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#4988695 - 02/23/14 03:55 PM XLR250 kill light
casti Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/15/10
Posts: 45
I just recently got into night hunting for hogs/varmints. I have heard decent reviews about this light, i originally wanted a night vision scope, but being a student i cannot afford one.

Has anyone used it before and how well does it really work?? I also read that the light can reach up to abt 200 yds, is this true???Do yall recommend the green or red light ?

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#4988876 - 02/23/14 06:29 PM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5403
Loc: Central Texas
I have and use several lights that I believe are the same as the xlr250, but have different labeling. All mine are red, and with a recharged battery I'm good to about 150 yards. I hear the green ones give better distance, but I'm real happy with the red version.

I got my lights off Lightmalls.com and they were only $27 each, not counting the mounting bracket. And then there's the charger and a few extra batteries, but I got off pretty cheap. PM me if you want more specifics on ordering. Do understand, however, that this stuff comes from China, so it'll take 2 weeks at least from order time.

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#4988901 - 02/23/14 06:38 PM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
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Registered: 07/30/11
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Loc: GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
We have one,,,green light. Sometimes it scares off the pigs, sometimes it doesn't. Distance is close to 200 yards.

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#4989153 - 02/23/14 08:30 PM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
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Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 3615
Loc: Southlake, TX, Billy Bob Ranch...
Ive got one. Your distance is entirely dependent on your scope. I can ident hogs out to 300 and have made shots att 250.
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#4989380 - 02/23/14 10:43 PM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
cuda Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 102
Loc: corpus christi
Red has been the best IMO .

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#4990634 - 02/24/14 06:03 PM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
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Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 4013
Loc: Abilene, TX USA
I have one in green and can light up the windmills from half a mile away. Haven't seen animals at that distance, but never really tried.

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#4995722 - 02/27/14 09:32 AM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
TX-Bear Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 111
Loc: Austin & Young Co, TX
I have the green XLR250- its pretty darn bright and can illuminate well at distance- it does tend to scare off skidish hogs.

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#4995801 - 02/27/14 10:02 AM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 2396
Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
Originally Posted By: 603Country
I have and use several lights that I believe are the same as the xlr250, but have different labeling. All mine are red, and with a recharged battery I'm good to about 150 yards. I hear the green ones give better distance, but I'm real happy with the red version.

I got my lights off Lightmalls.com and they were only $27 each, not counting the mounting bracket. And then there's the charger and a few extra batteries, but I got off pretty cheap. PM me if you want more specifics on ordering. Do understand, however, that this stuff comes from China, so it'll take 2 weeks at least from order time.


Same as above. All the LED hunting lights I have seen that are sold in the US have come from China. This cuts out the middle man. I put together 3 complete kits for a friend last month for the cost of 1 XLR 250 kit. Green shines further than red but spooks hogs whereas red doesn't seem to even get their attention.
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#4996486 - 02/27/14 02:41 PM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
C B Offline
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Registered: 07/13/10
Posts: 1117
Loc: Waco
Originally Posted By: casti
I just recently got into night hunting for hogs/varmints. I have heard decent reviews about this light, i originally wanted a night vision scope, but being a student i cannot afford one.

Has anyone used it before and how well does it really work?? I also read that the light can reach up to abt 200 yds, is this true???Do yall recommend the green or red light ?


I tested one at a predator competition 2 weeks ago. My review is this:
I watched a bobcat at 230 yards through a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10x44
I could clearly see the bald face of a cow at about 300 inside a tree line with the same scope.

I was impressed with the light. However, if you are looking for a "spotlight" or a wide angle short range illumination this is not the light for you. The light casts a small beam a long ways as opposed to a wide "flood" a short distance. It is obviously critical to be able to positively identify what is behind the illuminated eyes at long distancs.

I also have an XLR 100 and it casts a much wider beam for about 80-100 yards.

The light is a good investment but quality optics are even more inportant.


Edited by C B (02/27/14 02:45 PM)

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#4997191 - 02/27/14 08:33 PM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
dogdown23 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/14
Posts: 931
Loc: TX
I have one mounted on a vortex viper pst 4×16 at 300 yards I can see a coyote, fox, ect plan as day. Its actually brighter than a 2.5million candle power spot light with a red lense. Highly recommend it.
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#5000451 - 03/02/14 08:02 AM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
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Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 2849
Loc: Deer Park, Tx.
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#5002074 - 03/03/14 08:04 AM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: TX-Bear]
kamolaw Offline
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Registered: 02/04/12
Posts: 688
Loc: NE TX
Originally Posted By: BeachGuy
I have the green XLR250- its pretty darn bright and can illuminate well at distance- it does tend to scare off skidish hogs.
Ditto scares off coons too, but gives a good site picture with crosshairs visible to make shots out to 200yds they make a 500 yd if you want more range but unless you are the crack shot with nerves of steel and can make shots past 300 yds in the daylite get the 250 works great. be quick on the trigger...
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#5009110 - 03/06/14 09:15 PM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: 30378]
yeahbuddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 106
Yeah I'm gonna get me one of those, can't beat the price!

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#5011291 - 03/08/14 09:22 AM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: casti]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5403
Loc: Central Texas
I mentioned earlier that I had bought 3 of the red lights direct through Lightmalls.com. With them I got the standard 18650 rechargeable batteries and a couple of extra batteries. The batteries haven't lasted that long, so I found some new ones at BatteryPlus in Waco. The lights seem a good bit brighter with the new batteries. As for hunting use, the red light doesn't seem to bother deer, skunks, raccoons, rabbits or possums (when I observe them, not that I shoot them). I'm a little less sure of coyote or pig response to the light. I've shot a few pigs using the light, but no coyotes yet.

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#5014994 - 03/10/14 07:16 PM Re: XLR250 kill light [Re: aggiehunter03]
watchale Online   content
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Registered: 02/18/10
Posts: 1914
Loc: Tx
Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
Originally Posted By: 603Country
I have and use several lights that I believe are the same as the xlr250, but have different labeling. All mine are red, and with a recharged battery I'm good to about 150 yards. I hear the green ones give better distance, but I'm real happy with the red version.

I got my lights off Lightmalls.com and they were only $27 each, not counting the mounting bracket. And then there's the charger and a few extra batteries, but I got off pretty cheap. PM me if you want more specifics on ordering. Do understand, however, that this stuff comes from China, so it'll take 2 weeks at least from order time.


Same as above. All the LED hunting lights I have seen that are sold in the US have come from China. This cuts out the middle man. I put together 3 complete kits for a friend last month for the cost of 1 XLR 250 kit. Green shines further than red but spooks hogs whereas red doesn't seem to even get their attention.


Is the other stuff in the kit on the lightmalls website too?
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