Tripods

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HeskethPritchard, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    I see from some of your great pics you guys use tripods with what looks like a front bag rest attached for your long shots.

    How do you attach the rest to the bit where the camera usually sits??

    I'm probably being dumb and its real simple I just cant figure it out.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Hesketh, I am guessing you are referring to a long lens which is attached to the tripod with a "foot" on the bottom of the lens.

    Then the camera sits out on the rear end, unsupported.
     

  3. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    Len sorry I am not.

    If you go to the "New Zealand Alpine Game Animals At Long Range" thread and look at the pictures they are setting up on tripods to take the shot.

    What I want to know is how do the attached the front rest bags to the tripod???

    Thanks

    HP
     
  4. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    Come on guys, help me out here. I apologise in advance if I'm being really dumb but I just can't figure it out.
     
  5. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure what they have the actual bag mounted to, but most of these type tri pods have a 1/4 -20 type thumb screw to which the camera is mounted. Some also have a 1/4-20 x 3/8-16 adaptor for some of the bigger cameras. I am sure that you could simply drill and tap a piece of aluminum or mild steel to which your owl ear bag could then be mounted on.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine that you could just put a 1/4 x 20 "T" nut through a flat piece of wood that you have designed to support your front bag. That way you could easily take the bag on or off your camera tri-pod.

    That is, if I understand your question correctly.
     
  7. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    I am told you can get the plate that you attach the bag too and then attach the whole lot to the tripod comes from a company called centre point. I have googled it but cant find it...... any suggestions?

    Thanks fellas
     
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    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    Dialling 8843 would have given you this answer :) :

    Center Mass, Inc., committed to rifle-craft snice 1996.
     
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  11. NYLES

    NYLES Well-Known Member

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    I dont know Joel but I sure am...I have a fiberglass tri pod but the specs on your rest would be awsome!
     
  12. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Nyles,

    I took an Ultimate Tripod and modified it a bit.
    Here's what to do if you have one:
    First off, scrape off the plastic covering on the inside of the pivot point, the part that's connected to the legs. Then replace the tiny threaded rod with a larger one. Throw away that piece of crap plastic knob that's used to tighten the top. I replaced mine with a piece of steel that I put threads into. The more force you apply the less it moves. Then replace the short aluminum rails with longer ones. I modified the front rest to accept the head of a bench rest set up.
    On this one I used a cheapo Midway top. Sometimes I put the head of my good rest in it.
     
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