Front thermals

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JP1
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Front thermals

Post by JP1 » 18 Mar 2018, 19:28

Any body got any first person experience/opinion of front addon thermals eg fxq 50?

Mainly interested in whether they hold zero, realistic range capabilities for fox etc

Thanks

John

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Re: Front thermals

Post by phoenix » 18 Mar 2018, 21:40

The general consensus is don't bother with them.#
The main reasons are:
1. With the thermal front add-on fitted you and you look through your day scope, you are looking t the near eye display on the thermal. As you increase the magnification on your day scope, all you are doing is magnifying the pixels on the display, you're not actually magnifying what the thermal sees. Above about x6 the pixels become so large that the image becomes unusable.
2. The clamp that has to be fitted to each scope you want to use the front add-on with costs £100, so if you have 3 rifles you want to use the add-on with, that's another £300 you have to fork out
3. There's still some suspicion about how well they hold zero.

They sound like a great idea - one tool that does two jobs. However, like many other tools designed to do two jobs, it does neither very well.

Cheers

Bruce
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