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Mitch_C 10-12-2012 11:13 PM

Mounting flashlight to my shotgun barrel
I'm looking at mounting a torch to the bottom barrel on my double shottie. Will the mount effect how it shoots or do any damaged at all when the barrel heats and cools.

Blueguns 10-12-2012 11:16 PM

I'm gonna say don't do it. I'm not certain, but I think you might overheat the barrel. It just doesn't sound good to me.

orangello 10-12-2012 11:32 PM

Blueguns, he probably means a flashlight like a tactical light. If you could find one with a good solid mount, i would think it would be fine, but i have not tried this. I wouldn't think the shottie would be fired fast enough to worry about barrel heating.

If he DOES mean a torch like a flamethrower, he should be aware that flaming zombies will continue to advance while in flames. ;)

KG7IL 10-12-2012 11:40 PM

Matt, you funny, veddy funny guy.
Same thing came to mind when I first read the post.

To OP Mitch. I have used Blue Painters tape to hold a flashlight below the barrel of my .22 lr Bolt Action for nite time critters. Worked fine. You might need Gorilla Tape for a 12 Guage, but should work fine.

But Seriously, .... ..... What's the planned usage, duration of use and such.

KG7IL 10-12-2012 11:43 PM


Originally Posted by orangello (Post 974567)
If he DOES mean a torch like a flamethrower, he should be aware that flaming zombies will continue to advance while in flames. ;)

yeah, but how cool would it be to shoot a burning zombie in the head.

I'll have to think about the flame-thrower thing. (Propane, with a oxygen cylinder, Plenum mix, Compressed Air to boost the mix while firing some slowburning powder. This may give the light needed.

Mitch_C 10-12-2012 11:50 PM

Sorry I should have specified I just ment a flashlight I modified the mount so the torch clips on and off but the mount stays attached. It's just a cheap mount off eBay. Two ring with rails on one of them. If that makes any difference

orangello 10-12-2012 11:50 PM

Maybe something like this would do the job? (model specific)

edit* Didn't see that last post. Sounds good, got a picture?

phildenton 10-13-2012 04:10 AM

Hey mitch, ive been looking at those, are they any good? Id be puttin it on my mossy 500.

Mitch_C 10-13-2012 04:30 AM

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Here is a pic. I've never tried to put one up before so I hope it works

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Blueguns 10-13-2012 05:34 AM

Now I feel kinda stupid. I guess that'll work, I don't think you'll have any problems.

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