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Old 06-03-2003, 05:17 AM
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Gadget needed, video camera type

I've been trying to get some representative video from my hunting and for the life of me I can't find an adapter to allow me to mount my digital camera on my rifle(s). I've been filming from a tripod or screw-in tree type suport but I REALLY NEED a mounting system for the actual rifle. I've thoght that if I could find a mount to attach to the top of my various Badger ring sets I could make it work. I worry about about the forces of recoil and the weight of the little digital camera but figure there are systems for the SIMRAD that mount on top of the scope too.

Any ideas, how about some of you machine operator types, S1, Marty, George... or Petander (I think you have a bit of stuff left from the tripod/dog duct tape and glue adventure).

I believe it needs to be placed above the rifle, side mounted or underslung dosen't seem like a viable option.

I'm willing to sacrifice a little stability/clarity during recoil for the flexibility of not having to deal with two independent devices.

(I've even toyed with the option of building a "saddle" for the camera and mounting it behind the scope...I have some Kydex, a few nuts and bolts and the ever present and useful duct tape. Figured I'd have HUGE parallax problems though and didn't want to chance shooting the thing setup like that until I was further away from the East Coast of the U.S. "You'll put someone's eye out with that thing!" )
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Old 06-03-2003, 06:28 AM
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338-378 does professional video's.. bet he may have some type of somthing or other... or at least may have a good idea....
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Old 06-03-2003, 07:21 AM
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Re: Gadget needed, video camera type

338-378

I'll get a few pictures this evening, pending any earth shaking events, and post them. I'd like to use this setup on multiple rifles, my 308, 243 and 223 mainly. I use Badger Ordnance Rings and bases mainly (the 223 has a one piece Leupold Mark 4 base no taper). The scopes are various makes, but in order of weapons listed above they are Leupold M1 LR (3.5x10), NightForce NXS 5.5x22 and Nikon 2.5x10 Tactical.

Most of the video will be "short" range as the magnification gets to be too much of a problem for me beyond about 250 to 300 yards. (I don't like digital zoom and stay optical (10x)...making something from nothing dosen't help video quality.) At these ranges I shoot I generally shoot Point Blank with a 1 to 5 MOA elevation correction every once in a while.

Any of this help?

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Old 06-03-2003, 08:09 AM
 
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Dave,
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Old 06-03-2003, 01:13 PM
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Re: Gadget needed, video camera type

Let us know what you come up with as it would be nice to have the camera on the gun.Even with a remote it can be difficult to get the gun & camers on the intended target.At times I have given up the rifle shot just to get the video but that just dont cut it sometimes.
I made a mount for the bow but the recoil was much worse than I intisapated and the camera realy got rattled with every shot.
Saw some video of an antilope shot somewhere around a thousand yards out a while back that was quite good!He run it through a spotting scope somehow but was not specific.
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