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Greg’s article can be found over on The Countryman’s Diary Magazine attached to this one www.countrymans-diary.co.uk there is also a link of where you can buy this light with a special code for a great deal they tell me to all my fans and dairy readers, the light in question is the Olight Javelot M20SX Hunting Set so go over to the magazine read Greg’s article and make your own mind up.
I don't write technical articles its not because I cant it’s just they bore the living daylights out of me, this weights this that does that its made of this, ahhhhhh does it work does it do the job in hand is all I care about and is it worth my hard earned coin, so Greg may get more technical I wont, so here is a basic run down of the kit in the box.
Lamp with belt clip for if you want to use it has a hand held torch, the torch itself is a white light, with 3 filters Red/Green and Blue, a thumb pressure on and off switch that mounts to the stock etc using Velcro sticky patches supplied and some O rings for when the others wear out or needs replacing, and heavy magnet mount for attaching the lamp to the gun barrel etc, oh and a rechargeable battery 3.7v battery NO CHARGER.
As many know I run a Professional Pest Control Company specialising in Agricultural pest control, the first job I took this light on was a rat clearance job in a grain barn and put it on my Air Arms S410 air rifle, the magnet clipped very well onto the air chamber and was quite sturdy, the pics did not come out very good as the dust particles kept clouding the lens of the camera etc, I found the red filter for the light to be the best for this job as the light reduction was quite noticeable through the light and the others being a touch too bright even when adjusting the power, its very easy to hit what I have come to call the disco function on this light and the rats become disco rats as the strobe light kicks in, none the less after a bit of getting used to the light performed quite well even though I found it a little fiddly.
I tried the white light and could just about make out eye shine of the sheep around the 200 yards mark, experience told me they were sheep a novice would not be able to tell, nor would I take a shot at that range or any other unless I was a 101% sure of my target let alone back stop especially with this torch, I put the green filter on and looked through the scope, this told a whole new story I could clearly identify my quarry at 200 yards and see all back stops etc, the white light came over as a bit misty so I stayed with the green filter, oh before I forget the filters don’t stay on so well so carry some tape to stick them on or you will be back tracking looking through the grass Iike I did a couple of times, I saw Tom Foster the Olight man in Ireland whilst I was at The Great Game Fairs Of Ireland recently and told him my findings too.
He stopped for a pee at around a 160 side on to me, again he took no notice what so ever of the green filter, I have seen this many times especially when they are not lamp shy from the light Sabre brigade, too late my ole cocker for I administered a lead aspirin to him before he could finish his last pee, the sound of that sweet distinct thump of an engine room shot floated back to me on the wind as the big dog fox fell tight on the spot, the farmer who had heard the shots came along to see how I was getting on, to say he was smiling like a Cheshire cat was an understatement as he shook his fist at the two dead foxes, he obliged me by taking these pics here in this article.
This lamp from Olight is a little fiddly it does take some getting used too and in places I would say its on the could do better list, but in many ways its not bad, I think its a poor show not putting the battery charger in with the kit something I have advised them to add, the price £125.99 hmmmm I would say was a little steep for this kit, although it does what it says on the tin in a fiddly way, I don't think the quality is there for the price considering something like a Night Master Venom does all this is a top quality product and is at least £20 cheaper, for me I would price this kit at no more than £85 as a good all round starter kit, but read Greg’s article take a look at the product and try one for yourself over at www.countrymans-diary.co.uk .
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By The Ole Hedge Creeper