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Introducing the Soximus Shooting Stand (SSS for short)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Soximus, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Soximus

    Soximus Busy Member

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    Ok. Spurred on by a recent post from another forum member who had made a gun stand I thought I would have a go as I currently use a Jack Pyke shooting rest (bag)

    and was finding myself having to cram myself down onto the rifle which was affecting my (already buggered) back.

    I looked around at some on the market designed and thought I would try and create a stand/rest that could be made in a modular fashion from products already

    available in with a few bits of tweaking.

    This is what I came up with......The "Soximus Shooting Stand" or "Triple S" for short.

    Here she is in kit form:

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    Here she is assembled (Rubber hammer is all that is required):

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    and finally here she is with AA S400 Superlite in the rest:

    Rifle-In-Stand.jpg Rifle-In-Stand-Left-1.jpg Rifle-In-Stand-Left-2.jpg Rifle-In-Stand-Right-2.jpg Rifle-In-Stand-Top.jpg

    I have learnt a lot from this exercise and am already working on MK2.

    My main fear was that the stand would not be very robust but in actuality it if very rigid and also very light being made of box aluminum.

    Feel free to take the pi$$ as I would expect no less from such a fine merry band of shooters and peers....:up: :D
     
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    Don't put yourself down, that's a very high class job imo :thumb: ....................... :coffee:
     
  3. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    That's a very professional looking build, If I may ask, where did you get the plastic TRI pieces from? I know they have 4 inserts but you know the bits I mean!
     
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    Looks like a nice piece of kit that you've made, don't put yourself down that's a cool looking stand - well done!
     
  5. Soximus

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    Hi Steve, those I got from this place http://www.essentracomponents.co.uk/multi-way-tube-connectors-for-square-tubes

    They will send samples FOC and next day so managed to build this "prototype" at fairly low cost. I'm planning to sit down and see what the lowest cost I can possibly provide these in kit form (so you just need a rubber mallet) and see if it is something that might be saleable if I can get it low enough to compete with what is already available.
     
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    Well done Soximus, thats a real nice job you done there, like the way the tube fits together, i had the same worry about them being strong enough so didn't try it, looks like a lesson to be learned by me. :up:
     
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    Yes, that was my main concern. I think if you keep the arms short they provide quite a lot of support. I expected them to "give" quite a bit but in actuality there very firm with minimal movement.
     
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    hello, well done from me to!!!!!! would make a good stand to get scope zero or POI as some say, let us know if you decide making kits to sell
     
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    It's all getting a bit technical in 'ere! Whatever happened to a lump of wood with 2 buckled coathangers stuck into it?

    Nah - pretty impressive mate. You've upped the ante in the Shooting Stand Stakes :D
     
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    Are you planning on using it for shooting off or maintenance? If it's the former you might want some height adjustability in there :p

    I also think some form of cross-pin would be good to hold the legs onto the plastic bosses would be a good idea..

    Other than that it looks simple, well thought out and nicely executed :)
     
  11. Soximus

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    Agreed. The MK2 will have a slightly lower front cradle and I'm re-thinking the rear cradle as well. This was made to suit my shooting set up at home for zeroing etc....there is some adjustment in the legs but I am thinking about a fully adjustable unit moving forwards.

    The legs wont come off the plastic bosses...believe me. I had it together once and wanted to get it apart to re-cut the ally and it took me a fair while to pull the tubing from the plastic connectors.....
     
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    For those who are interested the overall weight of the unit is 950 grams... :)
     
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    Proper job mate!

    If you do a camo job on it the bunnies won't see it:D
     
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    On a very similar note, here is my prototype i did before going into hospital. All made from Aliminium box and stainless bolts, all legs are fitted in with rivenuts so can be adjusted and a lock nut on top to hold the setting tight. Cycle inner tube for the stock rest and adapted fishing rod rest for the front. Still not perfected but will soon be.
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    I think this was the post that inspired me.....I'm thinking of doing a single foot at the rear on the MK2 version.....
     
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    If it's not 925 grams, I'm not buying it. LOL

    People pay good money for a rifle stand and your looks a good'un, well done mate.

    A bit of shrink tube on the cradles and bobs your uncle. ; )
     
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    Why not, it is solid with just the front cross member.
     
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    Blast!!! Just re-weighed it and I just can't get it below 926 grams.....sorry.
     
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    Maybe not advised ?

    Chop a leg off, hop around abit, I'm sure you'll lose some weight. LOL
     

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