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    Hello from Canada,
    Guys ive been hunting small game with airguns for a few years and have grown to really enjoy the the hobby and the hunt. Have collection of air guns and hunt with each and every one of them, each have their own purpose and certain animal in my scopes cross hair. My most recent gun just so happens to be , FX Royal 500 .25 cal. and i must say it is likely my favorit PCP to hunt with, thats not to say both my  .22 cal and .25 cal Marauders are forgotten. All these years and i have never taken many pictures or videos of my time out hunting, i think its time to capture some of those days out in the woods. Im looking for some advice and perhaps recommendation. Ive researched some scope mounts such as the one Ted has on his site. Any one out there use the same mount, what about a fairly good digital camera to complement.  Could you perhaps give me some advice on a complete deal both mount and camera , in other words whats your set up. Cheers 

    Pano

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    I use this – https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KM46MRI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 with my iphone 7.  It fits my Hawke scope well, is easy to put on and is very adaptable to phones of all sizes with cases on or off with the universal camera mount.  It will not fit on a UTG scope that I have that has the reticle ulimination controls on the front objective (it makes the front of the scope squareish and too large).

    You can’t shoulder the rifle when the camera is mounted but the only thing I have seen that allows that costs $1300 and works with a goPro.  I forgot what it is called.  I have the eagle vision mount as well that Ted uses but I haven’t used it much.  I didn’t spend the coin on a traditional camera to connect to it since my phone would do high fps.  I was going to use the iphone adapter for the eagle vision mount but never got a fisheye case for the phone that would allow it.  The discovery mount was cheaper and I just never felt the need to change so the eagle vision mount sits in the drawer unused.  I might try it again in the future to compare it directly with the Discovery model above.  

    I have also tried the ATN X-sight II.  It is a nice scope but is battery powered, subject to a small learning curve and doesn’t allow capturing high FPS footage.  Watching the pellet in flight is my favorite part of the video.  It costs $600 or so but gives you video capture and the ability to shoulder their rifle if you don’t need the high fps.  The funnest thing about the X-sight for me has been how easy it is for my kids to use it.  There is no need to find the sweet spot in the scope for eye relief that is always difficult for new shooters.  My 7 year old daughter feels like a real pro.

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    Johnny,
    The Eagle vision scope mount is the one Ted is using. It’s also the one I reach for the most. But, it’s pretty pricey. They have multiple options for the scope mount and they also have options to accommodate a few styles of cameras and most phones. I’d check their website for the most details.
    There’s also the Seben scope mount which is a lot less expensive and accepts almost any pocket camera. The Seben is also very quick to move to the side if you need to use the scope without the camera or to avoid bumping into it while walking through the woods. It’s a great way to get started with filming your shots. 
    The third one I have is also made by Seben. It’s a very simple design but, I find I reach for it the least of all three. 
    Seben’s website has both shown.
    Recently, Ted showed an early production model of a mount that uses your phone to film with but, it sits to the side and out of the way of the shooter full time. 
    There are plenty of other options out there as well, if you search around. 
    Keep in mind the scope(s) you plan to use it on. Some of these mounts can be scope finicky, especially if you have any obstructions in the first 2 or so inches on your scope such as an illumination switch/battery holder.
    Good luck!
    Tom

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    Thanks guys,sorry i didnt get back to both of you sooner its a long weekend here in Canada and for the most part the weather cooperated making it a great chance to get outside with friends and family.  Your ideas and opinions on the various mounts was just perfect, I now have an idea where to start from.  I briefly looked into some of the options both of you gave me, now that the weekend is coming to an end i can retreat back inside and look further into what mount would best suit me.  However i did come to find out its not that easy to have certain mounts and their accessories shipped to the great white north, Amazon.com is one of them.  They dont ship, Discovery optics mount to Canada, and the other retailers do not ship internationally.  I tried Amazon.ca, no luck they dont carry Discovery optics mounts.  I believe my best bet is going thru the manufacture directly, im sure shipping wont be a problem if a take that road. On a better note i did manage to come across a hopeful retailer.  While looking into the Eagle Vision mounts, directly on their website i clicked on, Find A Dealer and it brought me to Airguns of Arizona they sell the Eagle Vision mounts, that may just be a promising avenue.  I know the ship internationally, ive purchased a few things from them in the past, and i doubt there will be any restrictions involved with shipping. I believe only a few things they sell can not be shipped internationally such as scopes and lasers.  Im going to email them later today and see what they  have to say.  I believe they are open for business Monday since your holiday in the US is this coming week, unlike ours being tommorow. Thank you again for your help it has helped out in a big way, I knew there was a few things out there just didnt know where to look and what to actually look for. I hope you enjoy your long weekend, their short and few so make the best of them. Take care and thanks so much from your neighbor to the north.  Cheers

    Johnny Sacco.

     

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