I wonder if you'd want more of a thrower torch for that purpose ? Or would you want a light with good spread and decent throw ? This particular Olight seems to be the ladder, as it has an orange peel reflector - more about spread and less of a localized hot spot. But if I recall right from the couple reviews I watched, it throws OK. I will have the light tomorrow, so will be able to see first hand. FWIW, I use a Fenix PD32UE on my Winchester SXP 12 gauge. It's good out to 50 yards or so.