Alright guys, I know there are countless threads here on CR123 batteries, I can't seem to find a solid anwser to my question.
An online retailer, who is very respectable and highly regarded, is selling 12 packs of Rayovac CR123's for $15 dollars. Rayovac has seemed to have changed the wrapper on their batteries, at least these CR123's that is, as the wrapping looks to be a newer style than the typical black with silver and light blue. Here are the specs they are listing
Battery Technology: Lithium (Single Use)
Nominal Capacity: 1400mAh (when discharged at 100 Ohm To 2.0V)
As you can see the capacity is listed a little bit lower than your typical Surefire or Duracell's, which I believe typically list a capicity of 1550mAh. The page also states that the cells are Made in USA.
Does anyone have any direct experince with these newer style Rayovac's? I have checked out Silverfox's 123 battery shootout but quite a few years have passed since that was done, and these new Rayovac's may be different now. I wonder if it's just the wrapper that has changed? This pricing almost seems too good to be true. I'm wondering if the price difference between Duracell's, Panasonic's ect, is worth it?