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FWIW, my 2X Shooter still has the small T6 screws.

I ordered mine from Amanda before the group buy started though, so possibly this was changed before the group buy started. I have one on the way for Preacher, will try to remember to check this…

Also FWIW, it’s called a Shooter 2x on the flashlight body. Just wanted to get it right. Silly

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DB Custom wrote:
FWIW, my 2X Shooter still has the small T6 screws.

I ordered mine from Amanda before the group buy started though, so possibly this was changed before the group buy started. I have one on the way for Preacher, will try to remember to check this…

Also FWIW, it’s called a Shooter 2x on the flashlight body. Just wanted to get it right. Silly

Thanks, Dale. If there’s enough setback perhaps you can retap the existing holes for larger screws.

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Waiting for a light sometimes can feel somewhat like this (from 2:16 on), when the package doesn’t seem to be moving:

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I ordered four Shooter 2Xs in this group buy for myself and three friends.

The lights arrived in perfect condition with cells at ~3.5V. I’m very impressed with the build quality and finish.

Earlier in the thread I mentioned that I wanted to do something cool with the four lights before distributing them to their new owners.

Dale ( of course Big Smile ) suggested building a quad with them…


The “coupler” is made of scrap plywood, hose clamps, a spare QR tripod plate, and the handle from the cellar door. Silly

The lights are mounted on a tripod at head height. The X6 is on turbo with a fresh HG2 cell. The Shooter 2Xs are on high mode with freshly charged MAXTOCH protected cells.

My friend is standing against the fence about 120 yards away. This is my first attempt at beamshots, and I tried to get this exposure close to what I saw with my eyes.

KRONOS X6 vs. Shooter 2X vs. Quad Shooter 2X:

Shooter 2X vs Quad Shooter 2X:

These are tweaked to show the beam profiles:


I had only 30 minutes between dark and closing time at the park, and I couldn’t keep my friends waiting another day for their lights.

I will keep the coupler in case I can convince all three friends to lend me their Shooter 2Xs sometime… LOL

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Too Flippin Cool!

I want one! Big Smile

VERY well done with the centerpiece, awesome work! Man I really do want one of those quad throwers with independent light control. Smile

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My apologies to your friend, the singed eyebrows will grow back soon…

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Got my vote for ‘best budget quad’ for sure!

Got a heyboard but no ‘Shooter’ today. Soon come, mon Big Smile

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Out shooting last night with the new 2X Shooters at 364k.

These lights performed superbly – right up to their hunter design specifications. They illuminated the 0-300 meter shooting zone very brightly, picking up cattle out past 500m in one location. Weighing just 0.9lbs (400gms) with batteries, they were very light to use out of the truck (legal on private land in NZ) or on the scope, so no arm weariness after 4-5 hours of use. Also very effective in the medium normal ‘hunter’ mode with its 250k 1000m beam – this substantially improved runtimes.

We were after bunnies and if possible a red deer for the freezer. On the night we popped 28 rabbits and hares, saw three small mobs of fallow deer which we had been asked to leave, and saw three reds at a distance but they were gone into the scrub before we could get onto them. Another night….

In all lights superb for hunter role – just so much light in that critical 300m. At one point we checked to see if the old 4×4’s lights were on high beam as they looked so dull by comparison..

We did notice clearly again however that light does not travel as far at night on this valley near a river. There is more moisture in the air which cut down max distance. By comparison another of our sites is in clear, very dry air next to the mountains and there the lights will show full 1200 meter range more consistently.

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DB Custom wrote:
VERY well done with the centerpiece, awesome work! Man I really do want one of those quad throwers with independent light control. Smile

SawMaster wrote:
Got my vote for ‘best budget quad’ for sure!
Thank you both for the kind words!

Here’s the coupler before final assembly. It looked great bare, but I painted it black for maximum tactical-ity. LOL

Dark, empty areas longer than 100 yards are tough to find in my urban setting. I would love to get some more beamshots in an area where the quad can stretch its legs.

I’d better start planning that backpacking trip with my three friends… Wink

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That’s neat GDI …… and insane! Beer

I know some are already getting their lights. Just wondering….did your tracking ever get pass “the originating post is preparing to dispatch this mail piece” or did your light just show up? I ordered ASAP on the 13th but my tracking continues to say ‘topiptdtmp’ ……. I am beginning to suspect Chinese Customs misplaced their screwdriver……..hence my sig

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Coscar wrote:
That’s neat GDI …… and insane!
Thanks! It was pretty insane. I was on the phone with my friend while he stood down range preparing for the beamshot photos. After getting a single light aligned, I told him I was going to turn on the other three. He said, “What?!? That’s only ONE?!?” Big Smile

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Just wondering….did your tracking ever get pass “the originating post is preparing to dispatch this mail piece” or did your light just show up?
I ordered and paid via PayPal right away. Amanda emailed me a DHL tracking number on Monday the 25th and the lights were delivered at 9am Wednesday the 27th. She mentioned in her email that shipping was upgraded for free, but I was still shocked at the delivery speed. Two days from Hong Kong to the US!

Perhaps I got special treatment since I ordered four lights? I am also located very near a DHL hub.

The tracking data on DHL’s site was updated quite regularly. There were 13 events logged from “shipment picked up” to “delivered.”

How are everyone else’s lights being shipped? I hope they arrive soon!

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Mine has the LTxxxxxCN number, or something like that, and no tracking info is showing up. Shipped the 27th, or so initial reports go, with no sign of movement.

I thought it was kinda funny that they guy at the fence covered his eyes for the one, but not for the four. lol

Heck of a quad right there, even if somewhat on the pricey side. Big Smile Sure woulda liked to have tested Lux on those! If one is doing ~350Kcd, what do 4 do? I don’t think throw would be greatly enhanced, but lumens downrange sure is! (much like converting to the XHP-35 really, I still get 330Kcd but with some 2200 lumens)

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How are everyone else’s lights being shipped? I hope they arrive soon!

Mine’s coming USPS. I still have:
“Origin Post is Preparing Shipment, We have received notice that the originating post is preparing to dispatch this mail piece.”
That was from the 27th.
FWIW, I’m tracking another unrelated package, and it says exactly the same thing.
In my experience, there is no USPS update on these Chinese sites, at least until delivery confirmation. What I really want to know is when it left/leaves China, and I’m not sure I’m going to find out.
For me, the best way to deal with these situations is to try to not think about it, then it just shows up one day. But sometimes (like in this case), that is hard. For me it’s usually about 3 weeks from China, sometimes 2; rarely 4. So it could be awhile. That was a nice touch to upgrade some of the early birds to DHL, as that is not cheap, even in China.

That quad is insane, BTW. Very entertaining beamshots to look at!

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What’s the approximate K temp on the tint on these? I’ve looked at some pictures but it’s hard to tell. I tend to favor 4000-4500K (5000k is not ideal, but acceptable), would I be disappointed?

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That Quad is sick. Love the ingenious way you went about building it. You have to love the way the spill picks up with multi emitters. Thumbs Up

 

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Below are the comparison of tint colours (taken using iPhone and observed colours are very true on calibrated monitors):
Maxtoch Shooter 2X – dedomed XM-L2 U4 (1A or 2B?) + original AR coated glass
Courui D01 – dedomed XP-G2 S3 2B – original non-AR coated glass
Fenix TK61- dedomed XM-L2 U3 2A – original AR coated glass
BLF X5 – XP-L HI V? 3B (Stock)

Left to Right: 2X, D01, TK61 at 1.5 meters

Left to Right: 2X & X5 at 0.5 meter

Personal feeling, 2X shows slight greenish tint, D01 is greener without AR, TK61 is more to yellow, X5 is rosy pink. How many K, hard to tell; as I do not have the measurement equipment. BTW, I like the yellow TK61’s tint the most, which is dedomed U3 2A+purple AR lens.

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wkhchin81 wrote:
Below are the comparison of tint colours (taken using iPhone and observed colours are very true on calibrated monitors):
Maxtoch Shooter 2X – dedomed XM-L2 U4 (1A or 2B?) + original AR coated glass
Courui D01 – dedomed XP-G2 S3 2B – original non-AR coated glass
Fenix TK61- dedomed XM-L2 U3 2A – original AR coated glass
BLF X5 – XP-L HI V? 3B (Stock)

Left to Right: 2X, D01, TK61 at 1.5 meters

Left to Right: 2X & X5 at 0.5 meter

Personal feeling, 2X shows slight greenish tint, D01 is greener without AR, TK61 is more to yellow, X5 is rosy pink. How many K, hard to tell; as I do not have the measurement equipment. BTW, I like the yellow TK61’s tint the most, which is dedomed U3 2A+purple AR lens.

Thanks for those! Beer

I tend to agree with you, from those shots, I like the TK61’s tint the most too.

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Drift Monkey wrote:
wkhchin81 wrote:
Below are the comparison of tint colours (taken using iPhone and observed colours are very true on calibrated monitors): …… ……BTW, I like the yellow TK61’s tint the most, which is dedomed U3 2A+purple AR lens.

Thanks for those! Beer

I tend to agree with you, from those shots, I like the TK61’s tint the most too.

Thumbs Up Wink

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Green tint? Did not want to hear that. Fine with yellow, but not green.

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Have never detected green tint with our 2Xs – lemon yellow for good CRI. Have you noticed green with your maxtochs Robo?

If people don’t have too much experience bringing in goods by China mail, brjones’s advice is bang on:

“For me, the best way to deal with these situations is to try to not think about it, then it just shows up one day. But sometimes (like in this case), that is hard. For me it’s usually about 3 weeks from China, sometimes 2; rarely 4. So it could be awhile.”

Used to be 1-2 months, now its usually about 2-3 weeks.

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Mine have always shown a more yellowish , or as mudgripz calls it “lemon” tint with the dedomed U4 1A.

The only time I see a green tint is when I am shining in a totally green field (really green grass and trees) where I do a lot of my testing.

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Mind posting some tint shots mud or robo? Cash

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Mind posting some tint shots mud or robo? Cash

I really don’t think with a thrower light like the 2X , a close up wall shot is the way to check the tint. That is just my opinion though.

I just went out with the camera and a few lights but I am not going to be able to do any beamshots right now because there is a ton of fog out there.

I will try again tomorrow to get some shots but here are a few I already have of the 2X for now………..
The first shot was a kind of misty night , so it kind of has some reflection in the visible beam.
655 yards to target

500 yards

260 yards

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FYI. I just received my 2 lights. They left from Shenzhen, China on 7/27 and arrived at USPS facility in Los Angeles, CA on 7/29. Then they went thru 3 different USPS facilities for the final 60 miles, arriving at 1pm PST.

Still daylight so I really can’t test the throw. The lights are of high quality and are working well so far with the tail cap or remote. Can’t wait to test them out tonight especially aimed at the 1000+ yard mountain range behind my house.

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RayGo wrote:
FYI. I just received my 2 lights. They left from Shenzhen, China on 7/27 and arrived at USPS facility in Los Angeles, CA on 7/29. Then they went thru 3 different USPS facilities for the final 60 miles, arriving at 1pm PST.

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Wow. Gave the 2X a test run tonight. The high beam easily lit up 2 homes at distances of about 500 and 800 yards. Even the medium beam lit up the house at 500 yds. The low beam was brighter than my BLF Special Edition X6 on Turbo which is supposed to reach out over 400 meters. The beam is nice and tight but still gives good spillage.

Unfortunately, I did not have a decent target to light up in the 1000+ yard range. The 2X got warm after several minutes but never got hot.

About the only problem I had was toggling the tail cap between modes. It needs to be “positively” depressed to change modes but too hard turns it off. If the press is too “soft”, the mode may not change. It is also “hard” to distinguish between high and medium modes at close distances around 100 feet or so. I had to switch to low to figure out what mode I was in at close distances. I did not have this toggling issue with the remote pressure switch.

Finally, I mounted the light on an AR-15 handguard’s picatinny rail using a 1 inch extra high scope mount. I only used one mount and it was very solid feeling. I could add a second mount if necessary. The head of the light did show up in the 7 to 10 o’clock portion of my scope but just barely and it did not effect the view of the reticle through the scope. I did manage to temporarily blind myself by turning on the light in high mode and having the light bounce off the room/s wall while looking thru the scope. Ouch.

Much thanks again to all those who developed this light and the group buy.

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Very happy with the physical condition of the 2x.

New m24 arrived with a few minor marks,tool marks below the anno on the switch and visual damage around the head screws and a tiny spot on the reflector.

And a new shorty tube for the old m24s to complete the collection.

Batteries are charging now. Tonight is going to be bright Wink

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There will be some blind roos around tomorrow morning…

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Yup. I expect complaints from the neighbours Wink

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I will be watching the night sky from NZ….

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