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How do you carry your monocular? #8352338 08/15/21 04:20 PM
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My current monocular(quantum xd38a) has as neck strap which make it very convenient to use just like a pair of binoculars. I'm thinking about upgrading to the Helion line but it seems they only have the hand strap. I scan a lot so this means I have to pull it out of a pocket every time I use it. Thought maybe a holster of some type. So maybe I'm just getting old and like to bitch about everything(I thought Pulsar should have kept the remote) but I'm gonna miss a neck strap.

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I think you're just getting old..... roflmao I'm joking!

I don't normally use lanyards but if you want, you can still do that with a Helion via two easy options. First is connecting your lanyard to the hand strap or to the hand strap clip that's permanently attached to the Helion. Second is the Helion has a tripod jack in the bottom of it and some guys will buy a little D-ring that has a male tripod bolt on the back side and you screw it into the Helion and have a quick easy D-ring to connect to. Either way is super simple, you just need to find a lanyard you like.

One more tip, if you want a nice neoprene padded neck strap, look for a saxaphone strap. They are affordale, light weight, comfortable and they usually come with a quick clip on it so you could easily snap it off and onto your D-ring or hand strap on the Helion.

I hope that helps.

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Re: How do you carry your monocular? [Re: Outdoor Legacy] #8352454 08/15/21 07:16 PM
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Thanks Jason, that's good to know. I'll call you when I decide which Helion and then will look for the that D-ring.

Re: How do you carry your monocular? [Re: red stick] #8352484 08/15/21 08:17 PM
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This is what I use...

https://smile.amazon.com/outstanding-Camera-Holder-Rubber-Release/dp/B082F441KJ/ref=sr_1_10?crid=5VC4RG7U8R8M&dchild=1&keywords=lanyard+d+ring+camera&qid=1629058531&sprefix=lan%2Caps%2C208&sr=8-10

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Re: How do you carry your monocular? [Re: red stick] #8355864 08/18/21 11:48 PM
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I preface a lot of my posts in Firearms and Optics by saying im ignorant of many things.... So, what would a monocular be used for that a binocular couldnt?


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It's a thermal monocular. Now I would love to have some thermal binoculars but they are a little pricey.

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Re: How do you carry your monocular? [Re: red stick] #8355937 08/19/21 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by red stick
It's a thermal monocular. Now I would love to have some thermal binoculars but they are a little pricey.

Thanks, now I know. For me, night time is for sleeping, so I dont know about that stuff. Speaking of which, its 8pm, time to grab a good book and hit the hay.


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Re: How do you carry your monocular? [Re: red stick] #8355967 08/19/21 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by red stick
It's a thermal monocular. Now I would love to have some thermal binoculars but they are a little pricey.


Off hand, I can't think of anyone who makes thermal binoculars. A couple places make thermal bi-oculars, but not binoculars. You don't get stereo vision with a bi-ocular.


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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
Originally Posted by red stick
It's a thermal monocular. Now I would love to have some thermal binoculars but they are a little pricey.


Off hand, I can't think of anyone who makes thermal binoculars. A couple places make thermal bi-oculars, but not binoculars. You don't get stereo vision with a bi-ocular.



I stand corrected. I'm 73 with sometimers so cut me some slack. lol Besides they kinda look like binoculars.

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They are commonly referred to as binoculars and they function as such but they do actually only have one objective lens and two eyepieces. Pulsar makes the Accolade 2 XP50 LRF PRO's for $5,900 and N-Vision has 2 models for $5,800 and $5,900. The Accolades are actually a better deal because I believe they offer a better image quality, they include video recording, a 8-10 hour removable battery, auto calibration/NUC and a laser range finder. Not cheap....but they are nice!

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That is just it, Jason, they do not function as binoculars as they do not have binocular vision. They function as a monocular that you see with both eyes. That companies like to misrepresent them is pretty funny.

So with the models you mentioned, you get more weight, expense, and night blinded in both eyes without the benefit of getting binocular vision.


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Funny thing about night blindness. I use to scan with my left eye and use my right eye on the thermal scope. But after about an hour or so of scanning with the left eye I began to get double crosshairs with the right eye. So now I scan and shoot with the right eye. No more double crosshairs.

And Brian, when's the ETA in the hog killing zones of north Texas?

Re: How do you carry your monocular? [Re: Double Naught Spy] #8357979 08/21/21 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
This is what I use...

https://smile.amazon.com/outstanding-Camera-Holder-Rubber-Release/dp/B082F441KJ/ref=sr_1_10?crid=5VC4RG7U8R8M&dchild=1&keywords=lanyard+d+ring+camera&qid=1629058531&sprefix=lan%2Caps%2C208&sr=8-10

Do NOT get the 2 piece rings. They will come apart eventually.


Just ordered these for my Helion 2. Thanks!

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Great idea. I just ordered this solution. Thanks.

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