Even the score with the foxes with this score of products – 20 bits of foxing kit you really can’t be without. In our two part foxing scope series, here is part two.
We’ve actually pictured not one but two Starlight NV units here: the Archer monocular mounted on to the front end of a scope, and the Dragonfly IR illuminator on top.
Working together, these two can convert a standard day scope into a blisteringly powerful NV rig. As for the Archer itself, it’s set up so the reticle of your scope is viewable at night through the unit, works with interchangeable eyepieces for no loss of eye relief, and can be detached and used as a handheld spotter too.
Price: From £1,729.99
Lightforce Pred 9X
Capable of handling any ethical night-shooting distance, the Pred 9X offers a viewing range of more than 250 yards.
Key to the PRED9X’s extraordinary power is a high performance CRI Bulb, and an innovative purpose-built reflector that, when combined with the inbuilt shroud, produces a tight beam that perfectly aligns with any rifle scope.
Built for versatility, the PRED9X features a universal scope mount, a quick release cam mechanism and a wireless RF switch.
Sportsman Gun Centre
Blaser carbon bipod
Get a proper secure rest when foxing prone or from the top of a vehicle with a quality bipod, such as this one from Blaser. This one has a hidden advantage over many others: only when you are getting ready to shoot do you need to attach it to the rifle.
At all other times, the bipod can be easily carried around in your pocket. Made out of ultralight carbon fibre, it weighs little more than 130 grams. Just what you need when you’re already weighed down with rifle, lamp, spotter, batteries and more…
Blaser 01483 917412
Need a fox caller for professionals? Look no further than the FLX500, which comes loaded with 100 sounds but has the capacity to store 500. So you can load your favourite calls and tailor your approach to what works on the foxes in your area.
The caller comes with a remote control with full-colour display and night mode option – so you can activate the caller from a safe distance if required (all the way out to 150 yards – perfect for fox shooting).
The caller is water-resistant, boasts three speakers for maximum volume and sound quality, and comes with a shoulder strap.
ICOtec Remote Callers
The ICOtec GC350 and GC500 programmable fox callers are small, durable and value for money, and feature hand-held remotes that work up to 300 yards away.
The GC350 comes pre-programmed with 24 calls for a variety of circumstances, including rabbit, fox, hare, fawn and pup, but you can add your own to expand your options.
The GC500 is also supplied with 24 calls but has the capacity to hold up to 200 of your own, and features a “favourites” shortlist making call selection simple. It also has a backlit LCD display on the remote.
Price: GC350 £150, GC500 £190
DD Optics Nightfall IR50
New to the UK through importer RUAG, the Nightfall IR50 thermal has a shake-free 50Hz image frequency, is extremely robust and resistant to water, fog and shocks. Heat sources can be displayed in three different observation modes and can be enlarged by 2x, 3x or 4x as necessary.
With a range of up to 800m, the display shows 640×480 pixel resolution, and WiFi allows for swift transmission of images to your tablet or smartphone – plus the camera also has a video connection and a micro-USB-port and drone compatibility. You can expect six hours of battery life.
Minox DTC 395
Keep track of Charlie’s movements without even being out in the field – get a trail camera, such as the Minox DTC 395, which is equipped with a 2MP sensor optimised for night images, and delivers outstanding imaging with pin-sharp definition, rich contrasts and natural colour rendition.
In addition to capturing stills, the DTC 395 can record videos in full HD. The powerful infrared flash ensures reliable images in the dark as well as in unfavourable light, even at distances of over 10 metres, and is invisible to people and animals alike.
Stalon X Series Moderator
Plenty of foxing is done in sensitive areas or near habitation, which means a moderator is de rigueur. The new Stalon X series sound suppressors are up to the job, boasting a brand new design and maximum sound attenuation.
Extending the rifle by 108mm, weighing just 334 grams and with a diameter of 49.1mm, the X series is lighter, thinner and even more efficient than its predecessor.
Heck-Pack Game Transporter
More commonly thought of as a deer stalker’s accessory, the Game Transporter is more than capable of transporting foxes too – as the photo demonstrates!
If you don’t want fleas, ticks or blood in your vehicle, this piece of equipment could be the answer. The strong structure can be attached or detached in minutes from a vehicle, with light kits available for safe night-time travel.
The option to insert a box or plastic tray into the carrier will also safeguard against liquid leakage.
Price: £199 (standard size)
JMS Arms 01444 400126
LED Lenser P7 gunlight set
The P7 gunlight set has long been a popular choice among airgunners, and this new, more powerful version is sure to be appreciated by live-fire rifle shooters too.
The torch now features a 450-lumen beam with an effective distance of up to 100m. Other improvements include a larger switch that is easier to use when wearing gloves, a redesigned lens, and an overall lighter and more durable unit. The set includes torch, gun mount, pressure switch, filter set, belt pouch and wrist strap.