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I would love to know why a flashlight gets more views than a thermal video in a hunting forum that all about coyotes.   Let’s hear these replies, I’m literally dying to know what’s wrong here..........
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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 10:10:20 PM »
About $5000 difference?   :dunno:

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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2021, 12:38:47 AM »
Probably because people already know they'll have to bend over for $3-5k worth for thermals but are curious about the viability of a flashlight as an option.

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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2021, 11:01:00 AM »
How about you take me hunting with one of your thermal scopes and then with a 100w flashlight and we can really understand the difference? I would be happy to use a thermal scope...purely for the sake of science and discovering the answer to this difficult question.

Also, you're located in Okanogan? I'm an Omak guy. What do you charge for a guided thermal hunt?

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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 02:39:35 PM »
 Haha! Everyone is right :angel:

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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2021, 12:06:35 PM »
About $5000 difference?   :dunno:
I sell thermal and there all not $5000.  Technology is getting better and prices are getting lower.  Take a look at the AGM 35mm Rattler for example, I sell these for $2400. I think that is a reasonable price.  This is the best bang for the buck out there right now. 
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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2021, 12:13:27 PM »
I'd like to see some YouTube examples of the rattler, first I've heard of it.

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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2021, 12:18:04 PM »
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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2021, 12:35:47 PM »
About $5000 difference?   :dunno:
I sell thermal and there all not $5000.  Technology is getting better and prices are getting lower.  Take a look at the AGM 35mm Rattler for example, I sell these for $2400. I think that is a reasonable price.  This is the best bang for the buck out there right now.

What kind of lifespan do these have?  I'd love to buy one but am afraid of issues with them.   I didn't mean to sound snarkey on my original post,  but most people can relate to flashlights versus big ticket optics.  I'll be first to admit you get what you pay for.

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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2021, 12:39:33 PM »
I've killed yotes over red, green and white flashlights, and I've killed them over infrared scopes, but never thermal.


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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2021, 12:50:44 PM »
I've killed yotes over red, green and white flashlights, and I've killed them over infrared scopes, but never thermal.

I went thermal but still use a red light when driving out of the mountains.
If I hit a set of eyes I stop and get out.
People don't kill people. Guns and red SUVs kill people. Just ask a liberal and he'll  tell you so.

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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2021, 12:54:47 PM »
I've killed yotes over red, green and white flashlights, and I've killed them over infrared scopes, but never thermal.

I went thermal but still use a red light when driving out of the mountains.
If I hit a set of eyes I stop and get out.
Now out of the red ,green,white ,which is best?
I have green don't tell me it sucks.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2021, 12:59:19 PM »
Green sucks  :sry:

Red better than white for spooking, but they still spook on red.

I've had luck keeping the white light on them for a long time, took 45 minutes one time of yotes staying way out there, then finally committing and after that the light had zero effect on them, shot 1st at 30 yards, 2nd at 100 and 3rd about the same because he made a 90 turn and came back across my line of fire

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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2021, 11:03:08 PM »
About $5000 difference?   :dunno:
I sell thermal and there all not $5000.  Technology is getting better and prices are getting lower.  Take a look at the AGM 35mm Rattler for example, I sell these for $2400. I think that is a reasonable price.  This is the best bang for the buck out there right now.

What kind of lifespan do these have?  I'd love to buy one but am afraid of issues with them.   I didn't mean to sound snarkey on my original post,  but most people can relate to flashlights versus big ticket optics.  I'll be first to admit you get what you pay for.
Most companies have a 3 years warranty, some are 5.  I upgrade every year or 2.  I sell them for close what I paid for them, some hold there value. As far as life span, really depends on how much you use it, how you treat it, what brand you buy.  Some companies I work with will back there products even after there warranty expires.  If any of y’all wanna chat about thermal please feel free to DM me or call.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2021, 11:13:28 PM by Thermal Predator Control »
We provide a service to cattle ranchers year around that have problem coyotes.  We also provide guided night hunts year around.  We sell Night Vision and Thermal optics. The scopes we use are the NVision Halo XRF and Pulsar XP50 Helion Monocular.

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Re: DIY a 100w flashlight vs. thermal coyote kill in a predator forum?
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2021, 04:51:06 AM »
Green sucks  :sry:

Red better than white for spooking, but they still spook on red.

I've had luck keeping the white light on them for a long time, took 45 minutes one time of yotes staying way out there, then finally committing and after that the light had zero effect on them, shot 1st at 30 yards, 2nd at 100 and 3rd about the same because he made a 90 turn and came back across my line of fire
Oh Well ,I'll stick with green .
Already have it ,so I guess I'm stuck with it.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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