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Handheld Hunting Spotlight
May 2nd, 2018 at 1:56pm
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Looking for a new Handheld Hunting Spotlight. Had a Lightforce SL 170 for years

Also any battery recommendations would be good
  

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Re: Handheld Hunting Spotlight
Reply #1 - May 2nd, 2018 at 2:45pm
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Read the Maxtoch torch thread. Awesome lights, lightweight and powerful.
  
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Re: Handheld Hunting Spotlight
Reply #2 - May 3rd, 2018 at 7:50pm
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Maxtoch. The te reo translation is made in heaven. The CHCH Pixies who had a huge input into its develpment are sharpies in the tech field. Talented bastards. $120 compared to 000's$ for thermal. The deer will never know the difference if you dont educate them. Light on 1 in the swede. Job done. Coming home flick the Maxie into a tight pocket. Hello some neon golfballs. Out with the T3/Dpt. Job done. Simple.  Wink Best of all they happily give you the best advice free. Beat that. Wink

  
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Re: Handheld Hunting Spotlight
Reply #3 - May 3rd, 2018 at 9:20pm
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Have a gander on the Maxtoch thread. Only 146 pages of info Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
We've all sold our Lightforce's to unsuspecting newbies and bought a couple of Maxtoch 2X's or M24's. A nights lighting on a hundred grams of batteries in your pocket. You won't be disappointed Smiley
  
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Re: Handheld Hunting Spotlight
Reply #4 - May 4th, 2018 at 11:02am
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Thanks guys i bought one. Cheers
  

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Re: Handheld Hunting Spotlight
Reply #5 - May 4th, 2018 at 11:14am
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Anyone buying maxtochs if you can please get one from BOP ammunition supplies in whakatane. Good guy and cheap as prices for ammo too. I think he said if H & F start bringing them in they'll be a lot more expensive!
  
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Reply #6 - May 4th, 2018 at 11:57am
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Just buy them straight from the company off Aliexpress.
  
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Re: Handheld Hunting Spotlight
Reply #7 - May 4th, 2018 at 8:43pm
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I have a Maxtoch Shooter 2X with a red beam - my 15 year old son likes to thin out the possum population with his hunting bow when we are away hunting in a fairly remote part of Westland.

From time to time I have picked up Red Deer in the beam, but they don’t like it at all. Once I lit up two hinds at about 70-80 metres and one of them trotted about 10 metres towards us to get a better look before running off.

A couple of other times I have shone the beam onto a river terrace that we often see deer on at dawn/dusk. There were deer there, but as soon as the light came on they ran for cover - no hesitating to work out what was happening. Because of the remoteness of the area I doubt they have seen spotlights before.

I have only used it to be nosey, and haven’t had a rifle with me, but if I had I couldn’t have shot any of the deer I have seen with the light.

I have been told that with a ‘white light’ spotlight deer stand still and appear stunned by the light, but this definitely hasn’t been my experience with the red light.
  
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Reply #8 - May 6th, 2018 at 8:00am
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I think someone else on one of the NZ forums also said the deer were more unsettled by the red light than the std white.

I know the Poms often say red "lamps" are better for foxes than white. Not that it matters here..
  
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Re: Handheld Hunting Spotlight
Reply #9 - May 6th, 2018 at 3:00pm
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White is the best colour for lighting i.e. intensity, clarity etc. Do you to smoke them or what? Kindy is for playing white is for hunting. Sorta like reinventing the wheel.PM the Pixies. They got all the facts and research at their fingertips. Save yourself grief and get hunting.
  
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