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#3222711 - 12/15/19 01:21 AM Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video
Kirsch Online
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I've been promising this, and here it is. I didn't have anyone to help film, so the videos are not simultaneous but they are taken from the same angles at the same targets. The last portion of the video that shows some 50% humidity footage is pretty unreal for a 384 res thermal. A truck at nearly 2 miles shows up clearly as it drives down a local highway.

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#3222717 - 12/15/19 06:13 AM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Kirsch]
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Thanks for taking the time to do that Kirsch. Very informative and the images look great. It certainly helps me decide which one would be best for my areas of hunting
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#3222721 - 12/15/19 07:39 AM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Kirsch]
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They certainly look good, thanks K.
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#3222730 - 12/15/19 09:24 AM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Kirsch]
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Do you have the FOV labeled backwards on the video? Seems as the 2.0 would have the more narrow and the 1.4 the wider FOV?

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#3222747 - 12/15/19 11:14 AM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: weekender]
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Registered: 12/30/03
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Iím really liking what I see there great comparison, thanks Korey.

And I have a question about the PiP feature. Is that the only way to zoom or can you zoom the entire picture as well if not using PiP?

Also in that last night footage of the 25mm, that looked like a truck driving along the tree line, how far would you say that was?


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#3222748 - 12/15/19 11:14 AM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: weekender]
Kirsch Online
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Originally Posted By: weekender
Do you have the FOV labeled backwards on the video? Seems as the 2.0 would have the more narrow and the 1.4 the wider FOV?
Weekender, thank you so much for catching that. I had the 35mm as the first scope on the screen on all the comparison videos, so I decided to match the external scope images. I forgot to move the FOV heading. Great catch. It is changed and back out there.
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#3222749 - 12/15/19 11:19 AM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Burnsome...]
Kirsch Online
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Originally Posted By: Burnsome...
Thanks for taking the time to do that Kirsch. Very informative and the images look great. It certainly helps me decide which one would be best for my areas of hunting
Please watch again, because I had the FOV label swapped. It doesn't change the videos or which has the wider FOV. Glad the video helped.

Hogster-R 35mm 10.7 x 8
Hogster-R 25mm 14.9 x 11.2
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#3222754 - 12/15/19 11:48 AM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Vance]
Kirsch Online
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Loc: North Dakota
Originally Posted By: Vance
And I have a question about the PiP feature. Is that the only way to zoom or can you zoom the entire picture as well if not using PiP?

No, PIP is not the only way to zoom. You can zoom the entire image with PIP turned on or without. There are 4 zoom levels for instance on the 35mm, they are 2x (native), 4x, 6X, or 8X. For the 25mm, the zoom levels are 1.4x (native), 2.8x, 4.2x, and 5.6X. The levels are 1, 2, 3, and 4 times native.

Originally Posted By: Vance
Also in that last night footage of the 25mm, that looked like a truck driving along the tree line, how far would you say that was?
Good eye, yes it is truck. It was a little over 1,000 yards. Google Earth is my friend.

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#3222756 - 12/15/19 12:03 PM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Kirsch]
Vance Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
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Loc: Southern Utah
Thatís pretty awesome, thanks Korey! Now if NG would just run some kind of Christmas / Veterans special on an already on sale product! thumbup1


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#3222759 - 12/15/19 12:29 PM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Kirsch]
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Also I notice on the 25mm first video of the deer in close, there is a glow in the bottom center of the view. I am assuming this is some heat from the barrel possibly showing because of the wider field of view? If so how long is that barrel ? From the looks of the mount they use it looks like these sit pretty low? Or are they designed to sit up more for AR use?

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#3222780 - 12/15/19 02:31 PM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Vance]
Kirsch Online
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Originally Posted By: Vance
Also I notice on the 25mm first video of the deer in close, there is a glow in the bottom center of the view. I am assuming this is some heat from the barrel possibly showing because of the wider field of view? If so how long is that barrel? From the looks of the mount they use it looks like these sit pretty low? Or are they designed to sit up more for AR use?
I believe it was my suppressor that showed a little on the one video. I believe the barrel is 22" plus suppressor but don't have a tape measure with me.

I mounted mine on the Picatinny Rail of my AR, and on my .17 HRM, I have a Picatinny riser on there. It seems to fit the AR well.

Originally Posted By: Vance
Thatís pretty awesome, thanks Korey! Now if NG would just run some kind of Christmas / Veterans special on an already on sale product! thumbup1
Tom is in charge of pricing. I know NG has a 7 day return policy, and ask him for the PM special price on shipping.
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#3222896 - 12/16/19 10:36 AM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Kirsch]
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Loc: IA
Kirsch - great video. Whats your thoughts on the Hogster verse like a pulsar apex?

I need to buy a buddy scope, I'm ok with it being a 384 core, but curious how this stacks up to other with the same core.

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#3222910 - 12/16/19 12:55 PM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Kirsch]
Kirsch Online
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Registered: 10/13/09
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Loc: North Dakota
I have received some messages from people wondering if the 35 has a clearer picture than the 25. I believe part of this is due to the two units I was testing. I own the 35mm so I have an extended focus lever on it. Due to having this installed, I can really fine tune the focus. The 25mm has a smaller focus ring, and it was very cold and I had gloves on. I believe my focus wasn't as exact. I don't notice any major difference in clarity when using them. However, if looking at objects at a distance, the higher native mag will typically look better and show more detail.
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#3222911 - 12/16/19 12:59 PM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Bocephuss]
Kirsch Online
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Registered: 10/13/09
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Loc: North Dakota
Originally Posted By: Bocephuss
Kirsch - great video. Whats your thoughts on the Hogster verse like a pulsar apex?

I need to buy a buddy scope, I'm ok with it being a 384 core, but curious how this stacks up to other with the same core.

Both are 17 micron, 384x288 res thermal images, so similar image specs.

However, I prefer the size, base, warranty (4 years on Hogster vs 3 years on Apex), battery options, and ability to handle higher humidity of the Hogster-R 35mm vs the Apex XQ38. The Hogster also has color palettes and reticles and the XQ series does not. The Apex was/is a good scope, but they aren't manufactured any longer. The Hogster can be a scope and/or a good scanner due to the compact size. If someone gave me the choice between the two scopes, I would choose the Hogster and did as I own one.
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#3222960 - 12/16/19 04:56 PM Re: Hogster-R 35mm & 25mm Comparison Video [Re: Kirsch]
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Appreciate the feedback.

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