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#5618356 - 02/24/15 05:46 PM tripod for rifle
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What is the best set up for a rifle tripod? which clamping system which tripod any experience?

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#5618397 - 02/24/15 05:59 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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#5618400 - 02/24/15 06:00 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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The owner of this company posts on here a lot:

Reaper Rest


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#5618428 - 02/24/15 06:10 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
The owner of this company posts on here a lot:

Reaper Rest


You are going to be hard pressed to find a better rest that will allow the use of standard style rifles along with AR styles with 30 round mags. This rest is great, very easy to use, and paired with the right base is unbeatable
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#5618538 - 02/24/15 06:51 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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any insight on the hog saddle? how would it compare to the reaper rest?

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#5618551 - 02/24/15 06:56 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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Originally Posted By: bdotson
any insight on the hog saddle? how would it compare to the reaper rest?


That seems astronomically over priced. $310 for a clamp. Idk, I didn't spend too long on their website after I saw that, but it looks like about $20 worth of material. The reaper rest seems like you get a lot more for the money.
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#5618565 - 02/24/15 07:02 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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theres not a lot of price difference in reaper and hog saddle. Which one does the best job? I think I could build a hog saddle

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#5618638 - 02/24/15 07:25 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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Thanks for the kind words guys...... The hog saddle is definitely quality gear. It's kinda hard to do a direct comparison between the the hog saddle and our reaper but we will be coming out with a grip style platform and a rail platform in next couple months. All of these attachments will be interchangeable with our mounting system. The price to set up of a hog saddle with same capabilities (pan/tilt) as the reaper is around $200 more. The hog saddle comes only as an attachment, you still have to buy the mount which can be expensive for a quality one. Probably the most important question is what type of shooting do you plan on doing. Hope this helps.
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#5618646 - 02/24/15 07:29 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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I need more education. I thought the hog saddle would mount direct to a tripod?

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#5618670 - 02/24/15 07:37 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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The hog saddle can mount directly to a tripod but without a headmount, you won't be able to lock your rifle in at your desired angle (shooting downhill/uphill). I think you'll would be selling the hog saddle or any quality rest short if you placed it on an inferior camera mount. That's largely the reason we put our rest on our hinge block that we designed for shooting rifles from vs expensive mounts designed to pan/tilt cameras.
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#5618683 - 02/24/15 07:41 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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Ok now I see how yours work.

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#5618756 - 02/24/15 08:13 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5618744/1

The review I wrote after spending nearly two months with the Reaper Rest. The most impressive shots I made from it (impressed by the rest) were seated on the deck and hit my 5" square at 500 yards, and standing I hit the 16" square at 800 yards. No way could I consistently do that unsupported (no rest).

I use it almost weekly to hold my rifle spotting for students on the range. I forsee lots of dead coyotes while I'm using it in the future.


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#5618894 - 02/24/15 09:07 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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reaper paw is the best out there. I also think the tripod is just as important as the rest itself. Some are good for mounting your Chrono but for a rifle, heavy duty is better.

Depending on your budget. Who would have ever thought you can spend up to $600 on a tri-pod with the rest.

I bought the Bog-Pod rest and used it with the regular weight Bog Pod Tripod. It worked "OK" would have been MUCH better with a heavy weight tripod. My rifle weighs about 8lbs, the barrel weight would almost tip it over if I wasn't careful.

If you will use it exclusively, Get the Reaper and just cry once.

You definitely get what you pay for.

It was very steady but not as "lock down" sturdy as the Reaper with a heavy bi-pod.
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#5619129 - 02/24/15 11:25 PM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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+1 on the Reaper. It can be used on any gun and is super simple to operate. Even gonna loan it to a friend so he can use it for his kid to shoot a turkey out of a blind this year. I'm sure I will be posting some pics later.

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#5619210 - 02/25/15 05:23 AM Re: tripod for rifle [Re: bdotson]
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Thanks for the replys. I do like the looks and reviews of the reaper. The one question that I have is this, since the rifle is not attached to the rest? if I need to stalk several yards to shoot pigs I have got a rifle,a tripod and rest,as well as a thermal spotter in my hands. How mobil will this set up be? Is there anything better suited? I was leaning toward a hog saddle because the tripod and rifle become one thing to carry as opposed to two. Am I right or wrong?

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