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Old 12-21-2018, 11:10 PM   #1
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Building an AR- what optics and lights do you guys run?
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:12 AM   #2
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Sniper Hawg lights they are a sponsor on here and make a great light. I personally like having two lights, one handheld and then one on the gun if that is the only option I have. But if you can corral a buddy into hunting with you then just running one handheld is my preferred method.
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Old 12-22-2018, 01:12 AM   #3
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I used to run an ar for night time but have switched to a quick connect scope mount on my hunting rifle and thermal. Now when it gets dark I just switch to my trail. Much easier setup.

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Old 12-22-2018, 01:18 AM   #4
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Sniper Hog Lights. TBH sponsor, great customer service, and great products.


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Old 12-22-2018, 04:28 AM   #5
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Sniper Hog Lights

I’m still using an old Destroyer.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:58 AM   #6
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Photon night vision scope at the moment with an external IR light that I hardly ever need to use. I’m gonna bump up to a thermal this year though.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:40 AM   #7
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I think for low light conditions you're better off with a 50mm scope of some kind. I just use a 3-9x40 and it works alright but I don't get to hunt at night but a few times a year.

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Old 12-22-2018, 07:47 AM   #8
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:48 AM   #9
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I use a Sniper light as well. Green and I don't use a scope per say. I run a Eotech 312 on top. I'm good to 100 yards or so with that set up .

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Old 12-22-2018, 07:48 AM   #10
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Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x32 FFP and a Stalktech Fury 3 in a Larye offset mount.


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Old 12-22-2018, 07:52 AM   #11
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3x9x50 Nikon with Stalktec
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:17 AM   #12
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I use an ultimate wild handheld red lense spot light and have a cheap amazon red light on my rifle. The scope I use is a Athlon 1-4 power 30mm scope.
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:25 PM   #13
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So excuse my ignorance- trying to learn here. Can you run a traditional magnification scope and a red dot at the same time? How does this work and what is the benefit. Thank you
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:52 PM   #14
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I use an ultimate wild handheld red lense spot light and have a cheap amazon red light on my rifle. The scope I use is a Athlon 1-4 power 30mm scope.
do you like the ultimate wild light? which model do you have?
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:10 PM   #15
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So excuse my ignorance- trying to learn here. Can you run a traditional magnification scope and a red dot at the same time? How does this work and what is the benefit. Thank you
I've seen where guys have red dots mounted on their scope or either off to the side. I guess just for close range targets. Seems like it'd work alright. I'm just not real big on extra stuff hanging off of a gun. Just one more thing to get snagged on something.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:20 PM   #16
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Vortex diamondback and sniper hog lights, i have a 38 LRX and a 66 LRX
THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:32 PM   #17
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Vortex diamondback and sniper hog lights, i have a 38 LRX and a 66 LRX
THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!
would recommend the gun package with the light mount for the scope, it has windage and elevation adjustments so you can dial in your illuminated area.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:25 PM   #18
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I was just about to order a 66LRX from Sniper Hawg Lights. Does anyone know if they offer a TBH discount?
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:36 PM   #19
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I use the kill light from Elusive Wildlife.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:15 PM   #20
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Leupold VX2 3-9x and Wicked red light.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:24 PM   #21
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:52 PM   #22
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I run ATN PRO 4K nightvision scopes. Pretty happy with them for the money!
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:09 PM   #23
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Thanks for the input guys- Iím mulling through my options. I appreciate it.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:27 PM   #24
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I have one set up with a Sightmark Photon. The others are wearing plain old Leupold Scopes. My newest toy has a Mark AR Firedot-G with a Cyclops VXR-250 green light. Just the ticket for piggies.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:56 PM   #25
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Any trijicon scope with a green dot. I used to do a lot of moonlight hunting before I got thermal and the trijicon with the green dot was money on pigs. Could put the dot on the ear and down they go. And it doesn't require batteries so you don't have to worry about it going out
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