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#1 Sourdough

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 03:31 PM

I have a Lightweight Marine Corps Helmet, and I need ideas on mounting White Light or maybe two white lights.

Application is night hunting, night travel, possible night tracking, etc.

Might set-up with one White and one Green. Looking for mounting system advise. Would only be used in the arctic in the winter.

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 04:02 PM

Cheapest: You can also just wrap a head lamp around your helmet. This could be free if you have a headlamp already.

 

$75 range: Streamlight Sidewinder Compact

 

$110 range: Princeton Tec EOS Tactical MPLS

 

$170 range: Surefire helmet light


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:29 PM

Can't really suggest anything other than what spence said.

 

If you had a MICH you'd have a few more options like the MSA ARC Rails, plus the lack of that ridiculous lip in the front that always made me hit the ACOG on my rifle when I was sighting in.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:31 AM

I have a surefire helmet light left over from the Corps that does white, blue, and an IR beacon.  It gets decently bright but if you accidentally bump the IR beacon and don't unscrew the battery when you're done using it, you can find yourself throwing in another CR123 pretty easy.  It was issued to me, but if I was going to have to pay for a light for your uses, I'd just get a headlamp.  Why do you want to wear a helmet for hunting? 


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#5 Sourdough

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:10 AM

Use a snowmachine, for safety best to wear helmet.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:14 AM

I never considered people hunt in places with "snow". It's the Texas in me. :D

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 03:58 PM

Be careful with that helmet, ballistic helmets aren't bueno for crashing. Heck they're only slightly better than nothing when getting shot at.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 11:18 AM

Surefire helmet lights look cool, but theyre dildos. All my friends that have used them operationally detest the fuckers because the mount is weak. Ive heard good things about the princeton helmet lights though.
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#9 Sourdough

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 11:08 PM

 

I just ordered two of these: Princeton Tec Remix Pro HEADLAMP MPLS, 125 Lumens   (I will report how they worked). Thanks for the advise.

 

 

Cheapest: You can also just wrap a head lamp around your helmet. This could be free if you have a headlamp already.

 

$75 range: Streamlight Sidewinder Compact

 

$110 range: Princeton Tec EOS Tactical MPLS

 

$170 range: Surefire helmet light


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#10 B3dlam

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:26 PM

I run a Streamlight Sidewinder on my team wendy bump helmet as it gives me white, red, blue and IR light for use with my PVS-14.  The light is definitely solid and the price is hard to beat plus its versitile and can be swapped from multiple diffrent mounts with ease. 


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