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S&W686
01-31-2010, 16:57
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 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280428667227&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_3749wt_1028)

Bushwacker red Flip-Up Cover (http://www.otsecure.net/quake/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_1_5&products_id=19)

Day time Set-up with velcro for pressure switch
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/AR_15_daytime_setup.JPG

Night time Set-up with the light
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_night_time_setup.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_w_light.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_w_light2.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_w_light3.JPG

S&W686
01-31-2010, 16:58
A couple more pics for ya:

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_w_light4.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_w_light5.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_w_light6.JPG

Ersatz
01-31-2010, 17:53
I would think that the flashlight would have to affect your scope-zero.

remlap
01-31-2010, 18:26
Nice Rig What you hunting

MCKNBRD
01-31-2010, 18:43
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

S&W686
01-31-2010, 19:35
Hunting Coyotes
Why would you think the flashlight would affect the scope zero?

Ersatz
01-31-2010, 20:41
Hunting Coyotes
Why would you think the flashlight would affect the scope zero?

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.

S&W686
02-01-2010, 19:37
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.

RWBlue
02-01-2010, 19:49
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.

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:

S&W686
02-01-2010, 19:53
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.

S&W686
02-01-2010, 19:57
Here is the mount that I have on order. I think it will be more solid then the one that came with the light.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/scope_mount2.jpg

S&W686
02-02-2010, 15:05
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?

HAIL CAESAR
02-02-2010, 15:34
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:

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

RWBlue
02-02-2010, 18:38
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?

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.

Conan1
02-03-2010, 03:36
http://glocktalk.com/forums/[IMG]http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd287/1conan1/11-04-080011-1.jpgGet one of these. ATN Crusader 6900 2 Gen. Works well out to 200 yds.http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd287/1conan1/11-04-080011-1.jpghttp://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd287/1conan1/11-04-080021-1.jpg

S&W686
02-03-2010, 05:16
Conan1 I would hope it would for what they cost. Looks awesome!

S&W686
02-07-2010, 14:27
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" (http://cgi.ebay.com/Vector-Optics-25-4mm-Laser-Flashlight-Side-Weaver-Mount_W0QQitemZ110486952621QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_SportingGoods_Hunting_ShootingSports_ET?hash=item19 b9891aad#ht_2475wt_755)

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_w-new_mount1.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_w-new_mount2.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/ar_15_w-new_mount3.JPG