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    Question LED night hunting light... Red or Green?

    I am gonna get a LED flashlight like the Destroyer or EWT XLR250. The green is brighter but some guys say it spooks hogs worse than the red. Whats your opinion?
    What this world needs is a few more rednecks..... With 6.8spc AR-15's.

    I just simply prefer to shoot things that bleed...

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    is this going to be turned on before you shoot? I would think red would be better for that... blue is an option as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marinesg1012 View Post
    is this going to be turned on before you shoot? I would think red would be better for that... blue is an option as well.
    Yes. This will be used as an artificial light for night shooting out to 150 yds or so.
    What this world needs is a few more rednecks..... With 6.8spc AR-15's.

    I just simply prefer to shoot things that bleed...

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    I've got the destroyer in Green. I will tell you from firsthand experience, turning it on prior to lowering the weapon helps in not spooking the deer... which, the deer spook and pigs in the area will be alerted to this.... not that I hunt deer at night, but pigs I do... and many times have had deer alert on me and spook the pigs away for a good little while. May not be the case up in Iowa, but possible.

    Coyotes and pigs however, do not spook easily when you just turn on the green light. I like the green over the red because of the added distance it gives over the red through a good scope. I can shoot 150-200 yards if needed out of a green light in moderate humidity, clear nights I haven't been able to try yet because I've been caught up doing other things unfortunately.

    Just another man's opinion. Take it what it's worth. But I'm definitely a fan of the green LED destroyer.
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    I just ordered a Destroyer in green to go on my Stag model 7 with a 3x9 scope. Hopefully, I'll have it before this weekend to try on some hogs. I went with green for the added distance as well.

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    Turning on the light prior to lowering down on the animal helps in both cases, since regardless of the animal's vision (color or monochrome) they'll perceive a light shining at them.

    I can't say which would spook animal X less, but from the hunter's perspective red preserves night vision better while green and blue are great for following a blood trail.

    Good luck!

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    I have the 9W TexasBoars.com night light that has two red and one green LED, good to around 100 yards. the generic light is a almost an orange but seems to work well. I hope to get out this coming weekend to check it out for some pig testing at night (30 July-1 Aug. 2010). It seems to work well in testing, limited, in my neighborhood.
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    Go with a compact bright white light which will not spook game any worse than green/red and is much brighter per lumen, success depends on how you use it ................

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWilson View Post
    Go with a compact bright white light which will not spook game any worse than green/red and is much brighter per lumen, success depends on how you use it ................
    Probably cheaper too! Bill has a lot of experience day and night hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmooretx View Post
    Probably cheaper too! Bill has a lot of experience day and night hunting.
    If you want cheap LED's, get them direct from hong kong.

    I have 3 cheap LED lights. My favorite cost $15.05 (free shipping). Its a 130 lumen green CREE, with nice throw.

    http://kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=5623


 

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