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    Anyone know of a flasher unit package for steel targets that is daylight visable at 2500+ yards? The Caldwell and others claim visability out to 1500 max it seems. If that's the best they can do......heck, I can see splash on steel through my scope that far.

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    Two words. Camera system.

    at ELR, you can't beat the ability to see exactly where your impacts, and your misses, are. And your shooting buddies will agree.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lash View Post
      Two words. Camera system.

      at ELR, you can't beat the ability to see exactly where your impacts, and your misses, are. And your shooting buddies will agree.
      You're right lash, that IS the best answer! Eventually that will come to pass I think. Trying to keep costs down for now though. We've been using a flasher system that works pretty well out to 2500 problem is, they were loaners and neither we nor the owner can remember/figure out who makes it or where it came from lol. Yeah boy, we're some pretty smart cookies out here......
      Last edited by Fursniper; 05-04-2017, 10:29 PM.

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      • #4
        What camera system do you use, Lash?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TripleBull View Post
          What camera system do you use, Lash?
          I do not own it. One of the guys I shoot with does. He put it together himself and it works very well out to the 2200 we have available. I will ask him next time I am out to see exactly what components he is using. I do know that he didn't spend anywhere near the cost of the good commercial units.

          There was a great DIY LR camera thread by DiverXXXX (can't remember the digits) on the Scout site, but I don't think that it was transferred over.. Some of his info has been copied into this thread here:

          https://forum.snipershide.com/forum/...camera-systems

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          • #6
            Thanks!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fursniper View Post
              Anyone know of a flasher unit package for steel targets that is daylight visable at 2500+ yards? The Caldwell and others claim visability out to 1500 max it seems. If that's the best they can do......heck, I can see splash on steel through my scope that far.
              http://www.rtacprecision.com/i.r.i.s..html

              I have used these. Quite nice for spotting hits at 2000m+, but for misses you are SOL.
              #BlackRiflesMatter

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Starbuck View Post

                http://www.rtacprecision.com/i.r.i.s..html

                I have used these. Quite nice for spotting hits at 2000m+, but for misses you are SOL.

                Unfortunately, their website says they are no longer making their system available to the public
                Wonder what's up with that........

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                • #9
                  i have used phantom 3's and 4's
                  "It is better to live one day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rcnpthfndr View Post
                    i have used phantom 3's and 4's
                    I take it those are stand alone strobe components. How far out have you used them?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Fursniper View Post


                      Unfortunately, their website says they are no longer making their system available to the public
                      Wonder what's up with that........
                      The patent and manufacturing rights were sold to another company. URSA uses IRIS exclusively (at this point) and I have e-mailed that company to find out what their plans are for the IRIS system - at least in the near-to-mid term. I have yet to hear back (only been a couple of days).
                      Unlimited Range Shooters Association (URSA) Facilitator
                      NRA Endowment Member
                      www.unlimitedrange.org
                      Not a commercial business.
                      Competition starts at 2000 yards!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by URSA Facilitator View Post

                        The patent and manufacturing rights were sold to another company. URSA uses IRIS exclusively (at this point) and I have e-mailed that company to find out what their plans are for the IRIS system - at least in the near-to-mid term. I have yet to hear back (only been a couple of days).
                        Please post what you find and and thank you!

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                        • #13
                          I have a T.H.I.S. (Target hit indicator system). I have a gen 1. When I purchased it the gen 2 didn't exsist. I have shot out to 2k with it and spotting the flash was not an issue at all! It's rated for 1.5 miles, but I think you could push it alot further if you'd like. I will shoot to at least 2500 by the end of the summer and I have no worries about it. Best thing is it runs 150 for the setup. On the down side the gen 1 transmitter has to be 10ft away from your target. I hang all mine on t posts and usually have to set it a lil closer than that. I've never hit it, but they do sell replacement parts for a reasonable price so I'm not to worried about it. Overall I've been extremely happy w/ it, there's no way I could have shot 1931 yards without it, especially by my self....
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                          • #14
                            Thanks Dan, this is very encouraging. Going to look into their system. Sounds like just what I'm looking for!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Fursniper View Post

                              Please post what you find and and thank you!
                              FYI, I sent them (the new company) my initial info request on 5/3. Sent follow up requests on 5/12 and 5/19. So far no response.
                              Unlimited Range Shooters Association (URSA) Facilitator
                              NRA Endowment Member
                              www.unlimitedrange.org
                              Not a commercial business.
                              Competition starts at 2000 yards!

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by URSA Facilitator View Post

                                FYI, I sent them (the new company) my initial info request on 5/3. Sent follow up requests on 5/12 and 5/19. So far no response.
                                Thank you for the follow-up. Hopefully they will respond eventually. If & when they do look forward to hearing the outcome of your inquiry.
                                Considering the growing interest in ELR/ULR events, competitions and just individuals that are pushing the limits of extended range, I'm really surprised there aren't more choices in the market for target hit indicators or camera systems that are reasonably priced. I guess the market will eventually catch up with the sport eventually.

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                                • #17
                                  Magnetospeed had something along the lines of this at SHOT Show. It was a self adhesive target with a led bar that transmitted light up towards top of target through some kind of polymer gel thingy. When the target was hit it would flash red. At the shop they demonstrated it with a hammer. I asked what if the polymer thingy gets hit repeatedly, they said it was replaceable easily.

                                  I'm guessing it went on a shock sensor like in your car alarm and sent a signal to the light. It seemed very light, ran off of batteries, don't recall release date or pricing.


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                                    This thing



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                                      • #20
                                        Thanks TH, I'm not sure of the application of the MS product but I'll take a look at it. I'm really looking for something more applicable to steel targets.

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                                        • #21
                                          It looks like this is meant to stick to a steel target. I could be wrong.

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by lash View Post
                                            It looks like this is meant to stick to a steel target. I could be wrong.
                                            Hey Lash, yeah, I think you're right, it could be stuck on a steel plate. I'll look into it further, kinda wondering about the size of the flash unit, it looks pretty small.

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                                            • #23
                                              Yeah, not sure how good it would be for ELR use.

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by lash View Post
                                                Yeah, not sure how good it would be for ELR use.
                                                I've got a line on a pretty cool flasher unit made locally, it's wireless and works up to 25 feet + away from the sensor on the target. Saw a demo unit yesterday, looks very promising. Uses LED'S too. Looks like it would work out to 2 miles at least.

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                                                • #25
                                                  Affordable?

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