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Couple Rat Lamping Questions.

Discussion in 'Torches and Flashlights' started by Shaggy2070, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Shaggy2070

    Shaggy2070 Engaging Member

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    I can’t justify getting a night vision setup as I don’t have a permission and can’t imagine getting one at the moment but we do get the occasional rat problem in the garden. For over the winter I’ve decided to get a scope mountable torch for ratting at night from the dining room. It’s a fairly small garden roughly 10x12 metres so I don’t need anything really powerful.

    A couple of questions;
    Will I need to change my scope to an illuminated reticle or will my normal black one be visible?

    How easy is it to spot a rat with a red lens torch, do the eyes glow like on night vision?

    Finally, I’ve had a quick look on the web, but there are so many to choose from I haven’t a clue where to start. So any recommendations with simple on/off switch (none of this multi press flashy malarkey) possibly with pressure switch that is a reasonable price. Up to £35.
     
  2. ratman60

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    Hello, go on ludicrous lumins web site, get a TR 38 with red led, at that range the standard led will do, single mode rats tail switch makes it easy, you should have no problem seeing reticule, single 18650 battery and a 8 type clamp, use normal reticule at night,
     
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    Alanw Engaging Member

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    If you go on AliExpress you can get a whole scope mounted night vision kit for around £44.Ie camera,screen,mounting brackets,ir torch,the lot.It also works very well. 5786356D-E078-4723-AA2D-AA08466F1A42.jpeg
     
  4. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    An alternative or perhaps an addition is to set up a red ambient light on a timer in the areas that you see them ,lay a little bait and wait , they will soon get used to the light , that way you won’t need a torch flicking on and off .
     
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  5. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Good idea from Jim....you could even leave a Big Larry 2 switched on for the duration of your night time shoot with the COB on red, it’s a 40 lumens red light and has a 20 hour run-time which would do you easily. It could be directed any which way to give you less or more illumination too.

    It can also be attached to any metal objects nearby as it has a very strong magnetic base so ideal for fixing in odd positions to. :thumb:

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    You could just leave it switched on until it’s time to go home. Cheap as chips to run on 3 x AA batteries .....:thumb:
     
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  6. Shaggy2070

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    I like the look of that but I’m very nervous about internet shopping:oops:. My wife uses amazon but I’m still in the dark ages and don’t trust anyone:facepalm:.
     
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    You need some big boy pants :) It’s fine honestly. You have full protection if you pay by credit card on these sites - don’t pay with your debit card though, it’s just like paying cash.

    Enjoy your back garden ratting ! You will “get the bug” and then go further afield. (Forgive the pun)
     

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