Rifle Mounting Guide

Yes, the ShotKam can be mounted either on any Picatinny or Weaver rail, or directly onto the barrel using our recommended attachments below. The ShotKam camera is ideal for targets up to 100 yards and records footage from underneath the barrel, not through the rifle scope. 

See example videos at the bottom of this article, or join our Facebook Group called ShotKam Community (click here) to see videos shared by our customers.

All mounts are compatible with the Gen 3 and Gen 4 ShotKam.

Mounting on Picatinny or Weaver Rail

  1. Purchase the Rail Mount (click here for more information).
  2. Attach the ShotKam by gently tightening the Rail Mount screws (approx. 5 lbs pressure).
  3. Set "Shooting Device" in the ShotKam App (bow, rifle, or shotgun).

Mounting on Barrel

  • Measure barrel width where you will attach ShotKam.
  • Use the appropriate recommended mounting accessory (chart below)

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Additional Rifle Information:

  • For optimal performance with the following rifles—AR15, AR10, Ruger Precision Rifles, or tactical rifles featuring M-Lok or KeyMod forends with Picatinny rails—we recommend using our Rail Mount accessory. Mounting onto the rail reduces vibration during recoil, ensuring crisp video footage. When mounting, opt for side positioning, keeping the USB port facing upwards to maintain a level video angle. Note that the bracket grooves may not align with the camera tube slots when side-mounting; this is normal.

  • Avoid mounting beneath the barrel to prevent potential bipod interference and refrain from top-mounting if a scope/sight is present. For shorter barrel ARs with backward-directing muzzle brakes, position the camera closer to the trigger to minimize exposure to gas and debris. For detailed instructions on optimal mounting positions based on your video format settings, click here.

Reminder: ShotKam is not intended for scope recording.

Additional Barrel Mounting Information:

Moderator Mount

  • Requires 76mm of empty barrel length to attach. Not designed to clamp onto the moderator itself. 
  • Recommended for guns with a barrel width of 14mm to 18mm. 


12 Gauge Mount:

  • Recommended for 21.5mm to 26mm barrel width.
  • Suitable for large-caliber rifles like 416, 458, .50 BMG.

20 Gauge Mount:

  • Recommended for 18mm to 21.5mm barrel width.
  • Suitable for 30-caliber rifles such as .300 win mag, .308, .30-30, .338, 270, 30-06 (7mm), 9.3 x 62mm, 9.3x74r express rifle.

28 Gauge Mount:

  • Recommended for 14.5mm to 18mm barrel width.
  • Suitable for .243, 6.5 Creedmore, 7x64.

.410 Mount:

  • Recommended for 12mm to 14.5mm barrel width.
  • Suitable for AR-15, .223, .22*, .22LR* (*For .22 rifles, please see "Using ShotKam with your .22 rifle").

12 Gauge Side-by-Side:

  • Recommended for 40.5mm to 44mm side-by-side barrel widths.
  • Suitable for both 12 Gauge and 16 Gauge side-by-sides (juxtaposed or parallel shotguns).

20 Gauge Side-by-Side:

  • Recommended for 36mm to 39mm side-by-side barrel width.
  • Suitable for 20 Gauge side-by-sides.
  • Note: If your side-by-side is between 39.1mm and 40.4mm, you can use extra rubber pads with the 12 GA SxS mount. Avoid over-tightening the bracket to prevent damage.

28 Gauge Side-by-Side or smaller:

  • We can customize the 20 Gauge side-by-side mount with extra rubber pads to fit a 28 Gauge side-by-side.
  • Contact us at Support@shotkam.com for a custom invoice.


Shop Accessories:

Examples of hunts with Gen 3 from our customers:


Moose calf:


Red stag:

Mule deer with rifle: ShotKam footage starts at 49 seconds in the video below.


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