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Old March 21, 2005, 11:41 PM   #26
FirstFreedom
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Well, impact, thanks, but how do you hold the light and shoot your rifle at the same time? Do you use a headlamp or what? And so you take of your NV before making the shot? Seems that in the process of taking off NV, grabbing light, holding light while aiming, the game is going to be gone by that time....?? Maybe one of those spotlights that mount on top of your scope or red dot are a better initial investment...

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...results1.jhtml

And why can't you just shoot with the NV on but no light, with the red dot turned down to the lowest light setting?
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Old March 22, 2005, 12:15 AM   #27
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I have a light that mounts to my gun and a 6 volt battery pack that goes in a backpack or pocket. This light is rated out to 350 yards. It makes mucho light . I like the red dot over the scope because you don't have to shoulder the gun to make a shot. most all my pig shots at night are within 50 yards.

The NV with a red dot did not work so well. It's really cool because you can see the whole beam from the red dot. and with the NV the beam is yellow not red.

The problem I had is that the NV is to sensitive to light. Yes even to the red dot. At night things get wet from the night air down here in Texas. When I put the red dot on the pig looking through the NV. the whole pig lit up like a big yellow light. "I could not see a dot"

I just use the NV to see whats around! but you still have to be very quiet and not move around much and keep down wind.
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Old March 22, 2005, 10:48 AM   #28
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Our lease is an enormous cattle ranch and they ask that we be off 30 minutes after sundown unless there's a hog on the ground. So I just never knew if it was Texas Law or Ranch Policy.
That's your Ranch Policy, and that's a shame. A big part of hunting for me is going back to our ranch house and cooking dinner, policing up the kitchen and then sitting outside by the fire swapping stories with my buddy, while our sons go varmint hunting. They jump on the four wheelers and take off to the designated spot of the night and call for coyotes. They also check our hog traps and our varmint traps. If it's not too cold, Warren and I might go with them.

If we have had luck with the hog traps, we might have a ham on the smoker all night.

We did get a visit from the game warden one night, before he got to know us.
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