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Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by KuRUpTD, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. dialton

    dialton

    Jan 1, 2007
    Noticed that I had the second post in this thread back in 2012. Lots of stuff has come and gone since then but latest to come is Fenix HM65R headlamp. What a beast
     
  2. E.D.C.

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  3. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    This is a RTAMO 100% Titanium Gr5 Outdoor Gardening Hand Tool Multi-Functional Shovel.
     
  4. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    i'm almost done moving all my primary lights to surefire.

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  5. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
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    orbtronic 16340 and 16650...i get conflicting info from people whether or not rechargeables work with surefire lights so i figured i'll just bite the bullet and try them first hand on the specific ones i own. i've been using several 18650 (from orbtronic, surefire, and fenix) with my 2 fury tactical for about a year now and there are two youtube videos showing a 16650 working fine in a tactician so there's a good chance that 16340 will work in the single cell ones too.

    i'll use it for a few weeks and report back if i fried or blew up any of them but my initial testing is as follows: :)

    i tried a 16340 in the e1b-mv and edcl1-t (both use 1 cr123) and it works fine. the 16650 works fine in the tactician and g2x tactical (both use 2 cr123) as well. i did a quick side by side test with fresh surefire made cr123 and i can't tell a difference inside the house wall testing...i don't know when i'll get around to it but i need to do side by side test outside in complete darkness to see if i can tell a difference then.

    the 16340 will not fit in an x300/x400 though - it's a tad too long for it to close...but since those are weapon-mounted lights i'm okay with sticking with surefire disposables to ensure maximum reliability.

    now here's a big no-no from what i've read but i tried two 16340 (in series) in the g2x tactical (600 lumens), tactician (800 lumens) and fury (1,500 lumens) for the hell of it and all of them turned on just fine although it only looked like 100 lumens or so.

    with all battery types i left each one turned on for at least 5 minutes each several times (letting them cool down in between) in maximum brightness and did have a fire extinguisher in hand just in case but none of them blew up or anything like that. temp-wise i didn't notice anything out of the norm either...with the g2x i left both on side by side (with orbtronic and the other with disposable surefire in series) for at least 15 minutes and measured head temps with a heat gun every 2 minutes or so and both never got hotter than 115 deg f or so.

    in short, i feel safe enough to continue to use the orbtronics based on my initial testing. i don't know if it'll reduce the emitter's lifespan and by how much but i'm willing to take that risk.
     
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  6. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    Don't worry JV3, once you are done with that you will soon find another way to splurge money on...:D:D:D How about some nice headlamps from Petzl?

    I have my eyes set on some tools (battery powered tools) and expecting to find some discounts on Black Friday. Kind of glad that we (spaniards) have imported that date out of your calendar.

    Outdoor related... not so much. Need to buy a new coil of single climbing rope (Beal Opera 70m) but being confined as we are not, does not make much sense to buy now have it aging in the closet...

    Mikel
     
  7. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    yes, no worries...i already splurged on a new tennis ball machine and bag :D keep it just between you and me but that bag isn't really for rackets but for carrying my guns and ammo...and flaming gasoline-soaked tennis balls should be perfect against zombies :eek:

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    i have enough petzl headlamps - great lights and none have died so far. reason for the surefires is i'm tired of fenix lights malfuctioning despite light use around the house only...i have yet to have a single surefire malfunction even after being weapon-mounted, going through thousands of gunshot recoils, and being bumped around, etc.
     
  8. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
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  9. Beisser

    Beisser

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    Jul 3, 2006
    caine,
    which model is that?

    Thanks
    Arne
     
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  10. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    Randall Model 5-6"
     
  11. Beisser

    Beisser

    537
    Jul 3, 2006
    Thanks :thumbsup:
     

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