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Torches with no scopes?

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by edessex, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. edessex

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    I tried to dispatch a couple of rats tonight, but trying to steady an air rifle and aim with sights, while standing upright, holding a torch, wasn't really working!

    I've started looking into torches to mount to the rifle, preferably with a red filter.

    My usual hand-torch is a C-cell Maglight, will that be too heavy to stick on an air rifle?

    Most mounts attach to the scope, as I don't use one, what are my mounting options?

    I have a fixed barrel .22, with 1/2 size underlever. I was thinking of mounting the torch under the barrel...
     
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    If you look for an led lenser p7 they do a full gun mount kit with a pressure pad to switch it on. Plus it comes with colour filters too.

    Very light weight and has a great beam on it to boot.
     
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    Thanks, I've just had a quick search, can only find a couple of photos of one clamped to a barrel instead of a scope, and it looks like the same clamp/mount is used but with more wadding?

    I was hoping to find someone for £10-15 really...
     
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    I'm afraaid that if you want something reasonable you're going to have to increase your budget a bit.
     
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    At present my normal shooting distance is about 12ft, and in the last week I've used the rifle for less than 30mins in all.

    I'm happy to upgrade things the more I use it, but for now I think I'm better off with cheapies!
     
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    Perfect! Thank you.

    I probably should have switched 'UK only' off on my eBay app...
     
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    Here is a picture of my barrel mounted torch, got the mounts off that site named after a river, cheaper than fleebay, if you don't mind waiting for delivery from China. IMG_0284.jpg
     
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    I ordered the bits jdk1 mentioned, obviously they'll take a while to come through, but they should do what I need.

    In the meantime I thought I'd have a look in the local pound shop for a small torch to strap on.

    I found a little single LED pushbike light with a velco strap. Its surprisingly bright, considering the price, and hopefully it will tide me over.

    I did however notice the difficulties in using iron sights at night, but I've repositioned the torch so it highlights the front sight as well, so hopefully I'll have more luck!
     
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    I'd only just really noticed that you want to use iron sights which is going to be a bit of a challenge to say the least, if you have or can get a peep rear sight you might find it easier as long as you can get a little light spill onto the front sight. If you only light up one side of the front sight it will throw your zero off so you will need to check that before trying to shoot anything alive.
     
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    I've managed to get the light to show the rear edge of the front sight, so hopefully it'll still be accurate. But I'll try on a target to double check before firing at anything with a pulse!
     

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