Economical Flashlight Mount

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by ColdChili, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. ColdChili

    ColdChili Member

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    I'm looking for a decent flashlight mount between $10 - $20. This would be used for hunting only and my life does not depend on it. I found this but the price looks too good:

    http://www.apextac.com/catalog/item/7719565/8212788.htm

    (the website seems geared toward airsoft stuff...for my purpose would it make a difference?)

    I've also found a handful on amazon:
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    I don't know the name brand of this one - $10.00
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    UTG - $9.33
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    NcStar- $13.00

    I don't want a $100 mount for a $25.00 light but I do want it to work, anyone have these? or know anything about them?
     
  2. Cosmoline

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    I really like the Tac-Star clamps Midway sells

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=121767

    They're inexpensive but very strong. They come in different sizes to attach to any barrel.

    You would of course need to check to make sure lights are permitted on hunting rifles during hunts.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    If you have a 1" light tube like a Surefire, and one old Weaver scope ring, it will clamp on any Picatinny rail or Weaver scope base and work just fine.

    I made this AR-15 bayonet lug mount out of a piece of 1/8" steel flat stock and drilled & tapped & screwed the Weaver base on it.

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    rc
     
  4. ColdChili

    ColdChili Member

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    thanks for the input, however I am looking for somehting with the weaver style mounting (no particular reason, just preference).

    I did think of the weaver scope rings but I don't have any laying around so by the time I buy a set I'm back in the price range of the ones I have listed, the advantage of the scope rings is that I can get them locally and wouldn't have to pay S&H.
     
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