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Mounted torch

Post by grandadbushy » 16 Oct 2019, 8:08 pm

What type / brand of mounted torch would suit to see very clear to 250yds as at night I try not to go out further my offsider the minister for finance and love is slowly loosing her sight and at present can't help with me by holding the spotty anymore she can't locate ferals in the light and I am finding it too difficult to hold the spotty and shoot at the same time so I reckon a torch will be good after using the spotty to locate the feral T hanks for help in advance cheers :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: Mounted torch

Post by xDom » 16 Oct 2019, 8:28 pm

grandadbushy wrote:What type / brand of mounted torch would suit to see very clear to 250yds as at night I try not to go out further my offsider the minister for finance and love is slowly loosing her sight and at present can't help with me by holding the spotty anymore she can't locate ferals in the light and I am finding it too difficult to hold the spotty and shoot at the same time so I reckon a torch will be good after using the spotty to locate the feral T hanks for help in advance cheers :thumbsup: :drinks:


OLight M2x.

A high quality brand. The M2x is extremely light, about 1000 lumens, that’ll shine out well past your 250m.
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Re: Mounted torch

Post by grandadbushy » 16 Oct 2019, 8:35 pm

Thanks xDom i'll look into them mate thanks
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Post by TassieTiger » 16 Oct 2019, 8:37 pm

Mate - I must have tested 20 LED torch units in thee last 3 years, including wolf eyes, Olight, etc etc.
This unit here is the best I have found for the $$$ and it would suit as a light out to 400 - 500m quite easily...
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nitecore-P3 ... SwzixdL9fT

I was so impressed with this unit over all the others I have tried - I bought 5 for family and friends for presents. This was about 9 months ago, and then - prices on these were $60...I reckon they have gone up because of how they compare to $200-$400 units. They are very good and much better/brighter than the best wolf eyes unit.
Down sides of the nitecore ? There are 5 power settings and I continually forget which bloody no I am on and always go for one more - to end up in darkness. The activation tab is a bit fiddly when its not on the rifle. On full house power, you can see for a LONG way BUT the power is drained from the battery very quickly - 15 minutes on full power and your going for another battery...some of the Wolf Eyes and Olight, Shadow hawk, get around this issue by having 2 batteries or a larger unit in the body of the torch, but that then adds weight to the overall package - I find it just as easy to carry a second or third battery and swap in/out and keep the rifle as light as possible. I have in fact spent an evening on setting 4 instead of 5 and the power consumption dropped significantly and I still had more than enough light to shoot 200+m - we spent 30 minutes walking and the first battery was still doing well. Anyways - there's my op.
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Post by Blr243 » 16 Oct 2019, 9:02 pm

If I were not using thermal and I wantest the longest punch, I would mount an ace beam w30. As long as u can deal with the very narrow beam
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Post by grandadbushy » 16 Oct 2019, 10:16 pm

Thanks fellas i'll look into them all because I need a torch from here on in for night work cheers
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Re: Mounted torch

Post by Stix » 16 Oct 2019, 10:39 pm

xDom wrote:
grandadbushy wrote:What type / brand of mounted torch would suit to see very clear to 250yds as at night I try not to go out further my offsider the minister for finance and love is slowly loosing her sight and at present can't help with me by holding the spotty anymore she can't locate ferals in the light and I am finding it too difficult to hold the spotty and shoot at the same time so I reckon a torch will be good after using the spotty to locate the feral T hanks for help in advance cheers :thumbsup: :drinks:


OLight M2x.

A high quality brand. The M2x is extremely light, about 1000 lumens, that’ll shine out well past your 250m.

Hey xDom...do you have or used one of these lights...?

Do you know if it has coloured filters available for it...?

Andwhen you say shine out to 250m...csn you actually make out a bunny &/or fox at that range ...?

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Post by Stix » 16 Oct 2019, 10:40 pm

TassieTiger wrote:Mate - I must have tested 20 LED torch units in thee last 3 years, including wolf eyes, Olight, etc etc.
This unit here is the best I have found for the $$$ and it would suit as a light out to 400 - 500m quite easily...
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nitecore-P3 ... SwzixdL9fT

I was so impressed with this unit over all the others I have tried - I bought 5 for family and friends for presents. This was about 9 months ago, and then - prices on these were $60...I reckon they have gone up because of how they compare to $200-$400 units. They are very good and much better/brighter than the best wolf eyes unit.
Down sides of the nitecore ? There are 5 power settings and I continually forget which bloody no I am on and always go for one more - to end up in darkness. The activation tab is a bit fiddly when its not on the rifle. On full house power, you can see for a LONG way BUT the power is drained from the battery very quickly - 15 minutes on full power and your going for another battery...some of the Wolf Eyes and Olight, Shadow hawk, get around this issue by having 2 batteries or a larger unit in the body of the torch, but that then adds weight to the overall package - I find it just as easy to carry a second or third battery and swap in/out and keep the rifle as light as possible. I have in fact spent an evening on setting 4 instead of 5 and the power consumption dropped significantly and I still had more than enough light to shoot 200+m - we spent 30 minutes walking and the first battery was still doing well. Anyways - there's my op.

Tas...do you know if you can get filters (diff colours like red n green) for this light...?
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Re: Mounted torch

Post by TassieTiger » 17 Oct 2019, 2:09 am

Hey Stix, you can get red screw on lenses for about $30. Haven’t seen green though.
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Re: Mounted torch

Post by deanp100 » 17 Oct 2019, 7:29 am

The olight m3x and m3x pro are the best I have seen. They appear to be the go to light currently for rifle mounted hunting.
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Re: Mounted torch

Post by xDom » 17 Oct 2019, 7:57 am

The M3x, I’m pretty sure is a 1200 lumen torch over the 1000 lm for the M2x. However the 1200 output drops to a value lower after a short period.
Probably not really an issue in a scope mounted torch as they’d only be on for very short periods.

Stix, yes you can get filters for the OLight M2x. I had a M2x then sold it ( long story) now I’m gonna buy another. I reckon at 250m you’d get good definition on a rabbit.
I will look into that torch that Tassie spoke of, though. Cheaper than the OLight.
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Post by Noisydad » 17 Oct 2019, 12:56 pm

Just bought the Nitecore hunting kit and already got a result with it. Comes with a red and a green filter, mains battery charger and car charger, mounting clamp that’ll fit scopes or a shotgun barrel and a remote remote switch.
Very happy with it.
There's still a few of Wile. E Coyote's ideas that I haven't tried yet.
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Post by Stix » 17 Oct 2019, 12:58 pm

Noisydad wrote:Just bought the Nitecore hunting kit and already got a result with it. Comes with a red and a green filter, mains battery charger and car charger, mounting clamp that’ll fit scopes or a shotgun barrel and a remote remote switch.
Very happy with it.

Hey Noisy...
Where from...?
& can you make out small game to 250...fox easy at 300...?
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Post by Blr243 » 17 Oct 2019, 1:23 pm

I used a half good multi coloured torch once on pigs in a paddock. The red was too dull I could not see anything. Then I tried green. I could see the pigs but it scared them away quick smart. I think a quality nitecore , o light or ace beam with red filter is the go
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Post by deye243 » 17 Oct 2019, 2:19 pm

grandadbushy wrote:What type / brand of mounted torch would suit to see very clear to 250yds as at night I try not to go out further my offsider the minister for finance and love is slowly loosing her sight and at present can't help with me by holding the spotty anymore she can't locate ferals in the light and I am finding it too difficult to hold the spotty and shoot at the same time so I reckon a torch will be good after using the spotty to locate the feral T hanks for help in advance cheers :thumbsup: :drinks:


I have a OLIGHT M3X it's good for 300y with a decent scope .
You will find a good scope is more important than a bulky light ......
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Post by Noisydad » 17 Oct 2019, 3:13 pm

Stix wrote:Hey Noisy...
Where from...?
& can you make out small game to 250...fox easy at 300...?

Got it at GFD guns and ammo in Kyabram vic. Haven’t used it seriously at anything that far away yet but scored a howling, spraying, ginger Tom cat that’s been my nemesis and mission for three years lol. Used the green filter on the torch and the dirty mongrel cat just sat there looking at me instead of bolting aw......... :thumbsup:
There's still a few of Wile. E Coyote's ideas that I haven't tried yet.
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Post by TassieTiger » 17 Oct 2019, 5:07 pm

That’s cause he’s been watching your shoot and thought, there’s no fark in way haha....but we all make mistakes lol.
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Re: Mounted torch

Post by Stix » 17 Oct 2019, 6:40 pm

TassieTiger wrote:That’s cause he’s been watching your shoot and thought, there’s no fark in way haha....but we all make mistakes lol.

:lol:
You're a cheeky bugger...!!

Good one Noisy... :thumbsup:
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