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Boats n Hose
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Deer hunters - Flashlights


I have a small Cabelas brand LED light I carry with me in the woods. It's good for walking to the stand, as it lights up the ground really well right a your feet, but it sucks for tracking or walking out in the evening when I want to see far ahead. I never walk to the stand in the mornings with a light anymore, I just ease my way in in the dark.

One of my buddies was using a streamlight he bought for $50 and that little sumbitch was bright. I'm thinking about picking one up. What do you use?







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Mung
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I try not to use a light, but in the black dark will use a headlamp. I have a couple of Petzl LED headlamps that are the bomb. Not much good for tracking. They have red lights on the theory that deer can't see red light. I used a Browning ballistic light for tracking, until i lost it last year.





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thanksjhester
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LINK Will not disappoint





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thanksjhester
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Light comes with 2 batteries a car charger and wall charger for that price. I nor my son have every needed the second battery and they are bright as hell.





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chip207
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Streamlight Ultra Stinger, it's like sunshine





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redfish99
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Google BaycoXPP 5422 dual lens led. Its taking the industrial market by storm. Nothing else like it.Spot light lens and flood lens on one small lightweight flashlight.





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Boats n Hose
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Streamlight Ultra Stinger, it's like sunshine
my buddy has one of those he kept in his truck, that thing is bright. He had a smaller one he used for the woods too.






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WAR TIGER
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I like Brownings products. They are a bit over priced, but I have had great results.

For head lamp, Browning Nitro
For my pocket, Browning Catalyst

Combined, I have tracked many friends deer with those.

I'm interested in this CREE lite. Will definitely check them out.






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INFIDEL
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For walking in and out, if anything it's a cheap energizer headlight. They are actually very bright and compact, so what more do you need? As far as waking in with no headlight, I'm all for the minimalist approach, but I have always been one to wear a headlight in the dark for safety. It's the rules.

On another note, I got a little red spotlight for Christmas. Didn't think anything much about it, but it is the best damn light I have ever owned. For blood trailing, I have found no better. I even leave my coleman lantern at home now.
LINK

Buy it. You will be happy.







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thanksjhester
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I'm interested in this CREE lite. Will definitely check them out.
Ive been hunting for 40 years and have used many lights mentioned here, but the cree will not disappoint. Will shine 100 yards. Unbelievable to be small enough to fit in your pocket. I am a Full time Firefighter and was thought the stream lights were the best,not so fellows. Cant go wrong for the money. The cree cost 1/4 of what the stream-lights do.



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Bleeding purple
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I like a cheap blue or green led light that attaches to my ball cap for walking in/out in the dark.

I like a bright white LED or xenon bulb handheld for tracking.

I use an adjustable headlamp with an elastic strap for my game cleaning kit and for setting up duck decoys.

I have started using a Stanely battery powered 1 million candle power light for spotlighting hogs. When I am away from my truck. With the truck I use the Cyclops 12 volt version.

Most light makers have begun to advertise the Lumens on the packaging.

Since most lights are now LED's which are relatively cheap to make a very durable there is not much difference in lights.

I find the coleman lights at 115 plus lumens to be very bright, they are compact, and well made and fortunately cheap at about 20 dollars.

I also bought an entire flat (10) of cheap 9 LED flash lights at tracter supply company for $1.97 each and my only complaints are that they are made of light grade aluminium so they feel little weak, they come painted in bright colors, and they do not come with a wirst lanyard but for the price they cant be beaten.

As far as battery life for your handhelds get some nickle cadium or lithium ion rechargable batteries on line or at any camera store in what ever size you need.







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Propagandalf
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instead of paying the over inflated prices for fenix, surefire, streamlights (except for a TLR-1s), etc. I usually get my frick around lights from DealExtreme.com. If you look on the left hand side of the link you can search lights by type and battery (pay attention to the battery your chosen light takes). Cree is gonna be your brightest. Lumens is the rating assigned to "brightness". I bet your little Cabelas light is only about 25 Lumens, while your buddy's streamlight is probably more like 120 lumens. One of the lights I just got off dealextreme is something like 230 Lumens and will shine clear all the way down the street.

One caveat about that site though is they are located and ship from Hong Kong or China and it takes about 3 weeks to receive your package. So, whenever I order from them I take advantage of it and get several and also some of the other smaller stuff they offer like iPod cords (identical to the apple one) for $1.50.






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TBama93k
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Im in the same boat as you, i just use a small LED light for scrambling around in the woods to my stand





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Boats n Hose
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I'm definitely gonna look into this. That CREE light looks great. I can also use an iPod cord or 2, my phone charger cords keep shitting out on me. Thanks


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WAR TIGER
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Infidel,

No shite. I bought two of those for my girls' science experiments this year. I'll have to try them in the woods.

I will definitely buy the CREE!!!

I will review when I get it at home.






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bbvdd
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LINK

I've had this light since september an it is amazing how bright it is. High power it is 300 lumens.

It a bit pricey but as bright as it is I don't mind. Only changed the battery once since September too. It takes 3 or the 123 lithium bulbs.






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Propagandalf
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Another thing to add, lithium batteries will make your lights brighter and advertised lumens does not always equal actual lumens.





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thanksjhester
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I will definitely buy the CREE!!!
I promise you will love that cree. If not , get back with me and i will give you your money back for it. I have 2 now but my paw in law wants one now







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jordan21210
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Streamlight, Surefire, and Coast are some of the best IMO. I have a Streamlight Nano on my keys and that tiny arse thing will nearly light up a room.



Puts out 10 lumens...not bad for a tiny little light.






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Boats n Hose
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I believe I'm gonna order me a couple of CREE lights next payday. My buddy's gonna be pisse when I'm outshining his Streamlights for 1/4 the price





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