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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marine24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/19/2018 at 14:26
+1 on the Thermal imaging.  Not ready to make the high priced jump but looking at things in the Sig Echo 1 to ATN Thor HD realm (~$2K)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sparky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/20/2018 at 10:37
Originally posted by Marine24 Marine24 wrote:

Who is coming out with a 224 Valkyrie rifle.  I know JP is (have one on order), Savage and have heard rumor that Seekins is as well.

Hope you post a review on your new JP and the 224 Valkyrie when you get them.
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I am looking forward to a first hand observation off the new 3 lug action from ARC
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Sounds like NF has 2 new 1-8 variables. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marine24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2018 at 13:54
Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

Originally posted by Marine24 Marine24 wrote:

Who is coming out with a 224 Valkyrie rifle.  I know JP is (have one on order), Savage and have heard rumor that Seekins is as well.

Hope you post a review on your new JP and the 224 Valkyrie when you get them.

Absolutely.  I opted for their SCR-11 just to try their side charge system.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scrumbag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/23/2018 at 06:01
Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

I am looking forward to a first hand observation off the new 3 lug action from ARC

yes please!
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Anything to report yet?
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I hear thru the grapevine that Meopta has an alpha glass binocular in the works. If convenient please check into it... Thanks Ilya
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Isn't the meostar HD already alpha glass? 
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I'd be interested in your impression of the quality of the new Zeiss V4, especially the 6-24x50. Thanks
  
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Originally posted by graywolf.260 graywolf.260 wrote:

I'd be interested in your impression of the quality of the new Zeiss V4, especially the 6-24x50. Thanks
  


I did not like V4 or V6. I think Zeiss'is slowly trying to commit suicide without recent scope efforts.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote urbaneruralite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/26/2018 at 09:44
I saw Walther is offering the PPS M2 with a Shield RMSc on it. That'd be awesome if it were on the Classic. The M2 is a ****.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Whitefire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/30/2018 at 11:44
Originally posted by BigGameBalls BigGameBalls wrote:

Isn't the meostar HD already alpha glass? 


Pperhaps I should say a new class of alpha glass. And it's only thru the grapevine, that's why I ask.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BigGameBalls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/30/2018 at 14:04
What I heard is Meopta is drastically reducing the prices on their binos. Meostar 10x42 HD is going to retail for $999 now. Meopro HD 10x42 was going to be $499. I heard they also are introducing a new 8x bino in their Meostar HD not sure if it's the 32 that you can only currently get as the cabelas model or if it will be a larger objective.


With those retail prices assuming that the binoculars are unchanged you will absolutely never find a better binocular for the price unless you are looking at a big sale or clearance item. 
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I got my cabelas meopta 8x32s for $500 on a big sale they had.  They are fantastic, I don't think I will ever even get anything close for that kind of money
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BigGameBalls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/30/2018 at 16:17
I paid about the same for mine. They are crazy good. Wish they'd come out with an 8x42 HD. It would be amazing in low light. My 8x32's outperform any of my hunting partners 42mm binoculars in low light.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Whitefire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/30/2018 at 19:50
Dang, where was I?? That's screaming bargain. Like I need another binocular.
Good info ST, maybe they will do the same with their rifle scopes. We'll see what wrings out.
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Originally posted by Marine24 Marine24 wrote:

+1 on the Thermal imaging.  Not ready to make the high priced jump but looking at things in the Sig Echo 1 to ATN Thor HD realm (~$2K)

I strongly recommend staying away from thermal (or generally digital sights) where instead of having an eyepiece, you are looking directly at the LCD screen.

You do not want your eyes adjusted to looking at something that close to while shooting.

Generally, the price of thermal sights is not coming down as quickly as I would like, but if you want something in the $2k range, look at FLIR Thermosight.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scrumbag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/01/2018 at 03:08
Koshkin,

I agree on the price front. I would like a decent handheld thermal spotter for something less than ~$2k

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marine24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/01/2018 at 10:21
Ilya,

So an example of one where you are looking directly at the LCD screen would be the Sig Echo 1?

I've looked at the FLIR Thermosight PTS223, which seems like a very capable entry level 1.5x thermal scope with 2x and 4x magnification.  With only 320x256 resolution, you can see antlers at around 100 yards and still usable on 2x digital zoom but hogs become shapeless on 4X.  Price point around $2199 isn't bad in comparison to others.

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I bought one of these back when they were on sale - https://swfa.com/armasight-2-8x25-predator-336-thermal-imaging-weapon-sight-178300.html.... its on backorder but I'm anxious to get some time with it.  I've been using a ND-3 currently to curb a coyote population and hoping this will make it much more better. Wink
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That's the same basic sight as the FLIR mentioned above. FLIR bought Armasight and they are consolidating product lines.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/12/2018 at 17:30
Here is where all my SHOT 2018 impressions are going:

I'll be adding bits and pieces as I go along.

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