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Anyone know a good place or website for bulk CR123 batteries?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Annoyedgrunt, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    My 4Sevens needs some new batteries. I went to Walmart, blithely thinking that if anyone had some good prices, they would.

    Boy, was I wrong- they had two-packs there for ten dollars each. And these were freakin' Rayovacs on top of that! I always thought Rayovacs were the batteries you bought when you didn't feel like paying extra for Energizer or Duracell. :dunno:

    I figure if I buy some in bulk, it may be a bit cheaper. Anyone know of some good places?
     
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  3. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Wow, good deal!

    I know I could have just googled it; I just like conversing with actual people sometimes.

    And good on you for not giving me that "let me google that for you" garbage that everyone seems to think no one's ever seen before. :wavey:
     
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    Good prices! Thanks for the link.
     
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    Even surefire batts direct from surefire are only $22.50 for 12.
     
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    I been sent alot of advisories about things catching on fire from using chinese lithium batteries.

    Last one I read was about a Glock 21 in a holster catching on fire while hanging on a door hook.

    Each advisory recommended using only quality batteries.
     
  7. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Any thoughts on what constitutes "quality" batteries? I'd like to think Surefire batteries are; their flashlights seem to be quality, anyway.
     
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    I buy Surefires from Battery Junction.
     
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    Thanks for link. Almost makes me wish I had bought the EoTech 511 (one that uses 123)
    Yrs ago there used to be a battery pack for a camera that had two 123 batteries in pack. The camera didn't do well. I bought a PILE of packs for less then $1 each. Tore down/used in flashlights. Down to my last pr last winter. So hardly using light anymore.
     
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    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Damn... 50 cents a battery... hell of a lot better than 5 DOLLARS per battery that I saw today.

    I wonder if it's just supply and demand making the prices go up? Back in the day, cameras were all those 3v lithium batteries were used for. They were the .41 Magnum of the battery world, you might say.

    Now, CR123 needin' flashlights are taking off (have taken off). Pushed Mag-light out of the way, that's for damn sure.
     
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    Why not get rechargeable 123's?
     
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    Be wary of those. 5-6 years ago my dad gave me a set, and it seemed like a great idea since I was a new rookie and was using my Streamlight that took 123's a good bit. The rechargeable batteries turned out to have a higher voltage than a regular 123 battery when they were recently charged. It took me a couple $10 xenon bulbs to figure that out.
     
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    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Never had a good experience with rechargeables. Maybe the technology has gotten better over the years, but I'm stuck in my ways.
     
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    I think I read somewhere that incandescents had problems with rechargeables. Never had any problems in the 2 years I've been using them on my 3 Surefire LEDs and Streamlight LED Headlight.
     
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    That's where I bought mine to. I'm no longer "stingy" about using my Surefires for general use anymore :cool:
     
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    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    OK, you rechargeable guys have piqued my curiosity.

    In terms of longevity, how long do your rechargeables last compared to "regular" disposables?
     
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    I dont use rechargables. I use Surefire CR123s and like them.
     
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    I use Titanium Innovations from Batteryjunction. Work great, ~$1 each.