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    CCTV for spotting scope

    Anybody here using a close circuit tv camera as a spotting scope for a home range?

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    no but i was just talking with a co worker about a camera that was wireless and could talk to a smart phone so you could have it very portable

    i have thought about it a few times , with the cost of cameras down to less than a pair of good binoculars

    but i purchased some good binoculars for this recently so that i could spot for my Juniors shooting silhouettes better, and the big bonus for me was that i can look thru these binoculars without taking off my prescription shooting glasses.

    i figured the binoculars were more multi purpose and my range has no electricity

    also i can go from one end of the line to the other carrying my binoculars and not have to move anything down range.
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    I have an outlaw (son's wife's sister's husband) who is a reloader and has made up a system. He uses a camera down range and transmits it back to the line and to a video recorder. He usually shoots at 300 yards. It only works for one target. If something like that would work for you hit me with a pm and a email address and I'll see if he'll tell his secrets. He was selling the system at one time.

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    Part of my work is involved in wireless and network cameras so the ideas are churning. I wanted to know if anybody tried it and accidently shot a camera like many a Chrony.

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    i would definitely make a box for the camera and put a big sand bag on it , or set bucket of sand so that the camera was behind it

    it depends what the range looks like if it was all loose sand near the berm a few scoops and you would have a nice little fox hole for your camera

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    A friend shoots at 1K only for ground hogs. Youngs range in Indiana.

    Camera is at about 960 yards and transmits to his laptop on the shooting bench.

    I have seen several pictures of his setup and what happens when a hog enters the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Water Bill View Post
    A friend shoots at 1K only for ground hogs. Youngs range in Indiana.

    Camera is at about 960 yards and transmits to his laptop on the shooting bench.

    I have seen several pictures of his setup and what happens when a hog enters the screen.
    Finally some real reality TV that I would actually make time to watch!

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    Brad is definitely into the 1K thing.

    He is also into making many of the parts that go into his 1K rifles. Truly a work of art.

    He will sit for days on end just waiting for one of those Hogs to make their debut on TV.

    They do make a real splash when acknowledged by a .308 projectile.
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