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Old November 15th, 2019, 11:33 AM #1
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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?
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Old November 15th, 2019, 11:39 AM #2
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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.
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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 .
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https://www.amazon.com/Shotgun-Mount...3833280&sr=8-4

There may be others as well...I stopped looking after spotting this one.
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ATN scopes have a pretty good record function built in. A bit pricey though.
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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.

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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
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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/
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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.
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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
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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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