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#3213014 - 09/22/19 05:43 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Scalloper Offline
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Registered: 01/03/11
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Do any of you use the ATN Thor hd? My son bought me one but I have not used it for hunting yet. I belive its the 364 modle

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#3213017 - 09/22/19 06:57 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Good to see you back Scalloper. Some here use the ATN 4k digital scopes, but I don't know if anyone uses the thermal models.
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#3213864 - 10/02/19 11:10 AM Re: Baiting [Re: DoubleUp]
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Registered: 11/24/18
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This guy came in last night and our schedules met up. About 70 yards after 9PM. 55gr TAP Urban did the job very well. He's been coming in every other night or so at varying times for the last 2 or 3 weeks. A possum sentry was hanging out just in front of the coyote when he came in. He kind of scrambled around a bit after the shot and actually walked over the top of the coyote after it was down. There's another yote that generally hangs with this one so it looks like 1 down and 1 to go. Have a video of the shot finally as I remembered to hit the record button this time. Dont know how to upload it though. If someone can advise how to I'll update.....

Trail cam caught this right before the shot


Boom


Shot went in lower chest from the front and exited lower right side




Edited by Burnsome... (10/02/19 11:32 AM)
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#3213882 - 10/02/19 05:55 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Nice going, Burn.

I use an editing program to clean up video and add music and effects. However, you can take raw footage and upload it to Youtube. Take the video off the SD card and put on your computer. If you don’t have a Youtube account then get one. You then upload the video from Youtube and once it is complete and loaded, go into your account and open up the video. Once you get that far it’s simple. Highlight the URL at the top of the Youtube screen and click copy. Then go to your Predator Masters post and paste the URL in your post. You can also imbed the video in your post this way - click on the little blue icon that looks like a TV screen. A few social media choices will appear. Click on Youtube, indicating that’s where your video is, then past the URL into that. So, you can post the video either way.

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#3213990 - 10/03/19 09:53 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 3434
Loc: NC
Good job Burns, nice looking coyote, now work on that video, we wanta see.

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#3213995 - 10/03/19 10:17 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Did he run on that shot Burn? Looks like you hit him right in the heart. My heartshots always seem to run a ways before expiring. Nice work, and will be looking forward to the video.
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#3214006 - 10/03/19 10:59 PM Re: Baiting [Re: DoubleUp]
Burnsome... Offline
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ok. Lets give this a try....

DU - it dropped where it was standing but the shot came in from the front and exited as you can see in the pic above. You can see the surprised possum right in front of the yote in the video

ETA - try again....hope this works now. Thanks 6mm for the guidance. You might have to replay the video a few times to see the whole 9 seconds of recording. Seems like it was a lot longer than 9 seconds during the event, but I guess time gets warped when stuff happens during the heat of the battle

[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/1ou0PoKfRW4[/video]

The initial IR lighting you'll see is the standard IR light that came with the ATN 4K. That light is mounted on the RH side of my rifle and was turned on to its lowest power setting as the coyote came in. Right before the shot, as things light up brighter, thats the IR850 PRO being turned on. I have both lights mounted on the gun with the Pro on the LH side of the rifle. I wish the IR PRO light had a pressure switch instead of a push button ON/OFF as its pretty loud when it clicks on/off. I usually just press on it without going in all the way and it turns on/off easily that way without any noise. Although it looks kind of dark in the video, the actual image I saw through the scope was much much brighter as well as clearer. All the flashes going on after the shot are the IR lights from my 4 game cams that surround the bait area. The possum out front seems to wake up a bit right after the shot.

My suppressed SBR AR is zeroed at 50 yards with Hornady 55gr TAP Urban and the distance is 70-75 yards in complete darkness. It looks like the shot might have been a bit low, but it certainly was a knock out.

Here's my NV rig



Edited by Burnsome... (10/04/19 10:59 AM)
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#3214039 - 10/04/19 06:15 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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Burn, it looks like the video is listed as private. You need to go back into Youtube to edit the movie and change it to “public.”

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#3214048 - 10/04/19 08:09 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 2469
Loc: USA
You have it fixed now so that it can be viewed. Good stuff! One of the things that is cool about using digital is that sometimes you can actually see the bullet streak.
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#3214073 - 10/04/19 11:31 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
6mm06 Online
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That got it, Burn. Good shot on that one.

One other consideration that night help is to set you trail camera to video rather ghan photo on the nights you hunt. That will give you more IR light that will both enable you to see better as well as get better video. I noticed the IR flash in the video, but with the camera set to video the illumination will be constant while the camera is recording. I used to do that with Gen 1 night vision which helped a lot. Just a thought.


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#3214077 - 10/04/19 11:58 AM Re: Baiting [Re: 6mm06]
Burnsome... Offline
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Registered: 11/24/18
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Loc: GA
Originally Posted By: 6mm06

That got it, Burn. Good shot on that one.

One other consideration that night help is to set you trail camera to video rather ghan photo on the nights you hunt. That will give you more IR light that will both enable you to see better as well as get better video. I noticed the IR flash in the video, but with the camera set to video the illumination will be constant while the camera is recording. I used to do that with Gen 1 night vision which helped a lot. Just a thought.



Outstanding idea sir! Will do!

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#3214128 - 10/04/19 09:48 PM Re: Baiting [Re: Burnsome...]
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Registered: 11/24/18
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Loc: GA
Well, as fate would have it #2 came back tonight. Small female.

I think the homestead is safe for a bit now.







[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/U5OHcxmDNSg[/video]
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#3214138 - 10/05/19 01:21 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Pretty work Burn, congrats on the back to back.

The wind shifted to the Nor'east here this afternoon and cooled things off from the mid-90's that we had recently. That had the predators moving tonight, foxes, raccoons, possums, bears, and coyotes. Unfortunately we had a pair of coyotes that were working to us which managed to put the "who do" on us while calling a sod farm.

Came home sort of dejected about that, but about an hour later I decided to scan the field here behind my house. Low and behold there was a coyote crossing the field behind my pond, and just as he got downwind of the bait pile his nose picked up the scent. He turned and started working toward the scent. Unfortunately he was also getting close to my downwind also, so I took the shot before he could wind me. I'll have to put the range finder on it tomorrow, but I'm guessing somewhere between 165 and 180 yds. This is another large male. We are not seeing any pups, only big mature coyotes.

IMG_0534 by Double Up, on Flickr

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#3214140 - 10/05/19 02:13 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
Burnsome... Offline
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Registered: 11/24/18
Posts: 177
Loc: GA
Another big one DU. Great shot! Congrats
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#3214149 - 10/05/19 08:21 AM Re: Baiting [Re: Cougar Jim]
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 3434
Loc: NC
Thanks to Burns and DU for the videos. Fine shooting guys.

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