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Nighttime Predator set up

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smsnyder, May 3, 2011.

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    This should work for hunting Bobcats, Coyotes and Fox at night. Savage Predator rifle in 223 caliber. Leupold 4.5x14x50 scope with Illuminated reticle. Kill light that is red. Any predators hunters on this web site. LOL
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    No thermal scope? I'll tell you what, if I ever give up competitive clay target sports, I'm selling my kolar and buying a thermal scope for a TBD rifle LOL.
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You mean are there any predator hunters here?

    Yes.

    My night coyote gun is an 1187 with Trijicon tritium night sights.

    My son Sean has a Savage Predator Hunter in .223 also. Very accurate.
     
  4. LDAdd

    LDAdd TS Member

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    Back in "my day" I did an awful lot of daytime predator calling, mostly Coyotes and Bobcats. Occasional deer would come in and really react to the call. However, night calling was a different story and a limited experience for me. I didn't like the dark intervals between shining the light upwards to catch eyes in the glare. Once we had several sets of eyes higher above the ground than we expected that turned out to be cattle looking at us. I quit the night stuff when something literally ran right across my feet while calling, didn't hear it coming nor did I see what it was...coyote, cat, fox ??? All I know is I didn't have a change of shorts with me and it was a long way home. Holy shit, Batman, what was that???

    Cheers

    Larry
     
  5. Landshark

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    What kind of kill light are you using. Been thinking of getting an ND-3 for my Savage rig.
     
  6. rjstubbl

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    I had a ND-3 and it didn't work below 50 degrees. It also spooked coyotes. I've been using a kill light 250 and it works pretty well. It is whats shown in the first picture of the thread.
     
  7. Shooting Jack

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    I have a russian night scope(I don't have a clue what model or anything) on a 22 hornet and have never used it yet but plan to try it for night hog hunting. I also have a 250 and originally purchased it for deer control on farm plots commonly called permit shooting. Jackie B.
     
  8. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    A handfull of Twenties is all thats needed south of the border when chasing the semi-elusive brown breasted mattress thrashers after dark !! Jeff
     
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