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Reply #2385 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 1:32pm
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Finally I got the maxtoch LR headlamp out last night for a run  shooting wallabies. I am impressed with it, I night shoot of a quad use the headlamp as a spotter once the wallys are in shooting range I turn on my M24 which is scope mounted on my .22 or .223 last night .22 and most wallys get a small hunk of lead thru the head, except for the 1s I miss! The LR was very light on the head, didnt know it was there, The colour of the light I thought was spot on as wallys are not the easiest animal to pick up in a light. Many years I have used the light force halogen but wallys at distance are hard to pick up. Recently I have used the new Boruit 10 H/L, I would rate the LR better in distance and colour. I used an old set of batteries from an older light but only got 1.5hrs, then slipped in another older couple of batteries, done another 1.5hrs the LR was still shining bright with 33 head shot n gutted roos in the chiller. Im not sure on the expected run time with good batteries. Mudgripz might be able to update that one.

The LR has a dimmer on it just hold the switch button in and it dims down {took awhile to work that one out!} but it was great for gutting and reloading. Overall I am impressed and I have been waiting years for a light like this! I will give it another run tonight if the weather plays ball. A big thanks to Mudgipz for the opportunity to try this headlamp out.
  
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Reply #2386 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 4:18pm
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That's great to hear Shane. Like the M24/2X, Brian (gadgetman) and I set the specs for this headlamp with Maxtoch. Designed specifically for kiwi hunting conditions.  Its certainly got a very good range for a headlamp - well over 500m max, and the colour tint is good - no blue/white glare. When using it from the truck I found I actually stopped using the 2X for a while - the headlamp was good enough out to a fair old distance. I liked the sliding switch too - way of the future there.  Liked the beam balance - width plus long range - good for scanning paddocks pretty quickly. Runtimes should be over 2 hours with best batts.

Nearest competition would be led lenser's top of the line XEO19R. This is their $499 model with a max 300m beam range. This new Maxtoch LR lamp will likely cost less than 1/3rd of that led lenser, and offers nearly double the hunting range.  Roll Eyes

Have another play with it and suggest any improvements. Its still a prototype so we can make a few changes..
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Reply #2387 - Mar 13th, 2019 at 8:26pm
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Had a look at one of those headlamps down whirinaki last weekend ,,they look good ,,,will have to get one in !!
  

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Reply #2388 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 8:54am
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Ok so what's the eta on when the headlamp will be available?  I think I feel a purchase coming on...
  

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Reply #2389 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 9:33am
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Be a wee while yet Big - still getting final kiwi tune-up  Smiley   

I think this will be a very popular hunter/outdoor headlamp with its huge range, plus sliding switch. No hi/med/low modes - you just press the go button and slide it up or down to any output level you like. New tech...
  
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Reply #2390 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 5:17pm
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I took the maxtoch LR headlamp out for another run shooting wallabies. Like most things new, you have to use them 2 or 3 times to evaluate how good they are. The second time out with this headlamp, its very good. I`m not up there on the technical stuff, I will leave that to the experts. My thoughts on the practical side of this headlamp, I can`t fault it, light colour is very good for spotting animals, has very good distance for a headlamp (better than anything else I have used).Also as Mudgripz said it is good for sweeping paddocks. The sliding switch is a great new innovation, great for gutting and reloading when dimmed down. The design of the headband and the positioning of the headlamp, in my opinion is very good, not big and glumsy like some headlamps. It looks simple and well put together, the last thing a hunter wants is a malfunction in the middle of the night. I was out for 2.5hrs and didnt need to change the batteries but the headlamp was turned off when shooting. Another 32 roo`s in the chiller.


I think Mudgripz n Gadgetman have done a great job of designing this headlamp, as I have said I have been wanting a light like this for years. It keeps night shooting by yourself simple.
I can`t really suggest any improvements Mugripz, except get this light into production so us hunters can get them out in the fields. Cheers
  
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Reply #2391 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 9:08pm
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Great feedback - good to hear its performing well. Brian and I looking forward to another shoot soon with this lamp and the little M1 Archer, then with the mods you guys have recommended I'd say they are ready to go into production.

If they bring it in at a good price the LR lamp could be a bloody good seller ...something most hunters would want in the kit.
  
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Reply #2392 - Mar 26th, 2019 at 1:18pm
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Special thanks to all the guys who did some testing with these 3 Maxtoch prototypes - the new XPro, the LR headlamp, and the wee M1 Archer. All going well. We're about to test the XPro with another higher light output Led at various amperages so we'll see what happens there.  No better way to get stuff right than have kiwis test it in kiwi hunting conditions.

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Reply #2393 - Mar 26th, 2019 at 2:25pm
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I have the boruit. Haven't really used it much
Excited about a maxtoch LR.

Now to save for a thermal. Had a play with Guide ir510p
50Hx refresh. Very impressed as a handheld. Walks all over the pulsar 38 handhelds in compactness and price (about $2600).
  

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Reply #2394 - Mar 26th, 2019 at 4:06pm
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scottrods wrote on Mar 26th, 2019 at 2:25pm:
I have the boruit. Haven't really used it much
Excited about a maxtoch LR.

Now to save for a thermal. Had a play with Guide ir510p
50Hx refresh. Very impressed as a handheld. Walks all over the pulsar 38 handhelds in compactness and price (about $2600).

Got a link for this thermal please.
  
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Reply #2395 - Mar 26th, 2019 at 7:04pm
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Reply #2396 - Mar 29th, 2019 at 11:38am
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sako wrote on Mar 26th, 2019 at 4:06pm:
scottrods wrote on Mar 26th, 2019 at 2:25pm:
I have the boruit. Haven't really used it much
Excited about a maxtoch LR.

Now to save for a thermal. Had a play with Guide ir510p
50Hx refresh. Very impressed as a handheld. Walks all over the pulsar 38 handhelds in compactness and price (about $2600).

Got a link for this thermal please.


Contrary to Mike's humour...

https://www.guncity.com/guide-ir510p-handheld-thermal-imager-19mm-50hz-321360

https://youtu.be/8Hasmh3KTd0


  

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Reply #2397 - Mar 31st, 2019 at 3:38pm
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Thanks. Saw a comment on FB that the current line of Pulsar thermals are already being replaced in the States.Must find the link.
  
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Reply #2398 - Apr 2nd, 2019 at 1:49pm
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Did some hunting light comparisons last night. Local gunsmith showed me his brand new Olight M3Xs-UT Javelot he'd just bought ($240 new), and asked how it compared with the Maxtochs now on the market. Been wanting to do this comparo for a while. Took my Maxis and a lux meter round to his place and did some tests. Very interesting. No comparison! I have an older Maxtoch M24, a recent 2X, and a new model XPro.

The new Olight sure looked quite bright and glary on the wall, while the older M24 showed a softer warmer beam tint, and had a wider beam spot - much better for scanning. In test the Olight had 88% of the output of the early Maxtoch M24, 2/3rds of the output of the Maxtoch 2X, and had fraction over half the output of the new XPro. Hmmm..

The story didn't end there...the Olight uses an XPL HI LED which gadgetman and I rejected for the Maxtochs because it needs too much current, runs too hot, and has to stepdown after a few minutes to alot lower output - while the Maxis can remain at 100% power for full batt life. So after about 8 minutes, the Olight had dropped down to 57% of the M24's output, about 40% of the output of the 2X, and one third the output of the new Maxtoch XPro. Gunsmith was gobsmacked, immediately wanted a Maxtoch...and managed to extract one off me..

Still the best all round hunter lights on the planet. And the new kiwi design maxtochs ready soon too  Smiley
  
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Reply #2399 - Apr 3rd, 2019 at 8:54pm
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We are gunsmiths. Please.

managed to extract one off me.. Grin
  
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