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#6164107 - 02/01/16 04:48 AM red or green light
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5219
Loc: bastrop county
which do you prefer?
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6164116 - 02/01/16 05:33 AM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
CitySlickerHunter Online   happy
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 3545
Loc: Tarrant County,TX
red = predators
green = hogs
"I can't be over gunned because the animal can't be over dead"-Elmer Keith
10/30/2012 I VOTED for The American

#6164191 - 02/01/16 07:23 AM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
Chief Joe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6049
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio

"It is the same boiling water that softens the rice, which hardens the egg." It's not always about the circumstances, but what you are made of....

#6164234 - 02/01/16 08:01 AM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
rickym Online   content
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3713
Loc: texas
Green, mainly cause I see through it better in my scope when it's dark
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Any ideas how to make it hard?

#6164310 - 02/01/16 08:42 AM Re: red or green light [Re: rickym]
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Registered: 12/10/15
Posts: 217
Loc: Montana

#6164340 - 02/01/16 09:00 AM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1136
Loc: Waco
Red here

#6164547 - 02/01/16 11:07 AM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
westtexaswatkins Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 6684
Loc: Anton, TX
Green, had a family of coons walk right up to me within 5' with my green light directly in their eyes. No issue on hogs either.

#6164762 - 02/01/16 01:34 PM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
flintknapper Online   content

Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 751
Loc: Deep East Texas
I've always had best results with Red. But regardless which you choose, what really matters is the level of intensity, hunting pressure and whether or not the animal can see the source of the light.

I've had animals react or NOT react to each of those colors and even bright white light....but you MUST consider all the variables involved and choose accordingly.

For longer ranges...I tend use Green (you can see farther with it, but it seems to wash out detail), for shorter ranges (125 yards and in) my choice is Red. For me, red preserves detail and your night vision.

Do NOT be fooled by claims that such and such animal can not see RED light GREEN light...etc. It doesn't matter that they don't see it as RED or GREEN, they SEE IT as something else (a shade of gray, green, whatever) it is NOT invisible to them, so try to avoid using any light that is too intense, the source will be noticed, the shadows it creates will be noticed.

Good luck to you.

Spartans ask many, but where!

#6166243 - 02/02/16 11:50 AM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
YanceyTX_Hunter Offline

Registered: 10/22/14
Posts: 150
Loc: San Antonio
Green, because I have green feeder lights already. Using red crosshairs provides good contrast.
- YanceyTX_Hunter(s)

#6167240 - 02/02/16 10:44 PM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
TAT Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 4902
Loc: good ole texas
I've had good luck with green.
It's not how you fall, It's how you get up.

#6167850 - 02/03/16 11:30 AM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
lms Online   content

Registered: 11/27/15
Posts: 140
Loc: Blooming Grove TX
Had the best luck with red

#6175322 - 02/08/16 09:27 PM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
BadLander Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/16/13
Posts: 496
Loc: 5150.867.53/09
39.95 harbor freight white LED solar charging,
put this light up on the morning of the 6th.
never skipped a beat,came back on the 8th

#6178442 - 02/10/16 08:51 PM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
aggiegolfer09 Offline

Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 139
green. I can see way more with it

#6178459 - 02/10/16 08:57 PM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
Navasot Online   content
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25644
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
So can they

#6178587 - 02/10/16 10:20 PM Re: red or green light [Re: colt45]
aggiegolfer09 Offline

Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 139
havent had anything run yet

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