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Best flashlight for the use

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by BLSBoy, May 24, 2010.

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  1. BLSBoy

    BLSBoy Member

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    Need one for placing on the shotgun and carrying.
    Would love a streamlight, but can't afford it.

    Prefer under 1in diameter, with strobe function. LED would be outstanding.
     
  2. hso

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    Which shotgun?
     
  3. Maverick223

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    I would look into one of the SolarForce lights that Jimdo sells in the Buy, Sell, & Trade forum. I haven't bought a complete light from him yet (plan to in the near future), but his accessories, service, and attitude has been exemplary. They are much cheaper than Streamlight and SureFire to boot.

    :)
     
  4. BLSBoy

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    Maverick, looks like a buy for me!

    Thanks.
     
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    NP, glad to be of service.

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    Nice flashligths.
     
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    Kokop, I checked out that SW.

    Looked good at the start,
    but focusing on the bad reviews
    makes it look less interesting.

    Only takes a few bad experiences to ruin it for me.
     
  9. recurry

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    Hey BLS,

    One option you might consider is the Coleman X-Lamp series of flashlights. They make a specific model that's just a hair under 1", uses an LED + 2 AA batteries, and puts out about 120 lumens - more than a lot of the so-called "tactical" flashlights. I think the model is "MAX" and you can get them at Wally World for about $25.00.

    I hunt exclusively at night, so need reliable flashlights, and these have worked wonders for me over the last couple of years. They have a switch on the back, so what I do is put them in 1" scope rings (I use a strip of moleskin to make them snug up in the rings) and then use industrial velcro to attach a weaver rail to the side of my guns.

    They hold up great under even .12 gauge recoil, and I've only had one go bad (the switch broke) in two years. They are NOT as sturdy as a Streamlight, etc. but at $25.00 a piece and using standard AA batteries instead of the $$$ CR123 lithiums, you can buy a couple of them in case one goes bad in the field and still be way better off than spending $200 on a surefire or other expensive system. Not to mention they put out way more light than most of the $100-$200 LED flashlights do.
     
  10. shockwave

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    That's what I have on my Mossberg. Absolutely happy and I would recommend it all day long. It survived a day at the range just fine. Super high quality and a very aggressive price.
     
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