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plinkerton November 15th, 2019 10:33 AM

Looking for action camera mount for rifle or shotgun
 
I'm looking for a way to mount a small GoPro-like camera to the barrel of a rifle or shotgun.
I have found rail mounts for guns with a rail, but nothing that I like for a gun that doesn't have a rail.

Any suggestions?

jtb81100 November 15th, 2019 10:39 AM

The best I've seen have been the handle bar mounts. They're padded so it shouldn't screw up the finish on the gun.

plinkerton November 15th, 2019 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by jtb81100 (Post 5702581)
The best I've seen have been the handle bar mounts. They're padded so it shouldn't screw up the finish on the gun.


I have them for the Jetski, didn't even think about it .

TheOriginalMexicanBob November 15th, 2019 10:55 AM

https://www.amazon.com/Shotgun-Mount...3833280&sr=8-4

There may be others as well...I stopped looking after spotting this one.

stev5613 November 15th, 2019 12:04 PM

ATN scopes have a pretty good record function built in. A bit pricey though.

plinkerton November 15th, 2019 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by TheOriginalMexicanBob (Post 5702592)
https://www.amazon.com/Shotgun-Mount...3833280&sr=8-4


There may be others as well...I stopped looking after spotting this one.

That would be perfect, but all my cameras are 1/4 20 standard tripod mount. GoPro has their own connection.

Quote:

Originally Posted by stev5613 (Post 5702651)
ATN scopes have a pretty good record function built in. A bit pricey though.

If I didn't already have a couple grand in cameras I would buy something like that. There's a camera in the classifieds that would be perfect, but I prefer to try to buy a mount instead of dropping a few more hundred on another camera

plinkerton November 15th, 2019 01:12 PM

This is the one in the classifieds:
https://www.mdshooters.com/vbclassif...do=ad&id=37960


Here is the web page for the Tactacam:
https://www.tactacam.com/shop/tactacam-4/

TheOriginalMexicanBob November 15th, 2019 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by plinkerton (Post 5702707)
That would be perfect, but all my cameras are 1/4 20 standard tripod mount. GoPro has their own connection.

That's just great for GoPro...have a proprietary connection rather than what's long, long been accepted as an industry standard. I guess they want everyone to have no choice but to buy their accessory products only.

Occam November 15th, 2019 01:16 PM

I always like to get tools that are versatile enough to use in other ways, too. This thing (link below) is a knock off of the Manfrotto nano clamp, but you'll get the idea. Those clamp jaws have some rubber cladding adhered to them - hard to say if that would mess with bluing, etc. Using a clamp and small ball head will allow you to offset, aim, and otherwise manage the way things are arranged. This will accommodate your 1/4-20 mounting issue.

https://www.amazon.com/CAMVATE-Super...tronics&sr=1-1

plinkerton November 15th, 2019 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by TheOriginalMexicanBob (Post 5702718)
That's just great for GoPro...have a proprietary connection rather than what's long, long been accepted as an industry standard. I guess they want everyone to have no choice but to buy their accessory products only.


In their defense it is a better connection, especially for an action camera.
And they have not prevented third parties from using it


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