Are you fond of night hunting? Discover the best flashlights to hunt at night at the best price online on our website. We also tell you how to choose it and what are the most important characteristics for any hunter. Point and shoot.
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What Tactical Headlamp to buy?
It is important to know what use we are going to give to the flashlight, if it is to make nightly waits, if it is to guide us or even if it is to follow traces of blood.
The most common night hunting in Spain is waiting for the boar, although there are also others such as the rabbit. Although it is possible to use a headlight or led spotlight and even a headlamp, the most common is to use hand-held led flashlights with couplings for the spout or the handguard.
What to look for when choosing?
To choose the best led flashlight to hunt you must take into account some important aspects:
✓ Flashlight weight
Normally the flashlight will be fixed to our weapon by means of a support , so we must take into account the weight of both elements. With too high a weight , and also depending on whether the coupling is on the pipe or on the handguard, it can harm us when shooting. The weight of the flashlight is largely determined by its size and the manufacturing material, which will preferably be aluminum.
✓ Range and beam opening
The range and angle of the light beam depends on the power in lumens and the type of reflector that the flashlight mounts, although it is also adjustable on zoom models . It is important that you take both aspects into account, and do not simply choose the most powerful or wide-ranging model possible. Furthermore, these characteristics also influence battery life , field of vision and possible glare .
✓ Light color
There is the possibility of choosing different light colors, and in addition to white light, it is common to use red because it dazzles less and the preys react later to it. In contrast, red light flashlights have less power , so the range is shorter. There is the possibility of buying a color filter for some flashlights or buying a model with several LEDs of different colors, such as some ledlenser products.
There are also black or ultraviolet light lanterns on the market , specific to follow blood trails , although they are not common in our country and it seems that they do not give very good results.
✓ Modes of use
A hunting flashlight must be easy to use, so it is important to take into account the operating modes it has and the ignition system and the switch between functions. It would not be highly recommended to have to be looking for the switch every time we need it or that we can not activate it directly in the desired mode. To facilitate its use we must opt for a flashlight in one way or with memory.
The battery life or battery operated is an important aspect, though less than it may seem. Waiting, for example, the flashlight will be more off than on, so the autonomy does not have to be anything out of the ordinary. In any case, we must take it into account, as well as the type of power used and choose rechargeable batteries or batteries depending on our preferences.
In our opinion it is better to choose flashlights with batteries or interchangeable rechargeable batteries and carry a charger for the car . In this way we can carry two or more sets of batteries and charge the ones that are exhausted while you continue using the flashlight with another set.
✓ Other features
Although they are not essential specifications, it is recommended to choose flashlights that have some resistance to shocks and at least resistant to splashing water.
➤ Accessories for Hunting Flashlights
The two most used accessories for hunting flashlights are the holder and the remote button. The adapter allows the flashlight to be attached to the rifle or shotgun and the button is usually placed on the handguard to quickly turn it on without moving the hands of the weapon. In the market there are offers of complete kits that include both accessories.