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Old 12-15-2017, 07:03 PM
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My FLIR T-50 is 7 years old and has taken hundreds of hogs and coyotes, one of the best investments I ever made!






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Old 12-15-2017, 07:59 PM
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Those two are ugly ! lol
Keep after them.
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:00 PM
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Thermal UTV ready to roll and bust some hogs tonight.














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Old 12-20-2017, 09:49 PM
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Just loaded up some Barnes 100 grain TSX for the 6.5mm Grendel SBR and figured I’d try them out on a coon in the backyard feeder at a laser measured 185 yards.

Bang, headshot - DRT.

I be lovin’ me some Grendel SBR.


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Old 01-07-2018, 10:46 PM
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Had a great day this afternoon herding three hundred cattle out of a 480 acre oat field, finished up right before sun down.

Took out the FLIR T-70 thermal after the sunset and took out quite a few hogs in the dark night, had a blast!










Quite a few more with holes in them made it to the thick palmettos surrounding the oat field to die later tonight.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:21 PM
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Wacked three more nice Boars with the 6.5 Grendel and FLIR T-70 last night and had a blast.

Dropped off the cleaned up meat at the Vietnam Vetrans Holmes’s Shelter today and everyone is eating good!








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Old 01-18-2018, 03:25 PM
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Now here is some professional pest control in .22WMR.


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Old 02-17-2018, 04:51 PM
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Had been out after a group of 500 pound boars the last two weeks in my backyard, always showing up real late at night on the game cams around 4-5 AM, finally started picking them up right after midnight.

A couple of more unsuccessful hunts staking them out and finally connected with one solid hit bowling him over but somehow he made it into the woods 15 feet away and disappeared, found where he bedded down that night with blood all over but was gone the next day when I discovered the bed about 100 yards in the thick stuff.

So, planned a hunt for the monster boars last night and spread out some extra bait to attact and anchor them in one of the few open spaces I have on the property on a mile long powerline cut.

Cruised out there last night at 10PM in the Honda Pioneer with the FLIR M-324XP Pan/Tilt on and saw some hot spots on the bait from 3/4 mile away when approaching. Shut down the UTV and hiked up a half a mile and ID two hogs.

Having the remote controlled thermal in the vehicle really set this one up for us.


I am working on getting a new FLIR M-200 BOSON pan/tilt for the new UTV setup with auxillary battery so I'll have two mobile thermal equipped hunting stands.








Got to 125 yards and layed down with the FLIR T-70 on my Grendel 10" SBR with handloaded Barnes 100 grain TSX, buddy had his SIG 716 7.62X51mm with handloaded 150 grain SPs.

1 - 2 -3 -> BLAM BLAM, both boar hogs DRT and dropped in their tracks...








Dressed them out and found my Barnes 100 grain TSX stuck in the neck vertebrae:














Barnes 100 grain TSX weighed after recovery 99.9 grains - outstanding terminal performance again!


Also recovered buddies 150 grain .308 copper jacket with some lead in it weighing 42.5 grains......




Freezers totally filled up now![img]/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/img]




Here is what it looks like during the day when it all went down.....




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Old 02-21-2018, 09:00 AM
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Another one falls to the 6.5 Grendel and FLIR T-70, stalked him for a 1/4mile and sniped him out with a head shot through the eye. Never knew I was there.

Last thing that went through his mind was a 100 grain piece of high speed copper!




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Old 04-23-2018, 09:14 AM
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Took down five hogs at night and had a grand time.

Everyone was using PVS-14s for navigation, FLIR handheld thermal sccanners for detection, and FLIR Thermal Weapon Scopes for targeting.

The FLIR M-324 Pan/Tilt thermal scanner in the UTV did a great job of scanning over 3,000 acres at a large cattle pasture with a major hog problem.


Here are three of the five.

In addition, of four sows, three were gravid with another 18 piglets. Landowner was glad to know they were removed from the property.


















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