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    What type of torch would be good as a spotlight for hunting

    Just after some advice on what to buy as a spotlight for hunting.

    Does anyone have something to recommend and one to sell.

    Thanks.

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    Only one choice, Maxtoch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Only one choice, Maxtoch.

    What do they cost???

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    You can buy from Maxtoch here https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...661379568.html but it looks like they are out of stock.

    This NZ site lists them Maxtoch Shooter 2X Dedomed XM-L2 U4 *New* – ChoiceTorch
    @gadgetman is the man for them. He might know of some in NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim160 View Post
    What do they cost???
    I got one you can have for 80 bucks + postage.

    M24 sniper. It is surplus to my needs.

    You will just need 18650 Batts and a charger.

    Comes in a case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Only one choice, Maxtoch.
    That's right. :-)
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    Sorted. Thanks for the advice.

    That's why I like this forum. Everyone is so helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim160 View Post
    Just after some advice on what to buy as a spotlight for hunting.

    Does anyone have something to recommend and one to sell.

    Thanks.
    Can someone please sticky this, seems like this question gets asked every 2nd week and the answer is always the same

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    MAXTOCH Shooter 2x dedomed longthrower

    Might have to try one...I have a couple OMG Lumens that would take a bit to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikka7mm08 View Post
    MAXTOCH Shooter 2x dedomed longthrower

    Might have to try one...I have a couple OMG Lumens that would take a bit to beat.
    if they dnt beathe what you have you will have to let us know what it is because myou maxtoch is the best battery handheld torch ive seen. Only just falls short of my 55wat hid plug in jobbie

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    Will do! Mine are the Deft-X and Deft-EDC.

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    @burtonator often gets a few in. Will likely have one to sell once I get parts sorted...

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    I still remember as a kid walking all around the hills with a car battery in a drench container strapped on my back , mite have to get one my self they look so small & light.
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    Deft-X is a completely different light to Maxtoch 2X. It has greater throw but is also double the weight, too heavy to be a scope light, has very narrow beam (little spill) to gain distance so not really a paddock sweeper, and can cost $600-900US depending on site. That's about 7-10 maxtoch 2Xs.

    You could certainly use the Deft-X as a hand held but its not ideal for this - not designed as a hunter. By contrast we designed this 2X and its M24 cousin specifically as all-purpose hunter lights. They are comparatively inexpensive at under $100US, very lightweight for both scope mounting and handheld use, with tight centre hotspot plus beam spill for scanning ground quickly, with right colour CRI temperature for most natural colour rendition in the field, hunter useful modes, and good runtimes. Gadget and I keep an eye on major torch manufacturers and even a year or so on the 2Xs/M24s are still the best all purpose hunter lights on the planet. We regularly review new tech/leds etc but so far have found nothing we want to change. In clear conditions they will easily show up cattle etc at over 1000 meters (Quentins photos) and that's way past normal night shooting range which is 0-200m. Could possible add a like 1 lux moonlight mode - must chat with mcgadget ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgripz View Post
    Deft-X is a completely different light to Maxtoch 2X. It has greater throw but is also double the weight, too heavy to be a scope light, has very narrow beam (little spill) to gain distance so not really a paddock sweeper, and can cost $600-900US depending on site. That's about 7-10 maxtoch 2Xs.

    You could certainly use the Deft-X as a hand held but its not ideal for this - not designed as a hunter. By contrast we designed this 2X and its M24 cousin specifically as all-purpose hunter lights. They are comparatively inexpensive at under $100US, very lightweight for both scope mounting and handheld use, with tight centre hotspot plus beam spill for scanning ground quickly, with right colour CRI temperature for most natural colour rendition in the field, hunter useful modes, and good runtimes. Gadget and I keep an eye on major torch manufacturers and even a year or so on the 2Xs/M24s are still the best all purpose hunter lights on the planet. We regularly review new tech/leds etc but so far have found nothing we want to change. In clear conditions they will easily show up cattle etc at over 1000 meters (Quentins photos) and that's way past normal night shooting range which is 0-200m. Could possible add a like 1 lux moonlight mode - must chat with mcgadget ...
    Mate any chance you guys service them mine isn't running right and it's hard to live without

 

 

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