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Rifle Laser site for night hunt

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by theboyscout, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. theboyscout

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    looking for the best option of a top mount laser that is accurate, reliable, and durable. not stressing price really; but do not go crazy. trying to put it on a Mossberg MVP patrol chambered .223/556.

    if possible i would like to mount it and still be able to use my iron sights, if not i will deal with it. send me your options, thanks.

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  2. tarosean

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    Might want to check your local laws first.
     
  3. theboyscout

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    they have night hunts already for racoon and other games
     
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    nothing about lasers. infact they just changed laws to allow bows specific to use them.

    Prohibited methods and equipment for taking game mammals and resident game birds
    • This document doesn’t address or advise persons as to local ordinances prohibiting the discharge of firearms or as to the validity of such ordinances.
    • Centerfire semi-automatic rifles having magazine capacities of more than five rounds
    • Nonexpanding full metal case (military ball) ammunition for taking deer
    • Firearms using rimfire cartridges for taking deer
    • Fully automatic firearms
    • Air guns that are not pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air guns when taking deer or turkey
    • PCP air guns firing single bullets that are less than .30-caliber and less than .20-caliber when taking deer and turkey, respectively.
    • Explosive or drug-injecting arrows
    • Taking or attempting to take with live decoys, recorded game calls or sounds, set guns, artificial lights, nets, traps, snares, drugs or poisons
    • Shooting from vehicles, powerboats or sailboats moving under power. Motors must be shut off or sails furled, and progress must cease from such motor or sail before taking game.
    • Herding or driving game with vehicles, boats or aircraft.
    • Hunting turkeys with dogs
    • Taking turkeys while they are on the roost
    • Taking turkeys when the hunter is within 100 yards of a game-feeding station when feed is present.
    • Taking spotted fawn deer or swimming deer
    • Hunting game using bows with draw weights less than 35 pounds.
    • Using dogs without collars that identify the owners name and address.
    • Using dogs on private lands without written landowner permission (see Statewide deerdog registration on page 16).
    • Placing, exposing or distributing soporific, anesthetic, tranquilizer, hypnotic or similar drugs or chemicals; preparation by baits; or by other means where game birds or game animals may be affected.
    • Shooting or attempting to shoot or harass any bird, fish or other animal from aircraft, except as specifically authorized by a Federal or State issued license or permit.
     
  5. theboyscout

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    So any info for something that i can use as the best option of a top mount laser that is accurate, reliable, and durable. not stressing price really; but do not go crazy. trying to put it on a Mossberg MVP patrol chambered .223/556.

    if possible i would like to mount it and still be able to use my iron sights, if not i will deal with it. send me your options, thanks.
     
  7. Varminterror

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    In Kansas, that “artificial light” line item is considered to apply to laser sights as well. Been there, done that.

    If legal, and looking for something on the cheap, you might consider an integral RDS+laser. I have one on my son’s rifles, such I can see where he is aiming by the laser dot, and he can aim via the red dot.
     
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  8. jmorris

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    Hunting what at what ranges?

    I have a couple lasers but I generally use them for changing optics or “pointing” for someone else to see what I am seeing.
     
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    like VT and JM said the only real useful thing I can think of a laser for in this situation, is pointing out exactly what your aiming at to someone else.

    Unless of course your trying to shoot from the hip, or other non sighted position. Then it still takes practice to point your gun so the lasers close

    As to actually mounting it to the rail, I'd probably do what VT suggested and get a built in scope/dot/laser if that's what you really want to do
     
  10. herrwalther

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    I have done hunting at night. Instead of a laser sight, I usually just use a weapon mounted light in a color the prey can't see. Depending on what you are hunting it is usually red or green.
     
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  11. DocRock

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    Get a cheapo Simmons 4x scope and mount a Windfire 802 green LED to the scope. Comes with a mount and a rifle tail. $40 on Amazon. You can probably mount it under the barrel of you oppose a scope.

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