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    Two trips pass the bunnies,they know whats going on.
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    Reflected eye

    I've had some talks in the way of pm with TBL.
    I am going to test the lights that arrive before sending. To do that a couple of us are going to set up a field test at this stage out to 200+ maybe 300.this will be the bench mark for the others to be tested.
    A rabbit is a small target at 300y.
    I am working on a reflective eye for now, with maybe soft toys for shape or a rabbit on the night. .
    Plus some live stock, even dog may have to be used as wallaby substitute.
    I have a night lazer rangefinder that a picture of distance should be easy to get.
    Any suggestions so we can cover the testing adequately.
    Tested the eye on a low flood setting and it seems fine for the real testing and what distance can we get with that.
    It seems a lot of trouble to go to but Iam interested myself to the range effectiveness.
    There are obvious problems, the night being the main one! as NV don't like fog or misty nights.
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    Reflective eye

    This isn't the best and pictures aren't great freehand.
    Just run a couple of shots, one of the eye in orange and a couple of beam. The reflective dot on the rabbit.
    This is just to look at what it's capable of and I think it will be okay for the price..
    The power poles are 6 in numbef from where I am.
    But a better ter look when setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi-Hunter View Post
    The English fellows have a few options.
    https://www.ludicrous-lumens.co.uk/8..._20931352.aspx.
    I have this model at a better price.
    If interested I have some of these units coming for mates樂
    Plus a few 940nm pills coming as they change out easy if you want less glow.
    They will be a sharp price if all goes well easily better than the UK. Of course it won't have the UK branding.
    It will be first in first served with these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi-Hunter View Post
    The English fellows have a few options.
    https://www.ludicrous-lumens.co.uk/8..._20931352.aspx.
    I have this model at a better price.
    If interested I have some of these units coming for mates樂
    Plus a few 940nm pills coming as they change out easy if you want less glow.
    They will be a sharp price if all goes well easily better than the UK. Of course it won't have the UK branding.
    It will be first in first served with these.
    KH
    Id like one too please, im thinking 850, but would there be the ability to retrofit the 940 later?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Id like one too please, im thinking 850, but would there be the ability to retrofit the 940 later?
    GWH the 940nm pill switchs out very easy, not sure where these are at present, would of been here under normal conditions.
    Weather has had its moments and when out shooting, I don't have the head space for doing a picture shoot on the IR, but what I've seen there shouldn't much to complain about.
    I l'll take some switch out photos, but really the screw in and out.
    Remove battery
    Screw focus in and unscrew head housing this let's you get to the IR! These are Threaded and screw out. It's that easy.
    Pictures to come.
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    IR switch over

    For you GWH.
    I suggest an adjustable mount which will help to give you central focus.
    The IR torch returns to the last setting. It has three modes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi-Hunter View Post
    For you GWH.
    I suggest an adjustable mount which will help to give you central focus.
    The IR torch returns to the last setting. It has three modes.
    KH
    Too easy, thanks.

    Righto, can you supply the IR illuminator with both 850 and 940 and the adjustable mount? When your stock arrives of course.

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    @Kiwi-Hunter, really look forward to some photo's with your new illuminator.
    Always on the look out for good kit or better than I have currently.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi-Hunter View Post
    For you GWH.
    I suggest an adjustable mount which will help to give you central focus.
    The IR torch returns to the last setting. It has three modes.
    KH
    Thar's a very cool looking adjustable mount. Where did you get this, I'd love one. I assume it fits a picatinny rail. It would be great to fine tune the torch alignment.
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    Adjustable mount

    I can probably get them, but I am not doing this for a living. All this came about by this post and I saw a need for an IR that could do the 300 + at a very reasonable price. That said it is just as easy for yourselfs to buy off AliExpress, there are a few different options. But 30mm is needed of course and depending on scope and turrets if high or low profile, low seems best and side mount is good. I am using a double picatinny.
    A friend brought 25mm low profile and gave it to me, I had a 30mm high profile and switched out the top rail. Under the top mount are springs and 6 ball bearings 2 of them very small and very hard to find on the carpet. But it works for me.
    I had it all setup on the rifle in the early hours for pictures, it just kept raining off and on, I did manage to get something out in the street but was in a hurry because of the setup on the rifle. I could see 300 no problem but I hadn't adjusted the IR right and the picture was grainy.
    Maybe to night I'll try again, as they say a picture worth a thousand words. This I think will very from scope to scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_H View Post
    @Kiwi-Hunter, really look forward to some photo's with your new illuminator.
    Always on the look out for good kit or better than I have currently.

    Cheers
    Phil
    Honestly Phil
    I've seen your pictures and those distances are good enough I would of thought.
    I mainly just use the setup on the Pards and Ive shot out to 300yrds with it and to be honest most game is shot with in the 300yrds. Given the exceptions to those setup for long range shooting. But take that mind set into the dark and it will come back and bite you. I shudder on some reports of the thermal shootings I've heard and there will be a few here that could tell a story if would be honest.
    Another mate has a pard with 940nm and he uses the 840nm torch for the longer stuff and identification. His comment to me yesterday! was he went all night on one battery in the Pard using the external IR and I said you use it more than me. He runs a 6-24x50 so plenty of zoom.
    Most night shooting is under 300yrds where I am and I am very comfortable with 250yard shots when needed, the extra light at that distance is a plus on a rabbit.
    The switch out to 940nm well its all been done and pros and cons of that. I have a real trial for that at some point, in I have one that's been getting away from me with the cherry glow it means go. I am hoping that the 940nm will not glow as much and warning it for its time to race off, its working on the pard with 940nm I've been told.
    I think nights and moon all make the difference to what we look at and any given night it can be a different sight picture. For me a nicely illuminated rabbit is always a pleasure.
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    Pictures of the little external IR 850nm

    Well pictures, it wasn't what I expected. I wonder if I should redo the picture with another set of hands.
    I haven't taken a lot over the last 3years and out that as well as shaking trying to hold by myself isn't the best.
    The day the sun was to the west and I was trying to get pictures to the west.
    But the good with the bad sight pictures..I see most of these out of focus or the IR splash on the ground way before the Bale.
    I didn't remove the red filter so didn't notice it wasn't a sharp image until the the download.
    I had chosen four distances, but for the sake of me and this post! I'll put the main thought up.wood stack and barrel 325.5yrds the Bale is 158.5yds.
    To be fair I am not as familiar with the IR as my mate and was learning as I went.
    Where to set it and how to adjust it and of course came home to find I had blurred most by movement.
    Nevertheless it's good enough to see the 325.5yrds and was good through the scope. I didn't think that there was much in the three modes but at distance of 325.5yrds the first setting does not make it.out there. I'll try and post day then night.
    On second thoughts as I closes off. I think I will have another go at the 325.5yrds pictures as I know this isn't what can be achieved.
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    I passed the pictures onto my mate and his comment was you haven't got that right no good stating the obvious.
    It's blowing today but will try and take the day pictures again and repeat to night hopefully.
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    Second session

    Well I am not having the photo green thumb as they say.
    Trying in the wind and decided to use the phone by WiFi it went well enough on mine phone to his 007s, but the iPhone didn't take mine for reason I have no idea. Came home to find one small round Bale video.
    By the time I went back I had lost the light for day photos. Hopefully tonight we will try again.
    Have taken some with the other 007s and my mate is hoping to be back tonight.
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