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  1. CliveWard

    Warden Digiceptor or Armisight Drone ???

    Hi Guys, I did indeed record the shot but the Lawmate was messing about and it only recorded the audio, which was rather frustrating. There are a number of reticules built into the scope and I use a fine dot which is very good for shot placement. If you search for Warden Digiceptor on youtube there are a few videos on there at varying ranges. The ruby torches are more visible in terms of glow from the emitter, but I've not found any problem with foxes spooking from it, in fact I have yet to notice any reaction at all from Foxes to the Ruby IR. Cheers Clive
  2. CliveWard

    Warden Digiceptor or Armisight Drone ???

    Hi 22cf, Just to give you an idea of what the Digiceptor can do: I store my digiceptor off the rifle which is a Steyr Tactical Elite in .223 with the full length picatinny rail. When I go out shooting, I put the scope on the rail in it's correct slot. Apply some forward pressure to engage the recoil bar in the mount and then torque the front clamp and then the rear to 30 Inch/Lbs. In testing this is repeatable to 2.5mm at 100m. The mount is designed to fit a bolt action rifle so there is no need for special reach back rails or other scaffolding to fit it. For the .223 I have 3 zero memories on the quick select side switch. (1) 50-200m Point Blank Zero, (2) 250m, (3) 300m. I use a little BR20 illuminator set to fill the field of view and this give full illumination and clarity out to 300m+ without any fiddling about. It will also get out far further for seeing your backdrop or eye reflections. It's the best balance of IR power for the system resolution. You can put a more powerful IR on it, such as a Ruby Sunnranger and that will give you full illumination at 600m! But I feel it's not necessary. With it set up as I have you just look through the scope and can see as far as you need to see and the scope sorts the image out for you. Most of the time I will ping some tree lines or landmarks and get a mental picture of everything within 200m when calling in. Then the LRF isn't needed to be faffed with. The LRF is easy to use and is just a single press to take a reading on a button on the back of the LRF unit. The furthest shot to date was on an open field on a still night last week and that was a case of pinging the fox with the LRF, setting the side switch to zero (2) for the shot and placing the centre dot of the reticule and concentrating on the shot. The result was a head shot at 275 yards. It wasn't particularly difficult with the assistance of the LRF and preset zeros and the image was more than good enough for accurate shot placement. In terms of magnification it's almost identical to the original 10x Drone when it has it's doubler fitted. Cheers Clive
  3. CliveWard

    Home Office FOI Request

    It does highlight the sheer nonsense of the proposed legislation. Based on the statistics and assuming all crime is with legally held rifles, then once drilled down into the narrow type of .50, MARS / Lever Release then the millions chucked down the pan pushing this through will save one life every few thousand years! If you look back at the statistics, that one single rifle murder was a blip, the baseline is actually zero deaths. Utter madness, especially when you consider that around 5,000 lives are lost every year due to poor cleaning and hand washing in our hospitals. Cheers Clive
  4. Hi All, Bit of a resurrection but had to do some zeroing with a new scope this afternoon. so ran them over the Chrono. About 23 degrees this afternoon and out of a 13 1/2" ish barrel these are averaging 2850 fps. Cheers Clive
  5. CliveWard

    Thermal Imaging - Whats any good please

    Hi Richard, Sorry I'm a bit confused at this. I've had to check back and the last we spoke of it was in an e-mail when you were going to get back to me to let me know when you were free to come over and have a look at the WT1 75-3 and that was in late 2016. I also upon checking further have a log of a single phone call into the office in March of this year. My apologies if I didn't get back to you on that occasion, but we are extremely busy. Please do drop me an e-mail to come and have a look at the units. It would be good to see you. Cheers Clive
  6. CliveWard

    Thermal Imaging - Whats any good please

    Hi All, Just a little clarification. The focal plane arrays we use in the WT1 are manufactured by Ulis in France. The WT1 are showing at 10 working days delivery because that is the usual delivery time once an order is received. Unfortunately due to our requirements on specification it's hard to keep up with demand so we are playing catch up all the time now. In terms of what's good...I can and do use anything available on the market. The scope I used to use was almost £15,000 to get what I feel is personally the required spec for a proper foxing thermal rifle scope. We then went on to specify and get this manufactured at a much better price point which is why the WT1 75-3 is the choice now and top of the pile in terms of system resolution, magnification and image quality. We certainly do know all about R&D, design and indeed service. We did have a very small (2-3 units) problem with some early WT1 scopes with a manufacturing fault in the OLED display. All of these were repaired at PCB component level in house, two of which while the customers waited and they didn't even lose zero on their rifles. Cheers Clive
  7. Hi All, We've been a bit busy working away on this very exciting project for several months now, but it's all been tested and stock has finally arrived. Here's some blurb from our website for you: "The Warden Adder Scopcam is a new evolution of digital add on devices for day optics. At the heart of the unit is a full 1080P HD day / night sensor. This HD image is then relayed to the high resolution wide field of view 800x600 eyepiece display. The unit can be used off of the rifle for spotting, day or night, with a useful optical magnification of 2-7x and built in IR means it’s completely self contained, even at night. Fitting to the rifle to use as an add on is accomplished by a very quick bayonet QR attachment. Very similar to changing a lens on a camera. The unit is very short and close couples to the rifle scope so you can view and record your shooting, day or night in full HD at the touch of a button. The recorded videos and still photographs are saved to a micro SD card (not supplied). Recorded videos can be instantly reviewed directly through the device, for ‘shot review’. The unit is powered by a single 18650 flat top rechargeable battery (supplied) and can be charged externally or inside the unit itself via USB. The unit can also be powered via USB. Battery life is around 8 hours. The unit also has built in WiFi transmission so the view can be monitored on a smart phone or tablet. The app can also be used to control the recording functions of the unit. Night time range fitted behind a day scope at a system magnification of 10x is 200 yards+ with the built in IR, 300 yards+ with a Black Sun Ruby BR20 and 400 yards+ with Black Sunnranger Ruby. If you utilise the digital magnification then these ranges can be achieved at even 20x system magnification with no loss of detail on the 800x600 display! The unit has a fast 5 second start up and also has a sleep function for ‘instant on’. The unit works best, especially at night with a day scope that has either adjustable objective or side parallax, that will ideally focus down to 40 yards due to the different focal point of IR light. Maximum eyepiece diameter of your day scope should be 45mm or less." And a quick video showing normal shooting range use: More details and photos are on our website here: Warden Adder Scopecam These are in stock now at £595 Inc. VAT and next day delivery via DPD. Cheers Clive
  8. CliveWard

    6x42 mk2 photon

    Banus, If all the other things mentioned don't fix your problem then check that the allen bolts on the two c-clamps that hold the whole front end of the Photon on are done up properly. Cheers Clive
  9. CliveWard

    night vision set up

    I use the Ward D Vision 800L on my .223 and a few other rifles that aren't set up with thermal. Very compact and no problems with eye relief or distance even using our smallest BR20 Black Sun Ruby IR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVw_djBAtFA Cheers Clive
  10. CliveWard

    Has the .17 HMR had its day?

    Moorlander, Nothing wrong with the .17 HMR, except the ammunition variability. If you can find a batch that works in the rifle you have, then all will be well. If you can't then it will just frustrate you, or at worst have your fingers off if you are not very diligent with your misfire procedure. I think I have had a blocked barrel on 5 occasions. It's a difficult call. The .17 HMR ammunition that I find reliable and accurate soon looses that accuracy past 130 or so yards so the practical reliable field range for the .17 HMR for me isn't massively further than my .22LR which I'm happy out to about 85 yards with. I have a sorted .17 HMR but my choices are for Rabbiting and the odd close opportune fox, .22 LR and for Foxing while clearing up the Rabbits on the way, .22 Hornet. I now use the .17 HMR for daytime mooching about and as a test bed for scope mounted NV. The .22LR and Hornet both have thermal rifle scopes on them. Ammunition prices for the .17 HMR are also on the rise, but that depends on how much you will use it. Cheers Clive
  11. CliveWard

    FCSA leading the way!

    I think the FCSA need a statistician on the case to debunk the nonsense of risk. I have already mentioned that the governments own figures state that exactly 'nobody' is murdered with a rifle in the UK, legally held or otherwise. Now the proportion of rifles that are .50 or manual release are a tiny proportion of those owned in the UK. So the risk is a tiny proportion of 'never'. brown dog has also alluded to the actual common sense and real world scenario. Which is more likely if you are a terrorist organisation wishing to mount an attack with a .50? Smuggle them in from your own stocks overseas, zeroed and with correct ammunition and personnel already trained in the system? Or mount a series of risky 'capers' to track down a UK legal owner, surveil them for a period of time, plan and execute theft of the rifle optics and ammunition, zero it and train, and then mount your attack...all without getting nicked and thwarted very early on. Once you take the probability ratio of those scenarios into account then the risk falls into the levels of almost immeasurable. Cheers Clive
  12. Hi All, I've just been having a peruse of this: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/compendium/focusonviolentcrimeandsexualoffences/yearendingmarch2015/chapter3offencesinvolvingtheuseofweapons Scrolling down you can drill down to injuries caused during crime by type of firearm. Rifles are bundled into a section with a lot of other things such as stun guns, cs guns, starting pisols, prohibited guns (Skorpions and AKs I would guess) or 'unknown'. Interestingly in this category there were zero deaths caused. Now if you look at the huge number of rifles held on FAC in the UK and the absolutely tiny proportion of those being manual release and the even tinier proportion being .50; I just can't see any real statistical evidence that they pose any kind of measurable threat to public safety. Even if it was 1 death per year from stolen rifles I would imagine the statistics would be that someone would be murdered with a stolen .50 every 7,800 years. Back to my earlier point, the estimates are infection in hospitals is a major contributor in 15,000 deaths annually and is in fact the primary cause in 5,000 more deaths. Again...do some good and spend the money on soap and cleaning. Cheers Clive
  13. Hi All, I've responded in detail on all points. Personally, I'd rather they spend the millions it will cost on actively tackling crime, rather than criminalising members of the public through poorly written legislation. If it's a simple equation of saving maximum lives for the money, then spend it on soap and cleaning in hospitals. Cheers Clive
  14. CliveWard

    Anschutz ejector

    Fiddled about with it as per the instructions / drawings in the link provided. I bought a spare set to mess about with. Only real pain in the bum was getting the spring clip on and off. Cheers Clive
  15. CliveWard

    Anschutz ejector

    Hi All, I sorted mine out after suffering years of tedious non-ejection from my XIV carbine. It doesn't exactly spit them out like the .17 HMR but they do now at least clear the action 100% making the rifle actually useable. Cheers Clive
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