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SUREFIRE LIGHTS - does anybody use them?

 
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Old 11-02-2003, 03:32 PM
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Re: SUREFIRE LIGHTS - does anybody use them?

Thanks man, I will look them up as I also need to find a decent pouch for this light as Im moving it onto my Jump bag and gonna just keep a small mini mag and a penlight in my tool holster...

Take care,

'Squatch........
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Old 11-02-2003, 04:43 PM
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Re: SUREFIRE LIGHTS - does anybody use them?

bro sure fire has a pack of lithium bats on sale for 15 bux for 12 bats. wish these were rechargable. might think about the charger adapter
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Old 11-02-2003, 06:51 PM
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Re: SUREFIRE LIGHTS - does anybody use them?

Charles,
I have been testing this "blood filter" effect since some of the deer that we are killing in the CWD cull are shot towards the end of the day. Using the NRA special - G2Z Nitrolon Combat Light - and the flipup blue filter, best we get is a few shiny glistening areas on a fresh blood smear or even a small puddle. Have tried it several times with same result, even tried another model of light with a different style of blue filter (slip-on rather than pop-up like a Butler Creek) and same.

When I take the filter off I can pickup bright red better than I can see the dark coloration of the blood and the little sparkles that I get from the filter.

Glad to hear that it works for you, so far we have not been impressed with it but will try some more. Interesting to see if we can get a yellow tinge to some blood, so far have not seen that. Maybe these CWD infested critters have screwed-up blood [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Squatch
As you probably know Surefire sells batteries for 15 bucks per dozen, that beats anywhere else I have seen.
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Old 11-02-2003, 06:58 PM
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Re: SUREFIRE LIGHTS - does anybody use them?

If you use the lights a lot I find that the tacical battery holder is great for storing six batteries and a spare bulb. It is very well made and handy, not too expensive either.

Also the Surefire catalog is fantastic - superb photography and toys in there that you have to see to believe. Very interesting company.
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:22 AM
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Re: SUREFIRE LIGHTS - does anybody use them?

Squatch,
Botach runs some specials on the batteries now and again. If you're lucky they won't screw the order up to bad. Best to call on the phone and make sure they have them in stock.
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Old 11-03-2003, 06:18 AM
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Re: SUREFIRE LIGHTS - does anybody use them?

I've used several for hunting and have a nest (4) of the G2's now. I like them for tracking at night as they make the blood appear red rather than shiney black...

The batteries as packaged by Surefire are fairly inexpensive now.
http://www.surefire.com/cgi-bin/main...C-6WU411673318

I lenghtened the lanyard and wear the G2 around my neck like a neck knife... Tuck it inside to keep it out of the way and snag it out for easy use.
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Old 11-03-2003, 11:23 AM
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Re: SUREFIRE LIGHTS - does anybody use them?

Dave,
I am working with a group of Surefires for an NRA piece, Jan. issue, they are great flashlights. I am particularly impressed with the Sportsman since you can clip it to the bill of your cap and the light tracks where you look. You need a good fitting cap since the weight of the light will droop the bill if the cap is loose. Also like the G2 for its size and brightness.

I put LED heads on a couple of the lights and have been getting better battery life. Also have an LED model called the Digital which actually has two intensities of light output, lower one is very easy on batteries and adequate for walking after dark etc.
Texas
You probably already know how fantastic the M6 is, I am in awe of its power. My M6 will actually light up low ceiling clouds at night - yet it fits into my pocket. That was with the lower-power bulb, it comes with two. Expensive but what other flashlight can reach like that? I have found that the M6 is the ultimate for following blood trails, lights up blood really bright red. Pricey tho, 9 bucks each battery load since it takes 6 in a special quick load holder. Really should have a special holster for this light, keep the front lens clean etc. Hate to lose it! Interested to hear what you think of yours when you get it.
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