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Lurchers and Thermal

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I can see the benefit. See if being watched bring less attention to yourself flicking lamp round scanning fields. Or road siding. I only really do permission so can’t justify the cost at the moment. But interested to find out what models people recommend as can’t imagine you need something brilliant depends what your doing I suppose 

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I think they would be good to have but.. if your a poacher and the police take your dog I would epect the thermal goes as well so maybe spend as little as you can get away with..

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Can see why some people like them, they’ve got their uses in some situations, they're not for me though

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32 minutes ago, Shadow100 said:

Can see why some people like them, they’ve got their uses in some situations, they're not for me though

Have u used 1 before like

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I've  had a couple of goes with night vision, but was bit of a comedy sketch trying to hold ir torch dogs and scope, by the time it was focused the field was pretty much empty lol. I've not had a go with a thermal, but if it's anything as good as those us pig shooting vids it would be a handy bit of kit, couple of grand? To rich for me can't.afford a GPS yet haha.

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I couldn't lamp without it to be honest. My eyes were damaged by laser surgery and are utter shit in the dark. I got to the point where i only went out with someone to spot for me before but with the thermal its given me a chance to go whenever I want. They are really expensive but it was worth it for me, what price can you put on doing what you love? I got a pulsar Helion xq38. My mate has an xq19 which they've stopped making and was a lot cheaper. In all honesty I think his is better. Got a lower mag so wider field of view. Mines sharper and you see more detail but I would rather have the wide field of view

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50 minutes ago, Black neck said:

Have u used 1 before like

Never owned one myself but been out with a few lads that’s got them day & night, some people swear by them but I don’t have any use for one. GPS different story I wouldn’t be without it.

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If it’s all about pest control rather than have a leisurely walk out then they are a invaluable piece of kit, a thermal will get you straight up onto your rabbit. I have the pulsar axion xm30s and it’s unreal night or day. 

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Defo worth the money I use the pulsar can't remember what model it is but it's the cheapest one, I see things through that that I can't see in the lamp, it's perfect for getting hedge side of things without spooking them with the light and also handy to see who's about before u slip 

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17 minutes ago, Shadow100 said:

Never owned one myself but been out with a few lads that’s got them day & night, some people swear by them but I don’t have any use for one. GPS different story I wouldn’t be without it.

Never used either but then I just go for a walk round 

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2 hours ago, Neobliviscaris1776 said:

Any thoughts/experiences on using thermal with the Lurchers? Considering the benefits and wether to take the plunge! Also what ones you guys recommend?

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I'm possibly old school in the bigger picture now,in my day I never knew of a lurcher that needed battery operated assistance.I can still remember the acid  motorbike battery and lamps filched off lorries,lamping at its finest and its never been bettered.All ill say is this,the best lurchers now need all the gadgetry available to make them half as good as an average lurcher a few decades ago.

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Depends what you do and where you do it. Quite handy passing through land with no light at all, and being able to scout each field as you walk through it and no one know you are there. Spot quarry, get in position etc and lights only on for a few seconds as you slip the dog. If lamping larger quarry then you’re not Likely to be having huge numbers of runs so very little visual evidence that you’re there. 

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5 minutes ago, SheepChaser said:

Depends what you do and where you do it. Quite handy passing through land with no light at all, and being able to scout each field as you walk through it and no one know you are there. Spot quarry, get in position etc and lights only on for a few seconds as you slip the dog. If lamping larger quarry then you’re not Likely to be having huge numbers of runs so very little visual evidence that you’re there. 

Everything you mention there is everything id of expected from the lurcher,the lurcher was meant to cover all them scenarios on its own merit.

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