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Old 11-15-2019, 01:36 PM
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I'm trying to find a decent headlamp for duck hunting. I use it when paddling my pirogue looking for a spot to hunt, setting out decoys, etc. Prices are all over the place for lights with the same specs. There are hundreds of brands/models and I don't know which are good or not. I need something water proof that has a good spot beam out to 50-75 yards. I've been through 3 $10-20 models over the last season. I want something that lasts. Want to keep it under $100. Do I want normal AA / AAA or rechargeable?

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Originally Posted by Gmack View Post
I'm trying to find a decent headlamp for duck hunting. I use it when paddling my pirogue looking for a spot to hunt, setting out decoys, etc. Prices are all over the place for lights with the same specs. There are hundreds of brands/models and I don't know which are good or not. I need something water proof that has a good spot beam out to 50-75 yards. I've been through 3 $10-20 models over the last season. I want something that lasts. Want to keep it under $100. Do I want normal AA / AAA or rechargeable?

Thanks
Gary
You definitely want rechargeable with the larger 'AA' batteries, but with a built in xmfr with plug-in. I found an incredible one on Amazon for pretty damn cheap. Great flood, gigged a 6lb flounder with it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N2AIH0B?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N2AIH0B?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

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Look at the black diamonds iv been using them for years rechargable and bright high beam.
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40 dollar smith and Wesson at Academy, Get lithium batteries. ITs let and has low med high and super bright. Last a long time on batteries you can buy off any shelf is very bright small and lightweight. I have had 2. My brother absconded with the first.
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Originally Posted by stokes_landing View Post
You definitely want rechargeable with the larger 'AA' batteries, but with a built in xmfr with plug-in. I found an incredible one on Amazon for pretty damn cheap. Great flood, gigged a 6lb flounder with it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N2...b_b_asin_title
I've been using these for the last few years, crazy brite and hold up well.
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black diamond storm
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fenix best in my opinion, I know that doesn't mean much.. uses AA batteries... bright, adjustable... around $60 if you shop around.
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Bought a rechargeable one on amazon for $30 has been great
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Browning led is the best one I have ever used. Bright as hell and weighs very little.
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Go on Amazon and search "Cree XML headlamp.". There wil. Be a bunch, buy a highly rated one in your price range.
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There's a guy close to me that builds his own with streamlight chips for around $40.
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Buddy has one of these, works great. I have found MB very reliable in picking high quality products designed for boat use.

https://store.marinebeam.com/navisaf...be-110-lumens/
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Petzel makes some decent ones that won't break the bank.
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Originally Posted by wareagle5.0 View Post
There's a guy close to me that builds his own with streamlight chips for around $40.
Does he have a web site? Any way to get info? I use homemade gig lights... jerrysleds.com
His chips are insanely bright.
Would like to see what you're talking about.
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Go to Lowe’s $ 19.00, buy two and keep one in your back pack.

Cause when it goes dead in the woods ,there ain’t no place to recharge it.
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Makes me laugh every time .

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I’ve tried a bunch and went back to a nice cheap raovac model with 3 beams. Incandescent spot, led flood, and led red. I think I got 2 for $20.

I try try my best not to use a light, but if I have to I go to red first
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Originally Posted by stokes_landing View Post
Does he have a web site? Any way to get info? I use homemade gig lights... jerrysleds.com
His chips are insanely bright.
Would like to see what you're talking about.
As far as I know he only sells on Facebook and Craigslist.


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I haven't personally used one but I have some friends who say they love them.
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black diamond storm
I have had great luck Black Diamond head lamps over the past 10 years or so. I did have a BD Storm malfunction that was a couple years old, called customer service and they replaced it free of charge and now I have 2 BD Storms and 1 Icon (that is at least 8 years old) in my archery bag and waterfowl bag.

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