Worst Scope Mount on the Planet…

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    kmd1984
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    … it has to be, I made it. LOL. All jokes aside, here is my first try at a scope cam mount prototype. I admit, I did a lousy job, ha ha. Just wanted to see if the concept would work, or not. Believe it or not, it does. I am uploading a video, taken with my “mount”, as we speak. Once uploaded, I will post the link.

    Parts used:

    Black rubber “pipe” (not sure what to call it), bought at Home Depot: $3.99
    90 degree white PVC pipe, cut “in half”: $0.99
    “Plate” made using a PVC tile: I forgot. Maybe $1.99?

    Total: +/- $6 bucks.

    Building it took me 20 minutes or so. You need to do nothing to the rubber “coupling”. The white PVC pipe has to be cut in a way to create a flush surface for the “plate”. As you can see, it is not flush at all. I was doing in on the dinning room table using a little bench vice and a multi tool. The “plate” is made of a PVC tile. I cut the tile in half and put both sticky side together. I then cut it to “specifications”. I was to lazy to find my large “hole maker” so I made the hole using a smaller drill. Obviously. 

    Here is the video: The quality is going to better once YouTube is done processing it. At some point you can see that when I zoom in the scope, that the phone’s lens is not centered, so I have to recenter it…

     

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    FunGun
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    Now that is some good ole home grown ingenuity!  I like how you used the 90degree PVC joint and cut it the way you did.  Pretty cool and you gotta love that price!!!
    So when are you going into full scale production?  lol.  Seriously though that is some good work!

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    kmd1984
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    “FunGun”Now that is some good ole home grown ingenuity!  I like how you used the 90degree PVC joint and cut it the way you did.  Pretty cool and you gotta love that price!!!
    So when are you going into full scale production?  lol.  Seriously though that is some good work!

    
Thank you! I appreciate it.

    Well, I am planning on having someone I worked with before, make the actual mount with a 3D printer. Should be not too pricey and should be all you need. Why spend money on making something that attaches the camera mount to the scope?! Waste of money. Unless of course you do not like the look of the rubber “coupling”, ha ha. 

    Kmd

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    KMD I have no idea where you live , or what you look like ….But have ZERO doubt we must be related !! That’s the kinda thinking the was responsible for the potato gun , and catching crawdads with Bacon and a string …
    Well done my long lost kinfolk !! Seriously , good idea and pretty dam well executed . I been wanting to make a few videos on gun restores but haven’t quite got it figured out just yet .

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    kmd1984
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    “JoeWayneRhea”KMD I have no idea where you live , or what you look like ….But have ZERO doubt we must be related !! That’s the kinda thinking the was responsible for the potato gun , and catching crawdads with Bacon and a string …
    Well done my long lost kinfolk !! Seriously , good idea and pretty dam well executed . I been wanting to make a few videos on gun restores but haven’t quite got it figured out just yet .

    
LOL. I appreciate the kind words! 

    Not sure what you mean by “figured it out yet”, but if you need any help making, editing and posting videos, let me know!

    Kmd.

    P.s. I have the video set to private at the moment. Will change that in a sec.

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    bill_dd97
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    That is a Flex Coupler.  I used the same stuff making the mount for my IR camera.

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    kmd1984
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    bill_dd97That is a Flex Coupler.  I used the same stuff making the mount for my IR camera.

    Is that what it’s called!? Good to know… I guess I could have just looked st at the receipt to, ha ha.

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    fe7565
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    Very well done, works like a charm, fully operational, and you saved enough money to buy at least two cases of beer OR 6 tins of pellets!   Thanks for posting…it’s inspiring! :)

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    kmd1984
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    “fe7565”Very well done, works like a charm, fully operational, and you saved enough money to buy at least two cases of beer OR 6 tins of pellets!   Thanks for posting…it’s inspiring! :)

    
I don’t drink, so I guess I go for the pellets, ha ha. Thanks for the positive feedback. Very encouraging!

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