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Gumby31
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 Cool video.
I think I will be keeping mine. I have a lot less than $500 in mine and it does have some cons about it. But a person size object at 100 foot?  Good luck shooting a field mouse at 65 yd or a skunk at 75 yd. (Well actually haven’t shot my field mouse. But I do see him most nights.) My point is you are limited by what your scope and your IR light can see together. (Of course how far your gun will shoot accurately.) So with that said, my scope is a cheap center point 3-9 X 32 X 1 inch tube, for night hunting it is good. At night you need the wide field of view just for searching around. The IR light is more important than the scope. Mine came from ludicrous-lumens TR-38 and was less than 30 bucks and you can see anything inside 100 yd easily. ( I could see a lot further. The light will allow it. The scope not so much. (Remember, I said it is cheap.) On my buddy’s hawk SW 8-32x 50? guessing. You can see out 150-175 yds way further than we can shoot accurately with my gun. The best part about it in the day time is just take it off. (2 sec) Got multiple guns, just mount it on the scope no need to zero. (almost any scope) Mounting the light is the challenge on multiple guns, but camera is no problem. If you want a day cam, get a second cam $130, swap it out (it is just an HDMI plug in) now you are shooting day. So you can do day/night for still less than $550 or just night lass than $350
 Cost of the essentials (estimate) $315.00
HD cam/DVR  $ 200.00
16 mm lens     $ 7.00
10 mm s mount extension $5.00 
sure mount $28.00 cam holder $45.00
TR 38  30.00

Cost of extras (estimate)) $207 
extra cam day 130.00
16 mm lens 7.00
10 mm s mount extension $5.00
hood 3x zoom $55.00
6 inch HDMI $10.00