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I need your advice. Tell me about your flashlight? Do you use it for hunting? If yes, which one? how many lumens? budget?
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Can only use the for hunting coons with dogs in Ontario.

Check out this link, might give you some ideas.

www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...242149-Best-Hunting-Flashlight-Maglite
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Can only use the for hunting coons with dogs in Ontario.

Check out this link, might give you some ideas.

www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...242149-Best-Hunting-Flashlight-Maglite

Thank you for the link, but it doesn't workSad

I'm a noob in hunting. And why can only use for hunting coons with dogs?
Can you explain me this, pleaseBig Smile
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Its called a law.  Laws are often generated for poplitical reasons and have no bases in fact or justifiable logiocal reason.   its referred to as the Dumbocratic Effect..
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Ones like using spot lights at night for hunting make sense, deer and other game freeze and are easy prey. No sport in that.
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Here you can use a flashlight to get to a stand or blind, or to locate downed game after sunset, but that's it. You can not use a light to take game, unless your coon hunting.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Here you can use a flashlight to get to a stand or blind, or to locate downed game after sunset, but that's it. You can not use a light to take game, unless your coon hunting.


Same in New York.
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Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Here you can use a flashlight to get to a stand or blind, or to locate downed game after sunset, but that's it. You can not use a light to take game, unless your coon hunting.


Same in New York.
Same here in Michigan as well.
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Ok, but the way, do you use a flashlight for any other purposes? I need advice.
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Head lamp for gutting after dark. Really saves on the fingers.

Cool
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I was just thinking the same thing and i really wished i would have taken one on the boat last week fishing. Use them alot dog hunting at night its nice to have free hands and then also a good led hand held .
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I'm a big fan of Sure Fire flashlights. 

I've not been exposed admittedly to all the other stuff out there, but Sure Fire lights have always worked and worked well for me in the field. My OLD 6P is currently mounted on my home defense shotgun and the newer SF G2 is with me in my truck.    
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Good stuff!!!
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I almost forgot, I have a Stream Light TLR-1?? on my AR and man, that thing is BRIGHT!!! Really good product. 


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https://www.nebotools.com/prod_details.php?id=188&cid=16
 
This is one of the best I've ever used. Battery life is incredible and for trackin blood I can't imagine goin without it. Its the only light I carried in the shop. They have a good selection to meet the need.
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I use this for coon hunting -
 
lightest I've found and brightest amounst our group.  They all have the old style with 5# batteries on their hips.  They think mines whimpy until they need to see way up the tree and change their minds.
 
For to and from my stand I use a stylus style pen light or small LED flashlight.  I have used a green and a red filter before but I don't think it makes a difference
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I use two surefire's that are pretty small and lightweight(one is smaller than the other). I believe both are 65 lumens and take 2 batteries. I have a hat clip that has green lights(think it's a stream light)that works pretty well for just walking in. The surefires are awesome but go through batteries pretty quick if your trailing for a long time(1-2 hours straight).That why I carry two usually(bowhunting anyway). Just finding a stand or something they will last a pretty good while. I have big mag-lites , and a multitude of other LED flashlights that are no where near as good for tracking as the surefire's I have. They are super bright and the light is real white so blood shows up well !My big mag-lite kind of has a yellowish light that even when it's bright it's not as easy to see the blood as my surefires that are 5 times smaller.
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cbm, you can switch out to a 120 lumens deal for your SF. I did.

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Thanks man ! I will definately do one of those before season !
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20 minute battery life.... sluuuuurp!
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

20 minute battery life.... sluuuuurp!

Good point. 

Take some spare batteries with ya.  
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I have a Surefire "Aviator" light, and it's nice and all, but I bought it before the current explosion of super high output LEDs, so its output pales in comparison to what you can get today for much less money.

I also have a Browning "Huntmaster" light, which runs on 3 CR123 lithium batts, and it is awesome! It puts out a searing 500 lumens on high, and something like 250 lumens on "low," which is still plenty for my use. Supposedly, it provides 100 hrs runtime on low. I'd say that's a bit optimistic, but I think batt life is still decent for the output level. The head adjusts for beam width. It's all machined aluminum construction. I've been VERY happy with mine.

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/flashlights/detail.asp?fid=050H&cid=371&tid=1236
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I have a bunch of tactical lights but I use a weapon mounted green LED flashlight
Can take clean shots out to 200
I am sure SWFA carries something like that.
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Friend adviced me to buy Armytek Predator. He have purchased it recently. He said that it's a good flashlight for hunting. 
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