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General Category => Contests, Give aways and more. => Topic started by: Alan on May 29, 2018, 05:33:55 AM

Title: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on May 29, 2018, 05:33:55 AM
We're going to bring out the DIY in the winner of this one!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0768BHHFY/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Contest starts June 1st, and ends July 1st. Be sure to READ THE RULES before you post a guess.

The lowest guess will be 1, and the highest guess will be 100. If you post a duplicate guess, the earliest post takes precedence.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Gerard on May 29, 2018, 05:30:57 PM
27
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on May 30, 2018, 05:05:04 AM
Sorry Gerard, but it is NOT June 1st.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Gerard on May 30, 2018, 06:58:42 AM
Ah yes. I was too focused on wondering why the big, bold READ THE RULES wasn't something I could click, so didn't notice that there was a rule right before it. Where are the rules?
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on May 30, 2018, 02:06:37 PM
http://airgunguild.com/contests-give-aways-and-more/airgun-guild-giveaway-and-contest-rules/
Title: Re: New Give Air Way DIY Night Scope
Post by: Alan on May 31, 2018, 05:28:33 PM

Contest starts June 1st, and ends July 1st. Be sure to READ THE RULES before you post a guess.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: steveoh on May 31, 2018, 07:21:17 PM
Looks like a fun device. I had looked at these for quite a while. :)
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Gerard on June 01, 2018, 07:47:32 AM
Okay, well I jumped the gun, but it's the first so again, 27?
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on June 01, 2018, 07:52:10 AM
You're dully noted!

Gerard-27
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Christopher on June 01, 2018, 01:27:54 PM
My pick is going to be 38.

Thanks,
Chris
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: nervoustrigger on June 01, 2018, 02:58:32 PM
57

I'm all about some night time pesting and no stranger to DIY ;D
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Steelhead on June 01, 2018, 03:10:21 PM
49 for me please
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on June 01, 2018, 03:35:01 PM
Gerard-27
Christopher-38
Nervoustrigger-57
Steelhead-49
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: ShawninIL on June 01, 2018, 05:12:22 PM
I will go with 68.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on June 01, 2018, 05:47:36 PM
Gerard-27
Christopher-38
Nervoustrigger-57
Steelhead-49
ShawinIL-68

I'll try to keep up a tuning total... ?
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: oldpro on June 04, 2018, 06:07:14 PM
33 ;D
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on June 05, 2018, 06:02:19 AM
Gerard-27
Christopher-38
Nervoustrigger-57
Steelhead-49
ShawinIL-68
OldPro-33

I'll try to keep up a running total... ?

Oh! And by the way, whom ever wins should write up their experience with the DIY kit.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: mobilemail on June 06, 2018, 03:13:42 PM
Thanks for doing this contest!  I'm going to to pass on entering this one because...well....my lights are out at 9pm, I would be wasting good equipment that someone else will make good use of.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Gerard on June 06, 2018, 03:24:57 PM
Rats come out to play during the autumn months as well, at least in my experience. You might get good use from the kit through October and November when the sun's gone down a bit before your bedtime. If you were to encourage them a little with some peanut butter consistently placed at a good shooting spot, you may find they'll arrive even earlier at other times of year, but still dark enough to merit use of an NV kit.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Darren on June 07, 2018, 04:15:54 PM
63
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: steveoh on June 07, 2018, 05:35:17 PM
63

Darren, if you read the rules, you'll notice that you have to have 25 posts before you can participate in the Give Air Way: http://airgunguild.com/contests-give-aways-and-more/airgun-guild-giveaway-and-contest-rules/

Start posting! You have time. :)
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on June 08, 2018, 05:34:32 AM
Gerard-27
Christopher-38
Nervoustrigger-57
Steelhead-49
ShawinIL-68
OldPro-33
Darren-63 (At this point, not eligible)
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: sixshootertexan on June 13, 2018, 09:14:28 PM
Ricky-77
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on June 14, 2018, 05:22:15 AM
Gerard-27
Christopher-38
Nervoustrigger-57
Steelhead-49
ShawinIL-68
OldPro-33
Darren-63 (At this point, not eligible)
Ricky-77
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on June 22, 2018, 04:49:21 AM
Geez, only eight people! I am, nonetheless, going to stick to my time table, and award the prize as of July 1st.

By the way, I have the device in my hands at this writing. I haven't opened it, but I did look at the exterior of the box. Not too bad considering it sells for $159. Whoever wins it, is going to have some fun.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: ShakySarge on June 22, 2018, 10:32:51 AM
12
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on June 22, 2018, 10:39:01 AM
Gerard-27
Christopher-38
Nervoustrigger-57
Steelhead-49
ShawinIL-68
OldPro-33
Darren-63 (At this point, not eligible)
Ricky-77
ShakySarge-12
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on July 01, 2018, 05:02:18 AM
The closest eligible member to the random number (70) was Ricky, better know as Sixshootertexan. So Ricky, PM me with a shipping address, and I'll get the night vision DIY kit off to you tomorrow!

Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: ShawninIL on July 01, 2018, 07:00:47 AM
Isn't 68 closer to 70 than 77?
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Gerard on July 01, 2018, 10:58:30 AM
Either this is 'the new math' or there's a rule saying the closest number above the random number wins. Didn't notice such a rule.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on July 01, 2018, 11:37:55 AM
You are right, and I misspoke. But being the person I am, I'll send another one to Shawn! All he has to do is, send me a PM with his shipping address.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: ShawninIL on July 06, 2018, 05:49:51 AM
Got the kit yesterday, need to get some batteries today. I will report back later.
Thanks again for great contest and giveaways Alan!  ;D

Shawn
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: ShawninIL on July 06, 2018, 06:59:05 PM
I've been playing around with this and I am impressed with the set up. Picture is pretty good and the night vision is kinda cool. Works really well in my dark basement, waiting for it to get dark enough out side to see how far it works.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: mobilemail on July 06, 2018, 07:15:46 PM
I predict a lot of sleepless nights in your near future!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on July 07, 2018, 03:17:15 AM
Night hunting can be addictive.

I like to hunt in darkness, if for no there reason than the technology requirements. But aside from that, it is either a bit too late, or a bit too early for my physique! (Read that as age related!) I do have a decent night vision scope, but if you do a lot of night hunting, it doesn't take long before you yearn for more—technology! What interested me with this "DIY" kit, was (is) just how simple the technology has become. Of course, it is not a $12 Grand FLIR, but for air gunning, it is just A-OK. Fact is, it's good enough for just about any airgun activity, which amazes me. And for under $200!

I'm looking forward to both you guys' report on same.

Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: sixshootertexan on July 09, 2018, 05:45:31 PM
OK got mine today. Point me in the right direction for batteries and charger. I was hoping Amazon would show some decent ones at a good price but man it gets crazy with the reviews.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: ShawninIL on July 09, 2018, 06:17:25 PM
I bought mine at a place called Rex Batteries, it is a place that sells,recycles and builds batteries. Check a battery store, if they don't have them they can probably order them or at least point you in the right direction.
I had mine out in the dark this morning and could easily see about 100+ yards. It was a little grainy but I think if I played with the camera focus and scope it could have been better. At 40 or 50 yards I could make out the detail and texture of leaves and see small insect flying aroud very clearly. I gotta say I am really impressed by the picture quality.
I tried the accuracy out Saturday, put the cross hair on a HOSP at 40 yards and can you say DECAPITATED? I know, I forgot to take a picture so it didn't happen, but it did. .25 Polymags are nasty!

Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: sixshootertexan on July 09, 2018, 08:59:20 PM
I got these. Be here Wednesday.
https://www.amazon.com/EBL-Rechargeable-Batteries-Lithium-Battery/dp/B01D9Y659S/ref=sr_1_55_sspa?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1531194820&sr=1-55-spons&keywords=ebl+18650&psc=1

I have to machine a scope ring down to fit  in between the actual scope ring and the turret. The bug buster does not have a lot of room to place accessories.
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: sixshootertexan on July 11, 2018, 08:16:26 PM
Ok so I get my batteries, charged them up and go outside to test it out. Just my luck. There stands a possum and I didn't bring any pellets with me. I mean 5 seconds of looking around and my first target and no freaking ammo. I ran inside grabbed pellets and go back outside and no freaking possum.
Anyways it works.
Thanks Alan

Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: Alan on July 12, 2018, 06:05:00 AM
That'll teach ya!

And my wife can't figure out why I keep a few pellets taped to the tail stock! Sure been there more than once!
Title: Re: New Give Air Way
Post by: sixshootertexan on July 12, 2018, 05:11:03 PM
Sighted in and ready to go.

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