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Posted: 7/26/2005 9:58:47 PM EDT
I use my forend mounted lamp alot and wanted to know if anyone knew of a rechargable one, the lithium bateries are too damn expensive.

The streamlight strion may be an alterative if it will fit the samco mount.....
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 10:49:56 PM EDT
Can I ask why you use it so much? Strobe with it instead of constant on.
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 11:15:36 PM EDT
Which type of light ie 3 volt, 6 volt or 9?
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 10:35:10 AM EDT
Its a Streamlight M3X, takes two 3v. 123 lithium bateries for a 60min run time.

I use it to kill cyotes in the fields sometimes " live on a ranch" and I can run the battery down in 2 nights. I guess I need another light for my bushy and leave the M3 on my USP.45 where it belongs.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:57:54 PM EDT
You can buy some Pila rechargables that will work in Surefire lights.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 11:31:11 AM EDT
i have had my surefire 8x for about 9 yrs. it's been a good flashlight (back up duty light-so it doesn't see a ton of useage).
i'm sure you could find a scope ring to fit it so that you could mount it to your rail.
the problem i see though is that i don't believe surefire makes a shock bezel for that size of light.

why don't you use a good rechargeable like an 8x or 9n (i don't know if surefire changed these model letter/number as well as all the others) on a lanyard tied to you some where. you search for the critter w/ the rechargeable, then switch to the m3x on your rifle when you find 'em. you could then drop the light on the lanyard. happy hunting!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 12:03:38 PM EDT
Just get ya one of the optronics scope mounted spotlights. It has a mount that clips around the body of a scope, and has a rechargeable pack. I have one of the wal mart brinkman maxfire flashlights on my ar, and i clip the spotlight onto that light. It works perfect.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 10:35:13 AM EDT
You might try a streamlight TL3. I have one mounted on my ar. It throws fantastic for such a small package. I changed the batteries to li-ion 17500 rechargables. About an hour of rum time. The whople set up cost around $100. It will destoy your m3 for light output. It actually is broghter than a stinger.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 5:25:48 PM EDT
I use the crap out of lithiums on the job. I work nights, so I'm constantly using them in my 6P, Mk-3, and M500? (basic model on an AR-15), and in my 870 Surefire. I was needing info on the rechargable life, too. The lithiums are just so expensive and I can only put so many on the agency's credit card at WalMart before someone gets mad. Who makes the best 123-type rechargables and how good are they?
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 9:50:04 PM EDT
Lawdog the problem with using the rechargable 123's is that they are all 3.7 volt. So two of them would give you 7.4 volts instead of the 6 volts normallly. Add to this this that they are more stable
ie dont loose as much voltage/amperage quickly may cause you problems. I have heard that surefire already over drives their bulbs ie using a 4.8 to 5 volt bulb in their flashlights to make them so white and bright, The bulbs may blow up when using the rechargables. In my TL3 the two 17500 I use each
put out 3.7 volts for 7.4. The light uses 3-123 for 9 volts. But the 123s sag so quickly off their 3 volts that the bulb spec out at 7.4 volts. The wo li-ion are far more stable and drive it just fine.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 10:24:25 PM EDT
Why are you shopping at Walmart?!

Support a Dealer here, or buy from SureFire direct! SF123A's are $1.25 each

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:24:00 AM EDT
Ok. I'll stick with the lithiums. Sorry that I can't buy my work batteries from you, Size15s. Got the WalMart card for tax-exempt purchases. Pens, batteries, washer fluid, snacks... You know how a beauracracy is.
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