My WW2 Swiss range finder came with a little tripod that would be just fine if the prairie dogs were shooting back. In my advanced years, I can't get down on my belly like I used to so I modified the short tripod by cutting some 1/2 inch pipe and extending the legs.
That worked pretty well except it was a bit cramped and after 4 days of shooting I had a pain in my neck and it was hard to swing from one target to the next.
A few years ago my buddy and I made up some shooting benches and we had enough pipe to make five benches. Didn't need that many but we made then anyway. I modified one to hold the rangefinder and put a table on it for the coffee cup.
Now it swings 360 degrees and I can sit in comfort. More extra junk to take along.
That sure is an odd looking device, but very cool.
I like it. Most of the ones I've seen are the "stand-up" kind. Sitting would probably be more comfortable..