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New night hunting set-up for my AR

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by S&W686, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. S&W686

    S&W686 Christ follower

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    Got this light today. I think the light is going to be pretty nice, the mount is not quite as solid as I would like. I think it will work for me since the way I've mounted it the scope flip up cover and the red lens flip up cover are touching, this helps make it more solid. I tried it in the basement and think the light will be ok, I'll post late once I get to try it outside. Light comes with 2 batteries, charger, pressure switch, tail switch and the mount. I bought the Bushwacker #5 flip up red lens separately. Below are some pictures of the set-up.
    Ordered another mount as I'm just not happy with how insecure this one is.
    SolaForce Light, mount, and switch

    Bushwacker red Flip-Up Cover

    Day time Set-up with velcro for pressure switch
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    Night time Set-up with the light
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  2. S&W686

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  3. Ersatz

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    I would think that the flashlight would have to affect your scope-zero.
     
  4. remlap

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  5. MCKNBRD

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    Neat setup...I'm looking into getting an ND3 from Laser Genetics and mounting it on a 10/22 for late night varmint control. Hopefully will have the full package done by the end of this year....223 would be a bit much for around here, but I'm not gonna rule it out!

    Byrdman
     
  6. S&W686

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    Why would you think the flashlight would affect the scope zero?
     
  7. Ersatz

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    Hanging a weight off the front left of a mount arm? I don't know to what extent, but I would think that would pull the optic.
     
  8. S&W686

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    Ersatz, I guess you have slightly concerned now. I'll try to get out tomorrow and check my zero again. I really cant see it changing, if my scope mount is moving or flexing due to mounting the light then I would think it would never hold zero as a hunting rifle.
    Only one way to know for sure, I'll post the results.
     
  9. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    It should not pull the optic.
    If you have a good mount you should be able to carry the rifle by the optic.

    This being said. You have a good bit of weight hanging of one side of the gun. This may or may not effect how you shoot. The solution is to hang another light off the other side.:supergrin:
     
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  10. S&W686

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    RWBlue, you been talking to my wife? Just told her yesterday that I was thinking about hanging another light on the other side off the rear scope mount. I was thinking one red and one white maybe? We'll see.

    By the way, I've picked up / carried my rifle by the optic as I was thinking the same as you.
     
  11. S&W686

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    Here is the mount that I have on order. I think it will be more solid then the one that came with the light.

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  12. S&W686

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    Shot it today and the zero is right where it was. Mounting the flashlight had no affect.

    Do you think it would affect the zero if it was mounted on the gas block?
     
  13. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    That's right on target. If you have a good mount and rings it would not matter.
     
  14. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Maybe,
    Anything you do to a barrel can cause a change, including shooting it.
    If there is a change, it should be minor to VERY minor.
     
  15. [​IMG]Get one of these. ATN Crusader 6900 2 Gen. Works well out to 200 yds.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. S&W686

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    Conan1 I would hope it would for what they cost. Looks awesome!
     
  17. S&W686

    S&W686 Christ follower

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    Got my new flash light mount and here are some pictures. The new mount is very secure and think I'll be happy with it. Haven't had a chance to hunt with it but I think it is going work!

    $16 on ebay "here"

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