How many HP shooters make any of


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piccolo
April 4, 2003, 09:44 PM
their own gear?

Made a sling, scope stand, cart, mat and some other things. I saved a little money doing it, but I sure had fun making this stuff.

How many of you guys out there make any of your own gear?

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Watchman
April 4, 2003, 11:48 PM
Since you asked...

I made my rifle, the bipod, the pitcannini rail, the muzzle brake.

I then made the reloading press, the dies, the primer setter, the powder measure, the bullet rack, aluminum powder funnels and the swaging tools. I modified a camera tripod to work on my spotting scope.

Of course, being a machinst and having access to several million dollars worth of tools helps...:D

Check out the pics here...

.50 MG pics and reloading tools (http://community.webshots.com/user/bob102759)

Steve Smith
April 5, 2003, 06:25 PM
:rolleyes:


I know a few guys who have made thier own scope stands, mats, and carts. Sometimes they are better and become the beginnings of a little business, and sometimes they are failures. You do what you gotta do.

kotengu
April 5, 2003, 06:40 PM
I too made my own scope stand and cart. I just can't bring myself to spend well over a hundred bucks on a cart that I can make (and work better for me) for more like $10. IIRC - the scope stand cost me about $20.......seems like money better spent on ammo and practice.

All that, and I get to put to use another hobby! I'm glad you brought this up - from the stares I get at the matches I bring my stuff to I thought I was the only one:D

Steve Smith
April 6, 2003, 01:35 AM
I must admit to not being very handy with home-made stuff, and I am also a klutz, so I have been known to pay for convenience, as much as I hate to do it.

Matt1911
April 6, 2003, 12:43 PM
I could not belive the prices of scope stands!So i went to the local music store,bought a mic stand,modifided a clamp from a dog kennel,and so far,its working just fine.
about 35 bucks.
now for a cart......

atek3
April 11, 2003, 12:58 AM
is that a 'maadi griffin' clone?

SRM
April 12, 2003, 12:08 AM
Steve

Are you dissin my gear again???:D

SRM


BTW, I think I am gonna order a rayvin scope head......best I've seen!

Dan Shapiro
April 12, 2003, 03:45 AM
Matt1911:
I always thought a mic stand would be perfect. Most are built like a tank. Now I've gotta try it :D

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