scope light for night hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by 12bhunting, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. 12bhunting

    12bhunting New Member

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    Looking for a scope light for shooting deer at night ( legal permit not whiskey and poaching). I am not looking to spend the $1,000 + for an night vision scope. The farthest shot will be around 75 yards. The gun I am planning to use is my 742 woodsmaster 30-06 with a luepold. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Assuming you have a permit to destroy deer (here in VA they are issued when deer are destroying crops) have you considered just adding a hi intensity mini lite to your rifle? Have done that as an underbarrel, it works.
     

  3. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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  4. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    It's the same in Fl.
     
  5. 12bhunting

    12bhunting New Member

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    Alright guys thanks for the help. Decided to try out the 532 lumen cabelas version. So far for the price this light works great. I can get out to about 150 yards with no problems. And yes the permit is for crop damage. Watched a field of peas get nibbled to nothing in 2 nights. Hard on a farmer.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Good luck- I went out one night with a peanut farmer that had a permit. Standing in the bed of the pickup when they pulled into the field, flicked on the spotlight- there were 57 deer in the field, having a snack of peanuts.
     
  7. 556plinker

    556plinker New Member

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    Have some lse hold the spotlight and find the animal in the scope it is relatively simple. I shot 2 raccoons tonight out of tree doing the same....a deer at 75 yards should be like shooting fish in a barrel.