Thermal dilemma

A place for all thermal spotter and riflescope questions and info
Disco_GT3
Posts: 19
Joined: 24 Apr 2016, 23:12
Location: West Berkshire

Re: Thermal dilemma

Postby Disco_GT3 » 10 Oct 2017, 13:36

I have a 75-3 and an XP50 you can have a play with sometime, drop me a pm.

anthony
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Joined: 11 Jan 2012, 14:04
Location: oxfordshire

Re: Thermal dilemma

Postby anthony » 10 Oct 2017, 14:12

thanks bud i will to take you up on that offer
Theoben Rapid 7 Mk2 fac 30ftps 3-9x50 AG + AWT Silencer
Ruger 10-22 / Tasco 3-9x50 AG + Gen3 Dipol
CZ 17 HMR / Tasco 3-9x50 AG + PVS14
223 Sabbatti Lightweight sporter Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x50 SF + PVS14

Muskett
Posts: 514
Joined: 17 Nov 2012, 12:52
Location: East Sussex Rabbit Warren

Re: Thermal dilemma

Postby Muskett » 10 Oct 2017, 14:16

And then you can all tell us what you think... please.

scirroco
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Joined: 18 Sep 2012, 18:41
Location: stourport on severn ,worcestershire

Re: Thermal dilemma

Postby scirroco » 11 Oct 2017, 15:59

Clives 75-3
A friend has 2 of them 75-3 and the smaller one, excellent reliable pieces of kit
Rgds steve

Kevgun
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Joined: 20 Jul 2013, 22:33
Location: Basingstoke Hampshire

Re: Thermal dilemma

Postby Kevgun » 11 Oct 2017, 19:49

Disco, I'm in Hampshire and wouldn't mind a peek through your 75-3 if possible thinking of getting a thermal and want to look through as many as possible.

Ta Kev

Disco_GT3
Posts: 19
Joined: 24 Apr 2016, 23:12
Location: West Berkshire

Re: Thermal dilemma

Postby Disco_GT3 » 11 Oct 2017, 22:58

Yeh, np. Drop me a PM to organise, only down the road so any times ok for me I expect.

Rich

deerwarden
Posts: 60
Joined: 03 Aug 2013, 21:59
Location: Norfolk

Re: Thermal dilemma

Postby deerwarden » 12 Oct 2017, 14:06

I have a Drone Pro which is a great piece of kit, but I'm noticing the fox's can pickup the signature from the IR even though I've gone down to 940nm, I'll admit they are I.Rs. made from basic T20 lamps but they have worked well for me. Now I'm spotting with my XD38S and then shooting them with my Core FXD50, they have no idea at all I'm about, so now I'm waiting for a Ward WT 1-73-3 as these seem to have a good write-up, and great service from a U.K. based company. The front add-on is ok on my 17HMR for fox's up too 100 yds with the 20gn hollow points, but I want a dedicated foxing rig for my SGC 223, hence the leap to total thermal. Shame, like many who bought the XD38S, and the FXD50, within a short period of time these, were replaced with updated and better units. Hence now I will only buy British products, rather than buy an American product that is foisted out to the general public, then revamped once any issues are recorded as a new item. A hard lesson learned after spending several thousands of pounds. deerwarden

Muskett
Posts: 514
Joined: 17 Nov 2012, 12:52
Location: East Sussex Rabbit Warren

Re: Thermal dilemma

Postby Muskett » 12 Oct 2017, 14:25

Good post^
Though foxes can't see IR, just not possible, they can hear an engine, smell human, and can see that very bright red jewel from the ir emitters. Doesn't take long for them to work it out. Same with rabbits that are shot over too often. Both recognise an engine noise, detect smells down wind, and look out for a flashing red jewel.
Used to happen with white light lamping when the fist few weeks cleared out 2/3rds and then all went quiet as the survivors cottoned on. I tested the engine theory once and walked it in the early days of NV; saw loads more rabbits. Had to stalk downwind. Same goes for ir spotting with a flashing jewel in the middle of no where. That jewel is pretty distinct looking from back towards the danger area.
When things slow up, change your tactics, not that same park up sheep gate again!

I'm sure Mr Fox stays in on Friday and Saturday nights with the amount of fireworks going off. Sunday is pricked Pheasant and lost rabbit for lunch.

Passive systems as in tubed or thermal then Mr Fox will only have smell and noise to indicate trouble.

Its true things have improved kit wise no end. The manufacturers have some competition when shed builds and enthusiasts point out the obvious. But the big players and payers are the military.


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