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    AR15 Nighttime Hunting Light

    What are you using?

    I'm looking for a weaponlight for nighttime use, hogs, predators and varmints. Shots 5~100yards. It will be for my BCM 14.5" mid length with aimpoint micro.

    Any ideas on light and mount appreciated. I have searched the main forum, but they are mostly focused on military and home defense. Figured for my needs I'd post here.

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    The Wicked Light is supposed to be the best for the money. I don't have one yet, but as soon as I get my AR set up I'll order the one with the red light.

    http://www.wickedhuntinglights.com
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    I stick with scout lights with km2 heads...


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    Some good stuff on lights that eventually evolves into FLIR in this thread, starting on 2nd page. I think the early light stuff will be what you want to see. I got the red olight after reading and like it a lot:
    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...formance/page2
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    Quick fix would be to throw red cover on weapon light, shot some hogs in TX with my bow while guide held red light. Hogs didn't seem to mind.

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    I'm using a 'Nightmaster NM800. Has interchangeable LEDs, white, green, red and IR, fully focusable. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416162013.757470.jpg


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    If you're going with LED, which I think it a good choice, look as the best performing reflectored lights like the DBS, Tiablo A10, and Jetbeam Raptor, Acording to this website The aspherical lights (ones that use a shaped lens) have a very narrow beam and restrict searching or scanning. If you're target shooting or locating animals with a 2nd light, then you might be able to get away with an aspherical. For varmint hunting though, where you might know now from what direction and animal is going to show, or at what range, where a quick shot might have to be made, I'd really lean away from the aspheric. The best reflectored lights will still throw visible light 200-300 yards depending on the amount of ambient light. Hopefully there's not much of that where you're hunting though.On YouTube there are a lot of interesting videos on this subject, yesterday I watched one of them, because my friend also asked for advice in choosing. Look, I hope that helps. Good luck
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    i use night snipe from predator hunter outdoors when i did it and they were great my partner used wicked and they were just as good or better we have since switched to night vision and I'm in the process of switching to thermal but we still use the lights every now and again

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    I use a streamlight TLR-1 hog hunting and it works pretty well. Relatively cheap and has a decent battery life.

    Not sure if green light is the best choice as I spooked a few hogs earlier this year. It probably would work best when used in conjunction with a feeder light.

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    I use a streamlight scorpion X, with navigation mode. red lens

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