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ContourROAM camera on 30-06?
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Posted By: mrbusybusy
01/10/2013 5:20 pm
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I got a contour roam camera for Christmas and have seen it mounted on .223 rifles but nothing larger than that.  Has anyone tried mounting on a 30-06 or .308 to film hunts before?  I'm concerned about the shock causing problems with filming when the round is fired.  Any suggestions for placement?

Thanks!


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Reply By: Michael-E-Clay
01/11/2013 4:33 am

Hello Mr BusyBusy! Though I have not used your specific camera I will say this. Probably the most important factor when mounting a camera on a gun (no matter what the caliber) is the Mount, more specifically the shock factor it can handle.

That is why most people opt for the GoPro Series as it has the most mounting options on the market. For your Camera though, so long as you get a good PicaTiny Mount I'd say you would be fine. If your .308 doesn't have a rail try faking it and putting the camera off of your trigger wrist! That will also act as a good buffer!

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Reply By: Michael-E-Clay
01/11/2013 4:36 am

p.s.

I have also used "J&B Weld" to fix a camera mount to the bill of a baseball hat. That works great for large caliber POV. No shock to worry about fowling the camera.

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
01/18/2013 6:39 pm

I found that the camera didn't come with a picatinny rail mount so I had to order one off amazon to get it here by tomorrow.  I'm going to borrow one of my kid's Mossberg 715Ts so I can see what the video looks like side mounted and under mounted with some plinking without burning up any of my 5.56.  I’ll post a video of the 2 mounted views once I’ve popped off some rounds.  I’ll be shooting in my backyard to try it out so I won’t be breaking out anything fancy to mount the camera to.  I may fire off some 12 gauge slugs and 00 buckshot just to see how it does with that recoil as well in the frame if I get a wild hair and pull the persuader out of the closet. 

I need to zero my wife’s rifle for her and set her up for some 200 yard shots so I might film that in the next week or two depending on when I get time.  Since there’s no zoom on the camera I don’t think it’s going to be very good video but I’ll see anyway just for giggles and post it if you can make anything out.

I’ve added a rail adapter to my 30-06 at the front swivel stud to mount my bipod so I’m hoping I can try mounting the camera there to see how it holds up as well.  I haven’t put my 30-06 on a shooting stick before so I’ll be trying that with the camera mounted since I’ll be losing my bipod to film.  Good thing is I’ve got all year to figure that one out because high power season ends Sunday here in Iowa so I won’t have a chance to get it out in the field yet anyway. 

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Reply By: WHC Admin
01/19/2013 2:14 am

We can't wait to see how it comes out!

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
01/19/2013 3:24 pm

Tried it with a side mount and under mount on a .22LR and I decided I liked the under mount the best.  This works out well for me since that's my easiest mounting option on my 30-06.  I want to see how it holds up on other firearms so I'll be checking that out as I get time.  I posted the video for reference here>>> http://worldhuntingclub.com/viewh2.php?id=23#a 

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Reply By: Michael-E-Clay
01/29/2013 10:45 pm

Sweet.

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
01/29/2013 11:02 pm

If this damn ice, fog and snow will stop I'd get some posted from a shotgun and maybe an AR!!!!!!!!!

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Reply By: mrsbusybusy
02/01/2013 10:50 am

 

Dont forget about all of that stuff you have to get done around the house tooooo ;-) (Nag Nag) ;-)

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Reply By: Michael-E-Clay
02/01/2013 11:41 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH,.. ahh,.. eheheh,.. ehh,.. mrsbusybusy is one smart cookie! She straight used the forum to yell at you! HA! (please don't let my better half find out about this)...

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Reply By: SKHunter74
02/02/2013 12:27 am

ditto

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
02/03/2013 10:14 pm

Lighting is now installed for you plant racks boss ;-)  Looks like I get the "honey do" list out in the open.

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Reply By: etammik
02/10/2013 5:48 pm

That's funny, come on now mr.busy that wood wont chop itself!

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
02/10/2013 5:54 pm

Thanks for the reminder.  I do windows too ;-)

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
02/03/2013 5:14 pm

Picked up the underwater case for the ContourROAM so I can stop worrying about it if it starts to rain.  It's supposed to be waterproof already but I'd rather be safe than sorry :-)

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
02/11/2013 8:44 pm

Wow the Picatinny rail mount is NOT good for a 12 gauge pump forend.  I'll be sticking with a head mount or some other option if I take this out in the field to film with the 12 gauge pump.  I'll try some 5.56 rounds next and see how it does next.  

Here is the video FAIL of it jumping off a 12 gauge will all three shell types I tested it with.

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Reply By: Michael-E-Clay
02/28/2013 2:37 am

I saw that. Didn't stand a chance!

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
03/03/2013 11:41 pm

Yeah their picatinny rails mount is NOT meant for any kind of shock.  I was actually a little surprised considering how much it cost but as with most things there's a weak link and their picatinny rail mount seems to be it.  The other mounts I've tried they make have all served their purpose well.

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