These days if it wasn’t captured on video it didn’t happen. Technology has enabled outdoors enthusiasts to film every step of their adventures from the air, sea and land, and sometimes even when they aren’t around  through motion detecintg trail cameras.

For a first-hand perspective documenting your hunt try a smartphone scope mount that allows you to record your hunts just exactly how you saw it. Not only do these devices create great videos to share with your friends, but they might also improve your shooting.

Now this might take some getting used to and you certainly want to have the device dialed in before you have a target in sight, but once you get the hang of it, a rifle scope mounted smartphone might actually become your preferred method of shooting.

There are any number of products on the market that allow you to mount your smartphone to the butt of your rifle so that it aims down the scope of the rifle. In this way, viewers can see what a hunter would see, but you as the hunter will have to look through the viewer on your phone. The same type of mounts can also be used to record video through long-distance freestanding scopes and even telescopes.

This might take some getting used to, but it may actually be easier for you. For many shooters, newbies especially, they have difficulty adjusting to looking through a rifle scope with one eye. In this way you can use both eyes, relaxing your face muscles so you might actually have better aim.

One word of caution, however, before you think about trying one of these smartphone mounts is that they do not all work universally with all rifle scopes. Some scopes require the camera to be too far away from the viewer, so you may have to tweak your scope for it to work or try several brands before you get the best fit. Check with the manufacturing to see if your rifle is compatible.