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  1. racing snake

    Fox club

    Nice work christening the thermal Richard, your numbers will shoot up now! Good work as always Mike. It's been a frustrating couple of weeks for me. Every time I made arrangements to go out the heavens opened, every single time! Finally manged to get out tonight though. Couple of hours at the quarry. Good sized dog fox came to the vixen call after 20 minutes or so, nothing else seen after he was put down. Need to get some effort in now but really prefer those cold frosty nights. Fed up of rain and wind.
  2. racing snake

    Drone pro is back on sale!!

    http://www.opticalsolutions.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=33_72&product_id=270
  3. racing snake

    Pulsar XQ38F

    Never liked the colour palettes Grant, just found them an extra distraction. Only way to save night vision is to use same eye for monocular and scope, you can at least save it on one eye (natural night vision is independent as the pupil contracts to the light source). I've been mildly interested in the new Pulsar Accolade, but only because of the built-in RF. I'll resist until they bring out a monocular version though, the loss of natural NV from the binocular viewing would be horrendous.
  4. racing snake

    Pulsar XQ38F

    Always used white hot.
  5. racing snake

    Fox club

    Please stop bloody raining!!! *breaths ..... Well done on getting the foxes gents, i can't even get out at the moment.
  6. racing snake

    Primos Gen 3 sticks (warning)

    Would have got mine from them too but they don't do the short version. 😞
  7. racing snake

    Fox club

    Again! What's wrong with it now Grant? I remember you've already had a dead pixel with it.
  8. racing snake

    Fox club

    Without doubt Mike. It will transform your shooting. I've had mine now getting on for 5 years and I couldn't be without it now. Get yourself one ordered - select this payment method, job done:
  9. racing snake

    Fox club

    It's always the sitters Ed.
  10. racing snake

    Primos Gen 3 sticks (warning)

    Might do next time Ed. Got a good feel for those in the dark now though, plus I can leave the gun on it when I've got the foxpro out and I'm sat on my backside (the two-point is only on the short trigger sticks, I've got the normal fork on the tall ones). Only got the gen 3 because I drove over my gen 2 the other night and ******** up one of the legs.
  11. racing snake

    Primos Gen 3 sticks (warning)

    Hi all, just a quick heads-up if you're in the market for a new set of Primos Gen 3 sticks (as I am, after driving over my short gen 2), if you've got a two-point adapter for your gen 2 it won't screw straight onto the gen 3. Some bright spark thought it would be jolly spiffing to change the threads (from 3/8 UNC to 1/4 UNC). Do not despair, it's a similar situation with Manfrotto camera tripods and others which normally have 1/4UNC. You just need to get a 3/8 UNC to 1/4 UNC bush from the Bay of E.
  12. racing snake

    Fox club

    Cheers mate, moon's still bad but improving. Bad luck on the miss Mark. All get them. Out for a couple of hours tonight, up to a nice plot I'd not been near since August. Moon was still being a pain but managed to hide myself well into a hawthorn bush, with the caller out 100 yards in the field. Only just started it up with the beer can call and I see a fox come through the fence at the bottom left of the field. He was semi interested, but was trying to get around the caller to wind it. Watched him through the thermal as he slowly worked up and right, then he stops, turns tail and runs off. What the heck! Quickly scanned back to the right and see another fox bolting from the caller heading towards fox number 1. Had been concentrating so much on the first fox I didn't bother to check to see if there was another come in. Second fox disappeared out of sight but the first one was still hanging around at the edge of the field. After about 5 minutes of calling him I got him to about 200 yards then he wouldn't budge. OK, that'll will do, got him in the crosshairs and down he went. Cracking dog fox in lovely nick. Picked him up and gave it a rest for ten minutes, then ran distressed rabbit on the caller, and after just a few minutes a fox appears where fox number 2 had headed to. She came to the caller quite confidently, so got it on mute and let her get a comfortable 100 yards away and gave her a shout to stop her. Stops side-on, easy as it gets. Didn't see anything else after that, but didn't hang around too long. Still feels like it's a waste of time walking the plots with that moon.
  13. racing snake

    Fox club

    Nice work Mike! Blank for me Saturday night. Walked a big plot but didn't see anything. Moon was a pain though. Mist scuppered last night's outing, so will try again tonight.
  14. racing snake

    Poor mas thermal

    Agree with Grant, it's workable but not ideal and sooner or later you're going to want to upgrade. If you're shooting from a high-seat it's OK, but if you're going to be walking around sooner or later something's going to come unstuck with all of that. I've never been a huge fan of external screens for spotting or shooting, as it can give your position away when you power it up. A super-wary fox might not come in if it can see the light. You can get relatively cheap hand-held IR monoculars these days which, although a step up from your homemade solution, still have limitations. As far as a spotting device is concerned, are nowhere near as effective as a thermal spotter. Also, using a scope to mount it on, you're governed by the scope's minimum magnification, which can still be too high for spotting (you need lowish mag (x2 - x3) with a wide FOV for ideal spotting. It's going to depend greatly on how you approach your night time fox shooting. If you're going to get setup in a fixed location and stay there, then more cumbersome solutions can prove suitable (though not ideal). If you're going to put the rifle on your back and walk the land then you're inevitably going to lean towards buying more dedicated and less obtrusive kit. As a side note, there's a fundamental difference between thermal and IR. That setup is still IR. It's simply not possible to compare IR to thermal as a form of spotting. Thermal knocks IR out of the park.
  15. racing snake

    Fox club

    Nice work Mark. I'm waiting for this moon to ****** off.
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