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    Glenroiland
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    Quick question.  I recently acquired a green light that I mounted to my scope for night time shooting.  I can easily shoot my targets out to 50 yards no problem at all.  I had read that many animals don't react when using green or red lights.  

     

    Last night I was target shooting when I heard a rustling in the bushes.  As I directed my gun over, I saw a rabbit who immediatley froze (probably could have had enough time to shoot), and then quickly retreat into the bush.  He reacted as if he sensed the light was a danger.   Have any of you hunted using the LED lights?

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    L.Leon
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    I’ve done a lot of ratting with a green light attached to my pp700sa. Some would alert, especially after a few nights of hammering them. But the bulk of them did not. A momentary pause and they would be toast. Once you light them up, you’ve got to be ready to shoot quickly and more importantly, accurately, if you miss, you just educated that critter to the danger of the “green light of death”.

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    L.Leon

    I’ve done a lot of ratting with a green light attached to my pp700sa. Some would alert, especially after a few nights of hammering them. But the bulk of them did not. A momentary pause and they would be toast. Once you light them up, you’ve got to be ready to shoot quickly and more importantly, accurately, if you miss, you just educated that critter to the danger of the “green light of death”.

    Thank you.  Yah, he paused long enough that if I were hunting, I probably had enough time to hit him.  

    I've heard some say i should illuminate the area with green lighting so they will get "use to it".  Just not sure my wife will love the green lights….

     

    Edit…..and two things. 1.  Did you bait them?  2.  What time of night did you find was the best?

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    L.Leon
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    At one dairy I only went at night, there were so many rats, I did not bait them, just shot them. At the second dairy my rat kills are during daylight hours and I do sprinkle the grain the cows are eating at known runways and locations. The time to have at them is just by going out, each location is different. I go pesting when I can, no set schedule.

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    DonC
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    Glen,

    Who sells the light and scope mount? What is the name of the products?

    I want the same as you.

    TIA

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    L.Leon
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    You can buy that style of light on Amazon or EBay… here’s mine

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    Glenroiland
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    DonC

    Glen,

    Who sells the light and scope mount? What is the name of the products?

    I want the same as you.

    TIA

    DonC

    Vastfire 350.  Comes with light, 2 mounts (picatinny and scope), charger, 2 batteries, case, adapter for triple a batteries.  All delivered for around $26 on Amazon. Works great.

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    Glenroiland
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    My set up tonight

    I can't believe how well it works.  Extended my target shooring into the night.  Its pitch black right now, and i just did this 6 shot group at 25 yards with my Diana 48 in .22 using it…

     

     

    I still cant figure out the POI shift.  I put this gun away last week and it was dead on.  Took it out tonigt and was missing the small spinners at 36 yards, so I put up the target at 25 yards and saw why.   I've seen people discuss it, but it sure bugs me….

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    Glenroiland
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    L.Leon

    You can buy that style of light on Amazon or EBay… here’s mine

    Nice set up there.  And nice full bucket!!

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    Ranchibi
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    Glen, rodents cannot see the red color spectrum but they can see the brightness emitted from the light source. Amazon sells an LED flashlight with interchangeable lenses, red or green…cheap too, and uses 18650 rechargeables.

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    Glenroiland
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    Ranchibi

    Glen, rodents cannot see the red color spectrum but they can see the brightness emitted from the light source. Amazon sells an LED flashlight with interchangeable lenses, red or green…cheap too, and uses 18650 rechargeables.

    This is the question I had.  So, I'd be better with red than green?

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    L.Leon
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    Glenroiland

    Ranchibi

    Glen, rodents cannot see the red color spectrum but they can see the brightness emitted from the light source. Amazon sells an LED flashlight with interchangeable lenses, red or green…cheap too, and uses 18650 rechargeables.

    This is the question I had.  So, I'd be better with red than green?

    Glen, you can use either. It’s what I do, if they are overly alerting to the green light then I switch to the red. My green light throws further so it’s the one I prefer. But both are good for shots out to 50 yards easily.

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    cea1960
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    i have a light and attachment very similar to the one above, but mine is red.  if i put it on spot it shines a square out to 50 yards but is too bright.  if i widen it a bit until it's a circle, it's still good to 30 yards, but not so bright too bother the critters i seek.

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    Glenroiland
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    L.Leon

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    Ranchibi

    Glen, rodents cannot see the red color spectrum but they can see the brightness emitted from the light source. Amazon sells an LED flashlight with interchangeable lenses, red or green…cheap too, and uses 18650 rechargeables.

    This is the question I had.  So, I'd be better with red than green?

    Glen, you can use either. It’s what I do, if they are overly alerting to the green light then I switch to the red. My green light throws further so it’s the one I prefer. But both are good for shots out to 50 yards easily.

    Thank you!

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    Glenroiland
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    cea1960

    i have a light and attachment very similar to the one above, but mine is red.  if i put it on spot it shines a square out to 50 yards but is too bright.  if i widen it a bit until it's a circle, it's still good to 30 yards, but not so bright too bother the critters i seek.

    You guys are all very helpful.  Thanks again.

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