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Thread: Use a hand held thermal in front of scope ?

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    Use a hand held thermal in front of scope ?

    Hey guys, been sitting at a bait site watching Hyena last few nights & no moon right now but can see them well with the hand held thermal, cant put any light on or gone, after they had had a fight & left, I thought if only I could see though the scope & stuck the thermal on the front of the scope & had a grainy pic AND see cross hairs !

    Any one tried shooting like this ?

    Donít want to blow weeks of waiting or wound one !

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    Switch to a red dot.

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    In what way, do aim point with thermal in front ?

    As I have tried the red dot scope & will use that when the moon gets here but only have a few days off now !

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    Thermal would need to be in front the red dot may be better than a magnifying scope but i think you may need three hands with 6 fingers on each one to work everything.
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    Yes I think a dot/aim/pro point scope with no magnification would be better & yes more hands would be good (when is this not the case ?) I have the rifle on a sting tied to a branch above the hide (saves any movement & rifle is ready) & it is tricky but I think doable !

    Donít have any aim point type scopes here right now, will try tonight .

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    Interesting thread for the Waikato .... not sure about the scope, might need to change countries, or if you are seeing hyenas in Waikato maybe check with your doc for a change to the meds haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    Interesting thread for the Waikato .... not sure about the scope, might need to change countries, or if you are seeing hyenas in Waikato maybe check with your doc for a change to the meds haha
    Or at least let us know which areas to stay away from. (to avoid the hyenas or the guy on the wrong meds)
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    Buy a pulsar thermal forward attachment,can be used as a handheld or clip of front of scope.7k will get you one.

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    Yeah I shot out all the Waikato Hyena & had to travel farther afield !

    I’m working in South Africa & Gabon as a PH for the winters !
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Or at least let us know which areas to stay away from. (to avoid the hyenas or the guy on the wrong meds)
    You are a comedian alright !
    Last edited by Scout; 02-08-2019 at 11:05 PM.

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    There I was think catching clamydia was the most dangerous thing in the Waikato - next to drinking the beer......
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    Thermal in front of scope, yes you'll see the the crosshair but that is not where the bullet is landing. You'd need to mount the thermal on the scope and then resight the scope.

    But why not just mount the thermal camera on the rifle (if it can take the recoil!) and then draw a crosshair on the display screen where your bullets impact.

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    Would seem you are right as the shot missed a huge old guy !

    He had some problems already limping on two legs & glowing double the heat signature of others I have seen !

    I think I lured in a new one as I shoot a small warthog & carried half dragged him 2-3 km from a water source along a two track & I think he followed the trail in, normally come in 8:30-9:30 & this guy was 12:40am !

    Need another plan !

    Plan A shoot in moon - great but moon gone as working then.
    Plan B Shoot with light - haha never gone like lightning.
    Plan C shoot with hand held laser on chest while look with thermal then other guy shoots laser with dot scope fail.
    Plan D same but with night vision hand held, this might work but lost helper & Hyena see the infer red !
    Plan E was here & fail again !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout View Post
    Would seem you are right as the shot missed a huge old guy !

    He had some problems already limping on two legs & glowing double the heat signature of others I have seen !

    I think I lured in a new one as I shoot a small warthog & carried half dragged him 2-3 km from a water source along a two track & I think he followed the trail in, normally come in 8:30-9:30 & this guy was 12:40am !

    Need another plan !

    Plan A shoot in moon - great but moon gone as working then.
    Plan B Shoot with light - haha never gone like lightning.
    Plan C shoot with hand held laser on chest while look with thermal then other guy shoots laser with dot scope fail.
    Plan D same but with night vision hand held, this might work but lost helper & Hyena see the infer red !
    Plan E was here & fail again !!
    I can confirm that there are no hyenas left in the Waikato, but you left plenty of moles and bushpigs. I suggest using yourself as bait then wrangle the bugger when he gets close.

 

 

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