Black Sun Ruby Test

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Mini Magnum
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Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by Mini Magnum » 09 Dec 2017, 00:03

I planned to record some footage with different torches using a Ward add on NV against the Black Sun Ruby, I went to record and my MPR wouldn't work, it fell off the rifle the other night at a farm and I found it two days later, the thing charges just won't record... I have another as backup so will try again at some point.

I tested using a Hawke Sidewinder 4-16 scope against a Dragonfly torch and an X-Searcher fitted with a Ruby Pill on full spot. I could see and shoot with the Black Sun Ruby on full 16x mag at 450yds if I wanted too looking at the base of a pylon, I then tried the Dragonfly which could reach out the same a little bit more crisp/sharp an image, but then the Ruby has no artefacts in the image...to be able to reach this far is a decent feat alone for an LED on full mag. As far as LED torches go if you want the furthest throw, then the Ruby will achieve this, it is a little more visible than the other IR spectrum pills, but I'm sure nothing will outreach it at the minute, also with the latest resurgence in ranger torches, put one of these in and it will beat the rest for throw easily...

For the price, well worth a punt if your using an add on and want to use high mag ranges..

lightmesser
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Re: Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by lightmesser » 09 Dec 2017, 12:20

Or for small configuration IR for one that use NV dedicated stuff.
I think it is great improvement if I can downsize from T67BS to T20R for same performance as Clive told...

warbucks
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Re: Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by warbucks » 09 Dec 2017, 12:22

What i like about this review is that its been tested along side the Dragonfly in exactly the same condition's --------and seem's to have come out "about" equal.
:shock: Bloody clive, starts us off wi blacksun, then when we have bought them the Blacksun2, now the Blacksun ruby, leaving us all with a drawer full of redundant pills :crazy: --------no actually i welcome all new developments to the n/v market, these's L E D torches have come on in leaps and bounds in the last 2 years, this has made certainly the "Wardy 700/800, and Drone Pro far better than they were--------good on yeh Clive :thumbup:

Dave (warbucks)

Cornish fixer
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Re: Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by Cornish fixer » 09 Dec 2017, 20:06

:?: anyone popped the ruby on top of a drone yet :?: :?:

David.evans
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Re: Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by David.evans » 09 Dec 2017, 20:34

Or even a pulsar 750/ 870

AnthonyR
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Re: Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by AnthonyR » 09 Dec 2017, 21:23

Cornish fixer wrote::?: anyone popped the ruby on top of a drone yet :?: :?:
Have a look here:


viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17989

jrn
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Re: Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by jrn » 23 Dec 2017, 21:54

David.evans wrote:Or even a pulsar 750/ 870
It works fine on my Pulsar 870 . :thumbup:

whitehackle
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Re: Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by whitehackle » 23 Dec 2017, 23:37

If fox's get shy to the black sun ruby. Will changing to a different ir pill be like the old day when we switched to a red lamp? And the lamp shy foxs would stand for a bit?

jrn
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Re: Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by jrn » 24 Dec 2017, 07:52

whitehackle wrote:If fox's get shy to the black sun ruby. Will changing to a different ir pill be like the old day when we switched to a red lamp? And the lamp shy foxs would stand for a bit?
Yes that is it's only problem it is not covert . :thumbup:

jrn
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Re: Black Sun Ruby Test

Post by jrn » 24 Dec 2017, 07:52

whitehackle wrote:If fox's get shy to the black sun ruby. Will changing to a different ir pill be like the old day when we switched to a red lamp? And the lamp shy foxs would stand for a bit?
Yes that is it's only problem it is not covert . :thumbup:

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