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Old 06-18-2014, 10:14 AM   #151
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Any one have hunting video of or with the photon?
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:32 AM   #152
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Any one have hunting video of or with the photon?

+1 come on Chuy
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:27 AM   #153
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+1 come on Chuy

agghhh! i know! I've been itching real bad to get down the ranch and do some shooting with it. Took it to the range during the day and sighted in at 100. Very please with the grouping. I'd be comfy in taking a dome-piece shot on a hog at 100.

I'm heading down for the 4th so I should have some good videos afterwards.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:12 PM   #154
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Any one have hunting video of or with the photon?
post 138 is a video taken from a photon 3.5x w/doubler.


These images were captured by the fella at ultimate night vision through the eye piece.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:12 PM   #155
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Looks this thread is going to cost me more. I already have a photon on the way from Jason.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:33 PM   #156
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Check out my youtube channel lonestarhogdoggers I have videos using the photon
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:00 PM   #157
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You need an AR. Lol
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:32 PM   #158
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And grenades
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:52 AM   #159
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Waiting on my doubler I ordered from Jason.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:32 AM   #160
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Waiting on my doubler I ordered from Jason.
Will that complete your souped up version? It's a worthy add on.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:43 AM   #161
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Will that complete your souped up version? It's a worthy add on.
Yep! 3.5 Photon, 20 IR, and Doubler.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:21 PM   #162
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Found a guy on ebay selling the Uf-t20 Ir's for about half the price of "the other guys". It has the Oslon Black led in it. ( currently the brightest IR led in existence )

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281348500958?redirect=mobile
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:50 PM   #163
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Or, we support the locals.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:00 PM   #164
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Or, we support the locals.
Oh, heck. Here we go. No matter who you buy it from the body is made in China. The LED is made by a German company in one of their 2 facilities in either Germany or Malaysia. The driver is made in China. It is a $24 ( retail ) light with $14 ( retail ) worth of foreign components changed out in it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:06 PM   #165
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Oh, heck. Here we go. No matter who you buy it from the body is made in China. The LED is made by a German company in one of their 2 facilities in either Germany or Malaysia. The driver is made in China. It is a $24 ( retail ) light with $14 ( retail ) worth of foreign components changed out in it.

That's cool. It's probably the same light two of our sponsors sale as well...

Like I said.... Or, we can support a local.

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Old 06-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #166
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For those that want to go really, really local. Like at home.

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Old 06-22-2014, 05:15 AM   #167
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Got to play with my photon last night. Put it on my savage fvsr and ran some gemtech subs through my AAC TiRant.

That right there is more fun than a man should be allowed to have

Took a vid of the shot, but all you see is a black screen and a couple grown men giggling.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:33 PM   #168
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Received my doubler from Jason today, great service as usual.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:46 PM   #169
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Received my doubler from Jason today, great service as usual.
Thanks Phillip! Glad to help and I appreciate the business.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:44 PM   #170
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This company out of Dallas has an interesting WIFI device that works with the Photon and you can connect to your Iphone or Ipad.

http://www.g2associates.net/


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Old 06-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #171
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Ooo. Now THAT'S cool.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:48 PM   #172
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I wish I had not seen this thread. Off to research. Good thing I dont have a lot of cash now. My rem 700 in 300bo is screaming for nv or thermal.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:58 AM   #173
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I wish I had not seen this thread. Off to research. Good thing I dont have a lot of cash now. My rem 700 in 300bo is screaming for nv or thermal.
Or to be turned into a .308 win lol
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:19 PM   #174
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Or to be turned into a .308 win lol

Not likely. It's more of a fun toy. I don't need to shoot much past 120yds and it is only for pigs.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:22 PM   #175
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Trying to hold out for that ATN x sight, but it's looking more and more like it's not gonna make it anytime soon.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:29 PM   #176
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Booyeah!!

Babies are almost sleeping through the night.

I foresee some night time coyote calling on the immediate future.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:20 PM   #177
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Trying to hold out for that ATN x sight, but it's looking more and more like it's not gonna make it anytime soon.

I heard the 3x is due out July 31st and the 5x a few weeks latter. Tech Eyes is suppose to have them.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:19 PM   #178
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Trying to hold out for that ATN x sight, but it's looking more and more like it's not gonna make it anytime soon.
Now that thing looks interesting. I like the ability to zoom. Very cool. I may have to buy one of these when they come out...or after you guys review it

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Booyeah!!

Babies are almost sleeping through the night.

I foresee some night time coyote calling on the immediate future.

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Heck of a setup there Bucky. This thread is becoming a Photon thread!
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:59 PM   #179
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I talked with Jason at Outdoor Legacy today and he was very helpful in educating me about nv in general, as well as the photon. I have a feeling that myself and my hunting bud will be owners of a couple new photons in the very near future. I can't wait but I bet the hogs can.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:49 AM   #180
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This company out of Dallas has an interesting WIFI device that works with the Photon and you can connect to your Iphone or Ipad.

http://www.g2associates.net/

Wild Hogs - G2 Iris WiFi module with Photon and Doubler - YouTube

that's cool and all..but where do you buy the dang thing. Their website sucks. No product information, no prices, no "find a dealer", click here to buy...nothing.
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that's cool and all..but where do you buy the dang thing. Their website sucks. No product information, no prices, no "find a dealer", click here to buy...nothing.
I'm trying to figure that out myself. I haven't called yet.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:56 PM   #182
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Anyone have experience with clip on nv? Have a scope for super/sub and prefer to keep it that way vs a second scope.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:20 PM   #183
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Anyone have experience with clip on nv? Have a scope for super/sub and prefer to keep it that way vs a second scope.

I'm in the same boat. I love my scope. Just want to add NV. That should be even less than a Photon, right? No, it's waaaaay more.
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I'm in the same boat. I love my scope. Just want to add NV. That should be even less than a Photon, right? No, it's waaaaay more.
From what I've seen it's WAYYYYY MORE.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:08 PM   #185
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I'm in the same boat. I like my scopes, but I want to be able to see at night. The PS 22 is a good unit. Take a look at nite site. Something keeps holding me off on the photon myself.
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Currently the NV add-on options for your day scope are limited. The Pulsar DFA75 is really the only option I'm aware of and it is a Cadillac. It's extremely high quality and the minimum advertised price is $1,799.97, which is actually $200 cheaper than it was just a couple months ago. The TBH discount knocks a little off the price but it's still an expensive high end, high quality optic.

I'm looking into the NiteSite and trying to get more info, but it seems to be difficult. I've requested to become a dealer, but I'm still waiting on info. I'll let y'all know what I find out, when I find out.

I'm going to see what my ATN sources are saying about the X-Sight but so far, they just keep saying "next month".

For now, the Photon is the best option out there and the quality and quality for the price are hard to beat. But it will be interesting to see how the X-Sight does. Once they become available, I'll be doing my best to get my hands on them as quickly as possible and hopefully I'll be able to offer a TBH discount on them as well. Oh and Photons still in stock with more on the way soon!

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I saw one of the NiteSights demoed two weeks ago. Interesting concept. No need to "aim". Just watch the view finder on the back and put the crosshair where you want the shot.
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I broke down today and ordered a NiteSite NS200 today. They offered a 30 day money back deal on it, so I thought about it and gave in. I just like the ability of having my dedicated day optics and the same setup for night by adding this system. I'll be sure to post some pics and review when it gets here.
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Got mine setup, going to use it down in Texas next week. 3.5 Photon, 20 IT, and Doubler.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:31 AM   #190
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Anyone have experience with clip on nv? Have a scope for super/sub and prefer to keep it that way vs a second scope.
We used PVS-7's (I think...single tube NVG's) behind eotech's in the military. They worked great mounted on the rifle like a magnifier. But not sure the sight you want to use is NV capable or not, that would be your biggest limfac.
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We used PVS-7's (I think...single tube NVG's) behind eotech's in the military. They worked great mounted on the rifle like a magnifier. But not sure the sight you want to use is NV capable or not, that would be your biggest limfac.
I have a nikon p300, the 300 bo scope for super/subs.

I think i am going the photon route and only shoot subs.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:46 PM   #192
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Went out this weekend and didnt get a chance to kill anything
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Chuy... Have you tried partnering it with a kill light vs the it? I have a green light already at my feeder and think that should be good.
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Have not visited this thread in a while.....all I have is a Kill Light..man I want to go!!
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:28 AM   #195
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Just an update, after a few people mentioned the NiteSite. I finally spoke with them and got all the info on becoming a dealer. I still haven't decided whether to sign up with them or not....I'm trying to determine if there is enough demand for these units. I just haven't heard enough buzz to decide if it's worth jumping in and making the investment to become a dealer. I've heard good and bad but I haven't put my hands on them yet.
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Got the NiteSite in today. I'll get it out of the box here in a bit and post up some pics.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:54 PM   #197
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I at least got the box opened....

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Old 07-10-2014, 02:40 PM   #198
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What are you using here?
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ordered my Photon today from Jason, cant tell you how happy I am with his service. And I cant wait to get out and shoot it.
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