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#6627405 - 01/11/17 10:42 AM Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted
HuntnFly67 Offline
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My old, 1980s vintage, reliable, clunky, cheap, plastic, bulky, D-Cell flashlight bit the dust. It was so old the plastic had become brittle and couldn't handle rolling from the floorboard of the truck onto a rock last weekend.

Anybody have a good recommendation for handheld or headlamps?

Thinking about going with both a handheld and headlamp. Want to stay south of $100 bucks for each.
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If you attached NP's head to Scooter's body, would muscle memory cause him to beat himself to death?


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#6627438 - 01/11/17 11:06 AM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Registered: 01/05/10
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Loc: McKinney, TX
For handheld, I have one of THESE.

I absolutely love it. I've been through a ton of flashlights through the years, usually just due to upgrades whenever something new comes out, and this one is by far the best one. I originally bought one for my brother for Christmas a few years ago, and I liked it so much I ended up buying one for myself. Not cheap, but totally worth the price.

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#6627531 - 01/11/17 11:55 AM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: Burleson Texas
I am a little bit on the cheap side. I bought a Sure Fire a few years back and love it but at $275 bucks it had better be good. Last couple of years I have bought the Ultra Fire, three different colors. At $14.99 they are real good lights. At that price buy each color you want and pick up a charger and rechargeable batteries from them too.

ULTRAFIRE
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#6627773 - 01/11/17 02:54 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
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+1 on the Ultrafire. I have one of these in white, as well as a couple other Ultrafires. Small, inexpensive, good quality. One drawback: There are many different retailers and most of these are shipped directly from China and can take over a month to receive.

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#6627783 - 01/11/17 03:01 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
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Loc: Arlington
If we're still talking cheap... Another inexpensive, but surprisingly good quality, line of flashlights and headlamps is the Ozark Trail brand at WalMart.

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#6628036 - 01/11/17 06:23 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Registered: 08/27/09
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I'm a sucker for Streamlight. I work the streets of Dallas at night and rely on good lights. That being said I don't trust battery's and keep about 5 lights with me while on duty.

My favorite handheld light in the Streamlight Polytac, believe it's around $40, requires CR123 batteries which I prefer over rechargeable because they last longer.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0039D8ZFC/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484180529&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=streamlight+polytac&dpPl=1&dpID=413c0jqc%2B4L&ref=plSrch

For the headlight I use the Streamlight Trident
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00064YL7...&ref=plSrch
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#6628416 - 01/11/17 10:02 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Streamlight.
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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

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#6628429 - 01/11/17 10:08 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Streamlight.
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#6629211 - 01/12/17 01:06 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
HuntnFly67 Offline
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Thanks guys!
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Originally Posted By: Grizz
If you attached NP's head to Scooter's body, would muscle memory cause him to beat himself to death?


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#6629317 - 01/12/17 02:01 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42272
Loc: Metroplex
Zebralight

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#6631144 - 01/13/17 03:10 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
TXranch56 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/16
Posts: 28
Loc: Tyler, Texas
I have 3 different Thrunite flashlights and they are great. I have the TN12 and the TC10 and they are both amazing. The TN12 fits in your pocket but will shine out to about 100 yards with a wide beam. The TC10 shines to about 200 yards with a narrower beam but is also a little larger. They run around $50-60 and are some of the best lights on the market. Link
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#6641500 - 01/20/17 12:50 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
TX0303 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 133
Streamlight Argo HP

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#6641508 - 01/20/17 12:58 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 1816
Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
After losing a Rigid Industries I went cheap for just a quick replacement. I went with the one in the link below, and so far it's worked very well.

Went with this one

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#6641698 - 01/20/17 03:12 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
Texas buckeye Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
I wanted a flashlight and head lamp that could be charged via USB from a battery bank or solar power. I ended up with a streamlight protac USB, and a black diamond revolt. Both are great lights with plenty of brightness. Have used the revolt a lot this year while gutting deer in the dark, makes a great difference.

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#6643158 - 01/21/17 08:59 PM Re: Flashlights - headlamp and handheld - recommendations wanted [Re: HuntnFly67]
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Streamlight for a handheld

Black diamond for a headlamp

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