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    Maxtoch Torch and Batteries

    Hey Fullas,

    Got a maxtoch shooter 2x Torch.

    8-3400 18650 reachargeble batteries light green ones.

    2-maxtoch 18650 reachargeble batteries.

    4 slot digicharger nitecore

    After $100 plus postage for the whole lot.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by John.T View Post
    Hey Fullas,

    Got a maxtoch shooter 2x Torch.

    8-3400 18650 reachargeble batteries light green ones.

    2-maxtoch 18650 reachargeble batteries.

    4 slot digicharger nitecore

    After $100 plus postage for the whole lot.

    Cheers
    I'll take mate.
    Dan M

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    After you @Danny
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    Good deal there with the batteries

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    About time I beat your bloody Hawkes

    Thought was a good opportunity to compare these Maxtochs against the Olight - since all I hear continually on here and other Kiwi sites is maxtoch - maxtoch.
    Will give you my verdict in a week or so.
    I have been told (but not confirmed) that they are a copy of Olights ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    About time I beat your bloody Hawkes

    Thought was a good opportunity to compare these Maxtochs against the Olight - since all I hear continually on here and other Kiwi sites is maxtoch - maxtoch.
    Will give you my verdict in a week or so.
    I have been told (but not confirmed) that they are a copy of Olights ??
    As I said last time you asked @Sarvo. The first model they made was largely a copy I believe. Since then they have made their own from the ground up, with a good dose of kiwi input, and a major improvement on the Olight. Maxtoch is the one being copied now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    As I said last time you asked @Sarvo. The first model they made was largely a copy I believe. Since then they have made their own from the ground up, with a good dose of kiwi input, and a major improvement on the Olight. Maxtoch is the one being copied now.
    OK

    Will try it out then

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    As I said last time you asked @Sarvo. The first model they made was largely a copy I believe. Since then they have made their own from the ground up, with a good dose of kiwi input, and a major improvement on the Olight. Maxtoch is the one being copied now.
    OK
    Have done the comparison between the Maxtoch Shooter2 and Olight M3XS
    Both with same batteries.
    Range used for test was 325m

    I thought both lights exactly same - wife recon the Olight has a brighter light.
    Maxtoch has wider front lens than the Olight - this I see as a disadvantage for mounting purposes.

    Olight has separate button for changing light power (3 setting as with Maxtoch)
    Maxtoch has the changing light power on pressure on-off button.
    I think I prefer the Maxtoch system on that maybe not with pressure switch as you must always make sure it is left on the full beam if shooting with Thermal locater for example.

    Olight looks better quality machined finish - but that is no big deal and most rough buggars would not prob notice the difference anyways

    So over all - I give the Olight the edge - but it is 20% more expensive.
    Which to most would make the Maxtoch the winner - after 12 months maybe that score could change ???

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    Don't know how you arrived at your output conclusions. Latest Maxtoch 2X produces 365 - 400,000 lux on meters, while Olight M3Xs Javelot is 250,000. Significant difference under test. Did you have the maxtoch on high - sounds not. Here's a comment comparison of the two on full power:

    "Olight make fine lights - one of the good manufacturers. But their torches haven't taken the lead for flashlights - esp for hunting application.
    One top performer for them is their big SR95S UT Intimidator which is 315mm long, weighs about 1.3kg without batts, and has an old school SBT-70 led that gives it about 250,000 lux or 1000 meter range. A big heavy thing with average performance. Their other top performer is called the M3XS-UT Javelot. This is a lightweight like the maxtochs at about 300grams, puts out 250,000 lux, but it uses an XPL type led that requires much higher amps for performance, runs batts down more quickly, runs hot, and thus can only run at its top 250k lux for about 4-5 minutes before it automatically steps down to a lower mode. Neither Olight is ideal for hunting.

    By contrast the Maxtoch 2X weighs about 300gms, puts out 360,000-400,000 lux (matches the Olights 250,000 in its medium mode), can run at 360-400k continuously, and costs a fraction of the price of the Olights. Maxtoch 2X runs much cooler, uses less power, has 50+% higher output, has vastly better CRI (colour rendition) and is alot more efficient technology. Olights good torches but the Maxtochs still the best all-purpose hunter lights on the planet. "

    and another comparison:

    "Well by coincidence a friend of a friend of mine just bought an Olight M3XS-UT Javelot he was showing off the other night , and bragging about it being the best rifle mount light on the market sooooooo........
    I went to my pickup and grabbed the 2X with the dedomed U4 1A for comparison and I got it turned on in the medium mode and we started comparing at about 500 yards or just over 450 meters The lights were pretty evenly matched and he asked how much the 2X cost. I told him 93.50 (usd) and he said he had given 130.00 for the Olight so he didn't feel too bad since it performed the same.
    Then I said , "well you had your light on high right?" he answered yes and then I told him mine was only on medium when we were comparing. He didn't believe me so we turned the lights back on , but this time I went into high mode on the 2X and I was shining on a barn about 1000 yards away and we could see the light pretty well from the 2X off the barn , the Olight barely even made a flicker off the side of the barn. He was in disbelief and the conversation about the Olight was pretty much over as far as it being the best weapon mountable light.......He liked the tail switch on the 2X instead of the dual switches also and said he was ordering a 2X for his rifle.........HAAAAAAAAAAAAA "

    Any comparison is illusory. They are both good lights but as a hunter the Maxtoch 2X is well ahead of the Olight. Send your torch down - I will be happy to lux test your Olight to confirm this. Also - check your net prices - the Olight M3XS prices from $110US to $190 with average price at $149US. That's alot more than the $93US regular price for the Maxtoch 2X.
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    I tried my Maxtoch out in the marlborough sounds and I was able to light up a wool shed ranged at 550 metres and my one is the older M24 . The 2x that I got afterwards is a bit brighter and a bit heavier, and neither have been dedomed. I have not tried a Olight to compare so will not comment there, but my mates Lenser that cost him more than I paid for both was not able to light up the same shed (dimmer in comparison) and his battery life was much less. It was warmer on the hands on the cold night though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgripz View Post

    Any comparison is illusory. They are both good lights but as a hunter the Maxtoch 2X is well ahead of the Olight. Send your torch down - I will be happy to lux test your Olight to confirm this. Also - check your net prices - the Olight M3XS prices from $110US to $190 with average price at $149US. That's alot more than the $93US regular price for the Maxtoch 2X.
    Not sure I would suggest letting mudgripz do this...I know he has all the test gear to find out exactly how much brighter the Maxtoch is. At least at the moment you can try convince yourself they are close....Once he does the test and there is a number, you cannot un-know something..and convincing yourself anything is as good, gets that much harder..
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    I tested at 325m on neighbors paddock
    Where I live is limited distance over land - 4 ks over water - but that no good as you well know.
    I will try out another time where I can get out to 1500m on open cut over.
    You guys seem very defensive over the Maxtoch you must have shares in the company :-)
    As I said - on price - Maxtch wins

    What is the NZ price of a Maxtoch with pouch and spare o rings (without batts)
    My Olight M3XS is 215NZ delivered to you T&T - H&F selling for around 290
    I thought the Maxtoch was around the 180 mark ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    Not sure I would suggest letting mudgripz do this...I know he has all the test gear to find out exactly how much brighter the Maxtoch is. At least at the moment you can try convince yourself they are close....Once he does the test and there is a number, you cannot un-know something..and convincing yourself anything is as good, gets that much harder..
    I don't need to convince myself - I know what I see, but will try out at greater distance (why I dont know cause I sure aint going to be shooting out past 300m :-)
    PS - yes it was on full
    I think the Maxtoch had a better low light option - prod due to its bigger aperture head

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    Olight M3XS-UT weight = 368
    Maxtoch Hunter 2 weight = 411

    Profile = photos show dimension comparison
    The old cliche - a photo tell a 1000 words

    To be honest - I will most likely use the M2X-UT Olight (smallest in photo of 3) over the M3XS-UT- just for comfort sitting atop scope.
    M2X-UT throws a good light far enough for my night stalking (using Thermal - so get within 200m with ease)

    So my final verdict now after accessing profile/dimension and WEIGHT - is Olight wins "in my view" and not because I selling them.
    Of which I will not be getting anymore in and the few I have in stock - be going to mates at cost.

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