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Old 06-03-2003, 01:32 PM
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Re: Gadget needed, video camera type

All the luck Dave! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] Are you renting a camera for the initial testing? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:51 PM
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Re: Gadget needed, video camera type

Now you really got me thinking... thatīs always dangerous. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

338-378, what about the AV-input? Do you have some ideas to "split" the actual scope view into the digicam somehow? That sounds like the way to go, dang,an adapter for the scope,huh?

Very interesting. Itīs hard enough to take photos through a scope offhand, not to mention an actual hunting video.

Hmm... hmmm... and the muzzle flash? Thinking has started, a good topic!
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Old 06-03-2003, 05:03 PM
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Re: Gadget needed, video camera type

Butch

Here are a few pictures as promised.

This is Gumby wearing a Nightforce and Badger Ordnance rings and bases.


From the top:



From the left rear


From the left side


From the right rear


from the right side


The inside


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Old 06-03-2003, 10:27 PM
 
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Howdy Dave... If your camera has a 1/4-20 hole in the bottom for a tripod mount, it should be simple to improvise a solution.

Take a matching set of weaver/picatiny style rings (QRW comes to mind) they are cheap and removable without tools. Mount them to your scope tube upside down. Now take a weaver aluminum rail with a flat straight bottom and drill it with a 1/4 " drill. Clamp your base to the upside down rings in the upside down position and run your 1/4 - 20 screw through the base and into the camera. 1/8" thick memory foam will insulate the camera from some shock, and help it hold alignment. Put the foam between the camera and the upside down base. Less than 70 bucks and 1/2 an hour, problem solved. Alignment on one axis should be near perfect, adjustable on the other axis. Use layers of tape between foam and base to shim for height.

Seems an improvised set up like this was used a few years ago by some S/S to film Milosovic's Officers machine gunning people in acts of genocide. Remember though, a video camera can only take so much recoil, make sure your camera is under warranty before hooking it up to the big dog.

Cool Pic of the R2!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-04-2003, 12:46 AM
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Dave,

is that roof top 200 yards away, or was the power still on 7 when you took the shot? Maybe it's about 65yds then? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Gotta love that R2. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 06-04-2003, 05:28 AM
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S1 Brent

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338-378 offered a similar solution but I'm a little hesitant to clamp onto my scope tubes with the extra weight of the camera and etc. Once I stated this to him he offered a nice rendering of a mount system using Badger rings with a "bridge" setup similat to what you describe welded to the top caps of the rings. Looks not too unlike the detachable M-16/M4 carry handle. I believe I'd open up the rings a bit so they wouldn't touch the scope.


Brent

I believe (fairly certain) I set the power to 22 for that pic and I'm not sure what the camera was set to (I don't believe it matters actually)... the house is across the street from me... about .... oops! almost told you the distance and ended the game.
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Old 06-04-2003, 04:12 PM
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Re: Gadget needed, video camera type

The exposure height on those shingles there with the angles and all makes it a tricky one, I'll go with 98 yards to the peak using the width of them instead. Glad this is close range and not real far, probably would have missed! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

How would a Mono-Loc work with what you have for recording right now?
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