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Taping on weapon lights?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CoyoteSix, Jul 3, 2013.

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  1. CoyoteSix

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    Hey all!

    Just curious, but has anyone ever used athletic tape to attach a weapon light to a rifle?
     
  2. Bovice

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    In the days of yore, probably.

    Now? they make mounts for just about everything. For a long term solution, do it the right way.
     
  3. Roadking Rider

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    I heard a few guys named Bubba have done it.
     
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    Sure I have. If the tape is around the barrel though...and it gets hot enough...you are SOL.

    When mounts break...bring the duct tape!
     
  6. Speedo66

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    Not the best solution if you're in any wet weather.
     
  7. CoyoteSix

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    That's why I suggested athletic tape. It seems to resist moisture much better than a standard adhesive tape. It works wonders in EMS uses.
     
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    My ex-in laws used to tape flashlights to their rifles to shine (poach) deer. I'm glad they are ex's.
    They used electrical tape FWIW.
     
  9. allaroundhunter

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    With light mounts being fairly inexpensive, why not use one?
     
  10. ObsceneJesster

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    Is this a serious question?

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
     
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    Tape will work in a pinch but I'd stay away from it. As said earlier, if your barrel heats up with tape on it you are probably going to wish you never did it. The mounts can be found almost anywhere and they are very cheap. My local Walmart even carries them.
     
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    Not to a rifle but once using two little notched wood blocks as spacers to allow for the over sized head of a silver Ray-o-Vac flash light some buddies and I duct tapped a Ray-o-Vac to the barrel shroud of a S&W Model 76 SMG.

    Guess which NRA president gave us that idea.

    Worked OK for the time period. We even used that center dim circle shadow of the bulb as an aiming point. It appeared to be minute of infected luddite Zombie at 20 meters........

    -kBob
     
  13. yzguy87

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    Why not just mount it the right way?
     
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    Cause if he did that then it wouldn't match the scope silly! :evil:
     
  15. ObsceneJesster

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    I have a customized Elzetta light with a concave lens mounted on a 590A1 that I use for point of aim. At 15 feet it throws a beam that measures just under 4 inches in circumference which makes a near perfect point of aim for 00 Buck.

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    primitive iluminated recticle red neck style for sure!!! It wqrks though or so I been told, I wouldn't know {not me!!] lol:)
     
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    I have seen pics of marines using taped on cheek pieces for rifles so I say use what works.
     
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    Hose clamps work better. <ducking>
     
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    High temp electrical tape works well enough for this unless you're getting the barrel super hot. The real problem is in positioning the light and keeping the light from melting. There are simple steel clamps for sale now on Midway that permit this kind of ur-simple flashlight mounting without the need for tape. I actually prefer them to more complex mounts in many ways, since you have total flexibility on how you angle the light and where you put it on the barrel.
     
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    Tape has been around way longer than other mounts for lights. Course that was long before the word "tactical" was invented
     
  21. CoyoteSix

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    No this isn't a serious question! :D

    I just wanted to see some funny feed back!

    Also, they're are not always mounts that are easy to install for every rifle.
     
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    I'm pondering duct taping a 1 million CP spotlight to a shotgun just so I can post a picture of it. I'm thinking an 'Original Goose Gun'; detachable mag and all...
     
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    Just use an Ace bandage (LOL)

    Jim
     
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    Funnies aside, sport or vet rap attracts and holds moisture, a lesson I learned first-hand during hunting season one year. Glad I caught it the first day as the rust was covering both firearms from muzzle to buttstock.
     
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    Jeff, Jeff, Jeff Foxworthy, is that you, Jeff? :evil:

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