Red searchlight / flashlight for hunting

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Red searchlight / flashlight for hunting

Post by RunRabbit » 04 Aug 2022, 11:35 am

I'm just wondering if it's worth buying a dedicated red spotlight for walking around looking for rabbits, foxes and pigs?

Anyone have one and actually use it over a white light or does it just sit on a shelf? Looking at something like this: https://www.liteshop.com.au/content/ace ... archlight/
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Post by Boundry Rider » 04 Aug 2022, 12:29 pm

Yep sure is, or at least a filter. Less spooking for bunnies and foxes
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Post by niteowl » 04 Aug 2022, 2:39 pm

Nah. Thermal
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Post by animalpest » 04 Aug 2022, 3:02 pm

Light filters do make a difference, but they will restrict your distance that you can see from.
Thermal is great, but try walking around in the dark with just that, I have and it wasn't pretty :crazy:
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Post by RunRabbit » 04 Aug 2022, 3:57 pm

animalpest wrote:Light filters do make a difference, but they will restrict your distance that you can see from.
Thermal is great, but try walking around in the dark with just that, I have and it wasn't pretty :crazy:


The light that I linked is a pretty big unit. I'm hoping that it would have enough power to make up for the reduction in vision.
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Post by bigpete » 04 Aug 2022, 4:42 pm

Get a red led over a red filter,makes a huge difference imo
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Post by Blr243 » 04 Aug 2022, 6:28 pm

Exactly what big Pete said. I’m setting one up for my 22 mag because I can’t afford thermals on all my rifles. Red light is a huge difference regarding spooking game compared to white or green lights ... there’s some very powerful very cheap red led torches on eBay about ten times cheaper than some of the pro stuff
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Post by Blr243 » 04 Aug 2022, 6:29 pm

I think my red convoy c8 was only 33 bucks
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Post by Blr243 » 04 Aug 2022, 6:31 pm

No point trying to be discreet with a red light in a vehicle because you have already announced your presence
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Post by Lazarus » 04 Aug 2022, 6:32 pm

I've got one of the Zeus assassins and 2 of their R5s, great lights.

https://www.zeusindustrial.com/Zeus%20A ... tlight.htm
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Post by animalpest » 04 Aug 2022, 7:54 pm

Blr243 wrote:No point trying to be discreet with a red light in a vehicle because you have already announced your presence


And therein lies the problem driving around with thermal
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Post by MtnMan » 05 Aug 2022, 6:07 am

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Post by Lazarus » 05 Aug 2022, 11:38 am

This thread seems the appropriate place.

I have a Streamlight Super Tac IR as a supplementary illumination for my Pard007.

After getting it wet I disassembled it to check water resistance, which was fine, but on reassembly the IR emitter and circuit came off the LED module, my fault.

I contacted their Australian distributor 3 times looking for a replacement, each time to be promised a return call that never came.

I emailed Streamlight themselves and explained my plight and they said "OK, we'll send you one".

It arrived yesterday, free, and with a spare end cap switch as well.

Great back up.
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Post by RunRabbit » 05 Aug 2022, 12:20 pm

MtnMan wrote:Z Visions- https://foxdog.com.au/collections/zvison-1

Your welcome.


Their stuff does look pretty good and I'm always a fan of supporting an Aussie business. Might consider a scope mounted and a headlamp from them. Having multi colours in each makes it way more versatile.
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Post by deye243 » 05 Aug 2022, 6:55 pm

Blr243 wrote:I think my red convoy c8 was only 33 bucks

This I have 4 of them
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Post by MtnMan » 06 Aug 2022, 6:13 am

RunRabbit wrote:
MtnMan wrote:Z Visions- https://foxdog.com.au/collections/zvison-1

Your welcome.


Their stuff does look pretty good and I'm always a fan of supporting an Aussie business. Might consider a scope mounted and a headlamp from them. Having multi colours in each makes it way more versatile.


It's a very versatile system. Beam focus, 3 led colours switchable on the fly, intensity control, elevation and windage adjustable quick release mount system. Ticks all the boxes.
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Post by on_one_wheel » 06 Aug 2022, 8:00 am

Yesterday I had no idea how badly I needed a HS-33 multi coloured headlamp.
This morning, I'm feeling like I can't live without one.
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Re: Red searchlight / flashlight for hunting

Post by Blr243 » 06 Aug 2022, 5:39 pm

I hav a few just red and some red white switchable. Not once have I ever been busted walking up to pigs with my red on my noggin I’ll never go o a hunt with just one because if it fails I’m screwed. Essential kit
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Re: Red searchlight / flashlight for hunting

Post by northdude » 08 Aug 2022, 6:47 pm

Ive got a night saber. Just bought a red lens cover thing so ill try it this weekend hopefully
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Re: Red searchlight / flashlight for hunting

Post by Baronvonrort » 08 Aug 2022, 9:06 pm

If you're going out at night having red lights for everything is good it doesn't interfere with your natural night vision your eyes will adapt and see more if you limit light to red spectrum.

All the yachties who race offshore only use red light for interior down below at night so they can see when they come up on deck.

Thermal is the go for night hunting they're getting cheaper and better all the time.
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