Night Vision Hog Hunting AR15 Build

Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision on 762/39 AR15
Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision on 762/39 AR15

When I get ready to go night vision hog hunting this is the beast I reach for!

A lot of talk on all the boards about what the best hog gun is.  In my opinion if you consider knock down power, accuracy out to 200+ yards, and ammo affordability the 762/39 AR15 wins hands down.

My hog gun is pretty spruced up and really gets the job done.

The scope specifications include 6-24x50mm, side focus, 30mm tube, Mil Dot reticle, and lock turret.  It is a quality no name scope I found on Ebay with great glass.  I can see .22 caliber bullet hole on the target at 100 yards easy.  

The AR15 lower is Anderson Arms multi-caliber with an upgraded Rise RA-434 3.5 lbs single stage flat trigger that I just love!  The upper is a Bear Creek 762/39 with the 16″ stainless steel barrel and 1:10 twist.

For night vision I am using Digital Crosshairs Night Vision clip-on, 1000R model with the sound and video recorder.  It gets me 200+ yards of night vision with this scope and I can use all the magnification power of the scope with it.

Hog Gun 762-39 AR15 on table
Hog Gun 762-39 AR15

I have heard complaints about 762/39 cal AR15s having problems feeding ammo.  Not a problem at all for me with DURA-MAG magazines.  These sturdy steel mags have feed perfectly for me with no jams at all.  Some of the other mags I tried did occasionally jam which is not acceptable on a hog hunt!

This gun is not at all particular about ammo and I just shoot Wolf Polyformance 123 GR HP.  I am not the best shot and can get 1″ to 1.5″ groups with this ammo at 100 yards depending on how well these 60+ year old eye happen to be working that day.  Best of all it averages only 40 cents a round.

Learn about Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on products at:

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or call 404-590-6513

Night Vision Hunting 101

 

Hunting with a night vision scope or night vision clip-on is a great way to hunt hogs, coyote, and other nocturnal predators.

Night vision uses projected invisible IR light that animals and people can not see to brighten up a field for viewing .   Many of these systems can see 200+ yards in total darkness.  The distance they see is mostly dependent on the power of the IR illuminator used.

Hog seen at night using Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on
Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on

Unlike thermal scopes that see heat signatures, night vision scopes see IR and other light that is reflected back into the scope.  Reflected back is the key phase here.  I was recently hunting a very large peanut field in South Georgia.  We used a thermal monocular to scan the field for hogs and spotted a group of them about 500 yards away.  That is way too far for the IR night vision on my gun.  Remember, night vision sees reflected IR light so in order to see something 500 yards away you would need an IR illuminator that was powerful enough to shine 500 yards.  It is possible but would weigh a ton mounted on a rifle so gets impractical.  That is why I use a hand held thermal monocular when walk and stalk hunting large fields and need to scan over 200 yards.

Scanning horizontally across a field with night vision is different from looking down at a feeder.  It goes back to reflected IR light.  When I was standing in that peanut field in the dark, my IR illuminator was reflecting off the ground and peanut plants.  Above the peanut plants was 500+ yards of nothing but darkness, nothing at all to reflect back off, that is, until I found the hogs.

So, let me paint the picture.  Night vision looking at black hogs in a dark peanut field.  Everything from the ground up appeared brightly lite up from the IR.  The black hogs gave a good contrast from the bright peanut plants but were less distinguishable from the black background of the horizon above them.  If they were white or brown hogs, they would have been much clearer against the dark background.

If I were in a stand looking down at these hogs the background would not be the horizon, it would be the peanuts and soil.  A much better contrast. See the difference.  If I were standing in the field looking toward a tree lined edge of the field the trees and brush would make a good reflective background to see the hogs versus looking into an open field.

The moral of the story here is, no matter what night vision scope or scope clip-on product you use, the quality of your view will only be as good as your IR illuminator light source.

Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on
Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on

Learn about Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on products at:

www.digitalcrosshairs.net

or call 404-590-6513

Night Vision Hog Hunting Cost

Night Vision Hog Hunting
Night Vision Hog Hunting with Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on

Night vision hog hunting can be costly but for some of us the thrill is well worth it.  Night vision hunting is quite different than hunting during the day.  For one thing, you don’t have to hide, the darkness is your blind.   Think about it, most predators hunt at night for this reason and so do I.  It a real thrill!

But what does night vision hog hunting cost?  In addition to your rifle or crossbow and scope, you will need night vision equipment.  There are a lot of choices when it comes to this.  Thermal scopes, night vision scopes, digital night vision scope and night vision scope clip-ons pretty much cover your rifle optics choices.  Hand held thermal monocular are a great addition if the budget permits.  This lets you easily scan the darkness without having to raise your gun and look through the scope.   This is just the equipment cost and to be fair some hunter on a low budget use a powerful green or red flashlight to find their pray.   For occasional hunters most outfitters offer the option of renting night vision equipped rifles for the nights hunt.

Night vision hog hunt pigs getting skinned
Night vision hog hunt pigs getting skinned after hunt

The cost of night vision hunting after you get the equipment is still pretty costly.  See the table below for the cost of my hunt this week at Owen Farm Hunting Preserve in Alapaha, Ga.  This is was a good deal.  Many hunters pay that much just for the outfitter.  You can save some cash by processing your own hogs but for $50 each I rather pay someone.

Alapaha Night Vision Hog Hunt 8/10/21
Hog Outfitter  $  300.00
Processing 2 Hogs  $  100.00
Hotel  $    77.00
Gas  $    40.00
Total  $  517.00
Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on with harvested hog

Learn about Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on products at:

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or call 404-590-6513

Karl’s Story – Black River Search and Rescue

Karl at Black River Search and Rescue uses Digital Crosshairs 1000
Karl at Black River Search and Rescue uses Digital Crosshairs 1000

As a former Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, Training Officer, SWAT Operator, and Canine Officer. He is a trained and certified SAR Tech with numerous SAR operations conducted with multiple different police agencies. …

source: Karl’s Story – Black River Search and Rescue

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Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on
Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on

Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on Review

“Purchased the DC 1000 system for night hog and coyote hunting as well as for night operations for search and rescue (Black River Search and Rescue). The system is awesome – works well and provides a clear picture out to 200 yards! I’m hard on equipment and almost immediately broke the post that supports the video screen. 1 call, and I had a new post for free, AND an upgraded tightening key! Then I lost my battery pack charger. Another call, and 3 days later I had a free replacement!
The equipment works awesome, and Henry Johns’ customer service is extraordinary! I HIGHLY recommend the Digital Crosshair products!”
Karl Allen
Black River Search and Rescue Inc

https://www.facebook.com/karl.l.allen.1/posts/10215098794417194

 

Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on

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Mississippi hunters have plenty of opportunities for after-dark fun – Mississippi Sportsman

Hog hunting in Mississippi
Feral Hog Hunting

Options for hunting after dark are many for Mississippi sportsmen; choose a target, get your equipment and have a ball.

It’s June, and hunting season is open — that’s right, Magnolia State hunters have options. It’s open season on Mississippi’s nuisance animals. As a matter of fact, this season never closes…..

Source: Mississippi hunters have plenty of opportunities for after-dark fun – Mississippi Sportsman

Night Vision Clip-on

Digital Crosshairs 1000 IR night vision clip-on adds night vision and low light capabilities to any day scope.  Mounts in less than one minute, with no re-sighting required.

Use on all Your Rifles Scopes for Night Vision 

Digital Crosshairs 1000 turns you day scope into a digital IR night vision scope.

Features

  • Converts a daytime rifle scope into a night vision rifle scope
  • 150-200+ yards night vision depending on scope and conditions
  • Fine image quality and resolution
  • Handles the heaviest recoils with no problem
  • Focusable 850nm long range IR illuminator
  • 6+ hour lithium-ion battery, with extra battery option
  • Weather resistant
  • Instant on, no warm-up required
  • Adapter fits any size scope up to 50mm eye piece
  • Upgradeable to future chip sets to protect your investment

 

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Digital Crosshairs 1000 Customer Reviews:

“Cool Product
Went hunting last Saturday night. I recently got the DC1000 and mounted it to my Bushmaster AR with a Simmons 44Mag scope. Dropped a pig like a rock at 140yds.! Picture was good and clear. IR light will easily reach 200 yds. I was kinda nervous at that distance since I hadn’t shot anything with the DC1000 yet, but it worked like a charm. Just a little weird aiming with the screen as opposed to looking through the scope. Waiting to put it on my 22-250, but going to have to trim the rubber down so bolt handle will clear to reload. If you don’t have at least a 1/2? clearance between bolt handle and scope, prior to mounting camera, you will have difficulty reloading. Would be really good if it came with a hard case and a metal key, instead of a plastic one, to tighten hose clamp on camera. If you’re going to move it from one gun to another you may want to purchase a second picatinney mount so it doesn’t take as long to switch it over. Otherwise, it’s a really cool product that works as advertised. Customer service is awesome. Had some operating issues and a battery charger issue in the beginning, but Henry was extremely helpful and resolved them in a hurry. 4 out of 5 stars due suggested improvements.”  Schneider

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“I’ve had a DC1000 since last year and have killed over 50 hogs with it so far (longest is 180 yds.). I love your product! My son is thinking of buying one. I’ve been wanting to upgrade to add the DVR. ”  Kyle (South Carolina)

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“What a great idea – Thanks Henry. Got my first chance to use this at a hunting preserve for a night hog hunt. Was able to select the biggest hog out of 12 in the corn field as if it were day time. Shot a plus 200 pound sow at over 200 yards and dropped it on the spot. Came home and ordered me a DC1000 system for myself and Henry gave me two extra batteries to boot. I have used it on my Savage 30-06 and my Mission crossbow with about 10 minutes to move it and have it working. Awesome customer service Henry.” Rufus M.

 

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New Night Vision Scope Clip-on With HD Audio & Video Recording


Digital FOV, LLC is proud to introduce Digital Crosshairs 1000R-V2. This is the latest night vision clip-on in the Digital Crosshairs 1000 product line. It now includes drone industry HD video and audio recording and playback technology.

This product captures a night vision hunting experience as a HD motion picture with sound. It captures video from your scope and sound onto a Micro SD Memory Card ( supporting up to 32GB) which can be played back on the attached targeting display or on any desktop or mobile device that can read a memory chip.

·* Video compression format: MJPEG
· *Resolution: VGA (640 * 480) / D1 (720 * 480) / HD (1280 * 720)
· * Record file format: AVI
· * Recording sound: ON/OFF selectable
· * Cycle recording time: 10min/20min/30min
· * Frame rate: 30 Frames

This product mounts on any scope in less than one minute without proprietary adapters. No need to re-zero the scope. The included IR illuminator and targeting display mounts using a standard picatinny rail scope adapter that is included in the kit. Just mount it, turn it on, and go hunt. No programming, aps to download or sighting-in required. Now your best Leupold, Vortex, Nikon, Burris, or Schmidt Bender can be used in total darkness at ranges beyond 200+ yards.

The Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on product line has a modular design that allow for the integration of the “best available” night vision camera boards, lenses, IR illuminators, battery technology, and recording devices in the industry. “The philosophy at Digital FOV is to integrate the best technologies in the industry, not try to build them”, said Henry Johns, Chief Technology Innovator at Digital FOV, LLC. This design feature also enables Digital Crosshairs 1000s, that are purchased today to be upgraded by the company as the technology improves.

Digital FOV is a leader in the manufacture of affordable yet effective night vision clip-on devices that turn any standard day scope into a digital low light & night vision scope.
https://www.digitalcrosshairs.net
https://www.digitalcrosshairs.com

Media Contacts:
Henry Johns
Digital FOV, LLC
(404) 590-6513
https://www.digitalcrosshairs.net

South Carolina Night Hunting Regulations

South Carolina DNR 2018 Regulations – Feral Hogs

Feral hogs may be hunted at night on a registered property on which a person has a lawful right to hunt, using any legal firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow. This includes the use of bait, electronic calls, artificial lights, and night vision devices. A property may be registered online on the SCDNR website (www.dnr.sc.gov/nighthunt), and must be registered annually. It is unlawful to hunt feral hog at night on property not registered with SCDNR. Persons convicted of night hunting for deer, bear, or turkey during the previous five years are ineligible to hunt feral hogs at night.

Source: SCDNR – Rules and Regulations

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Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on

How to compare digital night vision scopes

Raccoon night vision view with Digital Crosshairs

If you are thinking about getting a digital night vision scope to do some night hunting you may be wondering how to compare them.  Well there are some factual metrics you can use as a base line.

All digital night vision is built using a digital video camera board that is looking through optics and here is where you start your comparison.  Most vendors don’t tell you the specification of these components but that does not mean you can’t ask.

Digital video camera boards are rated in resolution and light sensitivity.  The resolution is described as the number of television lines of clearity (TVL) and the light sensitivity is rated in LUX.  The smaller the LUX rating the more sensitivity the camera board has to light, the better it can see with low levels of light.

The video camera boards used to build Digital Crosshairs 1000 has a very low LUX rating of .03 LUX.  The video camera board has a resolution of 1000 TVL.  The systems resolution is a combination of the video camera board and the quality of the lens it uses. Digital Crosshairs 1000 uses 3meg large format IR lenses that gather light with high levels of efficiency.

So the first questions you want to ask the manufacturer of a digital night vision scope is:

  1. What is the resolution of the video board camera that they are using?
  2.  What LUX level is the video board camera that they are using?
  3. How many megapix is the lens they are using?
  4. How powerful is the IR illuminator that comes with the scope?

This will not totally define the quality of the system you are evaluating but is comparable to asking a car dealer what kind of motor you get with the car.

All digital night vision systems have a video display.  Digital Crosshairs 1000 uses a large 4.3″ rail attached display that is 320X240 in resolution.  The digital night vision systems that are fabricated to look like a traditional scope with an eye piece to look into use a near-eye display, but it is still a display.  The resolution of a mobile night vision device is limited to reduce the battery drain.  Analog display of a lower resolution than digital displays consume less power so they last longer in the field.   Night vision resolution does not have the same visual perception as day vision.  Digital night vision is traditionally high contrast black and white images.

Clarity is going to be a function of the video camera board, scope optics, and the display.  The clarity at different magnifications and ranges will depend on if the solution is using a digital zoom or physical magnification from the glass optics.  Digital Crosshairs 1000 uses the physical magnification of the glass optics.  The better the optics you attach it to, the clearer your image.  Digital magnification is stretching a limited number of pixels until the image blurs.  Using a scope with an adjustable objective,  Digital Crosshairs 1000 will focus clearly at any magnification level on the scope.

The quality of a digital night vision device is the result of the quality of it’s components.  Lesson here or at least my advice, don’t judge a book by it’s cover.  Technology advances very rapidly so make sure you are not paying for 2016 technology in 2018.  Digital Crosshairs 1000 is built so that the night vision capture board can easily be upgraded as the technology advances.

There are a lot of good choices but if you are considering a clip-on that you can use with multiple scoped guns and crossbows please give  us a look.

Digital FOV, LLC

www.digitalcrosshairs.net of call 404-590-6513

Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on

No night vision scope can compare to good glass optics

Here is a good review of night vision scopes

Reviews of the Best Night Vision Rifle Scopes in 2017 – Optics Den

But why not keep your glass optics day scope and use a night vision clip-on?
This night vision coyote hunt video was shot using Digital Crosshairs 1000R night vision clip-on.  How many deer just got saved by this hunter?

I promise you will never find a night vision or thermal scope that gives you the clarity of good glass optics during the daylight, when you probably do most of your hunting.  Coyote and wild hogs are a real problem today and night vision hunting is one of the best solutions next to trapping.

You will never find a digital scope that gives you the clarity of an optical zoom.  Digital Crosshairs is a digital night vision scope clip-on that uses the optical zoom of your scope, not some fuzzy pixel enhancement that others do.

Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on

If you want to keep your Leopold, Vortex, Nikon or other quality scope and still enjoy night vision hunting to help with coyote problems or just put some pork on the grill, check out Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on .

Call 404-590-6513.  or learn more at www.digitalcrosshairs.net


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Source: Reviews of the Best Night Vision Rifle Scopes in 2017 – Optics Den