Yea I have one its the laser genetics ND-3. Its awesome, and even better when my spotter is using gen II+ NVGs. We have varmint troubles, mostly fox, around here (we like our chickens). I use it with my savage .17 HMR and it helps identify cat from fox, at least with NVGs it does. Like you said, alone, it mostly just lights up the eyes, but you can still make out a body shape depending on moonlight. But there wonderful out to 250yds.