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Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby salop sniper » 09 Nov 2013, 17:22

Guys just a heads up!

I bought the following lamp off the online auction site item number: 261281037212 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cree-HS-802-1 ... 3cd5903b9c

It's fantastic, I saw the recommendation on PW and this was the feed back I put on that forum:
Well I fired mine up last night !
I am very happy with it easily getting 70-80 yards for clear shooting and eye shine to 100/120 yards (Fox at 100yards would be fine). I will take the range finder out one night and the lamp and give it a bash with some exact distances and if I can some photos also as soon as I get chance.
The mount is identical to one I already have and is a real good bit of kit worth £10 alone IMO.

I am happy with my purchase and it beats my previous setup IMO although is slightly bigger and heavier.

My previous setup was:
*This Ultrafire C8 T6 Torch ( http://www.bikelight...shlight-torch-1 ) And a curly cable end cap with batterys and charger.
*With Tiablo Anti spill tube and Red + Yellow filter ( http://www.inovatech...Spill-Tube.html , http://www.inovatech...Red-Filter.html , http://www.inovatech...low-Filter.html )
As a yellow and white light its brillient with 1000+ lumens but the red filter brings it down to a 40/50 yard beam.

I have 3 light options when lamping now:
The light force 140 for scanning and lamping from the car.
The Ultra-fire + tiablo as a white or yellow beam for on foot.
The new light for the majority of my on foot stuff.

I do have other torches and lights but I will have a look through them now and see what I think about flogging some of it !
I may cease to use the ultra-fire for lamping etc and just use it as a white light torch for dog walking and spotting shot quarry.

Next job is to rig up an in car charger for the batterys so that I always have some ready for a lamping session. And an anti-spil tube for the new light.

ATB

Matt


So the next thing I need to do is A: get out and try it lamping although I may need a hand and B: work out how to photograph in the dark !
There are some photos from the OP on the other forum : http://forums.pigeonwatch.co.uk/forums/ ... led-torch/

ATB

Matt
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Re: Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby Rob » 09 Nov 2013, 22:47

I presently use a Deben Tracer Tristar but wouldnt mind swapping it for something that sits on the scope with internal batteries. Maybe even an ND3 winter model.
If I have an opinion it is because I have researched it or due to life experience. It might not be the same as yours but have you done the above?
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Re: Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby salop sniper » 10 Nov 2013, 13:54

At £23 delivered I don't think you can knock this torch.
I have just got a 12v charger for the car and 2 new battery's
This means I will always have a spare charged for any of my lights where ever I am and I also have a few disposable CR123A's
Giving me 32 hours of continuous light for £11 more !
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Re: Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby airwolf1 » 10 Nov 2013, 14:24

Thanks or the recommendation, I may also take the plunge, I could do with a red lamp that is better suited to ranges up to 40 yards for ratting, my Nightmaster is excellent where range is concerned but too bright really for shorter range work and the adjustable beam wont flood that well.

So my question is dose it have a focusable beam? if so, at a guess, how wide would the beam be at around 30 yards?

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Re: Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby salop sniper » 10 Nov 2013, 20:28

Am afraid no focusable beam !

I've had a shine with it this evening, fox eyes at 156 yards on the laser range finder, rabbits shootable to 80/90 yards maybe more ( I wasn't looking through a scope but that may make me think further).
At 50 yards eye shine and quarry ID is excellent, more than needed if anything.

At 30 yards Lasered it was lighting up the width of 6/8 ft maybe a touch more !

ATB

Matt
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Re: Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby airwolf1 » 10 Nov 2013, 21:29

Thanks for providing first hand useable info, far more understandable than the info you read on the manufacturers spec sheets. That really does sound amazingly good for that money. Thanks
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Re: Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby redeyeraj » 28 Nov 2013, 12:02

I took the plunge !! cant wait to see what its like !! :)
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Re: Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby salop sniper » 28 Nov 2013, 15:20

Am sure you will be happy with it, I am happy with mine and covers all the range i ask for and want.
Seems well built, could be a bit lighter but its no issue.
I also treated myself to some new 18650 batterys for it too.
Would be good to see another happy person with one !

ATB

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Re: Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby airwolf1 » 28 Nov 2013, 23:58

I have held off my plunge until I see the light in use next time I shoot with Redeyeraj, I am looking for a lower powered unit for my 12ftlb setup, mainly close stuff like rats, just want to check its not too bright like my nightmaster 800, when I shine it on a rat for more than 10 seconds if the rat doesn't run it gets sunburn :lol:
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Re: Hunting/lamping light recommendation

Postby salop sniper » 29 Nov 2013, 16:07

Airwolf,

I would say theres a very stong chance you will find it too bright !

I will be using mine on quarry for the first time in a few weeks, iv taken it out for a shine a few times but with out the rifle (dog walking) but I have another large rabbit cull to do so it will be the true test for it for me.

ATB

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