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Old 06-07-2018, 09:16 PM   #2751
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searched round and round - can't seem to find an answer.

Can a Sightmark Photon XT handle the recoil of a 20 gauge? I have a chance to hog hunt a place where only shotguns are allowed.
Call them to be sure you will be covered under warranty, but based on my research just now I think you will be in good shape. FWIW their thermals are rated same as the photons and I know guys who use thermals on 12 gauges.

.375 Photon recoil rating: http://articles.sightmark.com/index....night-hunting/

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Old 06-08-2018, 07:37 AM   #2752
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Hog is at 200 yards, the tree line behind it is close to 400 yards.

Shot at the 1:41 mark hit exactly where I aimed.

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Old 06-08-2018, 07:46 AM   #2753
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Got this destructive booger and the corn bandit this morning. The boar jumped out of a ditch Iíve walked up too several times but no hogs. Was gonna drive past it to hit another pond when he bolted into the pasture.

Thankfully he fell for the oldest trick in the book. First thing first I did as soon as I saw him (thank goodness for colorblindness that makes seeing movement in the dark easier) was kill the engine and went total dark. He stopped in his tracks trying figure out where I went, big mistake. Like they say ďHe gone!!!Ē




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Old 06-08-2018, 10:38 AM   #2754
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Thanks a big hog! Was the coon riding on his back when you shot him?
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:37 AM   #2755
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Thanks a big hog! Was the coon riding on his back when you shot him?

No but like Wooderson said:

ďBe a whole lot cooler if you did!Ē


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Old 06-13-2018, 10:51 PM   #2756
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Default Great Entry Level Thermal... Pulsar Core RXQ30V

One of the biggest requests that I hear is usually from people that want to get into Thermal Night Vision for the first time and want a decent scope without all of the "Bells and Whistles". I've been testing out the Pulsar Core RXQ30V for the past few weeks and at a price point of $1899, it's definitely fits that budget friendly, no frills, kind of scope. Here's the review and the features..


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Old 06-16-2018, 09:09 PM   #2757
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One of the biggest requests that I hear is usually from people that want to get into Thermal Night Vision for the first time and want a decent scope without all of the "Bells and Whistles". I've been testing out the Pulsar Core RXQ30V for the past few weeks and at a price point of $1899, it's definitely fits that budget friendly, no frills, kind of scope. Here's the review and the features..



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzHzC9OAywM&t


I bought one to use as a handheld when Iím hunting alone and to mount on one of the boys ARís when theyíre hunting with me. Itís a great little scope and the green tint is easy on my eyes. I have the battery backup for it but honestly Iíve been using the CR123ís for it because I have a bunch that Iíve had for years. Theyíre convenient when using it as a handheld because there are no wires to deal with. The only thing Iíd want different for this scope at this price point is optional onboard rechargeable batteries.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:43 PM   #2758
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Default Father's Day Weekend Thermal Hog Hunt...

Took my oldest daughter, Macy, out hog hunting with me for the first time this weekend. She's not quite ready to shoot a rifle big enough to drop a hog but she's been dying to go out with me on a night hunt. We were lucky enough drop two hogs and she was able to watch me shoot through the Flir Breach Monocular while I shot with my Pulsar Trail XP50 using a DiamondBack AR-10 .308 with Hornday Full Boar 165 grain ammo. She tried to load up one of the dead hogs but the hog got the best of her. Happy Father's Day to everyone out there! I enjoy being part of community of liked-minded people. Thank you...


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Old 06-17-2018, 07:06 PM   #2759
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Took my oldest daughter, Macy, out hog hunting with me for the first time this weekend. She's not quite ready to shoot a rifle big enough to drop a hog but she's been dying to go out with me on a night hunt. We were lucky enough drop two hogs and she was able to watch me shoot through the Flir Breach Monocular while I shot with my Pulsar Trail XP50 using a DiamondBack AR-10 .308 with Hornday Full Boar 165 grain ammo. She tried to load up one of the dead hogs but the hog got the best of her. Happy Father's Day to everyone out there! I enjoy being part of community of liked-minded people. Thank you...

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Old 06-17-2018, 10:55 PM   #2760
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Took my oldest daughter, Macy, out hog hunting with me for the first time this weekend. She's not quite ready to shoot a rifle big enough to drop a hog but she's been dying to go out with me on a night hunt. We were lucky enough drop two hogs and she was able to watch me shoot through the Flir Breach Monocular while I shot with my Pulsar Trail XP50 using a DiamondBack AR-10 .308 with Hornday Full Boar 165 grain ammo. She tried to load up one of the dead hogs but the hog got the best of her. Happy Father's Day to everyone out there! I enjoy being part of community of liked-minded people. Thank you...



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Pretty cool taking your daughter with you. Looked like a couple of footballs shot out of that bait hole in the first video.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:42 AM   #2761
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So the pigs have figured out thereís a boogeyman lurking around the area at night that they canít see. Gonna give Hanís bait recipe a shot with this first 40# batch I made. How he makes it is on his YouTube channel and they talked about it on the late night vision show podcast b




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Old 06-18-2018, 01:44 PM   #2762
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So the pigs have figured out thereís a boogeyman lurking around the area at night that they canít see. Gonna give Hanís bait recipe a shot with this first 40# batch I made. How he makes it is on his YouTube channel and they talked about it on the late night vision show podcast b




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Old 06-18-2018, 02:21 PM   #2763
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Jason and Hans, I finally got a chance to listen to the late night vision show. Good stuff guys, please keep making more! I know it takes more time and effort than most realize. I just subscribed.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:45 PM   #2764
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Great father's day video Hans, I love it! That's definitely one of my favorites.


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So the pigs have figured out thereís a boogeyman lurking around the area at night that they canít see. Gonna give Hanís bait recipe a shot with this first 40# batch I made. How he makes it is on his YouTube channel and they talked about it on the late night vision show podcast b
Oh man, using Hans' secrete recipe! Better watch out, you'll be drawing every hog in the county over there!

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Old 06-18-2018, 02:49 PM   #2765
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Great father's day video Hans, I love it! That's definitely one of my favorites.









Oh man, using Hans' secrete recipe! Better watch out, you'll be drawing every hog in the county over there!



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With this rain weíre getting Iíve got the perfect kill zone picked out, even sharpened the post hole diggers


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Old 06-18-2018, 02:51 PM   #2766
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Jason and Hans, I finally got a chance to listen to the late night vision show. Good stuff guys, please keep making more! I know it takes more time and effort than most realize. I just subscribed.
Thank you VERY much! Everyone's encouragement has really helped us push on. It's nice to know that people are listening and hopefully enjoying the show. We just released a new episode last Thursday and it's our review and discussion of the Pulsar Core RXQ30V. Hans's video is great but we go into a lot of details in our podcast and both give our 2 cents in a more informal setting.



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Old 06-18-2018, 05:24 PM   #2767
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What's you thought on the Full Boar Ammo?
I really like it...it's not cheap though. I've used it in the .223 and .308 and it's always performed well. Just wished I had a less expensive option in Hornady.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:26 PM   #2768
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Pretty cool taking your daughter with you. Looked like a couple of footballs shot out of that bait hole in the first video.

Thanks for watching bud! She's a ham and pretty goofy so being on camera was easy for her.
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Jason and Hans, I finally got a chance to listen to the late night vision show. Good stuff guys, please keep making more! I know it takes more time and effort than most realize. I just subscribed.

Thank you so much for listening.. We'll keep at it!
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Good Luck with that hog bait! Let me know how it works for you...
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:05 PM   #2771
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Default Night Vision hunting Thread

Yea itís percolating nicely as we speak, glad I sealed it good with a heavy stump on the lid

Hereís a interesting article from the Texas Wildlife association

https://www.texas-wildlife.org/resou...-and-solutions


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Old 06-18-2018, 06:07 PM   #2772
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Yíall started the podcasts just before we left for our vacation in Alaska and Iíve been busy since so Friday when we headed to the farm, I started catching up on the podcasts. Hans, our farm is about 20-30 minutes north of Jason.

Great content guys. Keep it up. I may save them for trips to the farm as it definitely helped the drive go quicker.

Your comments on the Pulsar Core RXQ30V are dead on. Itís a great monocular/backup scope for when someone comes to hunt with me. I have a step-son and son-in-law with ARís and the Core has settings for 3 guns so we can have use the same scope on 3 separate rifles with a quick adjustment, no need to sight it in every time. The only thing I would have done different on that scope was provide the option for internal rechargeable batteries. When Iím using it as a monocular Iíd rather not have an external battery pack.

Itís been dry the last few time at the farm so no action in the fields. I plan to mix up some of Hans recipe to see if that will pull the hogs out of the bottoms. Iím usually only there two days at a time so I havenít figured out how to mix it and let it ferment for a few days before using and I donít think the wife will let me mix it in Houston and put it in our vehicle for the trip.
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I really like it...it's not cheap though. I've used it in the .223 and .308 and it's always performed well. Just wished I had a less expensive option in Hornady.
I've shot a couple of pigs with it.
I don't know that it expanded like I thought it would. All the shots were pass throughs. I can't say it didn't expand. Little hole in little hole out.

I agree with it not being cheap
I can get it for $37/ box.
The local Wal Mart carries Remington Cor Lokt for $19/box
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:57 PM   #2774
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Yíall started the podcasts just before we left for our vacation in Alaska and Iíve been busy since so Friday when we headed to the farm, I started catching up on the podcasts. Hans, our farm is about 20-30 minutes north of Jason.

Great content guys. Keep it up. I may save them for trips to the farm as it definitely helped the drive go quicker.

Your comments on the Pulsar Core RXQ30V are dead on. Itís a great monocular/backup scope for when someone comes to hunt with me. I have a step-son and son-in-law with ARís and the Core has settings for 3 guns so we can have use the same scope on 3 separate rifles with a quick adjustment, no need to sight it in every time. The only thing I would have done different on that scope was provide the option for internal rechargeable batteries. When Iím using it as a monocular Iíd rather not have an external battery pack.

Itís been dry the last few time at the farm so no action in the fields. I plan to mix up some of Hans recipe to see if that will pull the hogs out of the bottoms. Iím usually only there two days at a time so I havenít figured out how to mix it and let it ferment for a few days before using and I donít think the wife will let me mix it in Houston and put it in our vehicle for the trip.

Thank you very much for those kind words Lip, I can speak for both of us when I say, it means a lot to hear feedback like that. The podcast is a lot of fun but it's also a whole lot of work and we sometimes wonder if we're crazy for even doing it. But we really do have a good time and honestly, the podcast is just the same things Hans and I talk about on the phone all the time anyway, we're just recording it.

Great feedback on the RXQ30V, that's great to hear. I agree about the internal rechargeable battery. However, I've caught myself several times saying, "I wish the RXQ had this little option" or "That little feature" but if it did.....it wouldn't be $1,899, it would be $2,500 or more. I think it's exciting that we've got quality thermal under $2,000 though because I think that just shows that there are probably a lot of good things in store for this industry in the future.

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Old 06-18-2018, 09:58 PM   #2775
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I've shot a couple of pigs with it.
I don't know that it expanded like I thought it would. All the shots were pass throughs. I can't say it didn't expand. Little hole in little hole out.

I agree with it not being cheap
I can get it for $37/ box.
The local Wal Mart carries Remington Cor Lokt for $19/box
What caliber are you shooting?
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Gotcha, I thought it might be a .223 or .300blk and I was going to offer my 2 cents.

Have you had good luck with the Remington? I'm using the Remington OTFB ammo in my .300blk and the results have been amazing. 5x better than the Hornady I've tested and I'm a big Hornady fan. I've just had great luck with the Remington and it's half the cost.

I don't shoot my .223's on hogs much anymore but when I do, I use the Hornady black 75gr BTHP and it's the best ammo I've ever used for hogs with a .223.
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I don't shoot my .223's on hogs much anymore but when I do, I use the Hornady black 75gr BTHP and it's the best ammo I've ever used for hogs with a .223.

Iím shooting a 223 with these and theyíve really do some damage to the hogs Iíve connected on.

I figure at some point I may step up to a larger caliber, just havenít decided what to step up to.
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Gotcha, I thought it might be a .223 or .300blk and I was going to offer my 2 cents.

Have you had good luck with the Remington? I'm using the Remington OTFB ammo in my .300blk and the results have been amazing. 5x better than the Hornady I've tested and I'm a big Hornady fan. I've just had great luck with the Remington and it's half the cost.

I don't shoot my .223's on hogs much anymore but when I do, I use the Hornady black 75gr BTHP and it's the best ammo I've ever used for hogs with a .223.
I haven't tried the Remington Ammo yet.
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Been using 150gr federal soft points in my .308 and have no complaints. Accurate, economical and drop them where they stand.


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