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25 Mar 2018 21:27 #1 by Mack
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G'day Guys,

I want to mount a spotlight using a magnetic gun mount to the underneath of the tubular magazine on my 336 30-30.

Will the fairly powerful magnets from the gun mount attract the steel spring inside the tube and stick it to the inside wall of the tube and cause feeding issues?

Does anyone have any experience with a magnetic spotlight gun mount on their lever action?

I know there are other options, but I'd much prefer the ease of the magnetic gun mount if possible.

Cheers :)

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25 Mar 2018 22:23 #2 by Morgo
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I doubt it would have any noticeable effect on the spring during use.

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25 Mar 2018 22:28 #3 by grevo
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the steel mag tube should shield the spring from the magnet cant say that i have ever tried it before tho.
see the explanation for the one magnet.
magnet shielding

hope thats of some help
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25 Mar 2018 23:15 #4 by Mack
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Thanks guys, much appreciated.

Having a look at some of the clips of it on Youtube, I see it was used underneath a pump action shotgun, and 3 shots were fired from that so it seems that the magazine spring is indeed unaffected, at least not so badly affected that it will affected the operation of the weapon.

I've made my purchase, thanks for the help :)

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26 Mar 2018 09:49 - 26 Mar 2018 09:50 #5 by 17Hornet
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Mack wrote: G'day Guys,

I want to mount a spotlight using a magnetic gun mount to the underneath of the tubular magazine on my 336 30-30.

Will the fairly powerful magnets from the gun mount attract the steel spring inside the tube and stick it to the inside wall of the tube and cause feeding issues?

Does anyone have any experience with a magnetic spotlight gun mount on their lever action?

I know there are other options, but I'd much prefer the ease of the magnetic gun mount if possible.

Cheers :)


Is this a product on the market already or are you trying to make a homebrew item ?
Could you put up a link if it is on the market please ?

I'm really curious, as a tube mag would be a hard place to get a rigid grip for a magnet being a rounded surface.

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26 Mar 2018 12:26 #6 by Mack
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Hi 17Hornet,

It is a product available on the market already, there are two in fact (probably more), both easily available in Australia, and they have been around for a few years. I've seen them attached to the tube magazine of a 12g pump action shotgun no problems. The one I have purchased will creep forward a little after a few shots from a shotgun, but after shooting you can easily slide it back if it is a problem.

I really like the fact that you can extremely easily and quickly attach and detach it with zero hassle.

You can fit a range of torches to it, I chose a mid range torch for mine.

Anyway, here's a link to the mount itself, it's only $30AUD at the moment;

www.olightstore.com.au/olight-x-wm02-magnetic-weapon-mount

Here's a link to the torch and mount I bought being demonstrated on an under/over shotty;



You can get a more powerful torch for it than the one I bought in the link above, but I just don't feel I needed anything more powerful for what I will be doing with it, which is shooting pigs with a 30-30.

In case you are interested, here is the other version that is on the market;

wolfeyes.com.au/accessories/gun-mounts/m...tic-rifle-gun-mount/

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26 Mar 2018 15:14 #7 by 17Hornet
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Cheers for that.

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14 Apr 2018 23:19 #8 by Sierra Charlie
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I've got the Olight mag mount and used it with an Olight M23 torch (not that big) on the Marlin 45-70. No problems with feeding but did find it shuffled along the mag tube with recoil and after about 3 shots and would fall off. I used it because I could use the torch as a spotlight then clip it on the mag before the shot (to avoid waving the gun around to see stuff).
If I were to do it again I'd put a QR scope mount on the torch, mount a pic rail to the forend stud and leave it there. You could then use a separate torch/spotlight if required.
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15 Apr 2018 14:35 #9 by 17Hornet
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Thanks for the report.

What about a mount like this one ?
Wild West Guns - USA

shootingaustralia.net/forum/packs-beyond...sign?start=20#274587

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15 Apr 2018 20:20 - 15 Apr 2018 20:22 #10 by 22F
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That Wild West Guns mount isn’t too bad, providing one uses it as intended.

It’s meant to be mounted over the magazine anchor point at the muzzle.

Only because I wanted to locate it just forward of the foregrip (for ergonomic reasons to activate my light) meant it would slide slightly under recoil.

Don’t do what I tried to do, and it would work pretty well.


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