Odepro KL52 PLUS Hunting Flashlight Kit Texas Tested Review {Video}

If I am known by one thing at Texas Fish & Game it is a “gear guy” and it’s true – I absolutely love new hunting and fishing gear that helps me do what I do in the outdoors even better. As many of you who read this know I have a YouTube Channel and companies regularly connect with me there to do gear reviews on YouTube and beyond. I am very selective on what I review, however, and only like to cover gear that I think is noteworthy and valuable to folks who read, watch or listen to my content. A company by the name of Odepro contacted me a couple of months ago to review their KL52 PLUS model flashlight kit.

I spend some considerable time in the outdoors field testing a product before recording a review in any form and this was no exception. This light shipped from an Amazon.com warehouse and, although it is a very affordable flashlight kit manufactured overseas as many lights are these days, I did not have to wait the average of 2-3 weeks to get it after I ordered it. Having USA warehousing is huge if you are in the market for a good outdoors flashlight but don’t want to pay a fortune or wait for weeks to get it.

Odepro KL52 Flashlight Package

The flashlight came installed with a red LED and three other LED modules came with it separately which are very easily interchangeable: white, green and infrared. I have owned and reviewed and even consulted for other hunting flashlight companies in the past and have not seen the quality, beam distance, beam zoom and wide beam throw length up close like I have with this light. The adjustable zoom makes this light so adaptable to any situation, whether you are bowhunting at short ranges or rifle hunting at long ranges. Even if you only use the white LED and want to go on a nighttime fishing excursion, this light would do well for any kind of night fishing or camping adventure. This one lightweight flashlight does it all.

In addition to the flashlight itself and all four of the interchangeable LEDs, the kit comes in a sturdy case with cutouts, snuggly fitting a container with two 18650 rechargeable batteries, two different scope mounting options, additional O-rings, a dual battery charger and a tail cap with pressure switch making it ideal for mounting on a gun of just about any type. The two mounting systems allow clamping on to a barrel or scope. I personally like a simple 1” or 30mm (with adaptor) scope ring, which this kit comes with, as most of my guns have a picatinny rail of some kind mounted on the scope or hand guard area already but these two mounting systems that come with the kit are good options for attaching the light to just about anything.  The case is very easily portable and rugged and I have packed it along on many outdoor excursions since I have owned this light kit. By taking the case with you, everything you should need for optimum flashlight performance comes with you.

 

It is the most versatile hunting light system I have come across for a price point of $112 or so plus shipping. Sure, you could spend more on a flashlight, but why? As long as I have been an outdoorsman, I have been a budget-minded consumer. I believe in finding value and longevity with every purchase I make or product that is sent to me to review. This is most definitely a solid buy and meets my Texas Tested qualifications and my stamp of approval. You can learn more about all of the Odepro lights on their website at http://www.odepro.com/en/the-strong-light-flashlight_75739.html or purchase one of these KL52 PLUS hunting light kits directly through Amazon.com here at https://amzn.to/2Ljg6B4.

As always, thank you for watching, reading and listening!

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Axis, Sika, and Fallow! Oh My! Hunting Exotic Big Game in the Off-Season with Host Dustin Warncke

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On this episode, Dustin rides solo again talking about hunting in the off season for exotic deer, goats, rams, buffalo and African game. He also covers what to look for in your next guide or outfitter you book a hunting trip with for an exotic game hunt and how to consider your total cost for the hunt. Thank you for listening!

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Mentioned in the Show:

Dustin’s Article: https://fishgame.com/2016/06/top-10-things-look-hiring-hunting-fishing-guide-outfitter/

DB Hunting Ranch: www.dbhunting.com

Circle F Adventures: www.CircleFAdventures.com

King of Eights Outfitters: http://www.kingofeights.com 

Connect with Dustin: www.dustinsprojects.com

 

About the Podcast: The Best of the Outdoors Podcast is optimized to bring listeners the best in hunting, fishing, shooting, bowfishing and other outdoor activities. The show is broadcast across a number of different audio platforms and serves as a source of education and inspiration for all things outdoors. Host Dustin Warncke is a critically-acclaimed author, outdoor writer for TF&G and other publications, video and audio producer, speaker and blogger who has excelled in many areas of outdoor media.

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Texas Fish & Game is the largest and most popular outdoor publication in the Lone Star State. No other publication matches our coverage of hunting, fishing, guns, gear, tackle, conservation, outdoor news, and wildlife subjects. Our editorial cadre includes the best outdoor writers in the Lone Star State—all experts in their respective fields. This is the sportsman’s one-stop resource for information and education on Texas’ outdoors.

 

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Interviews Live from the NRA Show in Dallas with Guests Jay Duncan, Tina Jones and Mike Mooty

In this episode, live from the Dallas, Texas NRA show, Dustin sits down with Jay Duncan from Crosman and they talk about airguns, the Pioneer Airbow and the new hunting laws going into effect in September allowing hunters to use airguns to harvest native game such as whitetail deer. Then, Dustin sits down with Tina Cole and Mike Moody to talk about shooting and hunting in Texas and beyond and getting new shooters started right in the outdoor realm with self defense, situational awareness and license to carry. This is a longer show but the content is solid. Thank you as always for listening!

Mentioned in Podcast:

www.crosman.com 

Connect with Mike: 

https://www.facebook.com/mike.mooty.5

www.GhostTargets.com 

Connect with Tina

https://www.tinasgunacademy.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003810192271 

https://www.facebook.com/funnotfear/

 

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NRA Show Coverage in Dallas: Optics, Ammo, Airguns and More with Host Dustin Warncke

On this episode, host Dustin Warncke is back in action at the NRA Show in Dallas, Texas and he talks about airguns, optics, ammo and a new product designed to keep everyone safe in the field or at the range. Thank you as always for listening and telling a friend about the show!

Mentioned on Today’s Podcast:
Tract Optics

Holosun Optics

Crosman/CenterPoint

Norma Ammunition | Tip Strike

Sightmark/Pulsar Optics

Airforce Airguns

Hatsan USA Airguns

G2 Research/Rifle & Handgun Ammo

Timney Triggers

Magpul

Ergo Grips/AR-15 Accessories

Pyramyd Air

Safe Shoot

Lone Star Outdoors Show/Podcast

www.dustinsprojects.com 

www.FishGame.com 

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Live at the NRA Show in Dallas, Dustin’s Turkey Hunt, the 2nd Amendment and More with Host Dustin Warncke

In this solo show, Dustin travels to the NRA and talks about 2nd Ammendment supporters, his recent turkey hunt, the NRA Show this week as well as and airguns and crossbows. Stay tuned to our show for more Texas Fish & Game NRA coverage!

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Texas Fish & Game’s Website: www.fishgame.com

Dustin’s Website: www.dustinsprojects.com

Dustin’s Personal Blog: www.warnckeoutdoors.com 

 

 

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Shotgun Practice, Shooting Sports and Getting Started Shooting with Guests Dave Miller and Dustin Ellermann

On this week’s episode, Dustin Warncke interviews CZ-USA’s Dave Miller and TF&G’s own shooting editor Dustin Ellermann. First, Dustin W. and Dave talk about shooting trap, skeet and sporting clays, getting new shooters involved in the sport and some ideas for off-season practice that can improve your success during hunting season. Dustin Warncke and Dustin Ellermann talk about having fun with shooting pistols and rifles, getting kids started on the right path to shooting and hunting success and some other tactical and practical topics.

This is a Dedicated Show Sponsored by CZ-USA

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About Dave Miller

David has over 20 years of experience in the competitive shooting community and has lived to see the sport evolve into the world’s fastest growing shotgun sport. He is respected as one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the sporting clays community with a Master class title, and one of the best shooters in the United States. David is also the main star on the Outdoors TV show CZ-USA American Gun Dog TV.

David recently accomplished setting a new Guinness World Record for the most sporting clay targets shot in 1 hour— 3653 clays in May of 2015, followed by winning the Missouri State Sporting Clays Championship in July 2015. All the proceeds from the world record accomplishment will go to Pheasant Forever and Quail Forever’s Shooting Sports Endowment to benefit generations of new shooters forever! Speaking of new shooters, David has spent countless hours as an ambassador to the shooting sports industry and uses his past shooting experience to get more shooting enthusiast outdoors.

Learn more about Dave at https://www.millershootingsports.com and www.CZ-USA.com.


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About Dustin Ellermann

Dustin Ellermann is a competitive shooter and director of Christian camp His Way. He is known for being the winner of the third season of History Channel’s marksmen competition Top Shot. Dustin studied at Stephen F. Austin State University, graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration. After working at the camp for many years, Dustin became the camp director in 2005. He and his wife, Brittany, live at the camp grounds. They have five children, and foster children. Dustin is a self-taught shooter.

Learn more about Dustin at http://www.camphisway.com.


About the Podcast: The Best of the Outdoors Podcast is optimized to bring listeners the best in hunting, fishing, shooting, bowfishing and other outdoor activities. The show is broadcast across a number of different audio platforms and serves as a source of education and inspiration for all things outdoors. Host Dustin Warncke is a critically-acclaimed author, outdoor writer for TF&G and other publications, video and audio producer, speaker and blogger who has excelled in many areas of outdoor media.

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Texas Fish & Game is the largest and most popular outdoor publication in the Lone Star State. No other publication matches our coverage of hunting, fishing, guns, gear, tackle, conservation, outdoor news, and wildlife subjects. Our editorial cadre includes the best outdoor writers in the Lone Star State—all experts in their respective fields. This is the sportsman’s one-stop resource for information and education on Texas’ outdoors.

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Two New Podcast Appearances and Our First Dedicated Sponsor Show!

I have been a guest on a few podcasts over the years and it is a blast doing so. Podcasts are growing in the “new media” world and are taking over traditional broadcast/terrestrial radio like wildfire. I love the format now more than ever and was happy to have the chance to be a guest on some shows I already listen to on a regular basis. Thank you as always for listening and for checking out these other shows!


Dustin’s Interview with Trever and Jeremy on the Cast Blast Grill Chill Podcast


Dustin’s Interview on Hunting with Airguns and Crossbows with Trever Bryan on the Hunt Fish Repeat Podcast


As usual, I am working hard on our own podcast and we just released our first dedicated sponsored episode today with Frio Coolers! Check that out here as well!

 

Thank you so much for your support over the years. You guys rock!

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Carp in a Kayak: Texas Fish & Game March Feature Article

Life has been going at a high rate of speed for me again here in 2018 as we kicked off another trade and consumer show season. I’ve been to the Houston Boat Show, Houston Fishing Show, SHOT Show and the Austin Boat Show. There are others I wanted to attend but many were scheduled over each other this year. Advertising sales has been good so far and I am looking to make it a great year in our digital sponsored content landscape. 

I have also finished me new eBook and will launch in within the next month or so if all goes to plan. We’re in the editing process for now.

We are already in March and my first article just released in Texas Fish & Game magazine! Check out Carp in a Kayak right here and thank you for supporting my work over the years! You guys rock!

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