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#6205389 - 03/01/16 12:06 PM Handheld light for Hog Hunting???
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
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My son and I are going on a hog hunt this weekend. We have hunted hogs several times before, but never at night. What would you guys recommend as far as a handheld light of some sort?

What type of light and what color light? Brand and model would be appreciated as well. We will be hunting over feeders at about 60 yards. Any tips on using the light would be appreciated as well.

Thanks!
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#6205495 - 03/01/16 01:30 PM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Make sure you use green or red. Try not to use white. Is someone going to spot while the other shoots from a blind? I have used a $15 flashlight held in one hand and rifle on window with the trigger in my other hand but the red or green will reduce them spooking greatly.

We love these lights. There are some dealers around here or you can order. The 403 is a great rifle mount light. Their Scan Pro headlamp is awesome. At 60 yards you don't need much light.

http://www.wickedhuntinglights.com/


A feeder mounted green LED motion light would be best and cheapest you can get at most stores. No handheld needed.

http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Game-Innovati...ct_sims?ie=UTF8

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#6206423 - 03/01/16 10:55 PM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: Txduckman]
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txduckman
Make sure you use green or red. Try not to use white. Is someone going to spot while the other shoots from a blind? I have used a $15 flashlight held in one hand and rifle on window with the trigger in my other hand but the red or green will reduce them spooking greatly.

We love these lights. There are some dealers around here or you can order. The 403 is a great rifle mount light. Their Scan Pro headlamp is awesome. At 60 yards you don't need much light.

http://www.wickedhuntinglights.com/


A feeder mounted green LED motion light would be best and cheapest you can get at most stores. No handheld needed.

http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Game-Innovati...ct_sims?ie=UTF8


Thanks! Yes, my son will be shooting and I'll be holding the light
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#6206481 - 03/02/16 03:00 AM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Registered: 02/15/10
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No question the xtreme predator light rifle light and I use red. Sometimes you have to shoot quick with green or white. Start the light at the sky then slowly lower the light down onto the pig. You will also need a light down at the feeder. Xtreme predator lights also carry a red feeder light that will allow you to see the pigs move in under the feeder. This will keep you from having to check with your gun every couple of minutes. I personally got in a bind where I didn't have one years back. So I went to harbor freight and got an LED trailer brake light (red obviously), bought a few alligator clips, wired it up to a 6v battery and it lasted all night and worked like a champ. At 60yds you may not even need the XPL (though recommended) to see better. Hope this helps and if you need anything else just shoot me a pm.
You can Contact me or Matt from Band of Brothers to order the scope light.
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#6207719 - 03/02/16 08:47 PM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
Woodrow1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
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I bought the cheapest green light on eBay.

Made sure it used a 18650 battery.

I think I paid 18$ for mine, but it came with mounts for my gun and a pressure switch.

The thing shines BRIGHT at 200yards or more. Mine works as well as the 150$ light my bro has which also uses the 18650 battery.

I don't need hog lights on my feeder with this



Edited by Woodrow1 (03/02/16 08:47 PM)

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#6208095 - 03/03/16 09:39 AM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: Woodrow1]
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Woodrow1
I bought the cheapest green light on eBay.

Made sure it used a 18650 battery.

I think I paid 18$ for mine, but it came with mounts for my gun and a pressure switch.

The thing shines BRIGHT at 200yards or more. Mine works as well as the 150$ light my bro has which also uses the 18650 battery.

I don't need hog lights on my feeder with this



Thanks Woodrow1! I borrowed a light for this weekends hunt, but would like to purchase one soon. Would you mind telling me what Brand/Model you have? If it works good and it's cheap...sounds like the one I need! Thanks!
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#6208169 - 03/03/16 10:30 AM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
chemdawg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/15
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a guy who was going to show me around hunting had a green like every time he turned it on they would run i run my green light they jus kept eating but be for i cold get my cross hairs ged guy in the blind with me would shot befor i cold get my cross hairs on target he missing even shot then he fine go a 70n pig in the stomach then tried to give it to me we were suppose to be out there eery to check the sider out he paid like 275 for his like i bout mine on amazon for 30$ mine was brighter and came with a pressure switch my like was brighter and a lot cheaper then his and it worked better

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#6208500 - 03/03/16 02:25 PM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
Jeff Thomason Offline
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Wicked Light 403 IC. www.NightHuntingDepot.com
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#6209574 - 03/04/16 11:02 AM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
Woodrow1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
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this is the one I have

Only 16$....and it comes with rat tail and picatinny rail mount

http://m.ebay.com/itm/2500LM-Green-Light...2369?nav=SEARCH

Shines very bright and does as well as the 150$ lights from academy


Edited by Woodrow1 (03/04/16 11:22 AM)

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#6210808 - 03/05/16 01:40 PM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
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I have this one and it's pretty sweet...it has all 4 colors change at the touch of a button. The light intensity is on a slide which is really nice easily operated one hand and also has a button that instantly goes to high intensity white light for the shot.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/FOXPRO-Fi...9653&rid=20


Edited by DStroud (03/05/16 01:43 PM)

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#6222267 - 03/13/16 06:25 PM Re: Handheld light for Hog Hunting??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
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Used it again last night for a few stands then wind got bad


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