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    jwrabbit123
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    Hi what is a stable shooting tripod ? I had some hand surgury and I am having problems holding up my rifles /?  I have a set of sticks but it is flimzy , I am thinking a pic rail on like a tripod is this one ok ?

     

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KQLK5P3/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

     

     

     

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    intenseaty22
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    Brian10956
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    I have the bogpod similar to this one

    https://www.btibrands.com/product/ssc/?mobile=true

    whats nice about it it’s very light and surprisingly stable. If I was just going to use it at the range i would prefer it to be heavier. The bog bod is fast to set up and the adjustable legs conform to hilly areas. It can easily convert to work as a bipod or even a shooting stick.

    the one in the previous post would be better at the range but in the field weight is important 

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    HeyU
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    If it's just to get you by till you heal up I suggest a tri-pod for cameras. They are a whole lot cheaper,around $35 to $50, than anything marketed as a shooting aide. I use 1 for my 2ndary shooting post in my yard where I use a 5gal bucket.The tri-pod is very lite, quick height adjustment via crank and post.Easy to adj tension for swivel and tilt. I zip tied a folded dish towel to the mounting plate where a camera would go and rest the rifle on it.There's probably a few { front rifle rest bags} that could be placed on the camera platform.  Not rock solid so it takes a little skill, technique, alittle practice to get the feel for it. I have another I use for my chrony.

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    mark2cars
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    I have the Primos Gen 3 and love it !!

     

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    BZapp7
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    I second the Caldwell Deadshot extendable. They also make a shorter one.

    That thing has pokers to stick into the ground and it is extremely stable

    The biggest con is it's not very portable

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    STO
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    I love shooting off a tripod myself. I think it is a great way to get a pretty stable shooting position from just about anywhere to just about anywhere. A pretty darn decent tripod with a ball head can be had on Amazon for about 100$, and from there you just need an adapter which goes from the Arca Swiss style clamp to your rifle itself. I've come up with a couple different designs myself, including one that goes from a swivel stud on a Crown to Arca Swiss and the one picture above on a Leshiy which is a picatinny rail to Arca Swiss adapter. I'm happy to give away the design files to anyone who wants them so anyone can make them, just shoot me a PM. :) 

    As an aside, that tripod you linked in your original post, is just an inexpensive Chinese tripod with an inexpensive Arca rail adapter, packaged together and marketed for a substantial premium. If purchased separately you'll pay a lot less. Something like this tripod would probably be good. https://www.amazon.com/Geekoto-Tripod-Camera-Compact-Aluminum/dp/B07DC48V5H/ As far as rail adapters go, if you want something commercially produced, there are many many options, of which this is just one: https://www.amazon.com/Rekon-Picatinny-Arca-Swiss-Tripod-Adaptor/dp/B07Q63RM48/

     

    I hope that helps. :) 

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    stoti
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    Rabbit, my son shoots off a tripod all the time.  If you buy a tripod like the one you’re looking at, also buy a $50 gimbal head. It rotates, swivels and can be moved to any position but still locks down for a steady rest. I prefer a tripod and gimbal mount over the other rests but it’s just preference. Stoti

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    airgunmike56
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    Yea I jumped the gun  and bought one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KQLK5P3/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have to take the small bipod off my guns to use the picatinny rail, Kind of a pain,

    I really wanted a clamp so each gun would fit with no adapting ,

    I ended up putting a Primos 2 point gun rest on the tripod, 

    Kind of an expensive screw up, But it works good for now,

    Mike

     

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    Bobr
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    +1 on the caldwell deadshot , like was said a little heavy but works good

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    BlackICE
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    I also what's a use a gimbal head with ARCA base.

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    Hotbrass
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    I bought the Bog Death Grip.

    They are on Amazon, Midway and others. CF was $250, alum is about $150.

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    Haganaga
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    I also have the Deadshot heavy duty one. Love mine. When we move to another shooting spot, I just throw the tripod over one shoulder and my Steyr over the other.

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    r1lover
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    I don't mean to get laughed off the forum with this, but I bought a smallish, used, lightweight camera tripod for $10 in a junk store, took the flat base you screw the camera to off, and with a couple of PVC 90's, a T and a few inches of PVC pipe made a U that secures to the swivel head of the tripod.  A little outdoor foam pipe insulation and electrical tape wrap on the PVC and I have a shooting tripod for around $12.

    Those are some nice $150 – $250 pieces of equipment and I would no doubt enjoy using one, but mine does just fine for cheap.  I used it in local FT matches and tipped it back on just two legs when shooting to conform to the Hunter Class bipod rule.

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    I don't mean to get laughed off the forum with this, but I bought a smallish, used, lightweight camera tripod for $10 in a junk store, took the flat base you screw the camera to off, and with a couple of PVC 90's, a T and a few inches of PVC pipe made a U that secures to the swivel head of the tripod.  A little outdoor foam pipe insulation and electrical tape wrap on the PVC and I have a shooting tripod for around $12.

    Those are some nice $150 – $250 pieces of equipment and I would no doubt enjoy using one, but mine does just fine for cheap.  I used it in local FT matches and tipped it back on just two legs when shooting to conform to the Hunter Class bipod rule.

    Nope, no one laughing, it’s a great idea, but, it didn’t happen if you don’t post a picture 😁

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    Hotbrass
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    Before today my Personal Best shot on ground squirrel was 125 yds. I took the Raw HM1000X .25 out along with the BOG Death Grip. Shot a gs at a PB of 162 yards and then another PB of 172 on a gs. I am really liking this rig. Shooting the JSB 33.95 MkII.

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    Yarddog
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    I bought a 'V' from Amazon for fifteen bucks that threads right onto the mounting plate on my camera tripod. Works great. If anybody is interested,  I'll post a link later.

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    Haganaga
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    All of these home-made rigs REQUIRE pics!!! They sound like I cudda saved some dough!

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    donwalk
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    i have the BogPod and it works well.

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    Lewis
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    stoti

    Rabbit, my son shoots off a tripod all the time.  If you buy a tripod like the one you’re looking at, also buy a $50 gimbal head. It rotates, swivels and can be moved to any position but still locks down for a steady rest. I prefer a tripod and gimbal mount over the other rests but it’s just preference. Stoti

    Where did you find a sturdy gimbal for 50.00? I sold mine when I got out of photography but it was almost 10 times that. I would love to get a cheaper version for shooting.

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