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Thread: Infra-Red / Maxtoch filter ?

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    Infra-Red / Maxtoch filter ?

    Does the Maxtoch work with an Infra-red filter for use with a night vision scope ?

    And if so what are you guys using for the filter and where from ?

    As an aside.
    I was away hunting with a guy last week who thought he had the 'best torch in the world' ..... until we stepped outside and had a torch duel.
    The Maxtoch won hands down.
    He was a very good looser though.
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    They have a tendency to do that.

    Used a red plastic filter over the front and lose 1/2 - 2/3 of the output, works well for my uses out to 50m though

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    It's unlikely that the LED in your maxtoch will emit light in the IR spectrum, meaning the filter will be useless.
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    What Beavis said.

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    That was the nagging thought I had !

    I have a black filter for my light force spotlight and will be using that.
    But the Maxtoch is so much lighter and better that i was just hoping it might be usable and much easier to carry.

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    You can get cheap ultrafire IR torches that are pretty effective out to 100 odd metres. I presume you are using with night vision?

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    What Beavis said. It isn't just a matter of swapping LED's either as they don't make them to match the power output of the Maxtoch. Just get another little torch.
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    The Ultrafire 501B IR torches are cheap and work well, cheaper on Ebay than T/M. With Gen3 they work out to 500mts abouts. You can always attach a IR filter over the Ultrafires lens to help reduce the visable red glow when viewde from front on. The Ultrafires come in 740nm and 850nm. the 740nm covers a wider range of NV equipment and to be honest the 850nm ultrafire isn`t thet great with gen3.

    Id just try your Maxtorch with your IR filter over the end to see if it will work with your NV.. doubtful though.

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    doesnt work, tried it, theres no i.r there in the first place so waste of time

 

 

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