What lights are you guys using?

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by timl, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    I need a new light for fox hunting at night, mine is very old. Thought maybe I could get some suggestions on what works and what doesn't...thanks.
     
  2. Boondock Outdoors

    Boondock Outdoors New Member

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    Hello, I am a new Sponsor of the Site.. My name is Jeremiah Weber and I own Boondock-Outdoors!!

    I specialize in predator hunting supplies and Am an authorized dealer for Elusive Wildlife Tech., Night Eyes and Coyotelight brands of hunting lights..

    Please feel free to check the different kits out at Boondock-Outdoors

    or visit my site Home Page for more info..

    Jeremiah
     

  3. Bullet bumper

    Bullet bumper Well-Known Member

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    More info about what type of light you'r replacing and how you hunt the fox's , would assist.
    I use three different lights.
    Scope mounted Lighforce 140 50 watt QH on a 223 Howa.
    Handheld Lightforce 170 100 watt QH for out the truck window .
    http://www.lightforce.net.au/index
    Roof mounted internal manual remote control 150 watt Power Beam ( you may not be able to buy this light in the USA , I'm not sure) http://www.powabeam.com.au/products/Pro%2d9-HID-Spotlight.html
    http://www.outdoorswarehouse.com.au...-Spotlights/?gclid=CJTVo4vqwLQCFclYpQodIz0Abw
    Also lots of high performance led torch options for scope mounting now on a walk about rig.
    HID globes are also an option in some lights .

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/POWABEAM...=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item460ae9bb46

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/POWABEAM...=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d36b9d59f

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LIGHTFOR...=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item460ae37098
     
  4. reddogg68

    reddogg68 New Member

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    The wife just bought me a Wicked Lights 400 and it is very nice it came with changeable red,green or white.
     
  5. rm76

    rm76 Well-Known Member

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    How does the Night Eyes Gun Light compare to the Kill Light XLR250 Red in terms of lumens, spot diameter at a given distance, and battery life?
     
  6. rm76

    rm76 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, double post.
     
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  7. smallbutfierce

    smallbutfierce Well-Known Member

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    Once you ask this question and start researching you will quickly realize that there are some pretty crazy flashlight nuts out there. Just as opinionated as gun nuts. I bought some off a site in china, Deal xtreme. I know, China is evil, but if you want the best milk, go to a cow farm, best LED's, they all come from China. I have a scope mounted Skyray, and a $20 led headlamp. I made red and amber filters out of light filter paper. These are small lights, and only cost probably $50 for both. The xtreme part is referring to how slow the shipping is. It took about 2 months, so I didn't get to use them last year. I haven't really used them much this year because I haven't had many nights to hunt because of work. But I could easily shoot 250 yards with the scope mounted light, and definitely pick up eyes with the headlamp at that distance. Thats not really how hunting goes here, so the lights are way overkill for the 30 yd encounters. Lots of options out there and I am sure you can get similar lights without waiting 2 months like I did.
     
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  9. Boondock Outdoors

    Boondock Outdoors New Member

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    Sorry for the late response here!! very very busy this time of year.

    I do not promote lumens claims as most are fake and extremely exagerated..

    The Kill-light has a tighter beam that the nighteyes does therefore pushing it out about 50 yards farther in Identification possibilities in my opinion..

    Battery life is about the same in either.

    Lifetime warranty on the Kill-Lights and only a 3 year warranty on the Nighteyes.

    Jeremiah
     
  10. rm76

    rm76 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! So, it seems the Kill light has a slight advantage over the Night eyes -- at least at distance.
     
  11. MarkXXX

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    I carry Armytek Predator XP-G2. It's a nice looking light, very slender, black color matt anodized I believe, with a removable pocket clip and a lanyard. Also I ordered 18650's batteries. Everything needed to put it immediately into service.

    I don't have much experience with all the different companies, but I like Armytek and can recommend this one.

    I use sometimes a remote switch before shoot.
     
  12. LDHunter

    LDHunter Well-Known Member

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    OK... I'm gonna show my ignorance here and ask whey they make the green LED lights for hunting.

    I'm familiar with white lights making the most starkly bright images and the red lights being hard for the color blind predators to see but why the green?

    By the way.... I just became aware of our right to hunt predators and hogs at night here in Florida on private land and am in the market for a scope mounted light.

    Bob
     
  13. yote doctor

    yote doctor Well-Known Member

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    1) Coyote Light
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    w/handle
    -used as scanning light
    2) Wicked Light
    -w/scope mount
    -pressure switch mounted to rifle stock


    Lights listed above are a little pricey but well worth the $. Very well made, long battery life and worked for me in below zero weather. Wouldnt go back on this purchase.

    Good luck and let us know when you get some fur on the ground.
     
  14. MarkXXX

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    Flashlights is a very important part of your kit. I've seen cheaper lights break and fail under hard use and ruin trips.
    I prefer to invest my money in a quality product that I know is bomb proof and will work every time I need it.
    People should be less worried about cost and more worried about value.

    I own Armytek Predator and happy with this purchase:D