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    Best spotlights for deer at Long distance

    And go!

    We often get a few shots on the private farm we hunt of what kooks to be stags around the 600m mark and our scottie just isn't quite enough to want to pull the trigger or not.

    What spotties have you used that is "next level".

    We currently use a acebeam w30 which is lep module.

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    From memory @bunji was using one of these in his wild bull shooting days. Mounted on the passenger side of the landcruiser.

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    They will be expecting you to join them, so you'll have the element of surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_90 View Post
    From memory @bunji was using one of these in his wild bull shooting days. Mounted on the passenger side of the landcruiser.

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    I use these, good to 8,800 yards which pairs nicley with the 88mm flak cannon.

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    I was going to chime in with a 40mm Bofors, but that 88mm beats the 40mm by a hair.
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    Use enough gun

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    600m is a long way to be shooting in the dark, or for that matter identifying your target. I have a pair of maxtoch 2x shooters I don't really spotlight deer but on the one occasion I did 300y was about as far as I was happy to shoot.
    No hate at all but you are asking a lot of your light source to be bright enough to identify and place a shot at 600m imo
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    The biggest lightforce will do that well on a clear night.
    There maybe better options out there now but I found a good bulb hard to beat for color, led being too white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    The biggest lightforce will do that well on a clear night.
    There maybe better options out there now but I found a good bulb hard to beat for color, led being too white.
    Have you tried a filter on your Lightforce?

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    My best with a 2X was a lasered 375yds. It was on a bush edge ridge which I'd ranged before dark so knew exact distances. There was no chance of it being human on this private farm with tightly-controlled access. A spiker showed up at the top of this and I could clearly make out the head and brisket area through the scope. Had built a solid rest including back rest. Didn't have a dial-up scope on that small gun but knew the trajectory well. It was facing me so aimed between the eyes and it wore one in the centre of the brisket, didn't take a step.

    Certainly 300 is easily do-able with a 2X.

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    The acebeam goes really well, we can see an easy 500m .but pushing it out a little bit further would-be beneficial for our situation. It may not even be for shooting, but to clearly identify hand/stag/yearling etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    Have you tried a filter on your Lightforce?
    I have a red filter for it but don't use it
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    Back scatter from atmospherics especially with a rifle mounted spotlight is the deciding factor. 300 with an x2 is a good maximum really. Having the spot a ways off to the side is a serious help when there's light mist etc.
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    Olight javlot turbo, 1200m beam had have confidently ID deer out past 700m. Not cheap but they are a amazing torch

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    I used to have a Bristol freighter landing light mounted on my jet boat... it would light up an animals brown eye.

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    A hid pencil beam spotlight will do it 35watt just but 55 watt will be better they don't scoff power like a halogen
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Size:  3.39 MBThis is what ya want x nzsas zoom in or out 24 volt with xtra short and med range lenses spare bulb and magnifier lense . fan cooled bulb ready to hook up to your huey or c130 . I was going to adapt a modern hid or led bulb in 12v but nether got round to it , all yours for $300 .
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