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Posted: 11/17/2012 5:13:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 5:15:54 PM EST by jasonusvi]
The Hog Saddle is over $300. I've got solid tripod but looking for other solid mounting ideas for less.





Planning to pick up this ball mount with a 22lb rating.



Or perhaps something like the below. Might it make sense to have the rail threaded for a direct attachment?

Link Posted: 11/17/2012 5:16:11 PM EST
Search LaRue's site. He has a rail mount adaptor and a somewhat cheaper mount/ball head
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 5:28:34 PM EST
A Gent over on the Hide made his own. Called it a pigs mount or the like.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 7:02:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By Multi-G:
A Gent over on the Hide made his own. Called it a pigs mount or the like.


Can't find it. Link would be great. Thanks
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 7:16:14 PM EST
Found a $100 dollar version.



http://www.triclawps.com/triclawps/
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 9:55:55 PM EST
I cut a piece of stainless and bent it twice on a brake. Drilled a hole, grabbed a tap, and amazingly it works fine.

No pics, cause it's in Maryland and I'm.......not. Sorry.

I can get pics in the spring.


Seriously though, go snag a sheet of 1/8" or 3/16" aluminum, and if you don't have access to a brake, I can't POSSIBLY imagine it costing more than about 20-25 bucks to have a machinist bend it up for you.

If you want, you can even add an adjustable side with a little extra engineering. May end up doing just that when I get home.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:58:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 6:00:02 AM EST by jasonusvi]
Seems like I will be able to lock directly onto the quick release plate and save the need for a mount (by swapping the screw used on the plate to one compatible with the tapped holes on my LMT MRP rail). MRP just keeps on giving.

Another option I just came across:



Link Posted: 11/19/2012 1:42:32 PM EST
A piece of threaded plate with two pieces of angle steel welded to the each side.

If you want to save weight, drill holes and use aluminum.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:41:39 PM EST
I used. A piece of PVC pipe cut short then split in half. Put a 1/4 20 tee nut into it and line it with 3m rubberized traction tape and done. Total cost about $10.00 and you have enough materials to make two or three
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:45:17 PM EST
It just so happens that 1/4-20 is the standard thread for cameras as well. Plan to let some kids take their first shots with this set up (300blk subs) soon.

So far have only spent just under $50 on the tripod and just over $50 on a more robust ball head (pictured earlier up) that is on the way.

Believe the plate on the ball head mount is aluminum.... could use a slightly longer screw also.







Link Posted: 11/23/2012 8:33:45 AM EST
The cheap ball head has a higher quality mounting bracket and easily replaceable screw. Going to change it out for a longer higher quality screw and washer.







Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:12:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By jasonusvi:
Originally Posted By Multi-G:
A Gent over on the Hide made his own. Called it a pigs mount or the like.


Can't find it. Link would be great. Thanks


When I found it the close up pics were not there anymore. This thread is giving you good suggestions so I didn't bother to link that one.
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