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Old October 23rd, 2016, 03:33 PM   #1
 
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Varmint lights?

I have an opportunity to do some coyote hunting at night and I have been looking at the scope mounted varmint lights. Does anyone have experience with these? They come in green and/or red. The prices seem to range from $60 to $260.

I'm wanting to mount it on a Leupold VX-2 that's on my Ruger M77 Ultralight in 257 Roberts.

I really would like to stay around $100. Does it matter, green or red?



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I bought one of the lower priced green units. I also got an extra set of batteries to go with the charger, mounts, and pressure switch that come with the light. I am satisfied with the light. It gives a great beam and the rechargables give good life. The switch and mounts were another story. The pressure switch didn't work, and the mounts are not very sturdy.Hopefully one in the over $100.00 range will give you better service. Happy hunting.
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IMO, Color does matter.
From my experience, animals can obviously see the red light spectrum and will look right at the source the second you turn it on.

Not so with green. They seem to pay no mind at all to green, and will just go about their business.

protec ( model LG170 ) makes a barrel mounted green laser light that works great. Comes with barrel mount/clamp, and optional pressure switch on a cord with velcro, or standard rear button switch. With a decent scope, You can see to shoot almost 200 yards at night. Rural king, and a few others sell them for about $45.

Good luck, and good hunting.

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Can you use IR to hunt with? If so get a X-sight and then a cheap LED several million candle spotlight and put an IR filter on it.......
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