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Old 05-19-2017, 11:30 AM   #2151
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Went last night for a quick run through some recently harvested fields and took out 3 more hogs.

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Old 05-19-2017, 11:32 AM   #2152
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Nice!
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:15 PM   #2153
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Awesome, great looking setup and nice hog! What mount and tripod are you using?

I've got an off brand pro tripod, like a Manfrotto, but it's HEAVY! I compared the weight to the popular Manfrottos and it's nearly identical. No way I could tote that thing around, I do too much walking and stalking. I'm considering something lighter.

I also can't decide whether to get a pig saddle or a Reaper grip. Looks like you are using something else?
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:01 PM   #2154
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Awesome, great looking setup and nice hog! What mount and tripod are you using?

I've got an off brand pro tripod, like a Manfrotto, but it's HEAVY! I compared the weight to the popular Manfrottos and it's nearly identical. No way I could tote that thing around, I do too much walking and stalking. I'm considering something lighter.

I also can't decide whether to get a pig saddle or a Reaper grip. Looks like you are using something else?
Lol that's actually my Primos trigger sticks tripod. To me its the best choice for maneuverability and stability. It's light enough to carry and quickly set up and still stable to shoot from. Not as stable as a reaper though. My SBR blackout is just very well balanced so its able to balance on it like that for a photo

I'm thinking of ordering the reaper grip and the tripod they sell. Might even just get the head part and put it on the trigger sticks.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:13 PM   #2155
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Awesome, great looking setup and nice hog! What mount and tripod are you using?

I've got an off brand pro tripod, like a Manfrotto, but it's HEAVY! I compared the weight to the popular Manfrottos and it's nearly identical. No way I could tote that thing around, I do too much walking and stalking. I'm considering something lighter.

I also can't decide whether to get a pig saddle or a Reaper grip. Looks like you are using something else?
https://www.magpul.com/products/fire...tripod-adapter

There is also this option
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:36 PM   #2156
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Well I ordered a reaper grip.


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Old 05-22-2017, 11:09 AM   #2157
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The REAPER rest is too expensive for me...and I walk a good bit and it is too bulky and heavy for me.

Primos bipod is what I like. My 2 good buddies in the group have a reaper rest and love them
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:49 PM   #2158
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The REAPER rest is too expensive for me...and I walk a good bit and it is too bulky and heavy for me.

Primos bipod is what I like. My 2 good buddies in the group have a reaper rest and love them
Yeah I've got the primos monopod, bipod, and tripod. I like the tripod the best but wanted something more stable so I got the reaper. I'll mainly use it for long range shooting and predator hunting but occasionally hog hunting if it doesn't turn out being too much of a hassle to carry. Thats why I still have the tripod trigger sticks though. If I feel like it's going to be a bit of a walk I'll take them.
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:06 AM   #2159
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Thanks for all the info. I'm really not sure what to get but there is no way I can lug around a big heavy tripod like my off brand Manfrotto. Tonight is a good example. I spotted a hog off my back porch down in the pasture at about 350+ yards near the creek. I grabbed my rifle and a monopod and took off through the 3 ft tall wet grass fighting it the whole way. I couldn't walk straight down to him so I ended up walking a good 450+ yards to get down there. 0% chance I could have lugged a huge tripod and I stopped 5-6 times to see if I could get a shot at him off the monopod but I couldn't because of the grass, but that is a whole other story for another time.lol

I guess I'm definitely going to have to do some more research and see what the best lightweight option will be for me. I do admit, it would be nice to have a grip sturdy enough that it would hold my rifle if I did decide to mount it on my big pro tripod.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:09 AM   #2160
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Thanks for all the info. I'm really not sure what to get but there is no way I can lug around a big heavy tripod like my off brand Manfrotto. Tonight is a good example. I spotted a hog off my back porch down in the pasture at about 350+ yards near the creek. I grabbed my rifle and a monopod and took off through the 3 ft tall wet grass fighting it the whole way. I couldn't walk straight down to him so I ended up walking a good 450+ yards to get down there. 0% chance I could have lugged a huge tripod and I stopped 5-6 times to see if I could get a shot at him off the monopod but I couldn't because of the grass, but that is a whole other story for another time.lol

I guess I'm definitely going to have to do some more research and see what the best lightweight option will be for me. I do admit, it would be nice to have a grip sturdy enough that it would hold my rifle if I did decide to mount it on my big pro tripod.
Yes exactly my thoughts. Why I love my primos bipod. Got it on sale for $65.

No way I am spending $350-400 for the REAPER setup and carrying a super heavy setup when we stalk up close to them like you
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:43 PM   #2161
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Thanks for all the info. I'm really not sure what to get but there is no way I can lug around a big heavy tripod like my off brand Manfrotto. Tonight is a good example. I spotted a hog off my back porch down in the pasture at about 350+ yards near the creek. I grabbed my rifle and a monopod and took off through the 3 ft tall wet grass fighting it the whole way. I couldn't walk straight down to him so I ended up walking a good 450+ yards to get down there. 0% chance I could have lugged a huge tripod and I stopped 5-6 times to see if I could get a shot at him off the monopod but I couldn't because of the grass, but that is a whole other story for another time.lol



I guess I'm definitely going to have to do some more research and see what the best lightweight option will be for me. I do admit, it would be nice to have a grip sturdy enough that it would hold my rifle if I did decide to mount it on my big pro tripod.


I'm out tonight using my reaper and SLIK tripod. Weighs about 8 pounds total so it's not too bad. If you leave the gun in it and fold it down then fold the legs up you can carry it all together pretty easy. But if I have to walk much or through heavy stuff I take my tripod trigger sticks.

Works amazing though!
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Old Yesterday, 08:56 AM   #2162
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The 1st pic is legit!

You need to get a DLSR camera and take long exposure night shots. The best pics you will ever see
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Old Yesterday, 10:44 AM   #2163
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The 1st pic is legit!

You need to get a DLSR camera and take long exposure night shots. The best pics you will ever see
Yeah I've been tossing the idea around about getting a D5600 or something to get some better photos.
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Old Yesterday, 11:07 AM   #2164
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In addition to the dog I got last night we also took out two spotted boars. One being a good size boar with lots of character, like split ears and several large scars on his back and sides.

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that last pic is a HOSS....fighting sob
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Old Yesterday, 02:57 PM   #2166
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that last pic is a HOSS....fighting sob


Yes sir he had lots of scars on him and both ears pretty tore up. You could tell he was pretty old. I'm not sure how to go about aging pigs though.
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Old Yesterday, 07:13 PM   #2167
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I have the REAP IR and have the UNV DVR setup. Once used to it, its not a big deal. The quality is good, but not exactly what you see thru the eyepiece.



I have taken 15-20 videos of kills over the last 3 months.





Like he said, the options are extremely limited and this was the best option IMO.



The price of the REAP went up to $8k and now includes more of the DVR stuff for "free"


Thanks guys. Picked up my UNV DVR and cable today and its charging now. Hoping I can figure out how to get everything set up so I can record my hunts this weekend. Ill post up if I do any good.


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Old Today, 12:26 AM   #2168
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Great photos Keaton, those are awesome!

I checked out my pro tripod with the ball head and it weighs 8.3lbs with no rifle grip. It's just too much weight for the type of spot and stalk hunting I'm doing. I'm really interested in the Trigger Sticks just because of the weight and quick/quiet deployment. Would I be able to mount another rifle grip on it like the REAPER, Hog Saddle, M-Lok etc? If so, do you think the Trigger Sticks would hold an AR up in a horizontal position with one of those grips attached?

You seem to have used a lot of these options so I'd prefer to buy once than buy 3 times trying to make something work. Thanks
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