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Old 06-01-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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Anyone know of an affordable rifle scope that can record video in slo-mo (or output to a cell phone) so I can use it on my summertime woodchuck hunts ??

Seems strange in this modern era that nobody makes a rifle scope that can record video because it's a nice way to watch your kills back at home on your big-screen TV. Plus, with woodchuck hunting there is always some misses and watching slo-mo video will give me a chance to adjust my scope to make it more deadly.

My dream scope would be one that records in HD 1080p with a MicroSD that holds up to 64GB of video, but maybe a mini-USB cable output to a smartphone would a nice alternative for recording video.

Anyone make something like this ??

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Old 06-01-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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If I had one of those scopes I would not record my hunts with it, because sooner or later the video would bite me on the behind (someone would try to use it against me). But I imagine that someone (s) have already marketed such a technology.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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If I had one of those scopes I would not record my hunts with it, because sooner or later the video would bite me on the behind (someone would try to use it against me). But I imagine that someone (s) have already marketed such a technology.
I usually hunt on rural farms in Ohio, so I doubt I would get in trouble by recording video of my kills.

Of course, if I accidentally shot a cow or something, I would bet the farmer would want to subpoena my video as proof. That's probably a good reason to encrypt my video files so nobody can view them except me.

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Old 06-02-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: WI
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seems you may have better luck (depending on rifle of course) with mounting a stand alone camera that records video (like one that can attach to a bow, or what they use on bikes/helmets for recording). You'd likely get better recordings then with something built into a scope.

just a thought.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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You might be interested in this.



Groundhog Hunting From the Window - YouTube
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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That's the kind of footage I'd like to get from my hunts --- but it's obvious this guy was using a regular camcorder to record the kill because it was only 45 yds. away --- not sure if he held the camcorder in his left hand while he fired with his right, or had somebody operating the camera while he fired the weapon.

This setup would NOT work for me because sometimes I bust a hog out to 400 yards and a basic camcorder without a high-powered zoom lens is not going to get much detail of my kill. That's why I need to find a rifle scope that can record video directly from the scope optics so I can get prime footage of my shots in slo-mo.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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seems you may have better luck (depending on rifle of course) with mounting a stand alone camera that records video (like one that can attach to a bow, or what they use on bikes/helmets for recording). You'd likely get better recordings then with something built into a scope.

just a thought.

This suggestion is mostly useless because I shoot out to 400 yds. and how am I going to adjust the zoom on the camera while I'm trying to remain very still and make a clean kill?
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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That's the kind of footage I'd like to get from my hunts --- but it's obvious this guy was using a regular camcorder to record the kill because it was only 45 yds. away --- not sure if he held the camcorder in his left hand while he fired with his right, or had somebody operating the camera while he fired the weapon.

This setup would NOT work for me because sometimes I bust a hog out to 400 yards and a basic camcorder without a high-powered zoom lens is not going to get much detail of my kill. That's why I need to find a rifle scope that can record video directly from the scope optics so I can get prime footage of my shots in slo-mo.
That video was professionally done by a amateur hunting chucks tearing up his lawn and field. It looks to be of documentary quality and also shows just how destructive they are. That isn't a hole...it's the start of a basement foundation of a house. lol

Anyways......

A Schmidt & Bender PM II LP which is a 3X-12X variable with S&Bís Gen II Mil-Dot reticle doesn't even have one.


That's the USMC contract Sniper scope.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Send some emails to the scope builders and see if they are interested.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: WI
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try google as well; i was playing around online and seemed some are out there (above $1k?) but as i dont own a rifle or hunt with one i cant say if what's in the example link below is what was desired.




Elcan Digital Hunter Scope within AccurateShooter.com
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