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    dear my fellow pred hunters,

    just yesterday i whent out calling, it was like -25 out. i had just bought a new primos 2,000,000 candle light spotlight. three seconds after i took it out of the truck, i tried to fire it up and it woudnt light. it was fully charged. i guess my question is, what are some of the spotlights that you guys have used and succsesfully put together a succseful night hunt? wich ones work good in the cold? any recomendations, espesialy from you experienced guys, would be gladly appriciated. also how much do these spotlights cost?
    thanks, JOEFISH
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    Joe, there are a couple posts by snowcamoman that cover this. The best seems to be the higher end led tactical lights but they aren't usually cheap. I plan to go with one of the Fenix brand 600+ lumen torches.

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    Current state-of-the art lithium-ion batteries deliver the best low temperature performance among rechargeable batteries (-40). But they are not great, hard to charge, fail often. Car dealers are finding this out now winter don't like electric cars. Best idea I have seen, get a belt mounted battery carry next to your body under coat, run a wire to light. You can even wire in a plug so you are not wired to the lamp all the time.

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    I have tried several lights in the past including the Primos spotlight. I have found that the Cyclops Sirius works well for me. It is small, bright (300 lumens), and comes with a red lens. It is not a long range light by any means with the red lens installed, 100 yards max. I have hunted in -45, and have had no problems with the light. Sportsmans sells them for about $60.00. There are some small issues with the light...the red lens falls off easily so I tape it on, and the trigger tends to stick. hope this helps

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    AKRedarrow, have you tried going without the filter? More than a few folks up here are reporting back that it doesn't seem to help and may actually hurt by not being as bright.

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    LuJon, Sorry it took so long to reply I was out of the area. I can use the light with the filter on out to about 75yards for a vital shot to the body. Anything beyond that I have to shoot between the eyes. I use a .17 HMR so it doesn't do to much damage, but it makes it difficult to skin the head out sometimes. I can see eyes from about 150 yards out; hope the call, and decoy work and bring them in closer. If they hang up and just sit out there i will take off the filter and use the light to make the shot. Have you herd of anyone using the laser genetics sub zero's up here? I have friends back east that swear by them. They tell me they can shoot 300+yards.

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