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Author Topic: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up  (Read 1367 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« on: November 30, 2016, 01:52:19 AM »
It was like Christmas around here yesterday after I got home. All the Night Vision Equipment came together...I have decided to go with Sightmark Photon Digital Rifle Scope XL, their 4.6x42 model along with a separate mounted IR. Will set it up on one of my AR15 rifles in 223 (Shilen Upper and Bushmaster Lower). Plan to use this rifle just for predator hunting down at our club in GA. Boy, do we have the yotes down there. Time for Deerhead, Split Toe and I to start thinning them out...

Since this is a first for me and am not just getting into this arena, can anyone share with me the good and bad things about night hunting and equipment they use. Like I said I am a newbie at this and am all eyes and ears...

I have an Primos Alpha Dogg Electronic Caller along with the MOJO Critter spinning decoy for daytime hunting yotes....and now have purchased the above equipment for night time hunting...so please share your thoughts and experience, am all ears and eyes....thanks

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Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« on: November 30, 2016, 01:52:19 AM »
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Re: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 06:32:19 AM »
Sounds like a good setup Bo, I'm eager to learn with you.  If you don't have one yet, get a good red LED handheld light for scanning so you're not down on the scope continually.  Start out high and slowly bring it down, the halo will be sufficient to make their eyes shine, keep the main beam off the animal.
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Re: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 05:23:18 PM »
I would get my hands on deer scraps for bait. they will visit it for days. hang some just out of reach to keep them coming back. that w/ a call will be deadly
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Re: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 10:01:57 AM »
Sounds like a great set up Bo good luck!!
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Re: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 06:29:11 AM »
Went ahead as assembled the "Yote Getter" and put it into a hard Plano case...see attached picture....got it set up, next step is to get to the range to get it sighted in at 100 yards...

The Shilen Upper and Bushmaster Lower is about 5 or 6 years old as a rifle. It likes the Black Hills 75 or 77 gn 223 for the Shilen upper has 8 twist in the barrel....the Bushnell Acog style sight is in the case as a back up and takes the old standard battery CR2032, the separate Evolva T20 infra-red illuminator takes the 18650, 3.7 Volt Battery and the Sightmark day/night vision scope itself take two standard size AA batteries...in the case I have extra batteries of each and a charger for the 18650 Batteries....

According to all I have read from all the info on Manufacturer Website, YouTube, Amazon this set up should give me about 200 yards (which in plenty down in GA where I hunt) of hunt-able distance....so we will see what happens, should be interesting...cannot wait to get it to the range in a few weeks...

   

 
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Re: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 09:36:16 AM »
Nice setup Bo.

I had intended something similar with my ATN X-Sight. I just did not do quite enough reseaech, we cannot use rifles at night here for yotes. We are limited to shotgun for night hunting.
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Re: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 04:55:10 PM »
I had the opportunity to check it out last week at deer camp...man what a sweet set-up...yote's beware!!!
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Re: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 05:09:25 PM »
you are set. keep us posted on the shooting
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Re: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 08:20:35 PM »
Nice set up, Bo.  Now go shoot some coyotes!
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Re: Coyote and Pig Night Vision Set Up
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2017, 08:54:21 AM »

Great set up for night hunting!  I have not seen a yote here, but there are cougars and wolves!  I have only heard wolves from a distance and I hope to keep that distance far!

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