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Old 05-15-2019, 08:49 PM   #151
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I got a golden ticket... (Well a Axion XM30 so close enough... )




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Old 05-15-2019, 09:01 PM   #152
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I would love to see someone do a video on how to zero a Sightmark RT scope.

I bought one a while back and for the life of me, cannot get it zeroíd at 100 yards. Under daylight conditions, I cannot get it to focus clear enough to even see a bull at 100 yards.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:04 PM   #153
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Haha! Sorry guys, I think we disappointed several hundred people that didn't win the Sightmark Wraith giaveway.

Thanks for listening/watching the podcast!

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Yep 100% disappointed. But good news is I heard mine was delivered back home so I'll be taking some leave soon from training these troops and try to put my new Wraith to work.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:11 PM   #154
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I would love to see someone do a video on how to zero a Sightmark RT scope.

I bought one a while back and for the life of me, cannot get it zeroíd at 100 yards. Under daylight conditions, I cannot get it to focus clear enough to even see a bull at 100 yards.
You don't need a video, something is definitely wrong with your scope. If you have the rear eyepiece focused so the text on the screen is clear to your eye and then you work on focusing the front objective lens and you can't make out a target at 100 yards, the scope is defective. No question about it. Sightmark will gladly replace it with a new one.

If you bought it from Outdoor Legacy, give me a call. It seems like we've talked about this before but I might be dreaming. I talk to so many people every day about NV and thermal that it starts to run together.

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:12 PM   #155
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I got a golden ticket... (Well a Axion XM30 so close enough... )
Well I declare, what do we have here? Come on, don't tease us with a brown box, show us what's inside of it.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:26 PM   #156
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:15 PM   #157
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48 min later...



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Old 05-16-2019, 02:08 AM   #158
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Ok, hereís a quick review of my Axion XM30.

I. Freaking. Love. This. Handheld!!!

Itís exactly what I was needing to stalk hogs on our properties, with the hogs wising up to my tactics of easing round with the ranger I needed to walk further to get close to the hogs. While itís not hard it gets old hefting a AR10 with a trail on top to scan pastures. With the Axion on a paracord lanyard itís a breeze.

Like Jason and Hans said on the Late Nightvision Show the picture is not a helion but itís plenty for scanning and spotting animals in the palm of your hand, literally. Dern thing is as small as my Leopold rangefinder. It made it nice to keep my rifle slung with a two point sling and carry my shooting sticks in one hand and keep up with the hog using the Axion. Movement seem more fluid and easy vs. having to shoulder my rifle and juggle the sticks till it was time too shoot.

Thereís a few things I did different with the Axion vs. my trail as well. If I wasnít using it I kept the display off so it wouldnít shine up at my face. Iím also gonna keep an eye on the battery life to see if that extends the time. Another thing with the smaller picture of the Axion the black hot mode looked better too me then the white hot in the video below, On the trail I like white hot better. The color palates are pretty neat as well but for hunting Iíll stick with black hot.


http://youtu.be/cSGsUvoBN-o


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Old 05-16-2019, 08:57 AM   #159
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Another thing I forgot to add this morning to my review. In the video you can see a tree line in the background. I didnít video them but there was a herd of cows about 550yds away along that tree line and I could clearly ID the cows.

From where I am to the tree line in the video is about 620yds


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Russ, you won that bad boy?!?!?!? Hot dang!
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:39 AM   #161
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Russ, you won that bad boy?!?!?!? Hot dang!

Ainít that lucky... I just sent a check too Jason and pretended it was a raffle ticket .

But not gonna lie, the Olí Ranger was a skippiní down the lane while I was singing ďSome piggies are gonnna get it...Ē as the sun was going down last night


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Old 05-16-2019, 11:02 AM   #162
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Ainít that lucky... I just sent a check too Jason and pretended it was a raffle ticket .

But not gonna lie, the Olí Ranger was a skippiní down the lane while I was singing ďSome piggies are gonnna get it...Ē as the sun was going down last night


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Oh HAHAHAHAHA that's even funnier I think!
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:24 PM   #163
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So Iím getting better at these lanyards for the handhelds




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Old 05-16-2019, 04:37 PM   #164
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You sure are! What would a fella need to do to get one of them?
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:43 PM   #165
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You sure are! What would a fella need to do to get one of them?


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Old 05-17-2019, 02:51 PM   #166
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Any feedback on thor lt?? Good bad indifferent!!
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:03 PM   #167
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Just wondering if the wraith is better than the photon? Or any opinions would be helpful, looking to either get a sightmark or a ATN 4k
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