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Re: Rabbit Shooting With Thermal Gear In Central Otago
Reply #45 - May 17th, 2018 at 6:25pm
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HC if you were  buying an ir scope what would be your choice on something like a 223
  
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Reply #46 - May 17th, 2018 at 7:37pm
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Ackley wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 6:25pm:
HC if you were  buying an ir scope what would be your choice on something like a 223



the best you can afford,   and if youve been spoilt with a taste of thermal imaging then save your money and get thermal instead as your ir scope will sit on the shelf and gather dust like mine. its just not the same  Cry

  
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Re: Rabbit Shooting With Thermal Gear In Central Otago
Reply #47 - May 17th, 2018 at 8:43pm
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Hey HC curious to know what the model and brand of your digiscope you are selling is? how much you after for it?
  
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Reply #48 - May 18th, 2018 at 12:34pm
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I will pm you Jake.  Smiley
  

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Re: Rabbit Shooting With Thermal Gear In Central Otago
Reply #49 - May 18th, 2018 at 12:47pm
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gonehuntin wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 7:37pm:
Ackley wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 6:25pm:
HC if you were  buying an ir scope what would be your choice on something like a 223



the best you can afford,   and if youve been spoilt with a taste of thermal imaging then save your money and get thermal instead as your ir scope will sit on the shelf and gather dust like mine. its just not the same  Cry



Theres some good advice there but to be fair the new IR Digiscopes are a step up from the original. I shot thousands of rabbits using a digiscope on a 10/22 with subs and cleared a whole area that was set to be 1080d, so they have their worth as a cheaper alternative.It is true though that a good thermal is lovely to use. Just a lot more money involved.

The Ir illuminated shows the eyes of the rabbit particularly well. They look back at you like a couple of big flashlights, where as the thermal shows the whole rabbit glowing like a neon sign.

On a .223 id definitely be thinking big thermal..

.17 hmr, medium size thermal but big is better..

on a .22 with subs,  Digiscope works very well. I particularly liked it in scrubby areas where the ranges were short to moderate, and the quiet subs gave a bit of an edge.


Out of interest what it the model you have gathering dust. There was one modell i did not like at all although its no longer sold.
  

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Reply #50 - May 18th, 2018 at 3:09pm
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not sure what model it is HC, just went to look but wifey mustve moved or packed it (moving house fun times  Angry )   to be honest I never used it for bunnies and I should probably give it a 2nd chance as we are hitting the bunnies hard for petfood now.
I originaly got it for pig and deer control and was a waste of time on the 308 as didnt have the range I wanted, thermal handheld and maxtoch was far more effective.
  
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Reply #51 - May 18th, 2018 at 4:00pm
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If you don't shoot the rabbits, there'll be no food for the wallabies  Undecided
  
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Re: Rabbit Shooting With Thermal Gear In Central Otago
Reply #52 - May 18th, 2018 at 4:10pm
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headcase wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 12:47pm:
gonehuntin wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 7:37pm:
Ackley wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 6:25pm:
HC if you were  buying an ir scope what would be your choice on something like a 223



the best you can afford,   and if youve been spoilt with a taste of thermal imaging then save your money and get thermal instead as your ir scope will sit on the shelf and gather dust like mine. its just not the same  Cry



Theres some good advice there but to be fair the new IR Digiscopes are a step up from the original. I shot thousands of rabbits using a digiscope on a 10/22 with subs and cleared a whole area that was set to be 1080d, so they have their worth as a cheaper alternative.It is true though that a good thermal is lovely to use. Just a lot more money involved.

The Ir illuminated shows the eyes of the rabbit particularly well. They look back at you like a couple of big flashlights, where as the thermal shows the whole rabbit glowing like a neon sign.

On a .223 id definitely be thinking big thermal..

.17 hmr, medium size thermal but big is better..

on a .22 with subs,  Digiscope works very well. I particularly liked it in scrubby areas where the ranges were short to moderate, and the quiet subs gave a bit of an edge.


Out of interest what it the model you have gathering dust. There was one modell i did not like at all although its no longer sold.



The new Pulsar Digisight Ultra (a Digiscope is what surgeons stick up bottoms), is significantly better than other NV scopes, competing head-on with Gen2+. It's taken a while, but they are only set to get better.

I was out last night with a thermal hand-held and the new Yukon Photon RT 6x50 mounted on my .22lr BRNO model 2. I was testing a new clip-on laser rangefinder, and it worked a treat. The farm has both orchard and flat paddock, and most misses are due to distance miscalculation. This wee LRF unit meant that every shot was within range. It's not perfect though, the read-out is a bit bright, so that need to be addressed. Hoping to give it a good workout in Tekapo next week.
  
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Reply #53 - May 18th, 2018 at 4:29pm
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Yes sorry they are actually labelled a "Digisight", not scope. Its just what I always called it as it goes on the top of a gun.  Smiley
  

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Reply #54 - May 18th, 2018 at 4:32pm
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Im sorry to say there is no shooting in the Mackenzie  at the moment as the virus is taking such a heavy toll on the rabbit population.  Cry
  

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headcase wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 4:32pm:
Im sorry to say there is no shooting in the Mackenzie  at the moment as the virus is taking such a heavy toll on the rabbit population.  Cry


Really?
  
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Reply #56 - May 20th, 2018 at 8:56pm
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Grin sorry Padox, sometimes id do better to just shut up. Twas dry humor.
  

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Reply #57 - May 20th, 2018 at 9:03pm
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headcase wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 4:32pm:
Im sorry to say there is no shooting in the Mackenzie  at the moment as the virus is taking such a heavy toll on the rabbit population.  Cry

You had me as well  Grin
  
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Reply #58 - Jun 5th, 2018 at 5:21pm
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I was reviewing some of our video taken with the Trail and Helion. There's some pretty gory exploding rabbit sequences  Cool

I'll send a link once I've finished the vid.

My 9yo daughter thinks I'm a monster  Roll Eyes
  
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