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Fenix Hm65r Shadowmaster Head Torch.

Discussion in 'Torches and Flashlights' started by psycho inside, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. psycho inside

    psycho inside Psycho by name, chilled by nature....

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    Last week, glancing through a mag, I saw an advert for one of these. Thought to myself, that looks quite impressive.

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    Well, a good friend of mine owns a shop, and is a Fenix stockist, and he had one on the rack, so I had to have a play.
    First impressions are really good, and I will give a users report when I have had chance to field test properly. :thumb:

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    Has an onboard battery indicator, which is operated by a quick tap of either button whilst in off mode.

    The white and red lights can be switched on and off independently, and each light has 4 levels of brightness.

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    Comes supplied with a ‘Fenix’ 18650, 3500mAh battery, which can be charged via the supplied cable, with out the need to remove.

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    It comes supplied with battery, cable, instructions, spare ‘o’ ring, and a 5 year warranty.

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  2. Russ Douglas

    Russ Douglas YouTube: RussDouglas222

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    @psycho inside Nice one, I already have a Fenix HP25R headtorch and love it - two main beams (floodlight and spotlight), each has four brightness levels (with memory) plus a tiny red LED which is enough to discreetly load a mag by in pitch darkness... perfect!

    Then I recently saw this fella, and OMG they've actually improved upon the HP25R! (consider me jealous as I can't afford one :().
    Still twin main lights with variable power levels and memories, but one main light is RED, so this alone (IMHO) would be good enough for spotting bunnies while lamping. You pop the red on, adjust the brightness just enough to see the tell-tale eye shine, scan around and wait for them to appear, or stalk within range when they do.
    ...then I'd use my PARD 008LRF NV scope to do the actual shooting.

    So yes, having a Thermal spotter is the ideal situation so you're completely covert, but if you don't have one and you're shooting at night - get one of these headtorches, et voila! No need to get tired arms directing your rifle back and forth while scanning for eye shine.

    Oh and this having all the hardware at the front, plus black head straps, is an improvement on the HP25R too, where the lamp unit is at the front and the battery unit's at the back, connected by a stout cable...
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    I'll have to get saving...
    Cheers. Russ
     
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    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Great head torch, really like Fenix as a manufacturer. They do make some quality well engineered items, this looks excellent @psycho inside really nice mate. 40 hours and a 5 year guarantee is superb...:thumb:

    good pics too.
     
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  4. psycho inside

    psycho inside Psycho by name, chilled by nature....

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    Any more thoughts now Russ, now that you have hands on and had a chance to use in the field and do a video...? :thumb::thumb:
     
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    He already did a vid a few weeks back, I went to buy one then seen the price
     
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  6. psycho inside

    psycho inside Psycho by name, chilled by nature....

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    I am aware that he did a vid mate. :thumb: And said that in my question to Russ. :p

    Hence the question, any more thoughts, now that he has seen and used it personally. :D
     
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    Russ Douglas YouTube: RussDouglas222

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    Morning @psycho inside, yep indeedy (and for anyone interested the video thread is here: My Three Torch Review Videos Are Now Online...) -the Shadowmaster is now my new night hunting essential torch. :thumb:
    BTW those three-torch review videos accompanied my article in the latest (March) Airgun World - in the shops tomorrow (10th Feb).

    I've used it a bunch of times and simply cannot fault it, so light and compact yet with both a variable red floodlight and variable white spotlight, it does everything I need (the discreet battery indicator's perfect too).
    After seeing my review @Lev Levvin also bought one and was equally impressed, so it's not just me. :D

    All the best, cheers. Russ
     
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