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#6242506 - 03/30/16 10:22 PM Seeing Hogs
oldstyle244 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 21
Ok, I clicked new topic, but sure it is an old one. On our lease, we have more hogs than anything. A lot of guys have really fancy flashlights. I don't do much, but every now and then shoot a hog just because I am in the right place. I told a buddy at work (he never shot anything) I would take him to the lease and try and get him on a hog. I asked one of the guys on our lease what type red flashlight he uses at night on the wheat field as I have seen it and it was bright as hell. I went to that website and those flashlights are like $200. So I guess my question is does $200 make sense for a great flashlight or for the same price (or maybe a little more) should I buy something else to spot hogs. A flashlight, monocular, binocular, whatever. Its a 200 acre Wheatfield attached to our lease so a long view would be nice, especially in pitch black

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#6242509 - 03/30/16 10:26 PM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
Pootie Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/05/15
Posts: 11
Loc: SE Texas
http://www.lightmalls.com/uniquefire-hs-802-cree-green-light-long-range-led-flashlight-1-18650 green light I use.

also have a photon XT digital IR scope to use.


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#6242534 - 03/30/16 11:13 PM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
BigPig Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9476
Loc: Forney, Tx
I was going to say yes $200 seems reasonable but <$20 seems better if you don't need it much. I spent $140~ on elusive wildlife light and I love it, and it looks identical to the one in the link
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#6242578 - 03/31/16 06:28 AM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
oldstyle244 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 21
How far can you see with the photon scope? For the $20 flashlight how far do you think you can see?

Elusive wildlife is the flashlights I looked at online as recommended by someone on our lease, wasn't sure if they were the best or if there were others out there that might be better at that price point.

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#6242661 - 03/31/16 07:57 AM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: Pootie]
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Originally Posted By: Pootie
http://www.lightmalls.com/uniquefire-hs-802-cree-green-light-long-range-led-flashlight-1-18650 green light I use.

also have a photon XT digital IR scope to use.


I have a few of the lights above and for what you need they are great. Don't spend more than you need because strong chance they will still spook

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#6242682 - 03/31/16 08:05 AM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8629
Loc: Harris County
Originally Posted By: oldstyle244
How far can you see with the photon scope? For the $20 flashlight how far do you think you can see?

Elusive wildlife is the flashlights I looked at online as recommended by someone on our lease, wasn't sure if they were the best or if there were others out there that might be better at that price point.

I have an elusive wildlife 250 and it works great. The thing I discovered after the fact is that you can buy the same light but unbranded for a fraction of the cost. Most of the companies are just re-branding Cree or similar Chinese lights that you can buy for $40.

Amazon Link
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#6243441 - 03/31/16 06:59 PM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
Pootie Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/05/15
Posts: 11
Loc: SE Texas
Originally Posted By: oldstyle244
How far can you see with the photon scope? For the $20 flashlight how far do you think you can see?
Elusive wildlife is the flashlights I looked at online as recommended by someone on our lease, wasn't sure if they were the best or if there were others out there that might be better at that price point.


With the Photon and a t-20 IR 150 yds or so to easily ID coons, hogs, rabbits, etc.

The light in the link is pretty much the EW250, but far less coinage. Takes 3 weeks or so to get here, but mine has been dependable. Used it exclusively prior to the Photon.

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#6243533 - 03/31/16 08:16 PM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
TxsHunter99 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/22/14
Posts: 159
I would go with a green lens over red.. Everything I have read says hogs spook more with red lens. I use green so I don't know from experience, just something you might want to consider when buying.. I have a killzone light on my AR and it's pretty awesome, no complaints at all...

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#6243686 - 03/31/16 10:22 PM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
chemdawg Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 257
I bout a green one from amazon for 40$ and its printer then my buddy 200$ light

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#6244232 - 04/01/16 10:45 AM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
Gwood88 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 292
I have this one. It works out to about 80yds. I have used it a couple times with success for hogs and raccoons. Hogs will learn quick to run when they get spotted. They best way is to lower it on to them slowly.

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrafire-Wf-502B-...reen+flashlight
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#6246054 - 04/03/16 02:30 AM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
chemdawg Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 257
ths is the one i have it works way better then my buddy who paid over 200 is is good for about 80-100 is stretching it mine lights up the entire area and the hogs did not run the guy with me kept using my light to shoot and could hit anything after there missing i got mad i had to shin the light up and bring in down befor i could get my gun level he could see and shoot i am putting up my own feeder tomorrow

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#6248089 - 04/04/16 08:49 PM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
kagomez85 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1873
Loc: Tyler,TX
I bought a $40 green light off Amazon and turned around and bought the $140 Elusive Wildlife light. Honestly I can't tell any difference while shining at night....should have saved the extra hundred bucks

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#6248666 - 04/05/16 12:14 PM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
bow5 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 183
Loc: Hill Country
Home Depot. cheap and good solid lights
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#6253504 - 04/09/16 05:36 PM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: bow5]
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Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
Originally Posted By: bow5
Home Depot. cheap and good solid lights


Explain please.
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#6253788 - 04/09/16 08:29 PM Re: Seeing Hogs [Re: oldstyle244]
Woodrow1 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 52
I bought a green flashlight with mount attachments that uses an 18650 battery on eBay for about 15$

It shines about 200 yards. Came with a pressure switch also

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