Mounting flashlight to my shotgun barrel

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Mitch_C, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Mitch_C

    Mitch_C New Member

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    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.
     
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  2. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    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.
     

  3. orangello

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    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. ;)
     
  4. KG7IL

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    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.
     
  5. KG7IL

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    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.
     
  6. Mitch_C

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    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
     
  7. orangello

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  8. phildenton

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

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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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  10. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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

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    I can't say how we'll it works on a shottie cause its actually my friends. But I use the same kit on my .270 mounted to the scope it works alright. I was advised not to attach it to the barrel because apparently the barrel whips when fired. But I was unsure if a shotgun did the same.
     
  12. GunNut3123

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    I have a cheapo light attached to my 880. It's not double or over/under, but I don't see any problem with it being mounted to your gun. Between the metal on the light mount mount and metal on the gun there is a rubber "shock absorber." Worse case scenario is that you're the fastest reloader in the world and that the rubber would melt...
    Amazon.com has a barrel mounted light w/ pressure switch for $30ish that you could try. If it works- great. If not, then your out $30 and you have the answer to your question.
    Lights on shotties are great- if your concerned with home protection and the sound of a barrel closing doesn't scare them away then a light or strobe light should get the point across. If all else fails, u can always pull the trigger and see if that does the job :)
     
  13. GunNut3123

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    I have to amend my last statement... I'm assuming ur talking lights. If ur talking fire---- well... Good luck
     
  14. Ultimate_sig

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    Also takes the virus airborne
     
  15. Mitch_C

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    I live on Australia so were not allowed firearms for home defence. It was more for spottie shooting
     
  16. GunNut3123

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    So in Australia your not allowed to defend yourself, but u can spotlight? Here in the US that's called poaching.
    Either way you look at it, you'll be fine with mounting a light to the gun. Your not gonna hurt anything on your gun. As I said, worse case scenario you'll melt the mount.
     
  17. Mitch_C

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    No we don't poach. Just pest controll. Rabbits, Foxes, the occasional roo that sort of thing.
     
  18. orangello

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    "Poaching" is defined differently in different places and at different times. Your area is supposed to be overrun with rabbits; in much of the US, the overpopulated coyotes keep the rabbits in check.

    In Mississippi (where i live) it isn't legal to hunt very many animals with a light (raccoons are an exception). I have spotlighted rabbits in my youth; the last time, i stopped to lose some water and saw eyes a very few feet away from my feet; i shot the eyes, which turned out to belong to a skunk. I learned my lesson. :D

    Different places, different rules, but there is nowhere that is a good place to shoot a skunk.
     
  19. Mosin

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    I have this on an 88 Maverick. Works fine. Use loctite, or keep in mind to keep the nut tight.
     
  20. Old_Crow

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    I have a mount like that in the magazine tube of my Maverick 88. It is a one inch mount that fits 870/500/88 12ga magazine tubes. Most high intensity lights have a tube that is about to one inch. Ebay has a wide selection of lights and mounts (search for tactical flashlight in sporting goods). There is a "clamp type" mount for lack of a better word that goes on barrels.
     
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