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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.
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  
Why a ball head vs. fluid?
Isn't it easier to plan with the fluid head?

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18 hours ago, mlammerhirt said:

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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Thats what I wanted to do as well, but our laser runs non stop. For the next ones I am going to try and find time to cut out that grid pattern.

As for the quick attach, ill try and get a pic of it tonight. Its in my basemet currently, and i get on this site at work. It is just a quick attach base, that you'd find on any camera arm (brand specific) I just removed the center screw(1/4-20), machined threads for a 5/16-18 screw in the bottom of the saddle mount and attached with a button head screw. The top of the base has cork, and the mount is duracoat. The two together hold great. I have machined simple versions of this to fit a different mounting head

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14 hours ago, mlammerhirt said:

Why a ball head vs. fluid?
Isn't it easier to plan with the fluid head?

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The ball head will tilt if the tripod is not perfectly level, where the fluid head rotates 360 left to right, and up and down only. Not that big of a deal in most cases, Id just like to try both and see what works best. I also considered just using an atv rack gun holder instead of a saddle mount. again just to try, they can be had for 20$ most places..    

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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.
Thats why you have me next to you !!!!

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5 minutes ago, TreeGuy said:

Thats why you have me next to you !!!!

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Lol.   I just put a quick disconnect on it so duck!

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Lol.   I just put a quick disconnect on it so duck!
I'm not too worried about being shot as much as I am about hearing the muzzle blast when I'm down range.

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