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#2728591 - 10/08/14 10:56 PM Lights and mounts for shotguns??
Leadbelly Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 06/08/13
Posts: 652
Loc: Possum squat ky
Need suggestions for lights and mounts for a shotgun. I'll be night hunting more this year and plan on buying a new shotgun and all the light equipment.
What has worked for you all, and what hasn't ?

Thanks LB

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#2728638 - 10/09/14 01:44 AM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
BoondockOutdoors Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 1562
Loc: Centre County , Pennsylvania
I strongly suggest the VRL-X gun mount kit I sell for shotgunning. The Beam shot RF9 mount is also the best I have found for shotgun use. Both can be seen at my webstore www.shop.boondock-outdoors.com
Please feel free to contact me for any info you need.
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#2728676 - 10/09/14 07:27 AM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
1trkyhntr Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 1394
Loc: Southside Virginia
I also recommend the Beamshot RF9 mount. It is the best shotgun mount that I have ever seen or used. You just mount your light into a picatinny rail scope mount and attach it to the Beamshot mount. A light the size of the available scan lights is about perfect. I don't use a pressure switch because I can comfortably reach the tail cap switch.
I use a Remington 870 Turkey Model shotgun, thumbhole stock. The receiver is factory tapped and threaded for a rail mount. I mounted an Eotech XPS-2 on it and I am very satisfied with this setup.
I tried to use a head mounted light, but that turned out to be a real PITA. I never could seem to get the light to line up with the shotgun bead/target and I was constantly illuminating myself.
Gun mounted kill light and hand held scan light is definitely the way to go, IMHO.

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#2728822 - 10/09/14 05:04 PM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
Leadbelly Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 06/08/13
Posts: 652
Loc: Possum squat ky
Thanks for the replys! That beam shot is what I was lookin for. I might go with a pressure switch light, still browsing the boondock web site.

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#2728915 - 10/09/14 09:34 PM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
1trkyhntr Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 1394
Loc: Southside Virginia
The Beamshot is a good choice, but I forgot to mention....You might need a 30mm scope mount, depending on which light you choose. I do know that the EWT 100, and a generic china light that I also have, will not fit in a 1" mount.

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#2728923 - 10/09/14 09:50 PM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
Uncle John Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/10/14
Posts: 40
Loc: SE, PA.
The VRL kit is great.
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#2729261 - 10/10/14 10:56 PM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
nymatt Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/22/14
Posts: 25
Loc: ny
Beamshot mount with either the Mako 1" or 30 mm quick detach light mount. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-MAKPLA1. Don't use a pressure switch as it sometimes makes the light dimmer, and if it breaks while hunting your screwed. Stick with regular tail cap.

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#2729566 - 10/11/14 08:51 PM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
Ky Col Offline
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Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 405
Loc: Ky
Here's my light set up on my shotgun. I got it from Boondocks last year. It's the 250 Kill light and I also go the 100 Killlight I use on top of my cap to scan for eyes. Get the Beamshot. I use 3 1/2 inch Hev-Shot and the Beamshot holds up under the recoil. My sights are EoTech and work great in the dark with the red lights.




Edited by Ky Col (10/11/14 08:51 PM)
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#2730843 - 10/15/14 06:14 AM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
ultramag Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 2125
Loc: New York
Anyone know if the RF9 will fit on a Mossberg 935 barrel?
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#2730847 - 10/15/14 06:49 AM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: ultramag]
1trkyhntr Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 1394
Loc: Southside Virginia
Originally Posted By: ultramag
Anyone know if the RF9 will fit on a Mossberg 935 barrel?


It should. It is a clamp style mound and it comes with assorted shims that should allow you to attach the mount to about any 12 ga. barrel.

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#2730861 - 10/15/14 08:04 AM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
BoondockOutdoors Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 1562
Loc: Centre County , Pennsylvania
It will fit any bbl from .79¨ to .94¨ diameter.
Mossbergs have flared bbls at the end so you would prob have to be mounted back before the flare out for the choke.
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#2731345 - 10/16/14 08:10 AM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: 1trkyhntr]
ultramag Offline
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Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 2125
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: 1trkyhntr
Originally Posted By: ultramag
Anyone know if the RF9 will fit on a Mossberg 935 barrel?


It should. It is a clamp style mound and it comes with assorted shims that should allow you to attach the mount to about any 12 ga. barrel.


935'S have a 10ga barrel,thats the problem. I'll have to measure it.
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#2731567 - 10/16/14 05:45 PM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Ky Col]
Leadbelly Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 06/08/13
Posts: 652
Loc: Possum squat ky
Originally Posted By: Ky Col
Here's my light set up on my shotgun. I got it from Boondocks last year. It's the 250 Kill light and I also go the 100 Killlight I use on top of my cap to scan for eyes. Get the Beamshot. I use 3 1/2 inch Hev-Shot and the Beamshot holds up under the recoil. My sights are EoTech and work great in the dark with the red lights.





Sweet setup ky col! That's kinda what I'm thinking having. Still got a couple months til night season with lights starts so got awhile to get it all together.

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#2732125 - 10/17/14 11:37 PM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: Leadbelly]
mjfritz07 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/20/12
Posts: 112
Loc: Rochester, NY
For hunting I would be cautious with the wicked lights. 3rd shot on my 12g and it broke. Gonna tear it down and fix whatever came loose.

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#2732153 - 10/18/14 12:36 AM Re: Lights and mounts for shotguns?? [Re: mjfritz07]
BoondockOutdoors Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 1562
Loc: Centre County , Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: mjfritz07
For hunting I would be cautious with the wicked lights. 3rd shot on my 12g and it broke. Gonna tear it down and fix whatever came loose.

If this is the case then you can contact me and I will arrange warranty repair. If you repair you will void the warranty.
I have never had an issue with wicked lights and recoil, but any manufactured part can fail at any time no matter the manufacture.

Also what model of Wicked light are you refering to and when and where was it purchased?
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