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    Default Spring vs O-ring

    For those running their malkoff in a non-malkoff and non-surefire host what is your preferred method of fitting the drop in to the head? Iíve had success using both the large diameter grounding spring as well as using an o-ting between the drop in and the bezel. My concern is which one is more bulletproof?

    Specifically Iím running a m361 219 warm in my seraph host and want it as my one and done solo light (ie: max durability). Way I see it running the large spring it could possibly break causing a failure, but also it does allow the drop in to rattle in the head under the right impacts. On the other hand using the o-ring avoids both of those issues but then increases the compression of the b+ spring and also doesnít allow the battery shelf of the seraph to perform its function...

    Probably over thinking this, huh?

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    I always use the fitting rings he sells for this job. Works best for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    I always use the fitting rings he sells for this job. Works best for me.
    That would effectively be the same solution a running an oring above the drop in?

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    Well ya but an o-ring can dry out or ď Smoshď out of position. The fitting ring wonít do that.
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    Is the fitting ring not rubber? Always figured it was!

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    Nope, his are real hard plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck91 View Post
    For those running their malkoff in a non-malkoff and non-surefire host what is your preferred method of fitting the drop in to the head? Iíve had success using both the large diameter grounding spring as well as using an o-ting between the drop in and the bezel. My concern is which one is more bulletproof?

    Specifically Iím running a m361 219 warm in my seraph host and want it as my one and done solo light (ie: max durability). Way I see it running the large spring it could possibly break causing a failure, but also it does allow the drop in to rattle in the head under the right impacts. On the other hand using the o-ring avoids both of those issues but then increases the compression of the b+ spring and also doesnít allow the battery shelf of the seraph to perform its function...

    Probably over thinking this, huh?
    Really? The spring could break and cause a failure? I mean I suppose it could, just as your tube could collapse under vacuum or excessive pressure. Or your battery could explode.

    I'd just go with Thermal guy's suggestion.

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