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    Default Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Is surefire still the best bang for the buck for 123A batteries?
    I need to order today.
    Inova T1 (EDC), Inova T2 (Security work), X5T (car), Surefire E2E (tactical)

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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Here: http://www.batterystation.com/cpf5.htm
    Just give me half an hour and I'll find you a thread with tests results.

    EDIT: Ok, here's the link: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?p=768005
    Last edited by Megavvolt; 08-15-2007 at 04:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Surefire is still the brand I use most! However, if you want a battery that is less money you might try Titanium brand from here http://www.amondotech.com . I use them some and they are good batteries for a buck apiece!
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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megavvolt View Post
    Here: http://www.batterystation.com/cpf5.htm
    Just give me half an hour and I'll find you a thread with tests results.

    EDIT: Ok, here's the link: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?p=768005
    I have been having bad luck with Battery Station batteries, I'm wondering if it's a bad lot or if the cheaper brands just don't compare with Surefire brand?

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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Choose your brand at Lighthound
    http://www.lighthound.com/index.asp?...S&Category=161
    Click on the individual brand to see quantity discounts.
    Lighthound ships by Priority Mail from Texas, if you're in the US, you get the order in a couple days.

    I don't have enough experience with different brands to advise one over the other. The link that Megavvolt posted is the best source of comparison data.
    Last edited by EssLight; 08-15-2007 at 07:40 PM.
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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Streamlight cr123 are cheaper and perform better than surefire batts. Search the forum, there is a thread where most of the brands are tested under different loads. They are both close in terms of performance. Cheaper always wins in my book

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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Botac Tactical - Less than $1.00 each. I've never had a problem with these.
    http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bi...2Fnsearch.html

    Dave

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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Botac robbed me, along with about 40,000 other people. Research Botac before giving them your credit card info.

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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Botac robbed me, along with about 40,000 other people. Research Botac before giving them your credit card info.
    They have a full 1 star rating (out of 5) on yahoo stores
    course 1 is as low as you can go, it doesnt go into -1

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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    The people running Botach now is not the same people running Botach a couple of years ago. I have been buying no less than 500 CR123s from them in the last 6 months. I have bought many things from them in the past 10 years with very few problems. Call to check on inventory before placing your orders.

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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    Tenrgy $1 or less http://www.batteryjunction.com/1pcsofcrteli.html
    Panasonic (makes SF/SL etc) $1.50 or less: http://www.batteryjunction.com/1pcencr3voph.html

    both of these prices are before the cpf discount.

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    Default Re: Best place to buy 123A batteries?

    I've been buying the Streamlight brand from "momandpopscopshop.com". Just less than $1.50 each in 12 packs.

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