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I came across this after a recent trip to South Africa and I gotta say, it's pretty sweet. You can find them at http://triggercam.co. Apparently it was created in South Africa and is primarily marketed there though it sports a US patent. A friend of mine introduced me to it and I couldn't be stopped. Very much "a take my money" moment. I used to make a lot of videos but found them to suffer from the lack of the point of view that viewers might actually be interested in, the through the reticle shot. My website even has a blog section called Through the Reticle which was meant to show this exact sort of thing but to date never has because I hadn't found a solution this good to the video quality issue. I never really bothered with any through the reticle shots because the phone scope things that exist never seemed to fit the phone that I have and so I gave up on that. I also hated the fact of my phone's low resolution screen being the thing I'm looking through when trying to hit a long range target on film. I own expensive optics with top end glass. Why handicap my eye with an iffy phone video. That's for the people that watch my videos, not for me while I'm shooting.






It attaches easily enough with an adapter collar and the included tool's allen key bit. Video is recorded via a clever system of lenses and mirrors so you're actually looking through the thing instead of at it. Mounting is easy, slide the appropriate collar over the ocular bell and snug it up. That's all there is to it. Focusing is done via connecting to the app and spinning a little wheel that's accessed through a screw-cap covered port. The other screw cap conceals the SD card and the USB port and while it appears to be the place you'd put a CR2032 battery, it is not. The battery is internal and charges via USB.

Optically, it's quite nice. Coated optics and a good color rendition. The app was a little irritating to get to connect to the camera but I got it after a couple tries and now it just works. It would have been very nice for them to include a manual in the box but I guess they go by the same motto that I do, "A great method to pre-determine if something will work or not is to check and see if it comes with a manual." Things without manuals tend in my experience to just work.

Cost? Yeah, cost is pretty high. Almost $500 US but you're getting a heck of a gizmo. It's not ultra light but doesn't weigh enough to be a problem. It compact enough that I won't be bothered by it being on the gun. The best part for me is, I teach long range shooting and now I have a way to actually see in real-time from the shooter's eye view what my students are doing. That is a fantastic diagnostic aid and I know it'll help me in that endeavor. I can usually tell what a student is buggering things up by how they're failing in some exercise but sometimes it's a little tough. With reticle video that I can analyze I can help fix those shooter errors early and surely. For hunting guides I see a huge use case for this not only for selecting which animal but also for seeing how steady your shooter is and tuning your hunt to get them into a range that they can accomplish a good shot in.

I'm stuck in town for a bit so rather than aim a rifle around my neighborhood, I found some video footage on gootube. I'll be taking it to my next match at the end of the month and making a video with that footage. Should be very interesting and you can all watch the match from my eye.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1xj8NCbHw?wmode=opaque]
 

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I came across this after a recent trip to South Africa and I gotta say, it's pretty sweet. You can find them at http://triggercam.co. Apparently it was created in South Africa and is primarily marketed there though it sports a US patent. A friend of mine introduced me to it and I couldn't be stopped. Very much "a take my money" moment. I used to make a lot of videos but found them to suffer from the lack of the point of view that viewers might actually be interested in, the through the reticle shot. My website even has a blog section called Through the Reticle which was meant to show this exact sort of thing but to date never has because I hadn't found a solution this good to the video quality issue. I never really bothered with any through the reticle shots because the phone scope things that exist never seemed to fit the phone that I have and so I gave up on that. I also hated the fact of my phone's low resolution screen being the thing I'm looking through when trying to hit a long range target on film. I own expensive optics with top end glass. Why handicap my eye with an iffy phone video. That's for the people that watch my videos, not for me while I'm shooting.






It attaches easily enough with an adapter collar and the included tool's allen key bit. Video is recorded via a clever system of lenses and mirrors so you're actually looking through the thing instead of at it. Mounting is easy, slide the appropriate collar over the ocular bell and snug it up. That's all there is to it. Focusing is done via connecting to the app and spinning a little wheel that's accessed through a screw-cap covered port. The other screw cap conceals the SD card and the USB port and while it appears to be the place you'd put a CR2032 battery, it is not. The battery is internal and charges via USB.

Optically, it's quite nice. Coated optics and a good color rendition. The app was a little irritating to get to connect to the camera but I got it after a couple tries and now it just works. It would have been very nice for them to include a manual in the box but I guess they go by the same motto that I do, "A great method to pre-determine if something will work or not is to check and see if it comes with a manual." Things without manuals tend in my experience to just work.

Cost? Yeah, cost is pretty high. Almost $500 US but you're getting a heck of a gizmo. It's not ultra light but doesn't weigh enough to be a problem. It compact enough that I won't be bothered by it being on the gun. The best part for me is, I teach long range shooting and now I have a way to actually see in real-time from the shooter's eye view what my students are doing. That is a fantastic diagnostic aid and I know it'll help me in that endeavor. I can usually tell what a student is buggering things up by how they're failing in some exercise but sometimes it's a little tough. With reticle video that I can analyze I can help fix those shooter errors early and surely. For hunting guides I see a huge use case for this not only for selecting which animal but also for seeing how steady your shooter is and tuning your hunt to get them into a range that they can accomplish a good shot in.

I'm stuck in town for a bit so rather than aim a rifle around my neighborhood, I found some video footage on gootube. I'll be taking it to my next match at the end of the month and making a video with that footage. Should be very interesting and you can all watch the match from my eye.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1xj8NCbHw?wmode=opaque]
thanks for the post it's what i'm looking for
 

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I never really bothered with any through the reticle shots because the phone scope things that exist never seemed to fit the phone that I have and so I gave up on that. I also hated the fact of my phone's low resolution screen being the thing I'm looking through when trying to hit a long range target on film. snaptube telegram web
 
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