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#1 Tuck

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:13 PM

Hi all, thinking about buying a new lampong light, as my old lightforce has seen better days, what are people using nowadays? I gather things have moved on quite a lot with Hid bulbs etc, and I see other lamps advertised as cordless? Do these lights last long enough for an evenings lamping? Any info would be appreciated, I don't mind spending a few quid if a lamps worth its money

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:54 PM

Hi Tuck we use 240 blitz HID have done for years,dare say 170HID has a tighter beam but great light throw off the blitz
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:02 PM

Thabks lee is yours a corded version or rechargeable

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:19 PM

Thabks lee is yours a corded version or rechargeable


Built a 12v plug in underside of roof liner,bullet proof,that's if you are driving over the land by motor

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:06 PM

Cords are dead. There's been a massive shift to LED here in NZ and those in the know have these:

 

https://www.aliexpre...c1-71d75f5e1ddd

 

https://www.aliexpre...60-2d0cca39d377

 

They were developed by Maxtoch in conjunction with two NZ guys, one a pro pest shooter and the other an electronics specialist.

Both run on two 18650s and you get an hour of solid running from a pair of the top 3500 Panasonics (Maxtoch also rebrand these to their own label). The cells will last a lot longer on the lower power settings.

 

Believe me, they walk all over a 170 Lightforce, even the slightly smaller M24.

I have both and use the M24 on the rifle and the 2X as a hand-held. Deer at 300yds are fully lit up and are easily distinguishable at over 500yds. You'd need to run them on a lower power setting for small stuff under 200yds. The big thing about them is that the centre beam has extreme reach but there's enough flood on the periphery to quickly scan paddocks.. The light output ratings of these are true, not the usual Chinese BS



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:33 PM

T67 or T74 in mk2 or evo version

I am sure ludicrous lumens on here sells them in Red ,

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for all the advice, the M24 looks very interesting are they available in the uk? And I presume they are on 18650 batts?

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:32 AM

You'll have to import an M24 from Aliexpress but it's dead easy.

 

They run on 2x 18650s but I can't stress enough to get top batteries. Do not believe the capacity ratings of generic Chinese cells- total BS.  The max you can get is the 3500 Panasonics.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

Hi Tuck. i am using a cluson clu-briter it's cordless ( Personally i wouldn't go back to corded) has main/ dip beam and also a disco mode. I would say it's probably the best light i've had for all situations. I also like Cluson stuff, you can phone them up and they know their products inside out. I have a Clulite Smartlite i brought over 20 years ago, it has had some hard use at work, can still get all the spares for it.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:09 PM

i regret selling my coyote light.long lasting ,massive power ,dimmed right down,was a tad pricey mind.only sold up because i was concentrating on target.will be getting another.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:18 AM

Hi,

Although I go out with the thermal more often than not now you still can't beat lamping for covering ground, especially after grass and crops have come off and bunny bashing. I have two lightforce hid roof mounted strikers with the 75w 5000k bulbs. They throw an awesome beam although the bulbs are expensive when they fade I would recommend them. Lightforce do handheld hid lamps and are a very reputable brand, well made and robust.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:05 PM

t67 or t50 four batteries give me eight hours lamping.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:11 PM

i regret selling my coyote light.long lasting ,massive power ,dimmed right down,was a tad pricey mind.only sold up because i was concentrating on target.will be getting another.


Mike have you a link please? Do you consider these better than the Lightforce?

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:34 PM

You'll have to import an M24 from Aliexpress but it's dead easy.

 

They run on 2x 18650s but I can't stress enough to get top batteries. Do not believe the capacity ratings of generic Chinese cells- total BS.  The max you can get is the 3500 Panasonics.

Chris

 

I run enloopes and find them pretty awesome and am in the mkt for another 4 or so.  Are you saying the Panasonics are the top end brand to buy?



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:15 PM

Mike have you a link please? Do you consider these better than the Lightforce?

 

its a bit like night force v hawke they both do the job but one just does it better.beam fully focus from flood to tight beam.i know nice simpson of simpsons of sheepshead was selling them . here is the down side .....there a 300 quid torch.plenty of stuff on you tube etc.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:16 PM

Mike have you a link please? Do you consider these better than the Lightforce?

 

its a bit like night force v hawke they both do the job but one just does it better.beam fully focus from flood to tight beam.i know nice simpson of simpsons of shepshed was selling them . here is the down side .....there a 300 quid torch.plenty of stuff on you tube etc.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:29 AM

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I run enloopes and find them pretty awesome and am in the mkt for another 4 or so.  Are you saying the Panasonics are the top end brand to buy?

 

The guys that live and breathe these lights say the 3400 or 3500 Panasonics are absolute top of the heap. They say anything with a higher capacity rating will almost inevitably be rubbish.

 

The worst you can do is some of the more generic Chinese ones. There were some rated about 5500 mAhr and they weren't 1/3 of that.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:06 PM

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The guys that live and breathe these lights say the 3400 or 3500 Panasonics are absolute top of the heap. They say anything with a higher capacity rating will almost inevitably be rubbish.

 

The worst you can do is some of the more generic Chinese ones. There were some rated about 5500 mAhr and they weren't 1/3 of that.

 

Thanks I'll try some






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