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#6062575 - 12/02/15 11:07 AM Handheld flash lights
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What is everyone using? I have a smaller light that I use to get to the blind in the dark but I need something else that puts off some good light in a small package. Ended up tracking a deer this last weekend and had to go back to camp to get my maglight because my normal light wasn't good enough.
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#6062588 - 12/02/15 11:13 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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Registered: 09/26/12
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Streamlight Protac HL 600 Lumens. Has three modes bright, dim, and strobe. Fits perfectly in the hand. I use it all the time. Only thing is the CR123A batteries are pretty expensive but still think it's worth it.

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#6062595 - 12/02/15 11:18 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: cerda12]
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Originally Posted By: cerda12
Streamlight Protac HL 600 Lumens. Has three modes bright, dim, and strobe. Fits perfectly in the hand. I use it all the time. Only thing is the CR123A batteries are pretty expensive but still think it's worth it.


And hard as hell to find locally. I've been trying to find one for my NV for 3 weeks now locally.
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#6062603 - 12/02/15 11:21 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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Yea your best bet is to buy online. Usually a little cheaper also.

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#6062670 - 12/02/15 11:45 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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I use a Surefire, They are the brightest lights I feel
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#6062671 - 12/02/15 11:45 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Originally Posted By: cerda12
Streamlight Protac HL 600 Lumens. Has three modes bright, dim, and strobe. Fits perfectly in the hand. I use it all the time. Only thing is the CR123A batteries are pretty expensive but still think it's worth it.


And hard as hell to find locally. I've been trying to find one for my NV for 3 weeks now locally.


Call Interstate Battery.
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#6063417 - 12/02/15 06:26 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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I've seen them in Home Depot and Lowes, Walmart up around the watch department. I think Northern Tool also. Have you tried auto part stores? Might try Sportsman Guide.

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#6067615 - 12/04/15 10:00 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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Check out lightmalls.com

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#6067662 - 12/04/15 10:42 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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Is there a GT Disteibutor near you? They are $1.98 each
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#6068652 - 12/05/15 07:37 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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surefire 500 lumen and spare batteries
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#6069357 - 12/06/15 11:32 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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Check out LED LENSER , I have M7...swear by it, high, low and strobe. ..they also have head light that lasts 2 couple years...flash light lasts a season using 4 aaa bats...about $75 for both.
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#6070103 - 12/06/15 08:26 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: Cast]
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You know, the Ultrafires are nothing special and their lumen claims are a lie, but they are VERY bright and will run on CR123s or 18650 rechargeable batteries. If you happen to lose it, you won't cry. Mine are comparable or better than the $100 Surefires I bought a few years ago.

Here is one example of a larger lens-sized with 2 18650s and a charger for $16.50.
http://www.amazon.com/UltraFire%C2%AE-flashlight-Ultrafire-Rechargeable-Activities/dp/B00GMIOHYE/ref=sr_1_2?s=hardware&ie=UTF8&qid=1449454778&sr=1-2&keywords=ultrafire

Zoomable version for $16
http://www.amazon.com/UltraFire%C2%AE-XM-L-T6-Flashlight-Rechargeable/dp/B00MPCVLFE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1449455246&sr=8-6&keywords=ultrafire+18650+flashlight

The 18650 batteries are nice because of the long run times and they pay for themselves very quickly.
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#6070157 - 12/06/15 09:01 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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My all time favorite light is a little brown Magellan.
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#6070521 - 12/07/15 07:55 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
You know, the Ultrafires are nothing special and their lumen claims are a lie, but they are VERY bright and will run on CR123s or 18650 rechargeable batteries. If you happen to lose it, you won't cry. Mine are comparable or better than the $100 Surefires I bought a few years ago.

Here is one example of a larger lens-sized with 2 18650s and a charger for $16.50.
http://www.amazon.com/UltraFire%C2%AE-flashlight-Ultrafire-Rechargeable-Activities/dp/B00GMIOHYE/ref=sr_1_2?s=hardware&ie=UTF8&qid=1449454778&sr=1-2&keywords=ultrafire

Zoomable version for $16
http://www.amazon.com/UltraFire%C2%AE-XM-L-T6-Flashlight-Rechargeable/dp/B00MPCVLFE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1449455246&sr=8-6&keywords=ultrafire+18650+flashlight

The 18650 batteries are nice because of the long run times and they pay for themselves very quickly.


I run a zebra head lamp that runs of 18650. Went a week in NM and never charged it and that running it 2hrs a night walking out of NF

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#6071423 - 12/07/15 03:01 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
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I'll 2nd the Ultrafires DNS mentioned. Bright, reliable, rechargeable 18650 battery, long run time and inexpensive... I use the Alaskan Guide XP headlamp ($90.00) from Cabella's also.


Edited by dfwroadkill (12/07/15 03:05 PM)

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