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    Canít wait to get mine and test it out. Kinda weird..it looks like heís not making his 6 volt max 18650 HD. Donít see it on his site.
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    When i first took it out i wasn't that impressed with the 5% diffuser though the beam is quite nice.
    The supplied KP battery i thought maybe it was low but checked it on the charger it was fully charged.
    The head/body didnt get very warm with the supplied 3500maH cell, different story with 15A cell you could feel it warming up much quicker.

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    The 5% takes it down to 35,000 lux. Thatís pretty much where the standard 18650 HD is. So ya would not be that impressive. I used mine last night at around 110-120 yards. To my eye. I donít have a range finder And it was not even close to genes beamshot at 150 on his site.mine hit the target but was this huge beam. Not really focused Iím thinking Iím going to like mine a lot.
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    Just got back from the soccer field where I did a few more tests. My 18650 Neutral HD very easily hits past goal to goal. 120 yards or so. Past that into the woods is 150-160. It hits that again with no problem but nothing like genes 150 yard on his site. Iím extremely excited to get this thing and see what it can do.
    Last edited by thermal guy; 03-22-2020 at 08:53 PM.
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    Got mine out to 180 metres easily with 1% diffuser

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    Fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Fantastic!
    last nights outing measured on Google maps 247 metres=815ft

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    Did it light up pretty good at that distance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Did it light up pretty good at that distance?
    I could easily discern the eucalypts and path i was shining it on,still had more in it however past a certain point without optics you wont see it anyway.
    Once the mozzies go away i plan to do tripod night shots of every light i own.

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    Just got mine in. Now the 3-4 hour wait for dark. I couldnít resist trying it out real quick in the house just to see whatís what. Put it next to my 18650 neutral and saw ďother then tint and beam shapeĒ no difference in output. Then saw that it come with the 5% diffuser already installed. Lol. Without it yes there is a HUGE difference. More later when it gets dark😁
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    Just got back from a little walk to try out my new toy. This thing rocks! Thatís 85 yards from goal to goal and Iím back at least that far from them. There not the best but itís dam close to what my eyes tell me. First one is my 18650 neutral second is the new boy!


    So 180-190 yards and she can push a lot more. But in real world much further and Iíd need binoculars
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    Yes i had 2 bags inside my box and it said 5% diffuser already fitted.
    It removes easily to swap out.

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    Ya. I donít really read instructions. At least until Iím hopefully lost. Them filters do clean up the beam real nice. But not sure why you would want to lose that much lux by using them In a light meant to be used at 100 plus yards.
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    Does the 5% diffuser make it match the old school HD18650 beam pattern? If so, this is really a great idea. Gene is brilliant. It's at least 2 lights in one. Thanks for all the testing!

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    With the 5 percent filter it is VERY close to the old 18650 HD. Not sure about the tint because my old HD is Neutral. But beam pattern and throw a very similar.So yes itís kinda like 2 or 3 flashlights in one. With the diffusers in place you get a very wide beam. Take them out you got one hell of a thrower.
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    Thatís great! Thanks much!

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    How do the diffusers work?

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    There just .0.10 thick diffused plastic material things that smooths out the beam. Dc-fix kinda thing. They do work but throw is really cut down with them

    Iím sorry were you just asking how good they work? If so they work very well.
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    Is anyone planning on doing a beamshot with the Hound Dog Super, preferably 4000K and this head? I am waiting on the other WC to come out before I buy anything and also I do not know if Gene has anything coming out to upgrade the Super Hound Dog. Every time, I am about to buy a new light something more attractive comes out of his shop. I know the new WC is coming and if there is a new Super coming I will keep waiting.

    I google mapped my Hound Dog Neutral and found it has a max effective range of about 300 Yards.

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    Does anyone recognize the 35mm optic? I canít seem to find a visual match among the more notable TIR manufacturers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cree XHP 70 LED View Post
    Is anyone planning on doing a beamshot with the Hound Dog Super, preferably 4000K and this head? I am waiting on the other WC to come out before I buy anything and also I do not know if Gene has anything coming out to upgrade the Super Hound Dog. Every time, I am about to buy a new light something more attractive comes out of his shop. I know the new WC is coming and if there is a new Super coming I will keep waiting.

    I google mapped my Hound Dog Neutral and found it has a max effective range of about 300 Yards.
    Two different animals they are. I think what you would see in a beamshot comparison is that they both throw nearly the same maybe a touch more with this new head but the super is 2 times the output so it will have much more spill and more light on the target. I too am waiting first because I really want to see the new WC and second if gene got the 18650 HD up to 90,000 lux god knows what the super might be 200,000 maybe? Of course I have no idea if he even plans to upgrade it. Just thinking out loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Two different animals they are. I think what you would see in a beamshot comparison is that they both throw nearly the same maybe a touch more with this new head but the super is 2 times the output so it will have much more spill and more light on the target. I too am waiting first because I really want to see the new WC and second if gene got the 18650 HD up to 90,000 lux god knows what the super might be 200,000 maybe? Of course I have no idea if he even plans to upgrade it. Just thinking out loud.
    I donít think that the larger optic of the HD Super will afford much more candela. The 18650 XT is already pushing the Oslon W1 emitter nearly to its max: direct drive with a 35mm optic.

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    Oh the new 18650 HD has more lux yes. But doesnít have the house power of the super.
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    Playing around with my XT a little more tonight. Even on low this thing throws a ton! 30-40 yards. And and. It will also run on 2XAA in a MD3 body! I learned that little trick with my 18650 neutral. And itís frixen bright as hell on them to.
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    If he switched to a reflector instead of an optic on the Super Hound Dog, maybe he can get 200,000 candela. That would be a definite buy for me if the lumens were around 1,000 plus.

    It would replace my 1,200 lumen 1000 meter 250,000 candela Olight M3XS-UT.

    Is there a reason Gene uses a lot of optics? For the WC V6 I can understand I love the flood on it, but for anything longer range you get a (much) nicer beam and can get longer throw with a reflector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    With the 5 percent filter it is VERY close to the old 18650 HD. Not sure about the tint because my old HD is Neutral. But beam pattern and throw a very similar.So yes itís kinda like 2 or 3 flashlights in one. With the diffusers in place you get a very wide beam. Take them out you got one hell of a thrower.
    Spot on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cree XHP 70 LED View Post
    Is anyone planning on doing a beamshot with the Hound Dog Super, preferably 4000K and this head? I am waiting on the other WC to come out before I buy anything and also I do not know if Gene has anything coming out to upgrade the Super Hound Dog. Every time, I am about to buy a new light something more attractive comes out of his shop. I know the new WC is coming and if there is a new Super coming I will keep waiting.

    I google mapped my Hound Dog Neutral and found it has a max effective range of about 300 Yards.
    I've already out thrown that with the 1% diffuser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daffy View Post
    I've already out thrown that with the 1% diffuser.

    Do you have a Hound Dog Super, that you can do beamshots with? I know the Hound Dog Super is not a true thrower, none of Genes lights are, and he told me he has no plans to make one. However, it would be nice to see no diffuser vs the Hound Dog Super, as the Super will have way more light surrounding the target and up close. I say 300 Yards, but everyone has different eyes I can clearly ID a person at 300 for a weapon. I can see 600 yards with my M3XS-UT.
    Last edited by Cree XHP 70 LED; 03-29-2020 at 10:39 AM.

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    Sorry dont own a HDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cree XHP 70 LED View Post
    Do you have a Hound Dog Super, that you can do beamshots with? I know the Hound Dog Super is not a true thrower, none of Genes lights are, and he told me he has no plans to make one. However, it would be nice to see no diffuser vs the Hound Dog Super, as the Super will have way more light surrounding the target and up close. I say 300 Yards, but everyone has different eyes I can clearly ID a person at 300 for a weapon. I can see 600 yards with my M3XS-UT.
    I don't know. I'm pretty sure that Gene's e2 ht and e2sht are legit throwers.

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