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Old 12-15-2016, 3:01 PM
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After waiting for several weeks to get my flashlight to put on my shotgun and getting the wrong mount and having to order a new one that would fit on my gun Im now finding out that the flashlight that supposedly had a 1" tube is just slightly bigger because of the design and wont sit in a standard 1" ring. Ive looked for one just a quarter of an inch bigger to accommodate for the poor design but it seems hard to find if its even possible at all. Im hoping to not have to buy another flashlight if I can help it. Can anyone tell me were I can get a ring that is just a little bit bigger than the standard 1" or offer any other advice? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-21-2016, 9:27 PM
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I don't know much about putting flashlights on shotguns but my suggestion would be to look up the flashlight you have on the manufacturers website, find out what diameter the tube is and then order the correct diameter mount to match. If it's an oddball or you can't get it figured out, post the make and model of your flashlight and maybe others can recommend one.
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Old 12-23-2016, 2:16 PM
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it would be help helpful to tell us what gear you're using. what shotgun, what light, and what mount you're trying to use.
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Old 12-27-2016, 5:00 PM
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The shotgun is a mossberg 500 cruiser with pistol grip. The flashlight I got is an ultrafire e18. Ive tried a 25.4mm 45 degree offset flashlight mount and one that was 30mm. The one that was 25.4mm was too small of a ring. The other was too big.
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:20 PM
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ehh... thats kinda the risk you run having an off brand flashlight. I'd recommend getting something a little more common, like a streamlight. They're more expensive yes, but if its something you'll need when your life is on the line, do you really want the budget option? Also you'll likely never use the zoom feature, and 1200 lumens is great...go set that off in your hallway and reply as soon as you get your vision back.

If you're really set on using that set up, I'd try to take some material out of the smaller one if theres enough meat there. Steady hand and a dremel tool could do it. Tape off where you want to stop and go slow. Less is more in that case.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Old 12-28-2016, 9:56 AM
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Conversely you could use the 30mm mount and add something to shim the space between the flashlight and the mount.
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Old 12-28-2016, 5:39 PM
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Duct tape!
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