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    Just got a nifty little flashlight. It's a UV flashlight from LED Wholesalers. $9 including shipping. Tried it out on my rack of arrows, and they glow like crazy when the flashlight hits them. Should make finding lost arrows ALOT easier. Go out after dark, shine the light, arrows stand out incredibly. The fletching and nocks both glow VERY brightly. Almost like a lighted nock. Blood also stand out as black against the background, so it should make tracking a deer at night a little easier too. One word of wisdom though guys, don't shine it around your toilet. You'll see how bad of aim you really have. lol
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    what does it look like? and what type of batteries in it?

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    Interesting....
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    to bad it cant find them in tall grass buried in the dirt with a new broad head attached..........

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    They basically look like a fatter Maglight. The model I have is about 4 inches long, by 1 1/4 diameter. Push button end cap. Took a pic last night of what it does to nocks and vanes in the dark. Should even make the white belly of a deer really stand out. The white stuff behind the arrows in this pic is old arrow boxes. White USPS shipping boxes for the most part. I think you could find an arrow lost just about anywhere with this thing, as long as it was dark out. IMG_0578.JPG
    2008 Moab 70# The deer killing bow
    2008/12 Firecat 60#--- 2010 Warthog 70#
    2009 Warthog 70#---2009-10-12? Warthog Frankenbow with Nitrous B
    2010 Strother SR-71 65# & 2012 Strother Rush 65#
    2012 Strother SX Rush 60# & 2011 Strother Infinity 70#
    BSD strings and cables

    Yeah, I know I'm grumpy and opinionated.

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    Forgot to mention, this one runs on 3 AAA batteries. Expected to have around a 20 hour run time. Stay away from the ones that use a battery you don't already know. Almost bought one of those, until I looked at battery prices. It was something like a 185360 battery. Rechargeable lithium ion. $10 per battery, and $20 for a charger. Reviews said the batteries were junk as well.
    2008 Moab 70# The deer killing bow
    2008/12 Firecat 60#--- 2010 Warthog 70#
    2009 Warthog 70#---2009-10-12? Warthog Frankenbow with Nitrous B
    2010 Strother SR-71 65# & 2012 Strother Rush 65#
    2012 Strother SX Rush 60# & 2011 Strother Infinity 70#
    BSD strings and cables

    Yeah, I know I'm grumpy and opinionated.

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    Put the arrows where they belong, and you won't be out there in the knee high grass in the middle of the night looking for the durn things!
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    Now es, you can't tell me you've NEVER missed.....lol I took the light out last night, and found the one arrow I lost this Spring. As soon as it started getting dark, the nock and vanes lit up like crazy. $12 arrow vs. $9 flashlight. No brainer for me. I know it won't be the last arrow either. lol
    As far as helping on a blood trail, I really don't think the light will be much good. The arrow I found was in the middle of a blackberry thicket, so I got to see what blood looked like under the light. lol It was just black. Blended in with everything else pretty well. At least it paid for itself finding the one arrow already.
    I did snake the arrow under the grass in the yard. Buried it pretty good. Then flipped the light on and it showed up pretty well. Almost impossible to see with a standard flashlight, but the UV light made it glow nicely.
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    2008 Moab 70# The deer killing bow
    2008/12 Firecat 60#--- 2010 Warthog 70#
    2009 Warthog 70#---2009-10-12? Warthog Frankenbow with Nitrous B
    2010 Strother SR-71 65# & 2012 Strother Rush 65#
    2012 Strother SX Rush 60# & 2011 Strother Infinity 70#
    BSD strings and cables

    Yeah, I know I'm grumpy and opinionated.

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    Don't have to buy one. Wife bought one some time back and she just remembered it. Have it sitting on my desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    Now es, you can't tell me you've NEVER missed.....lol
    We couldn't even begin to count the number of times I've missed, but only one of all those misses was into tall grass. But most of those misses were shot out of recurves, have missed a lot less with my compound, not counting the half dozen or so that went off too soon while learning how to shoot with a trigger release. Most lost arrows shot out the compound were broked when they side slapped a rhody branch, nothing to recover except an insert and point.
    http://eastoutfitter.tripod.com/index.html
    http://www.cascadianbowmen.org/
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, shoot thru, 63lb, Quiktune 3000, HAA OL 5519, Beman ICS Hunter
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
    Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, parallel shaft POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade

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