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Recommendation for a tripod

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Scope.22, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Scope.22

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    Hi, I'm looking for a recommendation for one of those tripod or bi pods for rifles. I've never used one, so wonder what people use and what they can recommend. I'd like to use one for some target shooting and zeroing. Thanks.
     
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    i have one of them :) though depends what your doing with it what kind of rifle ect. no point getting one of them with a break barrel springer.
     
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    Thanks. Do they all attach to swivel mounts? I don't have any.
     
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    I use the Hawke tripod, great bit of kit, very light and a piece of cake to use, about £36 from Uttings, bargain!
     
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    Mine's a break barrel gas ram, so would one not be any use at all?
     
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    No although its bettter than a spring you still get piston bounce I am pretty sure it will jump of aim when shooting. A cammo shooting cushion would be alright though.:)
     
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    Why camo??
     
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    Presumably so that no one can see I'm not shooting a PCP ;)
     
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    I got one of these that works well, I got both, but I only really use the front one. http://www.sportsmanguncentre.co.uk...ldwell+Deadshot+Unfilled+Shooting+Bag+Combo+/

    I also got a cheaper version of one of these...... http://www.sportsmanguncentre.co.uk...19681/Caldwell+The+Rock+Deluxe+Shooting+Rest/

    But to be honest, I prefer the bag, it's easier and just generally more convenient.

    You might be interested in making yourself one of these..........http://www.snipercountry.com/Articles/SniperSaddle.asp

    I know he quotes bit from American sources, but a bit of sideways thinking could soon have you up and running, I am going to cobble one together for myself later.
     
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    Easy enough to make one like this. 3 wooden poles held together at the top with strong elastic or nuts and bolts. And a small bean bag / pad.[​IMG]
    Cheers Andy
     
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    I put a Harris on my s310 and found a chap on eBay that will custom make brass swivel screws to screw straight to your forend screw all u do is take out ur screw and send it to him and tell him how long u need and he does a fantastic job
     
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    Just checking ;)

    It says unfilled, what do I fill it with, bean bag filling?
     
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    Price :D
     
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    For a bean bag you can use wheat orbarley out of the grain bin on a farm - for the amount you need it will cost nothing!

    Using a Theoben gasram, just use your arms and legs as supports - this was done with my SLR (gas ram) this is a 7 shot group at 35 yards, .22 not resting the rifle on anything, just using the wheelie bin as a support for me to zero by. I quote the calibre just so you can gauge the size of the holes to the target.

    [​IMG]

    This was done the same way with my Taunus in a Fenman stock. Same technique, .20 at 30 yards. No rest, just something for me to lean against. That is a 5p in the picture, not a 10p!

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    It is just technique, they are superb rifles and very, very accurate. A better shot than me will do these groups at 40 yards with my rifles. Have a look at the Hunting section and look for a thread entitled STEADY AIM, there is the technique used described in there, with reports of how other people have got on with it. Just practise your stance and technique and YOU CAN do the same. Half the battle is believing you can.
     
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    You can fill it with more or less anything you like, mine is filled with dry silver sand, as I don't lug it around much, it is just used off the bench at my club. Our fellow forumites will all have their own ideas, and you should see if any of them fall in line with what you want. If you are a hunter, you want something that is very light and transportable, if you want anything at all, most hunters of my acquaintance eschew such things as unnecessary as they say that their environment provides all the convenient rests they ever need, I tend to agree with them, if you are out for a days tramping around the countryside, the last thing you need is extra weight to lug around.

    I am a static shooter, so I can allow myself a little luxury, a nice hamper from Fortnum and Masons is sometimes a welcome addition to the days proceedings! (I jest hugely of course):D
     

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