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Posted: 8/7/2019 2:00:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2019 3:00:36 PM EDT by TheHorta]
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 2:09:41 PM EDT
I just came
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 2:13:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 2:15:44 PM EDT
These things are utterly amazing. The image quality is spectacular. 05/2019 manufacture date, so brand spanking new.

Was just lamenting the irony that even with Gold currently at $1500/oz, the 9-oz SkeetIR-x is actually worth MORE than its weight in gold.

Link Posted: 8/7/2019 4:36:56 PM EDT
What are you planning to use it for?
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 5:26:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 6:09:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2019 6:10:20 PM EDT by TheHorta]
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Originally Posted By UNV_Rich:
Just need one more and a bridge you'll be good to go
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Must... resist... temptation...

I think Amex has hitmen out after me. $60K in NV in the last 30 days could be considered “a problem.”

Is there a 12-step program for this? Or would it just devolve into a Gear Queer Swap Meet?
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 6:25:48 PM EDT
Definitely deja vu from a few years back
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 6:32:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2019 6:38:07 PM EDT by TheHorta]
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Originally Posted By fordkicksass:
Definitely deja vu from a few years back
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True, except... FACTORY WARRANTY!!!

It’s cool that a lot of this stuff has come off restriction and, for an admittedly egregious price, can now be purchased new by we mere mortals.

Let us count our blessings:

1) Perst “full power” lasers.
2) eCOTI / COTI
3) L3 WP DTNVG
4) PAS-13G variants
5) N-Vision and Trijicon Thermals that rival or beat .GOV

It’s a good time to be in the NV world. Lots of stuff we can own that before was difficult or impossible to acquire legitimately. No need to seek out stuff of questionable provenance or pay HUGE premiums for the few legit pieces that come with release paperwork.
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 8:02:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2019 8:03:02 PM EDT by smeeg]
Is it still possible to make this into a fusion system with adapter? If so how does it compare to coti/Ecoti
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 8:40:34 PM EDT
Why you blue balling us?

Post the photos damnit.
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 8:44:19 PM EDT
Too cool, congrats!
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 10:24:50 PM EDT
👍
Nice score
Link Posted: 8/7/2019 10:30:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Deltastone:
Why you blue balling us?

Post the photos damnit.
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This
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 9:34:25 AM EDT
Wow! Almost the same weight as the Flir breach and dang near half the weight of the IR patrol.

I bet that will be nice.
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 9:40:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2019 9:40:37 AM EDT by TheHorta]
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Originally Posted By Wildfowler:
Wow! Almost the same weight as the Flir breach and dang near half the weight of the IR patrol.

I bet that will be nice.
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It’s spectacular. Faux toes inbound.
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 11:56:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheHorta:

It’s spectacular. Faux toes inbound.
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I was curious how the image compares to something like the Breach.
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 12:31:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2019 12:38:05 PM EDT by TheHorta]
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Originally Posted By Leftover_Salmon:

I was curious how the image compares to something like the Breach.
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Seriously, it’s not even close. The Flir Breach is beef jerky. The SkeetIR-x is genuine hand-rubbed $600/lb Kobe — and that’s probably underselling it.

In fact, the detection range and image quality on the Skeet is is every bit as good as the PAS-13G (V1). It’s THAT good.

Now, for some faux toes:




BEHOLD! $50K worth of UNV spend. Don’t I get a gold star from you guys, or something?







More TTL comparison images to come, but the battery cap placement on the Skeet makes it impossible to use any iPhone camera lens adapter, so I have to find another way aside from just holding it behind the ocular — if possible.
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 1:03:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheHorta:

Seriously, it's not even close. The Flir Breach is beef jerky. The SkeetIR-x is genuine hand-rubbed $600/lb Kobe and that's probably underselling it.

In fact, the detection range and image quality on the Skeet is is every bit as good as the PAS-13G (V1). It's THAT good.

Now, for some faux toes:

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/910FE4B7-FB0E-4556-91AE-FC810F274DA9-1046784.jpg

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/71E4FDF6-1F79-4AE4-8C51-F6BA94CD9F8F-1046785.jpg
BEHOLD! $50K worth of UNV spend. Don't I get a gold star from you guys, or something?

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/642FA557-5344-4B18-9F60-8575B2814296-1046780.jpg

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/A11CEB70-7EA3-44B0-83A7-5C8B186292D2-1046782.jpg

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/A2D33C92-F976-4D68-A2A4-0C5561740BC0-1046783.jpg

More TTL comparison images to come, but the battery cap placement on the Skeet makes it impossible to use any iPhone camera lens adapter, so I have to find another way aside from just holding it behind the ocular if possible.
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Can you run that on some remote power pack and remove the battery cover for iPhone adapter to fit?
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 2:02:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 3:43:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By smeeg:
Is it still possible to make this into a fusion system with adapter? If so how does it compare to coti/Ecoti
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The short answer is I don’t believe so.
There’s a lot to it. Additionally, good luck finding the mount and then I’m 99% certain that the software on the new units isn’t compatible.
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 3:44:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheHorta:

Seriously, it’s not even close. The Flir Breach is beef jerky. The SkeetIR-x is genuine hand-rubbed $600/lb Kobe — and that’s probably underselling it.

In fact, the detection range and image quality on the Skeet is is every bit as good as the PAS-13G (V1). It’s THAT good.

Now, for some faux toes:

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/910FE4B7-FB0E-4556-91AE-FC810F274DA9-1046784.jpg

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/71E4FDF6-1F79-4AE4-8C51-F6BA94CD9F8F-1046785.jpg
BEHOLD! $50K worth of UNV spend. Don’t I get a gold star from you guys, or something?

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/642FA557-5344-4B18-9F60-8575B2814296-1046780.jpg

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/A11CEB70-7EA3-44B0-83A7-5C8B186292D2-1046782.jpg

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/376630/A2D33C92-F976-4D68-A2A4-0C5561740BC0-1046783.jpg

More TTL comparison images to come, but the battery cap placement on the Skeet makes it impossible to use any iPhone camera lens adapter, so I have to find another way aside from just holding it behind the ocular — if possible.
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This is Deja Vu....
But viva la Skeet Skeet
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 4:31:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 4:43:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrPlayer:

The short answer is I don’t believe so.
There’s a lot to it. Additionally, good luck finding the mount and then I’m 99% certain that the software on the new units isn’t compatible.
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Actually, these units are 100% compatible with both the COTI adapter and TraceIR software to interface with the Raptar S.

It comes with the factory software and cables as well. This could be the last commercially available batch we see this year.
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 5:39:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrPlayer:

This is Deja Vu....
But viva la Skeet Skeet
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Just biding my time until the UTMx goes commercial. Then the GPNVG, just to have one.

I’m totally digging the 20C. The thermal performance is 80-90% of the Skeet, but the fusion of the C works so much better than the A/B. It’s da bomb diggity.
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 5:48:11 PM EDT
this was less than 2 months ago lol.

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Link Posted: 8/8/2019 5:50:53 PM EDT
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Misdirection.

It happened specifically because I said it wouldn’t.

Same reason I buy high and sell low in stocks. My world operates in reverse. I’m like Benjamin Button.
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 5:56:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2019 6:29:35 PM EDT
I'm too poor to even look at those photos.
Link Posted: 8/9/2019 11:48:29 PM EDT
Yawn....Horta 1.0 had robot pics.
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 12:11:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By wompastompa:
Yawn....Horta 1.0 had robot pics.
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Yeah. Robot made Horta a lot of well-dressed friends.

Horta misses robot.
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 1:26:17 PM EDT
What kind of target reticle is avail? Looks interesting
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 1:50:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TDunn:
What kind of target reticle is avail? Looks interesting
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Only two — 4-way crosshairs with center dot and X/Y stadia lines, which might be useful in clip-on mode for Elevation & Windage holdovers, but not for direct use.

I’m going to try to post some TTL photos with the reticles, plus comparisons with the SkeetIR vs the MTM, PSQ-20C, PAS-13G, Halo-LR, Flir Helios Command Pro 640, and my super-awesome .MIL-spec ATN Thor HD 640 100mm.

I know it’s not fair comparing anything to the ATN, as their GEN-7 technology is from the future, but everyone needs a goal to aspire to.
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 1:53:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2019 2:39:09 PM EDT by TDunn]
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Originally Posted By TheHorta:

Only two — 4-way crosshairs with center dot and X/Y stadia lines, which might be useful in clip-on mode for Elevation & Windage holdovers, but not for direct use.

I’m going to try to post some TTL photos with the reticles, plus comparisons with the SkeetIR vs the MTM, PSQ-20C, PAS-13G, Halo-LR, Flir Helios Command Pro 640, and my super-awesome .MIL-spec ATN Thor HD 640 100mm.

I know it’s not fair comparing anything to the ATN, as their GEN-7 technology is from the future, but everyone needs a goal to aspire to.
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Where do you place the skeet irx vs that lineup? Can you turn the reticle off for clip on use?
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 2:44:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2019 3:05:05 PM EDT by TheHorta]
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Originally Posted By TDunn:

Where do you place the skeet irx vs that lineup?
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As a whole package, the SkeetIR-x is, hands-down, the absolute best thermal monocular that money can buy. There are others that rival the image quality (UTMx, Halo-LR), and have longer detection ranges (Halo-LR, etc), but the combination of mind numbing image quality, versatility, diminutive size, and overall outrageous “cool factor” — nothing else comes close. Add in the fact that you can SCUBA dive down to 66-feet with this bad boy and it’s just insanely awesome.

If I could keep only ONE NV-related item I own, it would be a toss-up between the SkeetIR and the PSQ-20C. I’d take this over any other thermal-only unit I own, by a country mile.

It crushes the MTM, even though both the SkeetIR and MTM have identical “unity” FOV, both have superb OLED displays, and are reasonably similar in overall size (and both have IR lasers), the TTL view through the SkeetIR is light years better.



Beg, borrow, (don’t) steal, sell internal organs and blood plasma, auction unwanted children, do a little male prostitution on the side — just do whatever you need to do to get yourself a legit SkeetIR-x. (Though I doubt TDunn has problems procuring funds).
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 3:21:24 PM EDT
Can you turn the reticle off?
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 3:31:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TDunn:
Can you turn the reticle off?
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Yes. You can turn everything off so all you have is a virgin screen with only a spectacular thermal image.

Zero distractions.
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 3:41:50 PM EDT
Horta, you are a fucker. 😁
I have one shipping Monday. My CC hates you.

That is all.
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 4:00:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TDunn:
Horta, you are a fucker. 😁
I have one shipping Monday. My CC hates you.

That is all.
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Homeless with NODs. Way better than living in a luxury palace without NODs.

^^^^^
My operating life principle.
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 4:47:51 PM EDT
I should've never wandered into this thread. I DO NOT need one, but I do want one Maybe it will go something like when I bought the LWTS... Me: "Hey honey I bought that thermal." Her: "Great, what do you want for dinner tonight?"
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 5:12:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fordkicksass:
I should've never wandered into this thread. I DO NOT need one, but I do want one Maybe it will go something like when I bought the LWTS... Me: "Hey honey I bought that thermal." Her: "Great, what do you want for dinner tonight?"
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Tell her it’s ED therapy.
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 5:47:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheHorta:

Tell her it’s ED therapy.
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BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA I'm sure it is! I am super torn about whether or not I want to see the images one of these things produce. The LWTS picture quality was astonishing, the thought of that kind of image quality and detection range in such a small package is... compelling.
Link Posted: 8/10/2019 7:47:09 PM EDT
I’m going to post TTL comparison images soon.
Link Posted: 8/11/2019 3:36:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2019 3:36:40 AM EDT by txdx]
Want. Though between this and a transferable lower, I'm after a transferable lower.
Link Posted: 8/11/2019 6:46:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TDunn:
Horta, you are a fucker. 😁
I have one shipping Monday. My CC hates you.

That is all.
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You won’t regret it.
Link Posted: 8/11/2019 2:01:29 PM EDT
Had a question. Is there any difference in the BAE X and the trijicon x?

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/11/2019 10:26:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Striwa78:
Had a question. Is there any difference in the BAE X and the trijicon x?

Thanks
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None. If there is, it’s in the software, otherwise any differences are thus far indiscernible.
Link Posted: 8/12/2019 10:34:18 AM EDT
Thank you.
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