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  • Flashers for ELR steel targets

    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.

  • #26
    $265 for two units....less expensive than the gen 1 unit from T.H.I.S. (Target hit indication system). It transmits further too and the flash unit stays on with a delay for 3 seconds or so, much better than just a quick like "camera flash" which is what everything else does. No chance to miss the flash that way Going to try the unit in the field 2-2.5k yards when all this wind quits....

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    • #27
      Wow! pretty affordable then. Let us know how they work out.

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      • #28
        Has anyone made one out of those sensors from car alarms ?

        I've seen a few videos and it's roughly $50 in parts.

        https://youtu.be/6g87Et3EBeA


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        • #29
          Originally posted by 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
          I had moved it over here again, when I was asked during the transfer 3 time yikes.. it is in them DIY thread.

          The hit system really is poor in my option, I also have the lighting system Facilitator uses, but it really is hit or miss... especially is you shoot fast..

          This video (6.5 not ELR in this example) of the two camera setup has the lighting system next to it but it will NOT reliably trigger under this ROF. Look at the light yo the left when I switch the camera from the 66% ips to the full sized isp at 900y.. first two hits flashes... yep.. then nothing, then a flash here no there...


          DIY ELR Target Cam with DVR - well proven 2000m+ 2 camera, multiple monitors - link below

          https://forum.snipershide.com/forum/...vr#post6291944


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          Last edited by Diver160651; 05-26-2017, 11:23 PM.
          ELR DIY Target Cam tested well past 2000m
          NOTE: images etc do not display correctly in the Tapatalk app

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          • #30
            Originally posted by Fursniper
            $265 for two units....less expensive than the gen 1 unit from T.H.I.S. (Target hit indication system). It transmits further too and the flash unit stays on with a delay for 3 seconds or so, much better than just a quick like "camera flash" which is what everything else does. No chance to miss the flash that way Going to try the unit in the field 2-2.5k yards when all this wind quits....




            https://forum.snipershide.com/forum/...vr#post6291944
            ELR DIY Target Cam tested well past 2000m
            NOTE: images etc do not display correctly in the Tapatalk app

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            • #31
              Check out Pi-FT on Facebook.


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              • #32
                Originally posted by Fursniper
                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.
                PM me


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                • #33
                  Originally posted by arLPG View Post
                  Check out Pi-FT on Facebook.


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                  Tried facebook.com/Pi-FT, it didn't work...?

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                  • #34
                    Originally posted by Fursniper View Post

                    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.
                    On Tuesday (5/23) I received a reply to my inquiries about the availability of IRIS systems from the buyer of the patent and manufacturing rights. In part the reply reads, "At this time we have no plans to continue that product." He goes on to point to a product he will be offering - where he is putting his time and resources. Zero words to suggest that the IRIS system is anything but dead. RTAC will, however, continue to provide after-sale service for folks, like URSA, that have made an investment in IRIS hardware.
                    Unlimited Range Shooters Association (URSA) Facilitator
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                    Not a commercial business.
                    Competition starts at 2000 yards!

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                    • #35
                      Originally posted by URSA Facilitator View Post

                      On Tuesday (5/23) I received a reply to my inquiries about the availability of IRIS systems from the buyer of the patent and manufacturing rights. In part the reply reads, "At this time we have no plans to continue that product." He goes on to point to a product he will be offering - where he is putting his time and resources. Zero words to suggest that the IRIS system is anything but dead. RTAC will, however, continue to provide after-sale service for folks, like URSA, that have made an investment in IRIS hardware.
                      Well thank you very much for the follow-up. I'll continue to seek out other products. I have a line on a couple different manufacturers that look promising.

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                      • #36
                        Originally posted by Fursniper

                        Well thank you very much for the follow-up. I'll continue to seek out other products. I have a line on a couple different manufacturers that look promising.
                        Hi Fursniper. Try and reach me on allan@coldbore.dk I have a system you will find very interesting. !


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                        • #37
                          Originally posted by Fursniper

                          Tried facebook.com/Pi-FT, it didn't work...?
                          https://www.facebook.com/thePiFT/posts/1786282348365132

                          Try this, looks decent and at $125 not bad priced.


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                          • #38
                            Originally posted by trophyhunter View Post

                            https://www.facebook.com/thePiFT/posts/1786282348365132

                            Try this, looks decent and at $125 not bad priced.


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                            Thank you for the link, much appreciated!

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                            • #39
                              Looks like the sensitivity is good - trying to get one too.. this will be my 4th lighting system (I lent my RTAC out and the knuckle head let it sit in a pool of water so now it is dead)--- damn, I hope it works better than the others!
                              ELR DIY Target Cam tested well past 2000m
                              NOTE: images etc do not display correctly in the Tapatalk app

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                              • #40
                                I have the IRIS system, but don't use it anymore. We've gone to highly reactive, but consumable, steel targets.

                                We set up a range late last year with 4 targets from 1200 to 2200 yards. We wanted to leave the targets set up and avoid trips to them every time we shot. A local steel shop cut a 4'x8' 1/4" mild steel plate in to 16"x24" and 12"x16" sections for $260. We drilled holes a third of the way down and in from the edges. They're suspended with chains using bolts so the plates are largely counterweighted against themselves. It makes them highly reactive and harder to punch through. The location of impacts to a couple inches is easily discerned by the motion. The plates are set up in arrays to give targets 1-2 moa across and the smaller plates are used for the longer distances to keep the motion up. At 2200 yards, we get bullet pasting, but no dents.

                                A 338 Snipetac punches through the 1200 yard plate, but not the 1400 yard one. 300wm dents them pretty good out to 1600 yards, which also solves the low signature from solids problem. We estimate that it'll take several hundred dollars worth of ammo to wear out that first $26 plate and we'll have to replace it about once a year.

                                The whole setup, plates, chains, bolts, stands, was less than I paid for the IRIS.

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                                • #41


                                  Diver, thank you for the links. Very interesting set up but for me, I am pretty handicapped when it comes to electronic stuff. I think a camera system is ultimately the way to go but there are way to many pieces parts in your system for me to be able to fabricate! I would need a "plug & play turn key deal due to my limited knowledge of electronic components. Right now I am "chasing" a couple of LED flasher systems that look promising that should work well for us out to 3000 yds. Someday though, the upgrade to a camera system is inevitable I'm sure. The wireless flasher systems are simple (only two parts to lose, lol), reasonably priced and appear to be pretty durable and reliable.

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                                  • #42
                                    magnetospeed is developing a system for use with steel targets.
                                    The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne
                                    "Do not pray for an easy life, acquire the strength to endure a difficult one" -Bruce Lee

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                                    • #43
                                      Originally posted by Fursniper



                                      Diver, thank you for the links. Very interesting set up but for me, I am pretty handicapped when it comes to electronic stuff. I think a camera system is ultimately the way to go but there are way to many pieces parts in your system for me to be able to fabricate! I would need a "plug & play turn key deal due to my limited knowledge of electronic components. Right now I am "chasing" a couple of LED flasher systems that look promising that should work well for us out to 3000 yds. Someday though, the upgrade to a camera system is inevitable I'm sure. The wireless flasher systems are simple (only two parts to lose, lol), reasonably priced and appear to be pretty durable and reliable.
                                      Might I ask which one you're looking at ?


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                                      • #44
                                        Originally posted by trophyhunter View Post

                                        Might I ask which one you're looking at ?


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                                        The one from the link you sent me (Pi-ft) and the T.H.I.S. (Target hit indication system)
                                        , thank you again.

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                                        • #45
                                          Originally posted by Fursniper View Post


                                          The one from the link you sent me (Pi-ft) and the T.H.I.S. (Target hit indication system)
                                          , thank you again.
                                          I have a used twice system T.H.I.S. (Target hit indication system) --- not something that is reliable.. I have hopes the Pi-fit triggers more reliably ... let us know.

                                          Gotcha on the cam thing -- but might be worth partnering with someone to build something.. Remember a buck + ++ a shot and when we get bad info it is worse thing, as we think were missing but not.. as pointed out above, solids make things really tough to spot and expensive
                                          Last edited by Diver160651; 05-28-2017, 11:32 PM.
                                          ELR DIY Target Cam tested well past 2000m
                                          NOTE: images etc do not display correctly in the Tapatalk app

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                                          • #46
                                            Originally posted by Diver160651 View Post

                                            I have a used twice system T.H.I.S. (Target hit indication system) --- not something that is reliable.. I have hopes the Pi-fit triggers more reliably ... let us know.

                                            Gotcha on the cam thing -- but might be worth partnering with someone to build something.. Remember a buck + ++ a shot and when we get bad info it is worse thing, as we think were missing but not.. as pointed out above, solids make things really tough to spot and expensive

                                            We have tried the Pi-ft wireless sensors inside a warehouse so far, they triggered the flash units reliably at 25 feet. Will be giving them a field test soon.

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                                            • #47
                                              Well this past Sunday I had a chance to see the Magnetospeed flasher in action at 1000yds

                                              It worked, plain and simple. I would send a shot, I'd see the red beam flash just above the target for a few seconds and do the exact thing again. I don't honestly recall it flashing other colors the 2 times I missed cause I chased the dirt splash. But the 8 times I hit I could easily tell in 10am sun that it was flashing red.

                                              I honestly can't wait for this to come out for another option in spotting hits cause hearing a 6mm bullet at 1000 with a tail wind gets to become a lengthy wait or very hard to hear. On extreme long range...I don't know, but my scope on 15x the red beam was very visible.


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                                              • #48
                                                Well this past Sunday I had a chance to see the Magnetospeed flasher in action at 1000yds

                                                It worked, plain and simple. I would send a shot, I'd see the red beam flash just above the target for a few seconds and do the exact thing again. I don't honestly recall it flashing other colors the 2 times I missed cause I chased the dirt splash. But the 8 times I hit I could easily tell in 10am sun that it was flashing red.

                                                I honestly can't wait for this to come out for another option in spotting hits cause hearing a 6mm bullet at 1000 with a tail wind gets to become a lengthy wait or very hard to hear. On extreme long range...I don't know, but my scope on 15x the red beam was very visible.


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                                                • #49
                                                  Hello Diver - our (URSA's) experience with IRIS has been very good. The need for delay seems to be associated with testing with a hammer (up close and personal to confirm the gear is good to go for an event). Lynn shot the NorCal event last weekend and shot it fast - no problem getting the lights to flash. For now we are sticking with IRIS - and hoping that RTAC will stand behind their assurance that they will repair if needed. They (RTAC) are also working on a project that was already in work when the sale was made - a longer range remote. That is where we experienced "problems" - shooters think they "must" have had a hit but no light. Lynn and I have both shown that NOT to be true within minutes after the complaint was raised - hits and lights. So, possibly we'll "soon" have a remote that works with our current gear and we can promptly demo that the lights are working just fine.

                                                  Moving forward to what can be purchased...maybe.

                                                  Since I have made multiple attempts to reach the people that bought the IRIS tech, I will now give you their website - noting that it is a one page, "coming soon" (for months), and they are basically uncommunicative - even though I've advised them we will buy a unit to test (to consider for possible future purchases).

                                                  https://lightreact.com

                                                  and their FB page (last post in Sep '16) - https://www.facebook.com/LightReact/

                                                  Whoever has a good link to the "Pi-ft wireless sensors", please post or re-post. Thanks.
                                                  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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                                                  • #50
                                                    Originally posted by URSA Facilitator View Post
                                                    Hello Diver - our (URSA's) experience with IRIS has been very good. The need for delay seems to be associated with testing with a hammer (up close and personal to confirm the gear is good to go for an event). Lynn shot the NorCal event last weekend and shot it fast - no problem getting the lights to flash. For now we are sticking with IRIS - and hoping that RTAC will stand behind their assurance that they will repair if needed. They (RTAC) are also working on a project that was already in work when the sale was made - a longer range remote. That is where we experienced "problems" - shooters think they "must" have had a hit but no light. Lynn and I have both shown that NOT to be true within minutes after the complaint was raised - hits and lights. So, possibly we'll "soon" have a remote that works with our current gear and we can promptly demo that the lights are working just fine.

                                                    Moving forward to what can be purchased...maybe.

                                                    Since I have made multiple attempts to reach the people that bought the IRIS tech, I will now give you their website - noting that it is a one page, "coming soon" (for months), and they are basically uncommunicative - even though I've advised them we will buy a unit to test (to consider for possible future purchases).

                                                    https://lightreact.com

                                                    and their FB page (last post in Sep '16) - https://www.facebook.com/LightReact/

                                                    Whoever has a good link to the "Pi-ft wireless sensors", please post or re-post. Thanks.

                                                    I have an email address for the creator of the "Pi-ft" system. He said to use it for ordering through paypal. The units are $125 each + $15 shipping

                                                    Gregpiet@gmail.com

                                                    Haven't been able to try these units in the field yet, between high winds and current fire restrictions (firearm restrictions) at our ELR site, no joy on shooting with them yet.

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