Nighttime Coyote

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by JR in KY, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Another Female fellas.
    I think this is the one I shot at Sunday and blew the shot.
    Armasight NV Gen 2 + Scope with an added Surefire TLR 1 IR light. Just an ordinary Anderson AR 15 using 50 g VMax. About 140 yards.

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    I posted this second photo because you can see the Purple and Red glow given off by the NV and the IR bulbs.
    By the way I fully promote the Thermal scopes but the old NV scopes work well if you have a good one.

    Thanks to DHull and Riverboss for inspiring this old man to get out in the cold.
     
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  2. DHull

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    You all got me wanting to spend money I don't need to. Good looking setup.
     
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  3. riverboss

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  4. BuckNest

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    Nice work. Putting them in the dirt.
     
  5. cityslicker

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  6. Semp

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    Make that two of us. lol
     
  7. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    THAT Coyote was A very large Female, a ounce under 40# and the lasered distance was 174 yards.
    Nighttime you can't tell yardage, you lucky to just Find them. I have had to go back the next day many times and I was looking 50 yards off.

    I highly recommend Thermal scopes, they were out of my price range when I bought this one 7 years ago.
     
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  8. bigbonner

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    Make that three of us.
     
  9. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

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    What would consider a good thermal scope @JR in KY? I need to buy myself something for Christmas and this has my interest peaked at the moment lol.
    Plz explain like you would a 3yr old (ha) bc I've never done a lick of research or been around one
     
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  10. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Riverboss has one that he speaks highly of. It was under 3K, and I think a Bering Optics Hogster 35. I will defer to him to explain His Scope since I haven't seen it yet.
    Look at some YouTube videos on Nighttime Coyotes and you will be hooked.
     
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  11. woodsman92

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    The thermal scopes do have my interest, it’s just the price of them that keeps me using a spotlight instead.
    Even The cheap ones seem like a lot of money to me, and I’m afraid to spend 600 dollars on something that may be junk.
    But I keep seeing more people using thermals and it keeps me wanting one haha
     
  12. riverboss

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    Things I learned about thermals, they come in two resolutions 384 and 640, 640 is more expensive.
    Mine is a 384 the base magnifications will be your clearest picture.mine is 2 power base it goes 2-4-6-8 with each increase the picture gets more distorted. It's almost useless to go up much on a 384 model but with the right base power you don't need to. Lots of thermals to choose from and battery life on most sucks.hogster has 3 models the 25 which is $2,250.00 the 35 is 2,675.00 and the super hogster about $3,300.00 it has all the bells and whistles video and is very nice. 25 is for closer work like 125 yrds and closer. The 35s will do 200 maybe 250 yrds but you can see animals 6-700 yrds away but can't really identify until about 250 at least I can't.
    Last summer I bought a Bullzeypro 2x magnifier when I put it on my 35 it becomes a 4 power and I get a good clear pic unlike when I turn the scope up itself.
    With mine I can watch squirrel chasing each other at 300 yrds it looks like 2 dots running up and down the trees.
    Google thermal scopes and watch the videos you will be amazed.
     
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  13. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Thermal Scopes are like Cars, the better ones cost more.
    I would never be able to afford a Corvette or Trijicon even if I was in the market.
    The NV scopes are cheaper but if you spend less than $1000 you have wasted your money. You must have at least Gen 2+ with IR capability.

    Never buy anything till you see one like it or be assured the YouTube videos are OK.

    All That being said....worst mistake I made was waiting Too Long to buy one.
     
  14. Feedman

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  15. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    I watched videos every night for months and talked to alot if people before I took the plunge, I couldn't be happier with what I got for the money.
    Wish I could of afforded one of those very expensive one but I couldn't and threw my research I got the best bang for my buck
     

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