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#6940256 - 10/30/17 09:43 PM Flashlight bang for buck ??
Murphscout Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 1686
Loc: Marble Falls, TX
I have gone through probably 10 flashlights. None have thrilled me. Still searching for "my" holy grail. Looking for:

1. Compact - Pocket, pack. 3-5 inch type
2. High lumens
3. Good battery longevity

Dont want to drop 200 but tired of coming up disappointed and ready to spend if needed. Any suggestions/opinions/experiences ?

Thanks in advance

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#6940324 - 10/30/17 10:50 PM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 18781
Loc: Winters
Iím sold on Streamlight. Iíve got one I use all the time at work that I change the batteries on about once a year. Theyíve held up better than Surefires, for me, and for a lot less money.
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#6940338 - 10/30/17 11:18 PM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Sneaky]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 35148
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Iím sold on Streamlight. Iíve got one I use all the time at work that I change the batteries on about once a year. Theyíve held up better than Surefires, for me, and for a lot less money.


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#6940447 - 10/31/17 06:59 AM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Woodsman

Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 135
Loc: Arlington
Coast model HP1 small very bright and zoomable good battery life
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#6940469 - 10/31/17 07:28 AM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 193
I have the Strap-on" style flashlight that goes over you cap. This has been the only way for me to take a flashlight with me hunting. My hands are always full of stuff.

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#6940620 - 10/31/17 09:11 AM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 1700
Loc: Holly Lake Ranch Tx.
Best I ever had!!!!!Uses AAA and will last over a year on 1 battery.
Has 3 brightness settings, and is REAL bright. About 3" long and 1/2" dia.

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#6940802 - 10/31/17 10:53 AM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Registered: 10/25/11
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#6940804 - 10/31/17 10:55 AM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Registered: 10/26/07
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Loc: The Island Cres
Streamlight strion and stylus pro. I carry both.
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#6940864 - 10/31/17 11:33 AM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Woodsman

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 113
Loc: Jersey Village
Cree C8- under $10 on ebay. They're the same light US companies sell as some sort of hunting flashlight for $100+. I've found that I lose my lights long before they break, and have never had a problem with these not working.

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#6941125 - 10/31/17 02:31 PM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Registered: 10/25/08
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Loc: Marble Falls, TX
Excellent scoop...I appreciate the replies. Gonna research all these...........

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#6942483 - 11/01/17 02:55 PM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
Greg Z Offline
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Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 992
Loc: TX, Rockwall
What type of use? I have a light that fits on the brim of my cap. It has 4 different color lights red, green, blue and white. I use it for walking to my deer stand. Uses a couple 20/32 batteries.
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#6942630 - 11/01/17 05:05 PM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Registered: 10/25/08
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Loc: Marble Falls, TX
I have a good head lamp I use walking around to from blinds etc. This is more for general use, game tracking, in case im the last pickup, critter in camp, etc.

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#6943429 - 11/02/17 08:53 AM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: txshntr]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I’m sold on Streamlight. I’ve got one I use all the time at work that I change the batteries on about once a year. They’ve held up better than Surefires, for me, and for a lot less money.


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#6943535 - 11/02/17 09:45 AM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Woodsman

Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 135
Loc: Arlington
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#6943687 - 11/02/17 11:30 AM Re: Flashlight bang for buck ?? [Re: Murphscout]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4904
Loc: BenBrook Texas
I get the Ultra fire's off of Amazon starting at around $10, can get them in clear, red , green and blue. Shines about as good as a $275 dollar one I bought 6 years ago from a guy in New Your.
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