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Flashlight #7625237 10/06/19 03:27 PM
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Looking for a good flashlight for deer hunting that doesn't eat batteries. Any recommendations?

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Surefire G2 with a Malkoff Devices insert

Yellow or orange body so you don't lose it, I have a camo version I have lost more times than I care to count


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This for a 'big' light--
https://www.streamlight.com/en/products/detail/index/protac-hl-x

Or this for a pocket light/kill kit light-- I have one my pocket at work or not every day, small enough to clip onto your hat too for late gutting
https://www.streamlight.com/products/detail/index/microstream-usb

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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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https://www.streamlight.com/en/products/detail/index/protac-hpl-usb

I bought this. It’s prob overkill for what you want/need, but it works well for patrol duties

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TexasLefty is a flashlight guru and Streamlight is the beez-need!

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And BigPig knows what’s up too up

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Re: Flashlight [Re: Sidebuster] #7626199 10/07/19 02:46 PM
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Thanks for all the info.

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Streamlight Stinger HPL is what I have and I've been really impressed by it. I've used it with buddies and most have asked what model so they could buy one too. It's a legit flashlight but like BP said, it's for sure overkill....I love it smile


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I prefer a good head lamp with a decent red light feature, currently use a Princeton Tec Vizz (instead of 1 dinky red LED like most headlamps, it has 2 dinky red LEDs).

For handheld, I like the Streamlight Sidewinder as it is flat with a swivel head -- you can lay it down or clip it on to clothing then aim the light so you can go hands-free -- and it also has different light modes (green, blue, white). Battery usage has always been good.

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As others have said, streamlight is the best bang for the buck. Surefire's are nice but pretty pricey.

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I picked up a Crimson Trace CWL-202, 900 lumens tack light can be mounted on rifle or hand held. great light around 100.00 or a 500 lumen for 60.00 both use 123 batty

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I've had more flashlights in my lifetime than I care to admit. Too me the best flashlight is one that is always on hand with a decent brightness, I'm not trying to illuminate the entire area. I can fit two of these in my pocket with an extra battery, always on hand and very useful. these types have served me well and if i loose one no big deal, I order 4-5 at a time. They run forever on a single AAA battery and I have an extra in my pocket if it does. This is all i use now and use it everyday, very handy. AND THEY ARE INEXPENSIVE.
3 Brightness settings and strobe feature:
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this one is a new one I'm trying for the first time, I like the tailcap push button. Only one brightness setting though,Working perfect so far:
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Both available on Amazon.

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900 lumens LED Has flashlight, strobe and SOS flash. Rechargeable via mini USB. Solid product.

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