Rec'd my Hogzilla green light (the smaller model of the two) - not much bigger than a surefire, just the bell is a little wider. Fits on the 458 just fine. I put it and a laser on a twin 45 degree offset weaver so that the Hogzilla is at the 2 oclock below and in front of the scope and the laser at the 10 oclock.
I am impressed.
At 100 yards its like daylight. I have no doubt that 150 will be cake. My yard only goes out 100 yards, I'll post an update when I can try 150 and 200. I was worried that I'd need an illuminated reticle but through my 2-7x Burris, I can see the crosshairs clearly through the green light.
Forgot to mention, I also picked up one of the $10 UltraFire green lights listed in this string. SUPER deal!!! It is VERY bright, can't spotlight at long ranges like the HogZilla, but it works well out to 80 or 100 yards. BUT, it lights up pig and deer eyes clear out to 200+ yards, so, it makes a great SCANNING light. I mounted my Hogzilla light to my barrel and I got very tired of picking up my rifle just to scan around, so, I used the $10 light by hand and when I saw eyes, I'd bring up my scoped rifle with Hogzilla light for target acquisition.
A buddy borrowed it exclusively to drop a 150lb sow at a feeder he was set up at about 80 yards away.
If you are a bow hunter or use a shotgun or else don't hunt past 100 yards, this light is an EXCEPTIONAL deal.
Ok,I will be hunting at night maybe 3 times a year...what is the best green light I can get, and justify the $$$ since it MIGHT be used more than once....and a good mount for the rail system...Thanks,Chris
. Other light options would be Elusive Wildlife Technologies Kill Light or Selph Arms VRL-1 Light. I have experience with the Hogzilla and Kill Light and the Hogzilla edges out the Kill Light in my opinion and is slightly cheaper. The Selph Arms light i have not used but check out the thread on this site covering it and you will find some happy customers. Either of the three will serve you well.
Last edited by ppapago; 04-24-2012 at 05:33 PM.
Reason: Bad Info see my next post
The Hog Zilla light is awesome - it really reaches out.
I used my Zilla & the backup cheapie light both and never ran out of batteries - run time maybe 40 mins. I bought extra batteries so that each light had a spare - if you have a spare battery, I can't see running out of juice before you run out of dark.
Here is a picture of the mount I used from Vltor for my Hogzilla Series 1 light. The light that was in the link in my earlier post is INCORRECT and WILL NOT work with the light, apparently there is a very small difference in the ring sizes that cause it not to work. Here is the information on the correct mount to use....The discounted to two knob tightening version and added a quick detach so that must be why it went up so much in price.
Off-Set Scout Mount