tripod mounted rifle rest

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by szabo, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. szabo

    szabo Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    i would like your imput on an idea for a tripod mounted rifle rest. the concept of this rest is to be able to quickly attach this rest to any tripod and shoot long distances off of it accurately. most tripods have independent leg positioning,allowing the hunter to set up on uneven terrain.the rest is 6" long x 3.25 wide. the 2 forks fold open from opposite ends of the base from a flush ultra compact postion thus forming a 2 point rest.this is much sturdier than any shooting stick setup. the rest is machined from billet aluminum and total weight is 10 oz. when folded in the closed position its 6x3.25x.625 .the top section of the forks which make contact with the stock have a volcanized rubber layer which grip the gun stock.i would like to hear any comments positive or negative.
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    I have made something similar to what you described. Only mine does not fold up. My tripod has a quick detach system so the part I made that holds the gun comes off the tripod with a flip of a lever. The tripod has a three way geared head on it and makes it really easy to aim. Also the head can tilt a complete 90 so the rest can lay flat against tripod if I don't want to take it off.

    All the parts on the bottom of my gun are flat and parrallel with eachother and the rest supports the gun in two spots. I made the spots that it rests on slick though. This way the gun's recoil does not grab the tripod in any way. The gun is allowed to recoil straight back into the shooter and the tripod hardly moves.

    This is all hard to describe without pictures. Maybe I can get some posted somtime. As far as your design goes I would not coat the surface with rubber. Instead use cloth or something slick. You may find this out after shooting it. If your gun does not recoil much then it may not be an issue.

    Hope this helps
     

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Messages:
    8,853
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    I think you have a good enough of an idea to proceed to the next step. Build one and give it a go. It should be sturdy enough that your groups would be as good as you normally get from the bench to be effective at loooong range.

    I'm working on a similar but different idea using a camera tripod but it appears that I don't have the metal working capability that you do. Go for it.
     
  4. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,067
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2002
    Post some pics guys, I'd interested in something like this.
     
  5. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Messages:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
  6. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    676
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
  7. szabo

    szabo Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    nice picture but i wouldn't want to pack that on any of my hunts
     
  8. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Ok here is my attempt to post some pictures. [image]http://www.web-a-photo.com:8080/ShowPic?id=1457349[/image]
    Tripod with rest in folded position.
    [image]http://www.web-a-photo.com:8080/ShowPic?id=1457348[/image]
    [image]http://www.web-a-photo.com:8080/ShowPic?id=1457350[/image]
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    ok thats didn't work let me try once more
    [image]http://www.web-a-photo.com:8080/ShowPic?ID=1457349&invite=e54187398dae8a709034630d4096293f[/image]
     
  10. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    ok I found the poblem the site web-a-photo.com will only work with certain sites. I will try something else
     
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Ok third times a charm
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Messages:
    8,853
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    [ QUOTE ]
    Ok third times a charm

    [/ QUOTE ]

    way to hang in there!

    I understand the tripod but what about the stock or maybe its a rifle support device. Maybe a new thread?

    Pretty nifty, I like it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Any details?
     
  13. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    The stock works well with my rest. Some other rifles work with the rest also, but not as well. The tripod and rest weigh about 10lbs and is 27 inches long. It easily fits in my backpack. I like sitting on the ground and shooting it, but out to 500yards it works pretty well to stand. The rifle is a bit of a tank to pack around the mountains, but oh well, I like it.
     
  14. fenceline

    fenceline Member

    Messages:
    22
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Striker i was in a camera shop one day thinking along the same lines And there she was a Herculies tripod for televison camera quick slide relase that rifle can be attached to and the unit is totaly adjustabe, legs have a wide stirdy stance it is solid and weights about 45lbs
    it is pettery cool and $300 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif