DigitalHunter Video

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by CS T, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. CS T

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    Um that was fast! looks good.
     

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    Thanks Mike. You recommend "No" on competition....why exactly?...not robust enough or what??????? 30-339
     
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    Mike...also, are all the new Vortex PST scopes going to have illuminated reticles. They look like they have them in all the pics, but I haven't seen where the specs call that out..please advise and Thanks 30-338
     
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    Pretty neat stuff.
     
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    Yes they will be Illuminated.

    The reason I say they are not made for competition is because the elevation adjustment are every 25yds, they are digital image (not like looking through glass), and there are parts that are not as robust as they should be for tactical competition shooting. I’m sure for some competition shooting they would work fine.

    I see the ELCAN Digital Hunter being great for a hunter that wants to get his hunt on video I also see it being great training tool. Here are the reasons I say the Digital Hunter will be a great training tool it will allow the trainer to see how steady the shooter is behind the rifle, be able to see if the shooter anticipate the shot before the rifle goes off, see how fast the shooter gets back on target, will aide in teaching holdover for elevation and wind-age, and so on.


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    Sounds l like one could also use it and then later critique themselves in a situation where they weren't with a trainer.
     
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    I tried one of those or one like it out about 4+ years ago when it was in the testing stage. A friend of mine was sent one to critique and try out. At that time I thought it was a great idea but a bit too soon as the screen was not clear enough to make out the targets very well. Since then the pixel numbers have gone up tremendously and the screens on the digital camera's are quite good so I can't say much about this one. Plus I see that the soft ware has also improved with the different reticules you can input. Plus the magnification has gone up a bit. Other than that it looks about the same.
    At that time we thought that in theory it was a great idea but in actual use it lacked a lot. We hunted coyotes all weekend and failed to connect with one. Finally ended up blowing up a rabbit at about 50 yds just to see what would happen and videoed it which should of been awesome but the screen wasn't clear enough to really get any of the red mist we should of seen. Really needed an upgrade in the screen and pixels bad.
    Conclusion was it was a great idea but was not quite ready for prime time at that time. It would be fun to play with one of the new ones and just see how much it had improved. Not sure how it would handle the pounding of the big guns either for that matter.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your feedback. I'm glad to hear they have improved since you used the older version. Surprised to hear about the accuracy though. Towards the end of the video we hit the "Turkey" steel at 440 yards using a holdover shot. Some of the water jugs and soda bottles were at 100 yards and some were at 220 yards. The "chicken" targets were at 220 yards too...
    I would recommend (for all scopes) taking it out to the range first to familiarize yourself with it before going out on a hunt.
     
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    I agree...
     
  11. CS T

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    Anymore Question?

    Mike @ CST
     
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    prc104 On CalGuns posted the following feedback:
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    Still waitin on the pics...

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    Thanks guys for the interest.

    Mike @ CST