Mounting Instructions

The versatility of the Nexus U-Mount makes it easy to experiment with capturing video from different perspectives. You can record video from both sides of the rifle, facing frontwards, backwards, and sideways. You can show the end of the barrel or most of the barrel and optical sight depending on how back you position your camera. You can record video through magnified optics or red dot optics. We look forward to seeing all of the creative ways you decide to use yours. Be creative, be bold, and enjoy sharing your shooting experiences with friends, family and colleagues.

How To Mount A Camcorder To Your Rifle

To mount a camcorder to a rifle follow the instructions and illustrations below.

1. Place the #8 washers onto the #8×32 socket head cap screws with the rough side of the washer facing the screw. Slide the horizontal adjustment member over the two threaded screw holes on the linear adjustment arm. Insert the screws and tighten to 20 inch pounds.

CAUTION: Over tightening the screws risks stripping the threads without providing any increase in performance or safety.

2. Slide the linear Adjustment arm into the grove on the vertical adjustment member. Place the #8 washers onto the #8×32 knurled thumb screws and insert through the holes on the linear adjustment arm. Hand tighten the screws.

3. Slide the vertical adjustment member over the mounting base.  Place the #8 washers on the #8×32 knurled thumb screw and #8×32 socket head cap screw and insert through the slots on the vertical adjustment member.

4. Attach the Nexus U-Mount to the firearms Weaver or Picatinny base and tighten the #6×32 socket head cap screws to 30 inch pounds.

5. Place the 1/4 inch washer on the 1/4×20 knurled thumb screw and thread through the bottom of the slot on the horizontal adjustment member. Thread the screw into the camera and hand tighten.

6. Make a series of small vertical, horizontal, and linear adjustments to the mount and camera until you’ve reached your cameras desired position. After the desired position has been reached tighten the adjustment screws down tight.  When configuring to record video through the firearm’s optical sight, the zoom on the camera may be used to obtain a desirable sight picture.

CAUTION: Always check the adjustment screws and camera screw to ensure they are properly tightened before use. This will ensure the firearm, camera, optical sight, and user are free of harm during use.

 

Mount a camcorder to rifle illustration
Mount a camcorder to rifle illustration
Mount a camcorder to rifle illustration
Mount a camcorder to rifle illustration
Mount a camcorder to rifle illustration
Mount a camcorder to rifle illustration

 

How To Mount A GoPro™ To Your Rifle

To mount a GoPro™ to a rifle in both “selfie mode” and “first person shooter mode” follow the illustration below. (The Nexus U-Mount assembly is the same as above)

 

Mount a GoPro™ to rifle illustration DTB
Mount a GoPro™ to rifle illustration FPS