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gun lamp

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by spikes, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. spikes

    spikes Well-Known Member

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    i'm wanting some advice on buying a gun lamp, ideally i want something that will illuminate the target 50-80, iv'e just came across this and wondered if anyone else is using it, if so i'm be grateful if you share the good points and bad, or would i be better off with something else, any input would be appreciated!.


    http://www.deben.com/lights_lamping/tracer_gunlights/stinger.php
     
  2. andy s410c

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    Hi spikes, looks a decent bit of kit for the ££.I use a Deben tracer atom pro myself can,t fault it does me for a few hrs lamping :)
     
  3. HAWKEYE

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    I have a mini tracer pro which is alot better.I bought my son the stinger because of its size but to be truthful its good for 25-30m.Better buying one of the bigger ones.
     
  4. spikes

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    thanks for the reply's , but to be honest i did'nt think it would be too clever but i dont like the idea of carrying a battery pack around and a big spare battery if needs be, aslo getting tangled up in a long cord, i may have that wrong??, it's just that i hav'nt seen 1 close up...
     
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    hi Andy, i'm seriously thinking about getting the tracer atom pro, but dont you get hampered by the wires leading to the battery?, its the only thing thats putting me off, also is that how long a fully charged battery last roughly a few hours? or is that with spares?...
     
  6. a1gunner

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    the thing with it is that sure it iluminates your target with in your airgun effective range but you have to get close to see anything so there is a risk of your quarry getting spooked by your aproach long before you iluminate it.

    if you can go with a friend he can use a big lamp as a "spotter" when a rabbit is illuminated you can go after it with your stinger.

    the big lamp wont scare it if you Spot it from afar then use the stinger to iluminate it for the shot
     
  7. chiz

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    I use a 3x D cell LED maglite held underneath my rifle, works a treat and great for the biceps!!

    Apparently you can get purpose made maglite mounts, so I'm not the only one!!
     
  8. a1gunner

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    they are a rip off

    they are jus scope mounts with a recoil pin that you screw into the stock:rolleyes:
     
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    have a look on the *** mate there is a review on there
     
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    for shooting rabbits/rats etc to 30/40 yards,i think its fantastic.its cheap,no wires everywhere and its very very light.what more can you want

    mark.
     
  11. graham

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    just bought 2 of these stinger tactical torches and they are gr8.up to around 40 yards the rabbits dont even bother with them and act normal giving plenty of time to settle the crosshairs.the rats on the other hand dont seem to mind the red filter from 20-35 yards but a little closer and the filter seems to let a little white light through that unsettles them.

    the batteries only give a couple of hours usage but through ebay you can get a set of 4 rechargable with charger for around £10-£15.good for 1000 charges

    hope this helps

    rgrds

    graham
     
  12. FXpoacher

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    Deben make good lamps.
    I've got a tracer i bought 9yrs ago and it's still going strong. Even though the lamp is the size of a coke can and the 12v battery,(changed once, the original gave up after 6yrs!) is a brick round my waist it does the job.
    Wrap excess cable round the battery, never had a problem with tangle.

    Tip:Use a green filter, Low power(mine has a dimmer on it) and a 50mm+ scope. Rabbits and rats seem hypnotised by it even at close range.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008

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