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Posted: 11/13/2008 2:23:24 PM EDT
What are my options for long range thermal optics?  Need something that picks up heat signatures.

Thanks
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 3:26:11 PM EDT
Your options start at about $8,000.

Are you still interested?
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 4:02:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2008 4:05:09 PM EDT by TNVC]
Link Posted: 11/13/2008 4:44:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DevilsAdvocate:
Your options start at about $8,000.

Are you still interested?


Absolutely.
Link Posted: 11/14/2008 12:50:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2008 1:17:35 AM EDT by RustedAce]




I have an Insight MTM, you can discern a guy with it out to about 400m

The picture there is a guy at about 300m. I have been very very happy with it but probably isnt as good for longer range stuff as something with a more powerful zoom it only goes to 2x.

Like Victor said, decide if you want handheld/weapon mounted etc, then buy. I use the thermal more for picking up targets then shoot them with my weapons mounted NVGs.
Link Posted: 11/14/2008 5:29:56 AM EDT
Nice setup.  Has anyone tried simultaneously using thermal and I^2 monoculars, one in front of each eye?
Link Posted: 11/14/2008 6:35:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RustedAce:
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7245/p8250008zp4.jpg
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2617/12yt8.png


I have an Insight MTM, you can discern a guy with it out to about 400m

The picture there is a guy at about 300m. I have been very very happy with it but probably isnt as good for longer range stuff as something with a more powerful zoom it only goes to 2x.

Like Victor said, decide if you want handheld/weapon mounted etc, then buy. I use the thermal more for picking up targets then shoot them with my weapons mounted NVGs.



You sure have some nice toys.
Link Posted: 11/14/2008 6:45:39 AM EDT
+1 on the Specter IR


Link Posted: 11/14/2008 9:23:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/14/2008 7:39:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2008 7:42:15 PM EDT by BlackReefDesign]
Originally Posted By TNVC_Clasky:
Originally Posted By BlackReefDesign:
What are my options for long range thermal optics?  Need something that picks up heat signatures.

Thanks


BTW: can you better define "long range?"



400+ Meters Range

And this will be weapon-mounted
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 2:46:18 PM EDT
Just curious, could a specter thermal like Vic's above take .308 recoil?
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 2:54:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 3:54:05 PM EDT
Anyone already mentioned SpecterIR?
I know, this is almost getting boring...

Link Posted: 11/15/2008 5:39:20 PM EDT
What does a flash/heat bloom look like in these thermal scopes when shooting? Any overload/cutoff issues?
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 11:01:05 AM EDT


LOG ON TO YOUTUBE.COM.  SEARCH FOR JAGERPRO AND YOU WILL GET TO WATCH SEVERAL GOOD VIDEOS ON HOG HUNTING USING THERMAL WEAPON SIGHTS.  I HAVE HUNTED HOGS WITH JAGERPRO (APRIL, 2008).  THEY USE .308 CALIBER RIFLES.  THESE VIDEOS WILL GIVE YOU A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE THROUGH A THERMAL SCOPE IN A HUNTING ENVIRONMENT.  ONE SPECIFC THING:  THERE IS NO MUZZLE BLAST PICKED UP IN THE THERMAL SIGHT.

GERRY

Link Posted: 11/17/2008 12:43:34 PM EDT
Gotta love those times where "WOW" just doesn't cover it...  So f$#^ing cool
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 1:02:57 PM EDT
Can this elcan sight be switched to a colored format? Or is it greyscale only?
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 1:04:28 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 1:07:23 PM EDT
I wonder how those critters would react to their buddy getting smacked w/ a 200gr pill coming from a suppressed rifle...  If the sound of impact and subsequent protest of it's beneficiary did not cause a bunch of commotion, I bet one guy w/ a good rifle and plenty of ammo could do some bad baaad things.
Link Posted: 11/17/2008 1:11:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DevilsAdvocate:
Can this elcan sight be switched to a colored format? Or is it greyscale only?


Are you talking about like this?

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 12:07:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RustedAce:
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7245/p8250008zp4.jpg
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2617/12yt8.png


I have an Insight MTM, you can discern a guy with it out to about 400m

The picture there is a guy at about 300m. I have been very very happy with it but probably isnt as good for longer range stuff as something with a more powerful zoom it only goes to 2x.

Like Victor said, decide if you want handheld/weapon mounted etc, then buy. I use the thermal more for picking up targets then shoot them with my weapons mounted NVGs.


Have you ever tried mounting that MTM over your left eye and your AN/PVS-14 over your right just to see what it looks like?
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