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Gotta buddy who runs/owns a pretty big company that machines/invents mounts for accessories to be mounted to very high end telescopes.
I was showing him a few saddle mounts last night that were pushing the 300 dollar range and he has decided to venture into creating a mount for me and possibly to sell.
Can't wait to see what he comes up with, but he was very intrigued by the whole concept.

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9 minutes ago, mlammerhirt said:

Gotta buddy who runs/owns a pretty big company that machines/invents mounts for accessories to be mounted to very high end telescopes.
I was showing him a few saddle mounts last night that were pushing the 300 dollar range and he has decided to venture into creating a mount for me and possibly to sell.
Can't wait to see what he comes up with, but he was very intrigued by the whole concept.

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I machined this saddle mount from scratch for my tripod. 

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2 hours ago, mlammerhirt said:

What did you use for the cushion on the inside?

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ITs a rubber gasket material. They make in one of the departments where I work. 3/16" thick held with Double sided tape.  

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I machined this saddle mount from scratch for my tripod. 
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Willing to make another ??

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3 hours ago, LET EM GROW said:

I machined this saddle mount from scratch for my tripod. 

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Looks great.  I like how it conforms to the shape of the stock by allowing the side plate to angle if needed.  Similar to the reaper.  You put some thought into it.  I assume you mount that on a ball head to tilt and pan.

Add a bit of curve or angle at the top to catch the gun if it rocked!  Allows for a slightly looser grip.

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If I can find time, Ill gladly make you all one, Just may be many many lunch breaks from now lol.

17 hours ago, moog5050 said:

Looks great.  I like how it conforms to the shape of the stock by allowing the side plate to angle if needed.  Similar to the reaper.  You put some thought into it.  I assume you mount that on a ball head to tilt and pan.

Add a bit of curve or angle at the top to catch the gun if it rocked!  Allows for a slightly looser grip.

This is mounted to a fluid head currently, only because i had one on hand. But a ball head would be even better. I just kept it cheap as I could for this test mount. Ill Take it to the field test it, and see what I need/want to change etc.. As for adding a curve or angle, My initial thought was to just add more "cushion/padding" at the top, as long as its secure and rigid it should act as the same. But I can also put a light angle to it as well. I was hoping enough padding or cushion should absorb the contour of and stock enough to dead hold it.. We''ll see... Brad requested one too so that makes #6 lol  

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20 minutes ago, LET EM GROW said:

If I can find time, Ill gladly make you all one, Just may be many many lunch breaks from now lol.

This is mounted to a fluid head currently, only because i had one on hand. But a ball head would be even better. I just kept it cheap as I could for this test mount. Ill Take it to the field test it, and see what I need/want to change etc.. As for adding a curve or angle, My initial thought was to just add more "cushion/padding" at the top, as long as its secure and rigid it should act as the same. But I can also put a light angle to it as well. I was hoping enough padding or cushion should absorb the contour of and stock enough to dead hold it.. We''ll see... Brad requested one too so that makes #6 lol  

Definitely a professional job Bryan!

so if I am tossing out suggestions, quick release lever so rifle can be pulled or set quickly would be the ultimate.   I suppose it would have to be a lever with a Cam and some sort of adjustable nut on the backside

just to keep things simple.  Lol.   I am glad I don’t have your skills or I would be playing too much.  .   

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1 hour ago, moog5050 said:

Definitely a professional job Bryan!

so if I am tossing out suggestions, quick release lever so rifle can be pulled or set quickly would be the ultimate.   I suppose it would have to be a lever with a Cam and some sort of adjustable nut on the backside

just to keep things simple.  Lol.   I am glad I don’t have your skills or I would be playing too much.  .   

It could be done like the Wicked Lights gen 3 gun mount, which is the cats ass.

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1 minute ago, WNYBuckHunter said:

It could be done like the Wicked Lights gen 3 gun mount, which is the cats ass.

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exactly - one feature I wish the reaper grip had.  I can't remove the gun quickly if something shows close and in the wrong direction.

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1 hour ago, moog5050 said:

Definitely a professional job Bryan!

so if I am tossing out suggestions, quick release lever so rifle can be pulled or set quickly would be the ultimate.   I suppose it would have to be a lever with a Cam and some sort of adjustable nut on the backside

just to keep things simple.  Lol.   I am glad I don’t have your skills or I would be playing too much.  .   

Already attached! lol. look at the picture where its been dura-coated, you'll partially see it under neath. My fluid head has the quick attach  to it.. 

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3 minutes ago, LET EM GROW said:

Already attached! lol. look at the picture where its been dura-coated, you'll partially see it under neath. My fluid head has the quick attach  to it.. 

Now I want one.  lol

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Love this thread

I would be #7 but my buddy is throwing something together along those lines.

As far as a the padding/cushion he was going to find a material he could laser cut and maybe create a waffle pattern for better shock absorbing or grip.



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Bought an extra quick attach bracket for 9$ if i wanted to run my video cam on it still..  
Can you take a better pic of the quick mount. Love the off-season tinkering.

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