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Re: Maxtoch SN6X-2 upgrade soon....
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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Re: Maxtoch SN6X-2 upgrade soon....
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..
Cheers Mike
  
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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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Re: Maxtoch SN6X-2 upgrade soon....
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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Re: Maxtoch SN6X-2 upgrade soon....
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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