The ShotKam can be mounted to most rifles using our shotgun options, including grooved rifle barrels. It is not designed to record video through the scope of a rifle, but rather uses patented technology to measure the forces and movements of your barrel. If your rifle has a moderator (also called silencer or suppressor), then you may see it in the top of your ShotKam videos. The ShotKam cannot be mounted onto rails or silencers; it must be barrel-mounted. 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.
Rifle dimensions can vary, so measure the width of the rifle barrel where you would like to mount the ShotKam. Use a digital caliper to measure your barrel. Here are the recommended mounting accessories available on our websites for each rifle size:
|Barrel width (in millimeter)||Recommended Mount|
|12 to 14.5 mm||.410|
|14.5 to 18||28 Gauge|
|18 to 21.5||20 Gauge|
|21.5 to 26||12 Gauge|
|36 to 39||20 Gauge Side-by-Side|
|40.5 to 44||12 Gauge Side-by-Side|
12 Gauge Mount for 21.5mm to 26mm barrel width at the location where your ShotKam will be mounted.
Recommended for large-caliber rifles including 416, 458, .50 BMG
20 Gauge Mount for 18mm to 21.5mm barrel width at the location where your ShotKam will be mounted.
Recommended 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 for 14.5mm to 18mm barrel width at the location where your ShotKam will be mounted.
Recommended for .243, 6.5 Creedmore, 7x64.
.410 Mount for 12mm to 14.5mm barrel width at the location where your ShotKam will be mounted.
Recommended for AR-15, .223, .22*, .22LR*
*For .22 rifles, please see Using ShotKam with your .22 rifle
12 Gauge Side-by-Side for 40.5mm to 44mm side-by-side barrel widths.
Recommended for both 12 Gauge and 16 Gauge side-by-sides (also known as juxtaposed or parallel shotguns).
20 Gauge Side-by-Side for 36mm to 39mm side-by-side barrel width.
Recommended for 20 Gauge side-by-sides.
Note: If you have a side-by-side that is between 39.1 and 40.4mm, then we recommend adding an extra rubber pad or two to the 12 GA SxS. The problem with over-tightening the bracket is that the screws can get bent and seize up, so do not over-tighten the bracket.
28 Gauge Side-by-Side or smaller: Not available. We can customize the 12 Ga side-by-side with extra rubber pads to make it fit a 20 Ga SxS, but adding even more rubber pads makes the bracket too small for a 28 GA SxS.
If you need assistance determining which mount is correct for you, please email us at Support@Shotkam.com with your rifle size.Examples of hunts with ShotKam 3 from our customers:
Mule deer with rifle: ShotKam footage starts at 49 seconds in the video below.
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