TargetVision Spotting Scope Upgrade Crowdfunding Campaign (Hawk)

    I really like innovation.  I especially like innovation that does not have a requirement to completely re-buy equipment.

    TargetVision has opened a crowdfunding campaign for an add-on to any spotting scope that allows for recording of the shots.  The camera attachment is named the “Hawk” and has a number of buy in levels with different perks from $250 if you get in early up to a $10k 2-day trip with TargetVision to their shooting spots.  It works buy transmitting the images to an app on your favorite smart phone or tablet.

    The Hawk turns any spotting scope into a smart scope in just minutes. Simply slide the hawk over the eyepiece of the spotting scope and open the Targetvision app on a smartphone or tablet to view the camera feed and unlock all of the app features.
    Shooting has never been more fun!


    The campaign is running for 60 days total.  If you shoot alone, I can see this being a real time saver and is not a terrible cost (considering your other options include buying dedicated camera equipment).

    You can find the campaign at:

    Phil Note: We will be testing this item in the near future.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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