - ALM ...


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Re: Got a new thermal scope - IR Hunter MK3 35mm - took down some pigs with it last night [Re: Pig_Popper] #7882374 06/26/20 10:27 PM
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Man. It looks like you nailed him right between the eyes. He went down fast.
I'll have to catch the rest of it on the DNS video.

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Re: Got a new thermal scope - IR Hunter MK3 35mm - took down some pigs with it last night [Re: Pig_Popper] #7882384 06/26/20 10:35 PM
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Yeah we sorta shot him in DA FACE


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