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      • #130072

          No experience with that one, but for the price, I can’t imagine it’s very good.

          I have an IR Patrol and with 640×480 resolution, 12x digital zoom, and 30hz frame rate, I can tell the difference between a cow and hog, or spot something as small as a rabbit in a mowed field at 300yds or so when the air temp is 50degF or less. In rocky terrain, warmer weather, high humidity, or lots of brush etc, distance for target ID is greatly reduced.

          When they say “detection” at 750 yds, I’m guessing that means you’d see a warm smudge in a mowed field when the weather is cool and dry. With 320×240 resolution, that would mean half the performance of the IR Patrol… AT BEST.

          Thermal imaging is pretty awesome, but you’re going to get what you pay for.

          MVT Texas 2015-2020
          Team Cowbell / Team Coyote / Team Rekkr

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          Robert Henry

            Lloyd is correct. And the IR Patrol is da bomb!

            And in the lower end stuff, the Leupold seems to be the most complained about one.

            FLIR Breach as a minimum in a hand held, otherwise you will likely regret it (echoing statement I hear regularly re: the Leupold).


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          • #130328

              Ive found these type of things are often “buy once, cry once.” But you’ll cry every time you use it if you buy something youre not happy with.

              I’m saving for a Breach from JRH enterprises. (I’d have the money now if it weren’t for dental work.)

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                I decided to buy once, cry once and got the FLIR breach from JRH last year. It is the absolute BOMB.

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