Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
AA0605, HookEm01, Gambler 25-06, JWRivette, Adchunts
60416 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77354
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43783
BOBO the Clown 41084
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33682
bill oxner 32612
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30568
facebook
Forum Stats
60416 Members
45 Forums
475663 Topics
6239842 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6181773 - 02/13/16 10:40 AM varmit ligth
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5386
Loc: bastrop county
which one, best bang for the buck?
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top
#6181792 - 02/13/16 10:59 AM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
BassCat'99 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 921
Loc: Stratford Texas
sorry, don't follow?
_________________________
TS

Top
#6181829 - 02/13/16 11:44 AM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
Aggieman775 Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 502
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
Either elusive wildlife xlr 252 or coyote reaper from predator tactics.
_________________________
TSmith

Top
#6181834 - 02/13/16 11:46 AM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
shoots100 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 131
Loc: Flatlands of NY
While they look good in advertisements, the varmint lights are a waste of money in my opinion.
I tried some of them and wouldn't recommend a unit that mounts on the scope or rifle because you need to move it around to search for eyes with it and that's a safety issue for me.
Most times you need to shoot quick and that may end up with you shooting something you didn't intend to kill.
In the early days when I hunted mostly solo, I settled for a spotlight unit and had it mounted to a tripod with a swivel head.
It was a lesson in frustration.
I later graduated to a night scope after being educated in Night vision and seeing it's improvement on my kill rate.
Now I have digital and thermal scopes + viewers. Nothing is safe.
With the availability of cheap digital and traditional night vision around these days, I'm surprised the varmint light manufacturers are still in business.

Top
#6181850 - 02/13/16 11:54 AM Re: varmit ligth [Re: shoots100]
Tff caribou Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2996
Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: shoots100
While they look good in advertisements, the varmint lights are a waste of money in my opinion.
I tried some of them and wouldn't recommend a unit that mounts on the scope or rifle because you need to move it around to search for eyes with it and that's a safety issue for me.
Most times you need to shoot quick and that may end up with you shooting something you didn't intend to kill.
In the early days when I hunted mostly solo, I settled for a spotlight unit and had it mounted to a tripod with a swivel head.
It was a lesson in frustration.
I later graduated to a night scope after being educated in Night vision and seeing it's improvement on my kill rate.
Now I have digital and thermal scopes + viewers. Nothing is safe.
With the availability of cheap digital and traditional night vision around these days, I'm surprised the varmint light manufacturers are still in business.


Exactly, if you have $30 to spend on a varmint light off of amazon, surely you have $600-1500 to spend on night vision.

rolleyes

Use 2 lights. One for scanning, and one mounted on your rifle. Scan with the handheld, when you find what you want to shoot, turn it off, flip on the gun light, and shoot it.
_________________________
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington

Top
#6181899 - 02/13/16 01:02 PM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
Brother in-law Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 24466
Way overpriced but I have been highly impressed with the red coyote light.

Top
#6181902 - 02/13/16 01:04 PM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
RiverRider Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6204
Loc: Wise Co.
You can hunt with a handheld spotlight and have success. It's just not so easy.

I started using an Elusive Wildlife Technologies XLR250 several years ago, and it works fine. I can see out to around 200 yards with it, I think, but I would imagine the quality of your scope could help or hinder.

The Laser Genetics ND3 Subzero is a nice product also.

I do think it's much better to go with an entry level night vision scope if you can swing it, though. I've had a Photon XT for several months now, but haven't had an opportunity to put it to work. I've taken it out on the back 40 at night to fiddle with it though, and I really like it. Hopefully I will be able to look at some pigs through it just before they die in the next couple of weeks.
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

Top
#6182050 - 02/13/16 03:38 PM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
shoots100 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 131
Loc: Flatlands of NY
If a $30 dollar light is all you can afford now, it's better than nothing.
If you can afford a decent night scope+ illuminator, do it, especially a digital scope that you can use during the day without worry of accidentally blowing the tube.

Top
#6182178 - 02/13/16 05:19 PM Re: varmit ligth [Re: shoots100]
Tff caribou Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2996
Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: shoots100
If a $30 dollar light is all you can afford now, it's better than nothing.
If you can afford a decent night scope+ illuminator, do it, especially a digital scope that you can use during the day without worry of accidentally blowing the tube.


That I agree with, but they will never put the light companies out of business. Lots more guys on my budget than yours. I will NEVER fault a man for spending his hard earned money on stuff. I just can't afford it, so the lights will have to do for now.


Edited by Tff caribou (02/13/16 05:20 PM)
_________________________
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington

Top
#6183153 - 02/14/16 01:42 PM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
fr3db3ar Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 281
Loc: Holland, MI
Check out
http://www.predatorhunteroutdoors.com/

Paul sells good lights for good prices.

Top
#6183326 - 02/14/16 05:06 PM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
aggiegolfer09 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 141
here is what i use. I can see out to 200 or 250 with the green light

http://shop.boondock-outdoors.com/VRL-1-MOD2-kit-VRL-1-MOD2-kit.htm

Top
#6183329 - 02/14/16 05:10 PM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
RiverRider Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6204
Loc: Wise Co.
That's a decent deal, right there.
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

Top
#6184315 - 02/15/16 11:56 AM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
Pitchfork Predator Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 10788
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Make dang sure you get an adjustable mount for the flashlight that will adjust for up and down and right and left.

If not, these are worthless past about 50 yards. They work great at much longer distance if you can center the beam with your scope. up
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top
#6185411 - 02/15/16 11:28 PM Re: varmit ligth [Re: colt45]
Ronnie Oneal Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/18/11
Posts: 1379
Loc: Grayson Co
Wicked lights are not to bad. www.nighthuntingdepot.com

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide