Tried out the new Phone Skope last night

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Cruizin, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    Thought you guys might like this. I picked up a Phone Skope for my Samsung Galaxy S4 and here is a video of a 3 shot group at 970 yards.

    Specs on this set up:

    Swarovski spotting scope 20-60x80mm
    Phone Skope for Samsung Galaxy S4
    Alpine Gunworks Chassis
    243 20" barrel shooting 105 grain Berger at 2850fps
    Vortex Viper PST 4-16X50mm

    Turn up the quality to 1080 and go full screen.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGO3LYveSAo"]970 yard shots. - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    How did you like it? I have been wanting one for my iPhone 5...But waiting till I order my new spotting scope first.

    Thinking I'll go with the vortex Viper HD 20-60x80, since I can't afford much more than that.

    Anybody got any experiences with that scope good or bad?
     

  3. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one that noticed all of those bullets hit the exact same spot?? that was either some amazing shooting or you looped the same shot 3 times? very cool phone video too!
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he's just that good?
     
  5. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    No looping going on there. That rock is about 36" wide and I bet that group would of been 2 or 3". I really like it though, its more affordable and lighter than a nice camera and all the other stuff for digiscoping. I bought an adaptor that fits my scope very snug and I like it but you have to pull it on and off before putting the scope away. I bought the new C4 adaptor and it should be here in a few days. The C4 doesn't look like it will be as stable, but in good conditions it might be the way to go. With the quality of these phones these days and the fact that I always have my phone since it has Shooter on it these Phone Skope kits make a lot of sense.
     
  6. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    Id say there is three shots right there!! Each hit had a different poff of dust.

    Great shooting!!
     
  7. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I didnt think it was looped but was open to the possibility. great shooting.
     
  8. Clayne B

    Clayne B Well-Known Member

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    Good Video and Good shooting! back off the magnification just a a bit and you will be able to see the trace a little better all the way to the target :D
     
  9. calib

    calib Well-Known Member

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    glad you liked it, i am waiting on mine to get made and sent. i am getting a smaller version of their universal attachment. i hope to use it for making videos of coyote hunting, long range shooting and scouting trips.
     
  10. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to give an update on this product. The video was filmed with the C3 adaptor for my Swaro and I decided to try the C4 universal adaptor. The C4 arrived yesterday and I tried it out. It works but it takes more adjustment, isn't as stable, and I could imagine if the wind was blowing it would make the image not as clear. For me it leaves some to be desired, but I'm pretty picky about my gear. Just an FYI
     
  11. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Cruzin,

    Hints and a question.

    What if, the scope was directly behind the shooter in line with the flight path?

    Have you come across an app that allows for remotely starting the video such as shouting at the darn thing or a wifi/bluetooth gizmo.

    I think I found an iPhone app that also has a reticle of some sort. Can't find any details on it though and can't recall the name.

    I'm using a DIY adapter between a Nikon XL-II and a Cannon point and shoot. Had to adapt a cable shutter release to keep from having to touch the thing.

    Works pretty well but you system seems much better. Especially the glass.:)