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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:33 pm 
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I know others have converted camera tripods on here before and I have been meaning to make one. I found this one at Value Village for $6, it was sturdy and had all the features I needed.
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I gathered up all the doodads & thinga-ma-jigs I figured I might need.
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I carefully drilled an undersized hole in the bottom center of the rubber boat thing, then forced the nut into it.
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In total 45-60 mins to build this, including taking pics and all tools put away.
That was easy! The tripod is still usable for a Camera as well, nice.
I will try it out this week and follow up on how well it works.
I suspect the rubber will be a bit "grappy", so may have to cover it with something. Princess Auto also has some rubber boat rollers which may work better, we will see.
1 more pic to follow.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Finished!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:45 pm 
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I got something like that. Cept I bolted a plate and mounted a sand bag filled rifle rest.

21 to 56"

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I also got another that does 9-12"


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:51 pm 
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leadslinger wrote:
I got something like that. Cept I bolted a plate and mounted a sand bag filled rifle rest.

Nice pic looks good!

I am thinking of attaching a small rifle or pistol sand bag at some point. I have a flat plate mount somewhere that should give me a good foundation for it.
I will try a few things and see what works best for me.
I should grab another Tripod for my Chrony as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:19 pm 
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rangerll wrote:
leadslinger wrote:
I got something like that. Cept I bolted a plate and mounted a sand bag filled rifle rest.

Nice pic looks good!

I am thinking of attaching a small rifle or pistol sand bag at some point. I have a flat plate mount somewhere that should give me a good foundation for it.
I will try a few things and see what works best for me.
I should grab another Tripod for my Chrony as well.


Thanks, Its good for zeroing my pistol or field work.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:03 pm 
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Cool idea 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:42 pm 
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Tested! Finally!
Using a CO2 powered rifle, so no recoil=no problem with the V-rest being too "sticky". I am fairly certain this would be an issue with a springer, though easily remedied with an old sock/glove or similar.
Indoor shoot, approx. 7meters @ 70*F. scoped, 2 shots on target. No messing around on these shots, quick acquisition of the target and squeezed of the shot.

Looks like I managed to resize a couple pics for this post. Hooray! Another brave step into the 21st Century for me, and a proud milestone in my life lol.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:58 pm 
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Yeah tripod rests work great.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:58 pm 
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Nice work and fairly easy. Thanks for sharing. Now to find me a tripod....


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