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#3245800 - 05/31/20 11:03 PM Hunting with red lights
CallingArkansas Offline
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Registered: 01/16/16
Posts: 141
Loc: South Arkansas
I most always hunt solo and this year I started hunting a lot at night due to new regulations. I use red lights, one for scanning and one rifle mounted. My question, is there anything that I can do to prevent the white out I get from the muzzle blast? Will a side vented muzzle brake make any difference?

Suppressor, thermal, or quality NV is not an option for me at this time.

Any help will be appreciated.
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#3245805 - 05/31/20 11:32 PM Re: Hunting with red lights [Re: CallingArkansas]
Shooter222 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 103
Loc: Michigan
Mount the light below barrel and as far forward as you can.

That is the trick we used for our IR lights when using Night vision

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#3245806 - 06/01/20 12:07 AM Re: Hunting with red lights [Re: CallingArkansas]
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 2949
Loc: USA
When I was using lights a linear compensator seemed to help on an AR.
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#3245810 - 06/01/20 02:06 AM Re: Hunting with red lights [Re: DoubleUp]
CallingArkansas Offline
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Registered: 01/16/16
Posts: 141
Loc: South Arkansas
Iíve got a muzzle brake that can be blocked off on the top, itís called an adjustable. I donít use it because itís so loud. Iíll Try that. My light is mounted on bottom of rail almost to the end of the barrel.

I know itís aggravating to only be able to get one shot + it makes them difficult to locate if thereís much grass.

Thanks!
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#3245818 - 06/01/20 08:29 AM Re: Hunting with red lights [Re: CallingArkansas]
cml Offline
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Registered: 02/13/16
Posts: 244
Loc: Illinois
Have you thought about a flash hider? AAC Blackout or the Smith Vortex work very well.

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#3245875 - 06/02/20 05:01 AM Re: Hunting with red lights [Re: CallingArkansas]
limbhanger10 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/09
Posts: 139
Loc: N-W PA.
..in this great state of PA...our ONLY option thus far is red lights..

..we have shot a very good number of yotes using them. My gun lights are mounted on scope or below on fore end of stock..

before we started shooting suppressed...we took off our breaks and just used t-protectors..there was some flash but we always tried to make each shot count....after the shot we used the gun light for a quick spot scan after shot then go to hand held..

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#3245914 - 06/02/20 03:41 PM Re: Hunting with red lights [Re: CallingArkansas]
CallingArkansas Offline
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Registered: 01/16/16
Posts: 141
Loc: South Arkansas
Thanks for the suggestions and comments.

Iíve got my AR light mounted bottom rail almost to the end of the barrel.

My light on my bolt gun is mounted on top of the scope and Iím not shooting a break on either of them.

But after the shot Iím immediately blinded from a white cloud. I suppose it just goes with using lights. Was hoping someone with more experience than myself had a solution.
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#3245976 - 06/03/20 10:27 AM Re: Hunting with red lights [Re: CallingArkansas]
DiRTY DOG Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 2760
Loc: West
Try a different powder. For example H335 produces a pretty big flash at night especially from shorter barrels.
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#3245984 - 06/03/20 11:28 AM Re: Hunting with red lights [Re: CallingArkansas]
CallingArkansas Offline
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Registered: 01/16/16
Posts: 141
Loc: South Arkansas
Thanks Dirty Dog
I donít reload so thatís not an option for me at this time.
Maybe trying a different ammo may help though. Iíve been shooting the Hornady Super Performance 53 gr V Max and have a custom CDS dial for that ammo which has worked beyond my expectations. Kind of hate to change, but if a different ammo eliminated the problem then Iíll make the change.

Thanks again!
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- Fox Pro Fury with Fox Jack
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