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Old 09-01-2017, 01:43 PM   #2251
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Hey guys a quick update from Pulsar on the firmware for the Trails and Helions. Pulsar just pushed out the new firmware version 02.00.002.A and it's available for download and installation via the StreamVision app. I know everyone was waiting on the audio recording feature to be enabled but it's not going to be in this release. Pulsar is still working on it and from what I've heard and they are saying it should be pushed through as an update this fall.

Here is a quick run down of the new updates. I've just updated one of my Trail XP50's and I had no issues. I'm still testing so I'll report back with any major improvements or problems I notice.

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  • The video recording capabilities have been improved and the recorded video files should be an even better quality.
  • Wi-fi capabilities have been upgraded and the connection strength and stability improved.
  • The stadiametric rangefinder has been tweaked to provide more accurate range finding read outs.
  • Remote controls can be un-paired from the thermal unit and a new/replacement remote paired.

Trail Only Changes
  • Recoil activated video recording has been added.
  • A new reticle named M56F has been added.
  • Shot counter added.
  • When auto-shutdown is enabled there is now a shutdown warning indicator if the scope has been in the stationary position for the per-determined amount of time.

I just thought I'd let all the Trail/Helion owners know so they can go do the update. Hope this info helps, let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them.

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Old 09-07-2017, 10:50 PM   #2252
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Default 1 Shot From .223 Drops 2 Wild Hogs..

I'd rather be lucky than good anyday of the week, and dropping 2 hogs with 1 shot from a .223 is just pure dumb luck!! After seeing this sounder act spooked and skiddish, I realized that I've been wearing the same hunting clothes 3 nights in a row and I stunk to high-hell! They definitely we're picking up my scent, I'm surprised that they just didn't drop dead from the musky aroma coming from my sweaty clothes. I started to get very anxious because my shooting window was disappearing quickly. I finally had a chance for a clean headshot and was surprised to find that my 1 shot actually went through the head of the first hog and entered the lungs of the hog behind the first one! Dumb luck but I'll take it...

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Old 09-08-2017, 10:02 PM   #2253
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I'd rather be lucky than good anyday of the week, and dropping 2 hogs with 1 shot from a .223 is just pure dumb luck!! After seeing this sounder act spooked and skiddish, I realized that I've been wearing the same hunting clothes 3 nights in a row and I stunk to high-hell! They definitely we're picking up my scent, I'm surprised that they just didn't drop dead from the musky aroma coming from my sweaty clothes. I started to get very anxious because my shooting window was disappearing quickly. I finally had a chance for a clean headshot and was surprised to find that my 1 shot actually went through the head of the first hog and entered the lungs of the hog behind the first one! Dumb luck but I'll take it...

Great video Hans, I'll take luck any day of the week as well.

Y'all welcome Hans to TBH. I ran into him on another forum and he's a great guy and a serious hog hunter. Glad to have you at TBH.

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Old 09-09-2017, 12:47 PM   #2254
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Friday Guns. #DiePiggyDie. POF P-308, a Dead Air Sandman L a Rifles Only HAD suppressor cover with a IR Hunter Mk II

I got this one on the run at about 125 yards after missing his head.


This was the perfect head shot.


I was using a TNVC pVS-14 in a Wilcox mount on a Team Wendy EXFIL ballistic helmet. I believe this is the most comfortable ballistic helmet I've ever worn.




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Old 09-10-2017, 01:01 AM   #2255
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why the wrap on the suppressor?
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:21 AM   #2256
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why the wrap on the suppressor?


Cuts down mirage from the hot suppressor.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:31 AM   #2257
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I wouldn't wear a Team Wendy helmet if they gave it away for free.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:55 AM   #2258
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Here are a few kills from my Pulsar Trail xq38. its a game changer..

https://youtu.be/y-ve-97jvkc
https://youtu.be/Zia4hCXTXGM

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Old 09-10-2017, 10:57 AM   #2259
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https://youtu.be/ynsULfNzjMY

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Old 09-10-2017, 01:15 PM   #2260
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why the wrap on the suppressor?
A couple of reasons.
1. It keeps a hot suppressor off of my leg arm or plastic parts of the four wheeler that I'm getting on and off of
2. When using a thermal weapon sight, it cuts down on the thermal Mirage and that heat coming off the suppressor actually will affect the way thermal weapon sight works

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I wouldn't wear a Team Wendy helmet if they gave it away for free.
That's special. I will say this, it is the most comfortable ballistic helmet that I've ever worn

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Old 09-10-2017, 09:21 PM   #2262
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Lowry's are in the game with X-sight II

Daughter is planning on ruining a few pig's nights as soon as we can get it all set up
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:56 PM   #2263
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That's special. I will say this, it is the most comfortable ballistic helmet that I've ever worn

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:51 AM   #2264
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Here are a few kills from my Pulsar Trail xq38. its a game changer..

https://youtu.be/y-ve-97jvkc
https://youtu.be/Zia4hCXTXGM
Great job! Man you had some serious hogs out there at one time. Nice shooting and the XQ38 looks great.


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Lowry's are in the game with X-sight II

Daughter is planning on ruining a few pig's nights as soon as we can get it all set up
Heck ya, ready to see some kills!
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:44 PM   #2265
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Here are a few kills from my Pulsar Trail xq38. its a game changer..

https://youtu.be/y-ve-97jvkc
https://youtu.be/Zia4hCXTXGM
Good videos... Are you shooting suppressed?

A good REAPER rest will help on follow up shots. A lot of jumpy movement post shot 1
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:44 PM   #2266
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Getting started: Looking at Gen 1 ; ATN MO 2-1 : Sightmark ; Atn NV 360 ; Carson ayra NV 860; Would really like some infro; Looking to mount a NV scope on my AR. Want to Look first! Thanks Jay
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For those of yall hunting pigs at night with Thermal/NV who have a reaper rest, what tripods are yall running with it?

My buddies use the SLIK Pro 700DX....but to me its heavy since I walk and check some spots.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:01 PM   #2268
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Getting started: Looking at Gen 1 ; ATN MO 2-1 : Sightmark ; Atn NV 360 ; Carson ayra NV 860; Would really like some infro; Looking to mount a NV scope on my AR. Want to Look first! Thanks Jay
Jay, so you are looking for a handheld monocular....not a rifle scope correct? What is your approximate price range and how far do you need to be able to see on a pitch black night. I'll throw out some suggestions that should meet your needs.

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Old 09-14-2017, 03:32 PM   #2269
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Good videos... Are you shooting suppressed?

A good REAPER rest will help on follow up shots. A lot of jumpy movement post shot 1

I have one, and yes it was used in the videos, however my rail on my AR is skinny and the Reaper barely grips it, I was kind of mad about it not closing to a tighter grip than it does.

yeah Its a suppressed 300 blk 10.5" barrel, w/silencerco harvester shooting 125 gr SST's which do magic on those pigs with great penetration and exit wounds.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:54 PM   #2270
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my rail on my AR is skinny and the Reaper barely grips it, I was kind of mad about it not closing to a tighter grip than it does.
I had the same problem. I contacted Kopfjager about it and they sent me another set of the rubber grips. You cut off the top of the "fingers" and slide them over the existing grips. Works perfectly.
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I have one, and yes it was used in the videos, however my rail on my AR is skinny and the Reaper barely grips it, I was kind of mad about it not closing to a tighter grip than it does.

yeah Its a suppressed 300 blk 10.5" barrel, w/silencerco harvester shooting 125 gr SST's which do magic on those pigs with great penetration and exit wounds.
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I had the same problem. I contacted Kopfjager about it and they sent me another set of the rubber grips. You cut off the top of the "fingers" and slide them over the existing grips. Works perfectly.
Good to know their customer service will do that. I will be upgrading to a 308 in the next 6 months.
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For those of yall hunting pigs at night with Thermal/NV who have a reaper rest, what tripods are yall running with it?

My buddies use the SLIK Pro 700DX....but to me its heavy since I walk and check some spots.
I'm running a Slik Pro700dx/leg. I run a giotto on my hog saddle. I was loaned the Reaper Grip and Slik by a thermal dealer as a demo.



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I had the same problem. I contacted Kopfjager about it and they sent me another set of the rubber grips. You cut off the top of the "fingers" and slide them over the existing grips. Works perfectly.
That's good to know I was wondering how we would address a skinny rail

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Old 09-17-2017, 09:23 PM   #2274
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35remington good looking out!!! I will call them tomorrow because I don't plan on changing out of my 300 blk. It's super compact, light and the SST's drop them dead.
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:37 AM   #2275
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35remington good looking out!!! I will call them tomorrow because I don't plan on changing out of my 300 blk. It's super compact, light and the SST's drop them dead.
Tell me what ammo you use exactly? Send link if possible.

I have more run off then I would like with my 300 BO. I am running 125 grain Sierra reloads I believe
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:44 PM   #2276
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I wanted to share this video with my friends here in this forum. I post alot of hog hunting videos and a few days ago I had either a Mountain Lion, Cougar, or some type of Panther show up during one of my late night hog hunts. This has been a little secret of mine that I haven't shared with many people, mostly because I didn't want people around here in East Texas to think I was crazy, but I've had a Mountain Lion/Big Cat either living or hunting 100 yards from my front door for the past 8 months. In the past he's always eluded the opportunity for me to take a clean shot...until he showed up for the last time during the middle of hog hunt. From the video you'll see him amazingly jump 7 or 8 feet in the air after taking a shot to the front right shoulder. Be careful out in those fields chasing hogs guys, you never know what you might run into..

https://youtu.be/JiMvNtjIUSc
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:19 PM   #2277
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Dang wish you could have gotten a dog to track this thing! Cool video of one athletic animal. What caliber gun?
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:32 PM   #2278
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I know!! Wish that I had someone with dogs. I'm using a Ar-15 .223
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:51 PM   #2279
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I haven't gotten a good night's sleep since. My biggest fear is my neighbor Paul finding it dead somewhere on his property and taking credit for shooting it, haha!
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What did you shoot it with?

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Old 09-19-2017, 09:36 AM   #2281
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I wanted to share this video with my friends here in this forum. I post alot of hog hunting videos and a few days ago I had either a Mountain Lion, Cougar, or some type of Panther show up during one of my late night hog hunts. This has been a little secret of mine that I haven't shared with many people, mostly because I didn't want people around here in East Texas to think I was crazy, but I've had a Mountain Lion/Big Cat either living or hunting 100 yards from my front door for the past 8 months. In the past he's always eluded the opportunity for me to take a clean shot...until he showed up for the last time during the middle of hog hunt. From the video you'll see him amazingly jump 7 or 8 feet in the air after taking a shot to the front right shoulder. Be careful out in those fields chasing hogs guys, you never know what you might run into..

https://youtu.be/JiMvNtjIUSc
Horrible thermal lol. Can't see shet!
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What thermal was that?

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Old 09-19-2017, 09:09 PM   #2283
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That is a bit undersized for cougars! Probably does the job on most hogs though....
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:16 PM   #2284
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Judging from the image I'd guess the armasight predator.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:49 PM   #2285
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anyone hear something new on suppressors having a slightly shorter wait time because of a new system/database?
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Judging from the image I'd guess the armasight predator.

Good guess! It's the armasight predator 336, it does the job pretty well but in the high humidity it definitely makes in more fuzzy...
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Good guess! It's the armasight predator 336, it does the job pretty well but in the high humidity it definitely makes in more fuzzy...


Yup Iíve used a few. Humidity hurts thermal pretty bad. They do good for their price point for sure!
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Question for y'all...sorry I didn't read every page on the thread so if my question has been asked before, I apologize in advance!

I just bought a Ruger American .300 BLK. I have already ordered a suppressor. I want to use it for shooting critters at night. Shots will be well under 100 yards and most under 50 yards. I have done a little research on night vision vs. thermal scopes vs. a red dot sight and light and I'm just overwhelmed by the options.
Say your budget is $1000. What would you get?
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Question for y'all...sorry I didn't read every page on the thread so if my question has been asked before, I apologize in advance!

I just bought a Ruger American .300 BLK. I have already ordered a suppressor. I want to use it for shooting critters at night. Shots will be well under 100 yards and most under 50 yards. I have done a little research on night vision vs. thermal scopes vs. a red dot sight and light and I'm just overwhelmed by the options.
Say your budget is $1000. What would you get?
You didn't say what critters but if I were you I'd save $2K instead and get the Pulsar Core RXQ30V.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:46 PM   #2290
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You didn't say what critters but if I were you I'd save $2K instead and get the Pulsar Core RXQ30V.


Flir PTS223 is a better buy in my opinion. But yeah. Save a little more. That flir is like $1800.
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Tell me what ammo you use exactly? Send link if possible.

I have more run off then I would like with my 300 BO. I am running 125 grain Sierra reloads I believe
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Today?
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:42 PM   #2293
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If the PTS is available then yeah. Thought it was?
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Question for y'all...sorry I didn't read every page on the thread so if my question has been asked before, I apologize in advance!

I just bought a Ruger American .300 BLK. I have already ordered a suppressor. I want to use it for shooting critters at night. Shots will be well under 100 yards and most under 50 yards. I have done a little research on night vision vs. thermal scopes vs. a red dot sight and light and I'm just overwhelmed by the options.
Say your budget is $1000. What would you get?
Honestly I would save until you get $2000-2500. You will notice a big jump in quality at that price point.

$1000 you will get the bottom of the barrel. I have been down that road and upgraded each time lol. When you see what you can save for, you will want to sell it

I would NOT buy a red light/red dot for that price point.

Save for a thermal...Or possibly a nice NV
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:56 AM   #2295
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It's available for pre-sale but isn't shipping yet. Soon though I hear.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:57 AM   #2296
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Question for y'all...sorry I didn't read every page on the thread so if my question has been asked before, I apologize in advance!

I just bought a Ruger American .300 BLK. I have already ordered a suppressor. I want to use it for shooting critters at night. Shots will be well under 100 yards and most under 50 yards. I have done a little research on night vision vs. thermal scopes vs. a red dot sight and light and I'm just overwhelmed by the options.
Say your budget is $1000. What would you get?
For short range (300AAC is a short range night round) I'd go with that Pulsar RXQ30V. That's the least expensive thermal scope on the market presently at 1899. There's nothing really around a grand that will get it done unfortunately. Better to save a few hundred more than waste a grand.
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If the PTS is available then yeah. Thought it was?
The Flir PTS233 is being withheld from production until staff can fix a problem with the onboard video recorder. I pre-ordered one from our site sponsor Outdoor Legacy Gear because I want to compare it to my RXQ30V. Early reports from beta testers (not me) say the Pulsar wins at detection range due to having more pixels. I'm excited about the recoil-activated video recording and the new Boson core on the Flir. I hope Flir figure out the video problem. The RXQ30V is a no-nonsense thermal workhorse. They're both great units for the money.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:09 AM   #2298
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The Flir PTS233 is being withheld from production until staff can fix a problem with the onboard video recorder. I pre-ordered one from our site sponsor Outdoor Legacy Gear because I want to compare it to my RXQ30V. Early reports from beta testers (not me) say the Pulsar wins at detection range due to having more pixels. I'm excited about the recoil-activated video recording and the new Boson core on the Flir. I hope Flir figure out the video problem. The RXQ30V is a no-nonsense thermal workhorse. They're both great units for the money.


The people I talked to that used both say the Flir wins in contrast by a lot. My buddy that used it who owns a Zeus 336 42mm says the new PTS223 looked as good or slightly better than his.

Iím just excited about the 12 microns with a 640 core that will be coming out.
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Honestly I would save until you get $2000-2500. You will notice a big jump in quality at that price point.



$1000 you will get the bottom of the barrel. I have been down that road and upgraded each time lol. When you see what you can save for, you will want to sell it



I would NOT buy a red light/red dot for that price point.



Save for a thermal...Or possibly a nice NV


Lol I know how that is to keep upgrading. I started with a photon XT. Then Zeus pro 336 50mm. Then Zeus 640 42mm. And now I added the Zeus 75mm HD 640.

Once you go 640..you donít go back. Lol
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Lol I know how that is to keep upgrading. I started with a photon XT. Then Zeus pro 336 50mm. Then Zeus 640 42mm. And now I added the Zeus 75mm HD 640.

Once you go 640..you donít go back. Lol
Yep! Got a REAP IR. The Zeus 640 is a legit scope also
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