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    Field expedient tripod saddle

    I found out I needed a tripod for an upcoming match. It’s one of the few things I’ve not gotten due to never needing one before as well as the expense

    My wife had a photography tripod she dug out of the attic since nothing will ship in time for the match date

    I needed a “saddle” for it so I did some googling and got to work

    I cut the bell/coupling off a piece of 2” PVC, which is around 2.25” OD. I cut it about 60-70%/30-40% off length ways. Found a bolt in the garage that match the camera tripod thread pitch, drilled a pilot hole then used the grade 5 bolt as a make shift tap.

    I painted it then used some old carpet as a liner










    I’ve got a backup iPhone clamp that I was able to turn and act more like a traditional squared off saddle in the event this one breaks or something but I think this’ll hold up fine for a one day event ~100rds or so

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    I love it. Finding a solution with found parts under a deadline is so satisfying.
    “What in the world is a moderate interpretation of a constitutional text? Halfway between what it says and what we'd like it to say?" -Antonin Scalia

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    This one should work better

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    Let us know your thoughts after you’ve had some time with it as I’ve been looking at one

    Quote Originally Posted by Former11B View Post
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    This one should work better
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    Imagine the legs are substantially stronger on the PR tripod?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelski View Post
    Imagine the legs are substantially stronger on the PR tripod?
    The what?

    Quote Originally Posted by VIPER 237 View Post
    Let us know your thoughts after you’ve had some time with it as I’ve been looking at one
    Spent about half an hour with it going from prone to standing, opening the legs up to the various positions. My only small gripe is with the swivel/rotation adjustment knob is kinda small. A wing nut would be a little easier to turn/tighten

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    Isn't it called a precision rifle tripod? Back to calling it a thingy, I guess.
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    Midway USA? I saw they were on sale for $129.... had to order one as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelski View Post
    Isn't it called a precision rifle tripod? Back to calling it a thingy, I guess.
    I just call it a tripod lol


    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    Midway USA? I saw they were on sale for $129.... had to order one as well.
    I think mine was on Amazon

    Yeah the deathgrip is a lot more capable than the one I’d gotten to hold me over....I needed it for a match and it was the only one I could get in time. I’ll use the smaller/lighter Havoc for hunting and as a spare at matches

    Deathgrip vs Havoc:
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    You need one of those 400 dollar Geissele rails now. Order in time for Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelski View Post
    You need one of those 400 dollar Geissele rails now. Order in time for Christmas!
    I have a Mk8 on there now....not good enough?

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    Apparently my humor isn't jumping the gap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelski View Post
    Apparently my humor isn't jumping the gap.


    It’s loud and clear on this channel.

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    I’m teaching Kindergarten at home these days. It’s taken a toll on my interactions with other adults

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    Lol

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