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  1. I've had a hybrid on order since the middle of June. Maybe I'll get it by next summer ...?
  2. Recently purchased one of these. Have only had it in use on one camping trip thus far. (Tent camping) Battery tech has come far ... implementing battery/solar tech requires thought and planning. I have much to learn.
  3. Last update .... Replaced factory light with this kit. Also moved it from rail on scope to rail under hand guard out front. Made a lot of difference in range/PID ability. Maybe the nicest benefit is the "dialable" light intensity. You aren't locked into preset levels. This is a benefit in short range situations as well as longer ranges. Easy to get to, and easy to adjust with one finger. I was disappointed at first. But after fiddling with it for a while, I discovered that the Contrast setting of the scope has a large and direct impact on effectiveness of lighting. More so than I would have thought. Good upgrade. ETA: Concerning the scope itself ... It'll go up to 8x magnification, but anything above 4x results in so much image degradation that it's almost unusable. Even in day mode it's pretty bad. In closing .... As I've said before on this forum, I don't hunt at night. My firearm acquisitions topped out a while back, and now my "hobby" is optics. I enjoy using/trying different things. It's a learning process. And one can never learn to much.
  4. Corn finally out surrounding me and last night I carried the scope out for some longer range viewing. Still using the included stock light. I could see deer out to around 200-250 yards. I knew they were deer simply because I'm familiar with the area and deer patterns. There was no PID at that yardage. A dog could have easily been a coyote or vice versa. Where I was standing, there is 400+ yards open in front of me, and 175 yards of field behind me. However, there is a thin line of trees separating the two fields. That line of trees was 10 yards away. When I'd turn to look at the 175 on the rear, IR light bouncing back off of that line of trees would blind me. No way to see past them with the scope. (Not the case with thermal) There are 3 levels of intensity on the stock light. Going down to the lowest level did not help with the bounce back IR at that close distance. And it didn't make a lot of difference at the longer ranges. What it did do was sharpen up the image in the 100-150 yard range.
  5. Bipod and a bag under the grip? Simple but it works.
  6. I've now gotten a little bit of time behind this unit. Things of note in no particular order: The image quality is good but no better than the ATN 4K I tried last year. The difference is that the Wraith doesn't suffer from continuous software lockups and screen blackouts like the ATN did. The included light works well out to 175 yards but target definition drops off past 125 +/-. PID might be tough when you get out to 200. Yet to be tried. The mount for the included light is adjustable. it can be "aimed" and locked down to your liking. There are 2 buttons and one dial. The dial also functions as a button. All can be located/used w/o actually looking at the scope. (Advantageous for night usage) 1 button is power, the other is camera activation. Most everything is done with the dial/button on top. The menu navigation is simple and uncluttered. Day mode is full color. It works well but make no mistake, it isn't like looking thru a glass scope. And it isn't the same picture quality as what's on your HD TV. One shot zero uses the same method as the Pulsar thermal units I've used. This particular function wigged out on me twice during zeroing. But it straightened itself out and came around fine. As far as it being "one shot", I guess that depends on how fine you wanna zero it, or how good you are as a shooter. It took me more than one shot. There are reticle options with stadia lines that I "assume" are MOA. But I can't see the damn things well enough to use them. KY windage got it done @ 100-175 yards in the dark on steel targets. Pics/video works well as far as I've tested so far, but I've not spent much time with that. High quality video playback on the scope itself is quite slow to process. I thought it was locked up a time or two, then it'd start playing the video. It has automatic video recording that gets activated by recoil. A 22LR will not activate it. The unit does not come with a Micro SD card. User supplied. I don't know yet if the screen is gonna go dark enough for my liking at night. I've only had it out one time after dark. There are separate menu adjustments for Brightness/Contrast that I'll have to play with more. The objective lens focus is kinda "touchy". Meaning that if you focus it at 25 yards and then move to a 100 yard target, you'll have a blurry picture until you refocus. The focus ring is handy to get to and easy to turn. But if you needed to do it quickly for follow up shots .... well .... we'll see. I'm sure there's more for me to learn. Yesterday, I took a walk thru the woods with it. Seems like the FOV might be a bit small also. More time needed ...
  7. https://outdoorlegacygear.com/collections/digital-rifle-scopes/products/sightmark-wraith-hd-2-16x28-digital-night-vision-riflescope?variant=32422289735754 https://outdoorlegacygear.com/collections/digital-rifle-scopes/products/sightmark-wraith-4k-max-3-24x50-digital-night-vision-riflescope?variant=32538533199946 "Red" light included!
  8. If you read any of the bill .... Notice section 513 regarding Selective Service registration.
  9. https://beringoptics.com/catalog/?goods=216 I have no experience with this unit. But a lot of folks give it good reviews in other NV forums.
  10. Burchett RepublicanTN NAY Cohen DemocraticTN NAY Cooper DemocraticTN YEA DesJarlais RepublicanTN YEA Fleischmann RepublicanTN YEA Green RepublicanTN YEA Harshbarger RepublicanTN YEA Kustoff RepublicanTN YEA Rose RepublicanTN NAY https://clerk.house.gov/Votes/2021293
  11. In December of last year, I made a deposit on one of these scopes. Sightmark Wraith 4K I had given the vendor an incorrect phone number, so I had no idea they had tried to contact me. (Guess they never considered email) I discovered Tuesday that the scopes had finally come in 4 months ago and I got the order completed. I should have it Friday and maybe get to play with it over the weekend. I'll probably put it on a 22LR simply because it's cheaper to shoot. Kind of excited about it. Hopefully it'll be better than the ATN 4K I tried a while back. (Returned that POS)
  12. I bought a 7.62x39 upper from them last year,because I couldn't find one anywhere else. Nor parts to build one. It took me a bit to figure out they had put a 556 firing pin in it. I had to replace that to eliminate FTF's. Using Federal Fusion ammo, it'll put 5 shots into one ragged hole at 36 yards. Don't get too excited, that hole is kinda large. Different story with combloc steel case. I don't remember ever having 2 holes touching while using whatever I have thrown in that ammo can. Tul, Wolf, Brown Bear. A 7.62x39 soup of whatever. Installed an adjustable gas block which turned out to be a waste of $. The gas port was small enough that I have to run the AGB wide open for it to cycle. I expected it to be way to large. Overall, I'm satisfied with it. Installed an Eotech HS and use it for deer hunting. Got one on the first trip out with it at about 35 yards. Hope you get yours straightened out Rob.
  13. I've put together several rifles in a SPR type configuration using a Ballistic Advantage barrel in .223 Wylde. 16" & 18" models with 1:8 twist. I've yet to have one that wasn't a very nice shooter. All of them have been more accurate than I am using Hornady Varmint Express in 55 grain. The Hornady Spire Point training ammo will shoot virtually identical, for less $, at 100-200 yards. After that, it'll drop a bit faster than the HVE but still retain a predictable trajectory. ETA: For a bit of a different look, might I suggest a hand guard from these guys? Very nice rails. And they'll get your bipod further forward. I have a few of them.
  14. https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2021/9/8/cwd-positive-deer-found-in-henry-county.html
  15. I use dedicated uppers for 22LR. CMMG barrels/bolts with Black Dog Machine metal lipped mags. Nary a failure of any kind after many rounds. But I keep them clean also. 22LR is kinda nasty ya know. Side note .... If you've never built a rimfire upper, don't make the mistake of going into it thinking it'll cost less than centerfire. It won't. ETA ... For the reader at large ... Also note Handsome Rob's post above. IMHO, ammo choice is the key to .223/5.56. A lot of folks might only be familiar with 55gr FMJ. That's like maybe the WORST choice available for hunting and/or target shooting. It's good for "centerfire plinking", aka dirt clod shooting, I suppose. Not even then if you care about hitting what you're shooting at. Isn't the .gov spec for fmj like 4MOA? MANY choices available with MUCH better results. As always, YMMV
  16. Small frame .... 22LR, 7.62x39, .223/5.56, 6.5 Grendel All can use the same lower(s). You have hunting ranges covered out to 350 - 400 yards. You have target ranges covered easily out to 600+. Common ammo. (Grendel not so much)
  17. Considering squirrel hunting, it's worth mentioning here ... Once ambient temps get up to +/- 50*, using thermal to look up into trees can be quite tricky especially if it's a clear sky w/ bright sunlight. My scope will have a better defined image than the scanner will. (The scope was 2x the price) But even it sometimes has problems. The scanner sometimes simply isn't worth a crap for looking up. In my experience, thermal just works better in colder temps. Period Side notes .... Thermal suffers in high humidity. (Water in the air) It won't work at all if rain is heavy enough. And it won't work at all thru glass. ETA ... One of my favorite thermal stories to tell ... The dog treed once and we could find no sign of a squirrel anywhere. Then I walked around to the other side of the tree and saw that it had a split in it that was maybe 3" wide and 20' tall running up to the first fork in that tree. I looked into the split with thermal and could see the tree rat about half way down the trunk. I'd shoot just below him and he'd move up a little each time. Eventually I ran him out the top and we got him once he exited. Never woulda found him w/o thermal.
  18. AC72 has valuable info. I'm convinced he knows what he's talking about. In regards to your question ... I have a Pulsar scope. (QD mounts are important as well.) Also, the wife and I each have a hand held scanner. IMHO, the value of the capability alone is 2nd only to your weaponry. ETA ... i use the scope more than anything else to squirrel hunt with on a 22LR. Once the leaves fall, those little bushy tailed bastards aint gonna hide from thermal. In fact, I've been on some outings where thermal found more than the dog we had. The scanner has been a welcomed tool in finding deer after the shot is taken. They work the same in daytime as night.
  19. Wow ... thanks for that. When you get toward the end .... a lot of things start to seem a bit too "familiar".
  20. DL126

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  21. Must ...... resist! Very nice.
  22. Nice Rifle! I'm not a prospect, but thanks for this, "I added a Saddle Ring Safety Delete from Beartooth Mercantile" I didn't know this existed. Ordered one for my own Remlin. Thank you again.
  23. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=B07SWKS65H&ref=nb_sb_noss I bought one of these for my Remlin. Goes well with this .... https://www.amazon.com/s?k=B0104J21V2


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