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How many HP shooters make any of

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by piccolo, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. piccolo

    piccolo Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Watchman

    Watchman Well-Known Member

    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
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Sticking to your topic....


    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.
  4. kotengu

    kotengu Well-Known Member

    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
  5. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    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.
  6. Matt1911

    Matt1911 Well-Known Member

    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......
  7. atek3

    atek3 Well-Known Member

    is that a 'maadi griffin' clone?
  8. SRM

    SRM Member


    Are you dissin my gear again???:D


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

    Dan Shapiro Well-Known Member

    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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