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Posted: 10/28/2013 3:18:42 PM EST
LOL, yes I saw the beowolfX threads.

But when set up for coyote and calling onto a target area with a decoy, it has been easy peasy to use a binocular mount on a tripod and just strap the AR in place. Get a comfy seat and start calling.

Anyone else do this? Plus when I let kids hunt it takes some of the difficulty out of holding an ar for so long.....

What camera gear have you adapted to support your rifle?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:25:29 PM EST
GOOD QUESTION
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:27:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:29:51 PM EST
I made a simple brace that screws onto the normal consumer tripods. It was a 4"L x 6"W x 4"H 6061-T6 aluminum U channel, with rubber padding adhered inside. Had the aluminum powder-coated black. Drilled a single 1/4"-20 tapped hole in the center so it screws directly to the QR on the tripod.

Works great for a mobile sitting to standing shooting rest.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:30:13 PM EST
I would actually like to do that in my deer stand. It's a bitch when you fall asleep and forget to take your rifle out of your lap. Lol...
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:30:54 PM EST
Manfrotto has what you're looking for.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:34:02 PM EST
They've been selling shooting sticks, tripods and other assorted rifle holding aids in the hunting catalogs for years.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:34:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 3:36:21 PM EST by TaylorWSO]
Originally Posted By FordGuy:

What camera gear have you adapted to support your rifle?
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I tapped a carry handle with a 1/4"-20 iirc hole, screwed that to a tripod where the camera goes, then used the carry handle to attach to the rail.

This works well for lighter rifles, You need a bigger tripod or it will fall over or you have to undo the elevation and lay the stock on the ground.

ETA I use it mainly for the kids and AR22s. They can hold them up very well and its easy to adjust for height as they switch out-plus its good control without hands on supervision
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:39:48 PM EST
This thread is of interest to me.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:40:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
I tapped a carry handle with a 1/4"-20 iirc hole, screwed that to a tripod where the camera goes, then used the carry handle to attach to the rail.

This works well for lighter rifles, You need a bigger tripod or it will fall over or you have to undo the elevation and lay the stock on the ground.

ETA I use it mainly for the kids and AR22s. They can hold them up very well and its easy to adjust for height as they switch out-plus its good control without hands on supervision
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Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Originally Posted By FordGuy:

What camera gear have you adapted to support your rifle?
I tapped a carry handle with a 1/4"-20 iirc hole, screwed that to a tripod where the camera goes, then used the carry handle to attach to the rail.

This works well for lighter rifles, You need a bigger tripod or it will fall over or you have to undo the elevation and lay the stock on the ground.

ETA I use it mainly for the kids and AR22s. They can hold them up very well and its easy to adjust for height as they switch out-plus its good control without hands on supervision

no kidding, I was already thinking of doing this!!! Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:41:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By nickforney:
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well then you may also be intereste that I hit up a thrift store for 3 tripods and zip tied my scan lights to them works like a charm.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:43:04 PM EST
My chrony is mounted on a tripod

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Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:44:33 PM EST
GREAT QUESTION!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:50:09 PM EST
I did use this:



To this:



It was worth every cent.

Eric
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:56:15 PM EST
Relevant to my interests as well. Im going to start working on a 308 AR w a spade grip soon, and was looking to the MG42 tripod....
I need something sturdy but not $$$

Damn spade grip is gonna cost me $$$ already
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:58:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TheCanuck:
Manfrotto has what you're looking for.
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They make tri-pods.
Larue makes the mounts.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:59:54 PM EST
You wouldn't really have to adapt the tripod at all. Just install a 1/4x20 threaded insert into the gun at an appropriate location.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:02:45 PM EST
How do you shoot coyotes that come in at your 3, 6 and 9?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:08:10 PM EST
I use sticks now. Don't know why it would be that much different. I would keep the bipod on though.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:15:30 PM EST
I use mainly use sticks for predator hunting, but this helps with longer shots. It does rotate as well.

Eric
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:21:06 PM EST
The US Marine corps does.

They use both the HOG saddle:



And the PRS saddle




The Tripods themselves are usually Slik or Manfrotto with ball heads.

They have been in heavy use since snipers started operating more in built up areas as it gives them the ability to set up inside buildings and make very quick, easy to move shooting positions.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:24:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
How do you shoot coyotes that come in at your 3, 6 and 9?
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making sure you can traverse is part of setting up the position. I use hand held scanning light for hte sides.
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