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#3304901 - 10/14/22 05:39 PM RS75 HD Thermal Thread
skinney Offline
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Fellas, and possible Ladies. I said I would post here first regarding my first hand experience with the new RS75.

What is the RS75? Well it's the first of its kind 1280X1024 weapon sight. 1,310,720 pixels, compared to the 640s which have 327,680 pixels. It is going to be tough for me to explain to you, the video's and photos I will be posting in this thread are not nearly as good as what I'm seeing through the the display.

Another very important aspect I would like to tell you, because I'm an honest man, anyone who knows and has personally dealt with me knows this. I am not sponsored by any one optic manufacturer, No NDA's, no payments to run "certain gear"...

HOWEVER, I am very fortunate to work with people who have given me an opportunity most will never have, and that's the ability to run and use, whatever I want, so that I can get real time credentials based on experience with not just one product but numerous products.

Personally using, ATN, Armasight (AGM), EoTech, FLIR, Iray, Pulsar, Trijicon (OASYS), and more.

I should correct myself and say I did have an NDA a few years ago limiting my ability to expose information I documented and collected for FLIR's engineers and their AI program, but that's another story, and not relevant to what this post is about.

I'm going to be honest throughout the year while using these optics, so if any of you have questions or critiques etc. etc. you can do it here, or PM me for personal questions or concerns.

I hope you guys will enjoy some of the video's and still shot's I'll be presenting with the RS75.

Coyote Pup at 15yds
ATMOS: 80% hum, DP 32F, Temp 55F, CC 72%, 20mph NW.



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#3304902 - 10/14/22 05:42 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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In this video the Coyote is roughly 25 yards, if you look at two different points, you can see one coyote in the BG at over 200, and the final coyote in the BG over 400 yds.

ATMOS: 87% hum, DP 34F, Temp 57F, CC 77%, 15mph NW.
rs75 video
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#3304904 - 10/14/22 06:56 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Thank you kind Sir for posting this awesome information. It is most appreciated and am looking forward to future videos of this awesome jump in technology

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#3304906 - 10/14/22 08:35 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
Dark moon 63 Offline
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Looks good. I was amazed at the image in some of your old Trijicon videos. Is this scope in a whole new league of it's own compared to those videos?

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#3304911 - 10/14/22 09:55 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: Dark moon 63]
skinney Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dark moon 63
Looks good. I was amazed at the image in some of your old Trijicon videos. Is this scope in a whole new league of it's own compared to those videos?


IMHO, yes. I was asked what my initial thoughts were, when looking though the unit and it was Holy (beep)... Crazy.

If most knew the extent we went to, in order to capture the Trijicon vids we pulled, they'd say screw that.
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#3305718 - 10/31/22 02:28 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Yesterday a hunter friend (who participated in the development of the new Infiray Mate MAH50 clip-on ...) received the first Infiray Rico RS75 on trial. These are his very first impressions: "Apart from the fact that I don't find a single motivation to buy it?
To be immensely rich I would take one. I looked at some pigeons (which as you know are a very difficult target, all well covered by a dense insulating plumage that leaves a little heat on the head and legs) at an insane distance and it was seen when one moved the wings. Of the structure of the house opposite it was seen where, in making the infill, they put under the beam a piece of brick pierced sideways and then masked with a little cement under the plaster ...... a crazy stuff! ..Fortunately, no young lady dressed a little tight or I would have been forced to take a look ... !!!
Seriously ...... waiting for the 8 microns I thought it was "less". Instead it brings out a lot of stuff you don't expect ... but nothing you can't give up given the price ...
Then it is bulky. Beyond the 75 lens there is the whole protective structure which further affects the overall dimensions !!
The strange thing is that it surprised me a lot. I expected to see "better" and with a lot of field of view. Instead you see above all "things more".....

(.... dear American guys ... you celebrate Halloween tonight ... but I celebrate my birthday. Here in Italy, November 1st is the feast of all Saints ...)


Edited by Ernest49 (10/31/22 02:35 PM)

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#3305740 - 10/31/22 06:44 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Thanks for the review Ernest. Nov 1st is All Saints day here too.


Edited by 204 AR (10/31/22 06:45 PM)
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#3307204 - 11/25/22 05:34 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: 204 AR]
Ernest49 Offline
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Hi Skinney! When will you show us some hunting videos with the Rico RS75?

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#3307208 - 11/25/22 08:18 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: Ernest49]
skinney Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ernest49
Hi Skinney! When will you show us some hunting videos with the Rico RS75?


Absolutely G-Unit! I've been super busy with Elk and Deer Season, but it'll slow down here in a week, and I will be posting some videos of the hunts with the RS-75 right here!
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#3307220 - 11/26/22 02:17 AM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Theoretically speaking... with the Rico RS75 would it be possible to hunt Elk and Deer during the day? In particular, is it possible to distinguish a male from a female?


Edited by Ernest49 (11/26/22 03:33 AM)

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#3307439 - 11/29/22 11:21 AM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Originally Posted By: skinney
Originally Posted By: Dark moon 63
Looks good. I was amazed at the image in some of your old Trijicon videos. Is this scope in a whole new league of it's own compared to those videos?


IMHO, yes. I was asked what my initial thoughts were, when looking though the unit and it was Holy (beep)... Crazy.

If most knew the extent we went to, in order to capture the Trijicon vids we pulled, they'd say screw that.


Skinney......As most other guys here I appreciate the time and energy it takes you to produce your videos and I always enjoy watching them. They are usually high quality, edited well and your efforts speak for themselves when viewed.

That being said, I think your comment about Trijicon video production difficulties is somewhat revealing as to your disposition when it comes to priorities for thermal units. I have owned 5 Trijicon units and IMHO the reticle choices and image clarity is about as good as anyone could ask for as a tool to use to go out and kill critters in the dark. Trijicon (IRD) designed a very stout, durable hunting scope with no POI issues and it's a solid unit.

The one area Trijicon did not focus on was the video output quality. Anyone who has owned a Trijicon scope can attest to the fact that the image you see in the unit and the image you see in the video out feed are not even close. When someone such as yourself is focused on video production as well as hunting functionality then that becomes a consideration for your personal application.

That being said, I think you need to understand that a large portion of thermal users like making videos but it's not such a high priority that the average hunter is going to feel the need to drop $18K so that they will look better. The basic premise of thermal technology in and of itself was a huge game changer for the civilian hunting community and even the lower priced units are good enough to afford any hunter a useful tool for night hunting. Most accomplished night hunters would have no problem getting a reticle on target with a 384 core 12 micron scope.

There is no doubt that the image in the RS75 is over the top but so is the price. I have been using thermal ever since the first units hit the market and I paid $13,500 for my first 640 core unit back in the day when ANY 640 core unit would cost somewhere north of $10K. If it matters I can afford the RS75 also so there is no personal "envy" motivating my comments but more along the line of common sense.

For a hard core hunter and videographer such as yourself it's probably a worthwhile investment even though it sounds as though the units you are using are provided as a marketing tool for the manufacturers, you get the point. Your enthusiasm and devotion to predator hunting and the video productions are a great motivator for the predator hunting community and we need to keep the interest and participation levels growing so we become a factor of consideration in the current political climate.

I look forward to the RS75 videos coming our way and appreciate the effort. Just keep in mind that you are an exception to the rule when it comes to return on investment with regard to spending $18K for a thermal scope.





Edited by Gman757 (11/29/22 11:28 AM)

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#3307548 - 11/30/22 01:01 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: Gman757]
skinney Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ernest49
Theoretically speaking... with the Rico RS75 would it be possible to hunt Elk and Deer during the day? In particular, is it possible to distinguish a male from a female?


In Theory I suppose yes, but I would never use it as such, you'll still never get the optimal performance as a high end day optic while hunting during the day... IMHO



Originally Posted By: Gman757
Originally Posted By: skinney
Originally Posted By: Dark moon 63
Looks good. I was amazed at the image in some of your old Trijicon videos. Is this scope in a whole new league of it's own compared to those videos?


IMHO, yes. I was asked what my initial thoughts were, when looking though the unit and it was Holy (beep)... Crazy.

If most knew the extent we went to, in order to capture the Trijicon vids we pulled, they'd say screw that.


Skinney......As most other guys here I appreciate the time and energy it takes you to produce your videos and I always enjoy watching them. They are usually high quality, edited well and your efforts speak for themselves when viewed.

That being said, I think your comment about Trijicon video production difficulties is somewhat revealing as to your disposition when it comes to priorities for thermal units. I have owned 5 Trijicon units and IMHO the reticle choices and image clarity is about as good as anyone could ask for as a tool to use to go out and kill critters in the dark. Trijicon (IRD) designed a very stout, durable hunting scope with no POI issues and it's a solid unit.

The one area Trijicon did not focus on was the video output quality. Anyone who has owned a Trijicon scope can attest to the fact that the image you see in the unit and the image you see in the video out feed are not even close. When someone such as yourself is focused on video production as well as hunting functionality then that becomes a consideration for your personal application.

That being said, I think you need to understand that a large portion of thermal users like making videos but it's not such a high priority that the average hunter is going to feel the need to drop $18K so that they will look better. The basic premise of thermal technology in and of itself was a huge game changer for the civilian hunting community and even the lower priced units are good enough to afford any hunter a useful tool for night hunting. Most accomplished night hunters would have no problem getting a reticle on target with a 384 core 12 micron scope.

There is no doubt that the image in the RS75 is over the top but so is the price. I have been using thermal ever since the first units hit the market and I paid $13,500 for my first 640 core unit back in the day when ANY 640 core unit would cost somewhere north of $10K. If it matters I can afford the RS75 also so there is no personal "envy" motivating my comments but more along the line of common sense.

For a hard core hunter and videographer such as yourself it's probably a worthwhile investment even though it sounds as though the units you are using are provided as a marketing tool for the manufacturers, you get the point. Your enthusiasm and devotion to predator hunting and the video productions are a great motivator for the predator hunting community and we need to keep the interest and participation levels growing so we become a factor of consideration in the current political climate.

I look forward to the RS75 videos coming our way and appreciate the effort. Just keep in mind that you are an exception to the rule when it comes to return on investment with regard to spending $18K for a thermal scope.



I don't disagree with what you are saying, however I believe you are missing a point. I've used every option Trijicon had to offer, M250, M250XR, M300W, Reap 35, Reap 60, MKII, MKIII 35, MKIII 60, SkeetIR, UTX etc. etc. Each and every one of those units is top tier, I'll never dispute that.

So I go do my thing, hunt, kill, record with a "junk" DVR video out, set up, that compresses the image quality of one of the better units to look worse than the old FLIR RS series vids, how does that give a good perspective on what the customer should expect? It doesn't right?

So I finagle a way to record with a separate unit, drawing from a separate power source, filming from behind the ocular, JUST so we can give an "accurate" representation of what people can expect. That video now has over 70 million views, BECAUSE I took the time to give the viewer a perspective that they don't have to assume they will get looking through the optic, but KNOW they will get looking through the optic.

Who, as a hunter, end user, or potential customer wants to see inaccurate "junk" footage with a top tier thermal product? I had to wait out a lot of humid nights, and work through a lot of power cores to get what we did. Not just because it offered us optimal visual quality, but to give people the fact of what they will expect to get with a good unit.

For the guys who disagree, no, it wasn't because Trijicon paid me, I personally have not seen one dime from or talked with one person from that company EVER, which kinda sucks by the way, but it is what it is.
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#3307800 - 12/03/22 01:44 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
skinney Offline
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Synced up Triple... It's 100% humidity and blowing flurries here.
Distance is 50 m. Loophole shooting through continuous Panel for those of you seeing the bars.
Lot's more to come under this thread instead of creating a new post every time.

synced triple
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#3307801 - 12/03/22 01:56 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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You guys are crazy good on multiples.

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#3310487 - 01/07/23 03:20 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
skinney Offline
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#3310488 - 01/07/23 03:27 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Nice detail! Back here anyone who winters 50-100 head is a big operation and very few die.
How many do you winter and average deaths?

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#3310496 - 01/07/23 04:02 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Great video, very sharp image, the lip squeaked was the last they heard. Congrats

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#3310510 - 01/07/23 05:40 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Amazing thermal images there Skinney. Thanks for posting

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#3310524 - 01/07/23 09:51 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: jmeddy]
skinney Offline
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Originally Posted By: jmeddy
Nice detail! Back here anyone who winters 50-100 head is a big operation and very few die.
How many do you winter and average deaths?


We do pretty well, My Grandpa and Dad did solid work putting in thousands of trees for wind breaks. I've helped put in an additional 5+ thousand, and in the end it's the wind that kills them, so trees are life. This spring I have plans to make a few forests so that my grandkids have even a better set up.

We winter about 600 head, and usually cull the older cows whether they are open or not, this alleviates a lot of problems with older weaker cattle not handling the weather. I work closely with our neighbors who will give me anything they lose, as long as I'm there when they need me to kill during calving. Lot's of extra work, but it's worth it.
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#3310537 - 01/07/23 11:18 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Very interesting video, good job.

I have a bait pile of road kill deer and scraps from butchering in my field for the birds of prey to feed on. No traps ever.

In contrast to your video, a couple weeks ago I watched a coyote come out into my field and skirt the bait pile by at least 30 yards. He never took his eyes off the pile as he made a half circle around it and left going to the east, never once considering going in for a snack.

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#3310538 - 01/07/23 11:18 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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One trigger for two or three guns, or so it seems. WELL DONE!

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#3310642 - 01/09/23 01:18 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Posts: 73
Loc: NW Missouri
Originally Posted By: skinney

We do pretty well, My Grandpa and Dad did solid work putting in thousands of trees for wind breaks. I've helped put in an additional 5+ thousand, and in the end it's the wind that kills them, so trees are life. This spring I have plans to make a few forests so that my grandkids have even a better set up.

We winter about 600 head, and usually cull the older cows whether they are open or not, this alleviates a lot of problems with older weaker cattle not handling the weather. I work closely with our neighbors who will give me anything they lose, as long as I'm there when they need me to kill during calving. Lot's of extra work, but it's worth it.


Awesome stuff!!! My 11 yr old and 14 yr old experienced their first night hunting last year.(myself included) They both took 4 each off of a calf carcass at 200 yards. The 11 year old took a fifth at 240, and the 14 yr old took a small female at 328. Zero misses! Ten shells ten dead dogs. Pretty proud how all of my teaching has helped them become awesome shooters!

We just discovered your channel and Night Crew too. Awesome stuff. Love the videos. Season here opens Feb 1st, so in the mean time I made them a "kill box". Four bales on the bottom two on top.
We only used an ATN with a sniper hog coyote canon last year. This year we have a thermal on the way. They are really hoping to synchronize some kills off the box this year. We will set up at about 80 yards this year. Need to have them practice synchro shots before the real deal hits.

Love all the videos!!!!!

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#3310645 - 01/09/23 01:37 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: bluedog69]
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Originally Posted By: bluedog69


We just discovered your channel and Night Crew too. Awesome stuff. Love the videos. Season here opens Feb 1st, so in the mean time I made them a "kill box". Four bales on the bottom two on top.
We only used an ATN with a sniper hog coyote canon last year. This year we have a thermal on the way. They are really hoping to synchronize some kills off the box this year. We will set up at about 80 yards this year. Need to have them practice synchro shots before the real deal hits.

Love all the videos!!!!!


I always get deeply humbled and immensely gratified when I hear comments like this. It's so awesome for me to hear you got your kids into the Hunting Culture and are becoming successful using some of my Techniques. I am going to be working on a video as well, with our life size AR-500 custom Coyote targets I use to practice synced shots at any given distance! I'm certain your boys will enjoy it and gain some info from it! I'll be sure and keep the cursing non existent!
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#3310650 - 01/09/23 02:22 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Some more RS 75 goodness.
Temp 27F
Humidity 85%
Wind NNW 15MPH
Distance to shot 60M

We used a subtle distress to get these Coyotes responding slowly so we could attempt another Sync'd up double.

VID_222455
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#3310651 - 01/09/23 02:31 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Very nice footage !
There looked to be at least 6..
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#3310658 - 01/09/23 05:18 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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You got to love it. WTG skinney and crew.

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#3310736 - 01/10/23 04:01 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Awesome. Looked like a black & white day movie.

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#3310869 - 01/11/23 10:32 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Originally Posted By: jmeddy
Awesome. Looked like a black & white day movie.
Originally Posted By: skinney
Originally Posted By: bluedog69


We just discovered your channel and Night Crew too. Awesome stuff. Love the videos. Season here opens Feb 1st, so in the mean time I made them a "kill box". Four bales on the bottom two on top.
We only used an ATN with a sniper hog coyote canon last year. This year we have a thermal on the way. They are really hoping to synchronize some kills off the box this year. We will set up at about 80 yards this year. Need to have them practice synchro shots before the real deal hits.

Love all the videos!!!!!


I always get deeply humbled and immensely gratified when I hear comments like this. It's so awesome for me to hear you got your kids into the Hunting Culture and are becoming successful using some of my Techniques. I am going to be working on a video as well, with our life size AR-500 custom Coyote targets I use to practice synced shots at any given distance! I'm certain your boys will enjoy it and gain some info from it! I'll be sure and keep the cursing non existent!

Thanks for the reply!!!!
We look forward to more awesome videos!!!


Edited by bluedog69 (01/11/23 10:33 PM)

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#3311024 - 01/13/23 08:38 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Awesome footage with the RS75.

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#3311060 - 01/14/23 08:03 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Originally Posted By: skinney
Some more RS 75 goodness.
Temp 27F
Humidity 85%
Wind NNW 15MPH
Distance to shot 60M

We used a subtle distress to get these Coyotes responding slowly so we could attempt another Sync'd up double.

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/152613283@N04/52618027203/" title="VID_222455"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/52618027203_01189e8b0d_b.jpg" width="1024" height="1024" alt="VID_222455"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

So my boys have discovered a new way to practice. They both have nurf guns. Sitting on the couch. Watching your synchronized kills. They are taking turns counting 1, 2, CLICK! A lot of the time it sounds like one gun going off.
They are getting good at timing their shots together. PLUS they are watching the coyotes in your videos. Learning to pick up on their demeanor and when it is a good time to shoot.

Life is good!!!!

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#3311386 - 01/18/23 09:32 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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100% humidity in this clip, raining before it started snowing.
The movement on my end before I held position was me moving with my Two Vets CF tripod trying to get a little closer, because the shot was at a 60 degree angle.

Shot ended up being at 75 yards.
Still not as easy as it looks, constantly manipulating focus so that the end shot is clean.

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#3311621 - 01/20/23 09:39 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Another one down. Congrats. Amazing on the quality of the image. Thanks for sharing with us.

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#3312090 - 01/24/23 01:13 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Loc: NW Missouri
Awesome stuff!
We just watched quad dose last night. What a stand! Hammer times 4!

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#3312107 - 01/24/23 02:58 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Technology is crazy! Thatís all I have to say. Impressive

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#3312129 - 01/24/23 06:42 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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You must have been in slingshot range before he spooked. Thanks

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#3312155 - 01/24/23 09:20 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: jmeddy]
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Originally Posted By: jmeddy
You must have been in slingshot range before he spooked. Thanks


lol Yes I was... I'd say I was about 10 yards when I stopped the ambush.
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#3312158 - 01/24/23 09:39 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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That was close for sure. Didnít do him any good to run, though. Great footage on all.

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#3312170 - 01/24/23 09:57 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: pdplague]
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Originally Posted By: pdplague
ÖÖÖÖ.a couple weeks ago I watched a coyote come out into my field and skirt the bait pile by at least 30 yards. He never took his eyes off the pile as he made a half circle around it and left going to the east, never once considering going in for a snack. Jim

I have had similar happen at my bait site. Numerous times over the years coyotes may get a few bites, leave and not return to the bait for extended periods of time. You would think they would hang around for a while, knowing food is there. They can be full of surprises and uncertainty.

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#3313350 - 02/05/23 12:37 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Snows still deep here, I'd say close to 24" average spread, and getting the Coyotes to move sometimes is a quite the chore. Here's some pretty cool footage from last night minus the kill shot.

Temp 25F
Wind 1-5mph variable
Hum 78%

RS75 Fight
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#3313362 - 02/05/23 04:55 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Great footage. Everyone around here is saying the same thing, and deep snow too. Thanks for sharing.

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#3315369 - 02/27/23 10:03 AM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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That thing(1280) is awesome!
We just went from an ATN night vision to Thermion XG50s. Man is thermal unbeatable when it comes to detection. We have a massive amount of trees, brush, very tall grass etc here in NW MO. The coyote cannon we had on the ATN does a great job of getting good distance, but man it sure can't see through stuff.

My 11 year old and 14 year old just synced up their first double a week or two ago.
They were on their mini kill box, 218 yards, pretty heavy snow.
1...2...BOOOOM! WOP!!!WOP!!!
The shots sounded like one shot but the wops were a split second apart.
I will post a link when ever they get their video production polished up.

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#3315396 - 02/27/23 01:28 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: bluedog69]
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Awesome.

Be sure You're subscribed to our YouTube channel and Facebook. We are going to be showing you our drills we practice for synced shots! My goals are 250K subs by next season on YouTube and 100K on our Facebook page!
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#3315413 - 02/27/23 03:21 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Good morning Skinney, I would like to subscribe to your Facebook group and Youtube channel.... How can I do it?

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#3315424 - 02/27/23 04:23 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: Ernest49]
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Originally Posted By: Ernest49
Good morning Skinney, I would like to subscribe to your Facebook group and Youtube channel.... How can I do it?


Easy! Here is the link to each page!

https://www.facebook.com/oneillops

https://www.youtube.com/oneillops

I appreciate the added support!
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#3315427 - 02/27/23 04:36 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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No doubt which was dominant.

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#3318481 - 03/20/23 10:30 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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I'll be posting a few clips here and there from the RS75s now that I'm out all night calving.

This is from my brothers POV he was shooting and I was filming from behind him with the RH25 on my helmet.

RS 75 calving lot
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#3318490 - 03/21/23 12:00 AM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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That is a very clear scope

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#3318505 - 03/21/23 08:56 AM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Man the idea of that scope is so cool. But I canít for the life of my figure out why they didnít do it with higher base mag, a mil reticle and LRF. Would have had a real winner to me.
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#3318525 - 03/21/23 12:17 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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I believe it would require a fairly large lens with that sensor to get more base mag. There is an ILR-100 included with the package!

I'm excited to see if they can pack that sensor into a helmet scanner. Once you see the clarity, it's all you want to look through.
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#3318552 - 03/21/23 02:40 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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I believe Skinney is right. To get a higher base mag they would either have to increase the lens size or go with a 8 or 10 micron sensor.

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#3318566 - 03/21/23 02:57 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Awesome clarity

Thanks for posting

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#3318718 - 03/22/23 11:34 AM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Donít get me wrong it looks really good. I just would have thought a solid mil reticle with that scope would be a given since it was marketed as a long range thermal. There are some guys out there making some pretty dang long shots with XRFís and such and I was hoping this scope would have leant itself to that application a little more. It seems like iray is really going to force other companies to step their game up either way
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#3318760 - 03/22/23 02:35 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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I don't disagree, although I would never use it as such. If you want designated LR out of a thermal, I would use a Clip on, with a solid day optic that you can dial or hold.
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#3318811 - 03/22/23 07:56 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Thatís the plan. Unfortunately finding a clip on with a fraction of the clarity of some of these dedicated scopes will cost you an arm and a legÖ.then you still have to find a rangefinding option. Thatís why the hybrid looked interesting but I think its base mag will hurt as a clip on. The iray mate looks cool but we will see what that image looks like compared to some of the other options when it becomes available here. Either way, IRAY is on the right track and itís just a matter of time before they hit a home run for me lol
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#3318880 - 03/23/23 01:42 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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I've got a Hybrid, I posted a bunch of clip of videos on my IG stories, pretty dang impressive, BUT it's big and heavy, like adding a whole other optic infront of your, well... Optic.
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#3318881 - 03/23/23 01:45 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Here's another synced double we dished out lastnight in our calving lot. They came in pretty hard, then we killed it and let them do their thing slowly, as the wind was light and "variable".

Like I said minimal to no wind that was constantly changing, and it was lightly snowing, temp was at 20F.

Another synced calling double
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#3318883 - 03/23/23 01:47 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Here's a yearling fawn that walked right in front of us about 5 minutes after we killed the two male Coyotes, She walked about 3 yards right past the dead pair.

RS75 deer
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#3319031 - Yesterday at 05:03 AM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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Thanks for the info Skinney! Is there an option to change the reticle color on those to just white and black? Also, any chance you guys are going to be doing any videos with the Mate?
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#3319091 - Yesterday at 01:36 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: reaper4]
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Originally Posted By: reaper4
Thanks for the info Skinney! Is there an option to change the reticle color on those to just white and black? Also, any chance you guys are going to be doing any videos with the Mate?


Anytime brother... Which unit are you regarding when you are asking about reticle colors? The RS or the Hybrid?

Yes on the Mate, I will be doing a bunch of testing with it on my MK5 2-10 and MK5 3.6-18 and seeing how far it's capable regarding precision mid to LR shooting.

I'll start a thread here or be sure and post a video link!
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#3319142 - Yesterday at 07:24 PM Re: RS75 HD Thermal Thread [Re: skinney]
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The hybrid and thanks canít wait to see the videos
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