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  • grumper

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    Picked up a new toy at the fun show today:

    It's the mid level model of the new FLIR RS thermosights. Comes with a Larue QD mount and hard case. The one I got has 1.25 - 5x zoom, 6 color palettes, video out, bunch of different reticles, 640x480 display and 60hz refresh rate.
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    I see u Kitteh!
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    Be wery wery qwiet... Iz hunting computers:
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    It was less than MSRP so seemed like a pretty good deal for a thermal WS. Compared to FLIR's $10,000+ T50 thermal sight, this one was relatively inexpensive. It also cost $3,000 less than the comparable ATN unit, has a better user interface and more features and comes with FLIR's warranty (3 years for the unit, and 10 years for the thermal sensor. The vendor said they'd offer lifetime warranty, so I bit and got hooked.
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    Now to figure out which rifle to stick it on and buy some handwarmer packs to zero this thing.
     
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    IXLR8

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    Is that what you want to sight tomorrow? Cool!

    What do you use as a target to sight it in? Obviously paper will not work...
     
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    grumper

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    Is that what you want to sight tomorrow? Cool!

    What do you as a target to sight it in? Obviously paper will not work...

    Yah thats the one I want to sight in. The target needs to have one of the little chemical handwarmer packets taped behind the bullseye so you can see it on the display. I need to figure out where to find some of those, Academy probably has some.

    Edit: Blah seems no stores actually carry them in stock. Target, Walgreens, CVS, Academy all sell them online but not in their stores, so I probably can't sight in tommorrow. Have to order some hand warmers and have them shipped.
     
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    AngeliaH

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    Yah thats the one I want to sight in. The target needs to have one of the little chemical handwarmer packets taped behind the bullseye so you can see it on the display. I need to figure out where to find some of those, Academy probably has some.

    Edit: Blah seems no stores actually carry them in stock. Target, Walgreens, CVS, Academy all sell them online but not in their stores, so I probably can't sight in tommorrow. Have to order some hand warmers and have them shipped.

    Check the First Aid Kits and CVS. I seem to remember that the Storebrand one had hand warmer packets.
     

    Dawico

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    What about a candle behind the target? I am sure you could find some of them. Even a standard lightbulb should put out some heat.
     

    grumper

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    What about a candle behind the target? I am sure you could find some of them. Even a standard lightbulb should put out some heat.

    I read MRE heaters work real good. Got a bunch of those left over from Hurricane Ike. I'll bring some of those to Hicksville and tape them onto the car or paper targets or wutever, if the hand warmers don't show up in time.
     

    robertc1024

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    I might have some. I'll dig around a bit. They are all yours at Hicksville if I find them.
     

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