Have a M60, need advice for a body!

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I am trying to get this setup completed. I originally was going to use the M60 in a C3 Centurion and use rechargeables, but I found out that the run time would be less than two hours.

I am trying to get as much run time out of the M60 on rechargeables as possible. Can you guys recommend me a setup that is based on an M60 lamp, that will sustain the maximum output of the M60 with the longest run time? THANK YOU!!!:popcorn:
 

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Leef or fivemega 2X18650 C to C body. Shop at Lighthound.com


Now if you want to spend a ton of money you could build a big leef system and run 2 C size Li-ion!
 
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Leef or fivemega 2X18650 C to C body. Shop at Lighthound.com


Now if you want to spend a ton of money you could build a big leef system and run 2 C size Li-ion!
Any idea what kind of run time that would have?
 

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Leef or fivemega 2X18650 C to C body. Shop at Lighthound.com


Now if you want to spend a ton of money you could build a big leef system and run 2 C size Li-ion!

Ok, I found the Leef version, but there is no picture of it on lighthound for some reason. Can you point me in the direction of the fivemega version? Thanks!
 

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I am trying to get this setup completed. I originally was going to use the M60 in a C3 Centurion and use rechargeables, but I found out that the run time would be less than two hours.

I am trying to get as much run time out of the M60 on rechargeables as possible. Can you guys recommend me a setup that is based on an M60 lamp, that will sustain the maximum output of the M60 with the longest run time? THANK YOU!!!:popcorn:
Do not put a M60 and run it off of three rechargeables! A fully charged cell can be 4.2 volts per cell (depending on which cell, most will be 4.2 volts), and the M60's high voltage limit is 9 volts. It will operate off of two rechargeables or two or three primaries.

Your choices are:
6P with two RCR123's, 9P with a pair of 17500's, a 2x18500 body (the size of a 9P with a wider opening) with 2 18500's... 2x18650 body with two 18650's.

I can't think of what else you could put this in.
 

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Yeah what he said! 2 18650 cells give you the most runtime on a Malkoff.

Up to 9V only unless you wanna see the magic smoke come out of the M60.
 

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Yeah what he said! 2 18650 cells give you the most runtime on a Malkoff.
TnC C-Flex pieces and a pair of AW "C" cells will give you about 50% more. Expensive set-up, though.

Leef made a similar system. Looks like Lighthound still has the bodies and necks, but sold out of the tail caps.
 

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Leef or fivemega 2X18650 C to C body. Shop at Lighthound.com


Now if you want to spend a ton of money you could build a big leef system and run 2 C size Li-ion!

As luck would have it, my package from Lighthound arrived today and that's what I put together. It's my new favorite light! (The Leef 2X18650 C to C.)
 
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Thank you all for your great help!

How much run time do you think a 9P with two 17500's will give?

Also, I have never bought a Leef body. How do they compare to SF (quality)?
 

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I just went through this research a few weeks ago and got both FiveMega and Leef 2x18650 and also 2x18500.

While I am still waiting for the cells, 2x18500 seems to be the most practical setup size wise. If you don't care about size, go for the larger body.

I wouldn't bother with 17500 due to lower runtime...
 

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For the ultimate runtime, go with 3d - 4d mag with Malkoff . Although that would mean getting another module, which is not what you want.
 

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I just went through this research a few weeks ago and got both FiveMega and Leef 2x18650 and also 2x18500.

While I am still waiting for the cells, 2x18500 seems to be the most practical setup size wise. If you don't care about size, go for the larger body.

I wouldn't bother with 17500 due to lower runtime...


So all I have to do, is get the body, a SF bezel, and a tail piece and everything will work? I am kind of worried about the size of the Leef body not working with a clicky tail. I am also worried about the quality of the Leef body vs the standard SF body.
 

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If you have a C3, then you should be able to run 2 17500 batteries in it. That should give you 1.5+ hours of runtime(My calculations say around 1 hour 45 minutes).
 

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If you don't want to spend a fortune but have good runtime. Get the Solarforce L2 body and 1 extension tube and run 2X17500's with a battery magnet in between and you will have 2 full hours of available run time and dwindling reserve after that for far less money.

Do not run it on 3 of those little RCR123 rechargeables at all, nuff said.
 

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So all I have to do, is get the body, a SF bezel, and a tail piece and everything will work? I am kind of worried about the size of the Leef body not working with a clicky tail. I am also worried about the quality of the Leef body vs the standard SF body.

My Leef 18500 works with Z41 tailcap, no issues. Has enough thread, but just barely so. It's not totally to the SF specs.
But then neither is FiveMega. His stuff has enough thread but something is not built right in the head so that when you use a Malkoff M60, you will end up with a large 3MM gap between bezel and the body. That was given I already filed the M60 module so it would fit well in the orig 9P body and I didn't find to file it that much. It's already loose in the original 9P body.

My expectation is, if it fits well in the 9P body, it should fit just the same in an aftermarket body.

I think Leef is better suited for Malkoff M60 after some minor filing or sand paper but with another module, I would use FiveMega.

Leef body is at least as high quality as the original other than that.
Knurling is very nice.
 

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I have a 2x18650 Leef body and the quality is very high. It works with the z41 and SW01 with no problems. My Leef 1x18500 works with a z48 with no trouble.
 

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Here are some Leef and FiveMega bodies.

Both Leef and FiveMega are nicer bodies than stock Surefire 9P body. IMO. The knurling is better. Especially the 2x18650 has so much real estate and the knurling "bites" into your hand so that there is no way you can drop it.

My favorite is Leef 2x18500. Shown with the bezel and Z41 tailcap.
Reason is: It's the same size as 9P. You can carry it in a normal holster. You can use 3x123 cells if you have to. It's pretty compact, good for EDC. No way can I EDC the 2x18650.

But for runtime, the bigger ones will win.... If you care about runtime, get a 2D Mag with Malkoff. If its to your specs size wise.
 
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