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Old 05-17-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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Anybody had any experience with this?

How does it compare to other options?

Seems like a bargain for $149 you get the saddle and tripod
Wonder if it is a good buy or just something made cheap to sell at a lower price?
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:10 PM   #2
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:03 PM   #3
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It was on sale somewhere this week. Maybe Midway but can’t rememwbr what ad I saw.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:43 PM   #4
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any testing done? price is right compared to $1300
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:44 PM   #5
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:14 PM   #6
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Been wondering this my self. Not many reviews out there yet as it is new product. Midway is where they are on sale.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:15 PM   #7
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Great price on Midway, I guess second would be the Reaper Rest plus their b-pod, around $700. I've used a Reaper and they are good.



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Old 05-19-2019, 08:17 PM   #8
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in for reviews... iv been reading about them as well (iv been in market for a while for a tripod)

seems like a decent product at a good price but i would like to put my hands on one
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:12 AM   #9
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Reaper Grip and Tripod for $400 is still my favorite. Killed many a pigs with it
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:13 AM   #10
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Anybody had any experience with this?

How does it compare to other options?

Seems like a bargain for $149 you get the saddle and tripod
Wonder if it is a good buy or just something made cheap to sell at a lower price?
Destry has mine at the shop, mine is carbon. Go by and check it out. For the price it is great.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:33 AM   #11
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I hope they make the attachment only so I can use it on my already expensive bog pod tripod.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:37 AM   #12
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Interesting. I made my own with a bogpod base back in the fall

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Old 05-20-2019, 11:42 AM   #13
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I have a Primos Trigger stick and really really like it. Been using it in the field for two years, close to 100 pigs plus other stuff, and won't leave the house without it. For the options....
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:55 AM   #14
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heck ya. Been wanting one of these for a while just hadnt spent the money. $250 for the carbon fiber seems like the way to go.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:53 PM   #15
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TxAg, how did you make that base? I would love to do just that.
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:05 PM   #16
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Interesting. I made my own with a bogpod base back in the fall

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Old 05-20-2019, 02:07 PM   #17
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I just slapped a Triclawps on top of a regular bogpod
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:23 PM   #18
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I just slapped a Triclawps on top of a regular bogpod
Triclawps, thanks never heard of this one, sort of like the pig saddle, the cheeper version of the hog saddle.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:24 PM   #19
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I just slapped a Triclawps on top of a regular bogpod
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:57 PM   #20
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Destry has mine at the shop, mine is carbon. Go by and check it out. For the price it is great.
Probably what was rattling around in the bed of his truck Saturday

Might drop by the shop if he is there tomorrow, especially if the weather is crappy
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:59 PM   #21
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I emailed to find out the weight is 8.5 lbs for aluminum and 7.5 lbs for the carbon.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:12 AM   #22
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I emailed to find out the weight is 8.5 lbs for aluminum and 7.5 lbs for the carbon.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:46 AM   #23
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I emailed to find out the weight is 8.5 lbs for aluminum and 7.5 lbs for the carbon.
Not sure 1 lbs is worth 100$
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:02 PM   #24
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Picked one up this morning

No previous experience with this type of setup so probably can't give a good review

Did find gnarlygorilla has the aluminum one for $130 and carbon listed (out of stock) for $210
Free shipping
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:37 PM   #25
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Picked one up this morning

No previous experience with this type of setup so probably can't give a good review

Did find gnarlygorilla has the aluminum one for $130 and carbon listed (out of stock) for $210
Free shipping
I ordered a carbon one form midway for 212 shipped. They had free shipping and on sale.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:34 PM   #26
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I can't really tell, but does the tripod have their switcharoo head system? Or would there be another way to attach a bino mount on the legs for glassing?
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:10 PM   #27
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I can't really tell, but does the tripod have their switcharoo head system? Or would there be another way to attach a bino mount on the legs for glassing?
interested in this as well. Maybe OP will give us a review.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:03 PM   #28
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Ordered the aluminum from Modway for $127. Free shipping with their code on the webpage.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:29 AM   #29
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Ordered the aluminum one from gnarly gorilla. $130 with free two day shipping.
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:32 AM   #30
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Those of you that have one, is the saddle removable? Is it threaded to put another base on it like a leveling head?
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:48 PM   #31
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May be this weekend before I get a chance to really check it out
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:30 PM   #32
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Maybe a dumb question, but...... Is this thing suitable to be mobile? For spot and stalk situations?

Still looking for ideas on a pronghorn hunt
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:59 PM   #33
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Maybe a dumb question, but...... Is this thing suitable to be mobile? For spot and stalk situations?

Still looking for ideas on a pronghorn hunt
Thatís how they advertise it in the videos on the website.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:09 PM   #34
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I also ordered the aluminum one from Midway USA. Should deliver it on 5-23.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:06 AM   #35
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Those of you that have one, is the saddle removable? Is it threaded to put another base on it like a leveling head?
just got mine in and from what i can tell i would say no.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:40 PM   #36
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please post reviews if you have one for those still on the fence.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:50 AM   #37
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just got mine in and from what i can tell i would say no.


Dang. Iíve got a SLIK 700dx and 340dx that I use my reaper grip on. But Iím wanting to switch to a direct mount and a leveling head to be a little more stable and a lot more compact.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:53 AM   #38
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Might have to go with a triclawps myself.


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please post reviews if you have one for those still on the fence.
I took mine out last night for a lil predator hunting, which I do a lot of. I walk in to all my spots and have been hunting from a Bog tripod for years. I had the regular twist to extend legs with the switcheroo saddle head. The deathgrip hands down is the best tripod I have used. Straight out the box you would think this tripod is $400 and not $130. The legs extend smoothly and clamp firm. The legs have three settings 20,45 and 85 degree. This allows you to lock in the leg angle you want. Fully compressed and legs set at 85 degree you can lay prone. I used it last night standing up. I am 6í0 and it was plenty tall and comfortable. The head clamps easy and held my gun with ease. The head tension can be adjusted up and down and side to side. I like this because having a little tension when following a moving animal makes for a more stable shot. The overall stability of the tripod is amazing. Itís solid. Some cons that I found is there is no numbering on the legs when you extend them out. I extended it and set it to my height, then marked with a white sharpie. Itís not light, but itís really not supposed to be. Itís about 8-9 lbs. Fully compressed it isnít too bad, but walking with it extended itís a little bulky. But for me itís not a big deal. I am Not walking super long distances. Another thing is if youíre taller then about 6í2 you may need to squat some. I am happy with it. Itís great for my application. I can see it preforming well in a ground blind with a gun or crossbow. Now the true test. Time and use. Weíll see how it holds up. Hope this helps a little.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:47 AM   #41
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I took mine out last night for a lil predator hunting, which I do a lot of. I walk in to all my spots and have been hunting from a Bog tripod for years. I had the regular twist to extend legs with the switcheroo saddle head. The deathgrip hands down is the best tripod I have used. Straight out the box you would think this tripod is $400 and not $130. The legs extend smoothly and clamp firm. The legs have three settings 20,45 and 85 degree. This allows you to lock in the leg angle you want. Fully compressed and legs set at 85 degree you can lay prone. I used it last night standing up. I am 6’0 and it was plenty tall and comfortable. The head clamps easy and held my gun with ease. The head tension can be adjusted up and down and side to side. I like this because having a little tension when following a moving animal makes for a more stable shot. The overall stability of the tripod is amazing. It’s solid. Some cons that I found is there is no numbering on the legs when you extend them out. I extended it and set it to my height, then marked with a white sharpie. It’s not light, but it’s really not supposed to be. It’s about 8-9 lbs. Fully compressed it isn’t too bad, but walking with it extended it’s a little bulky. But for me it’s not a big deal. I am Not walking super long distances. Another thing is if you’re taller then about 6’2 you may need to squat some. I am happy with it. It’s great for my application. I can see it preforming well in a ground blind with a gun or crossbow. Now the true test. Time and use. We’ll see how it holds up. Hope this helps a little.
Could you take some pictures of how the head attaches?
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:27 AM   #45
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thanks justicetx, thats a good review, any ldp's from your hunt.
I am getting a lot closer on pulling trigger on one of these.
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I took mine out last night for a lil predator hunting, which I do a lot of. I walk in to all my spots and have been hunting from a Bog tripod for years. I had the regular twist to extend legs with the switcheroo saddle head. The deathgrip hands down is the best tripod I have used. Straight out the box you would think this tripod is $400 and not $130. The legs extend smoothly and clamp firm. The legs have three settings 20,45 and 85 degree. This allows you to lock in the leg angle you want. Fully compressed and legs set at 85 degree you can lay prone. I used it last night standing up. I am 6í0 and it was plenty tall and comfortable. The head clamps easy and held my gun with ease. The head tension can be adjusted up and down and side to side. I like this because having a little tension when following a moving animal makes for a more stable shot. The overall stability of the tripod is amazing. Itís solid. Some cons that I found is there is no numbering on the legs when you extend them out. I extended it and set it to my height, then marked with a white sharpie. Itís not light, but itís really not supposed to be. Itís about 8-9 lbs. Fully compressed it isnít too bad, but walking with it extended itís a little bulky. But for me itís not a big deal. I am Not walking super long distances. Another thing is if youíre taller then about 6í2 you may need to squat some. I am happy with it. Itís great for my application. I can see it preforming well in a ground blind with a gun or crossbow. Now the true test. Time and use. Weíll see how it holds up. Hope this helps a little.
If i was going to type up a review this would be dang close.

Only thing i would add Im not very familiar with higher end ones but this one does not have an option for side to side tilt. So you better have the legs fairly level which is easy to do if your in no rush and setting up. If you just slap it down it wont be level.

I 2nd the quality to thought when i pulled it out of the box if i would have had to guess a price i would have said its 4-500$.

Im 6'1 and didnt have a problem with height. Which imo you need to be hunkered over into the rifle a little anyways.

All in all the people that paid 140-160 for the aluminum one should be very happy. I Know i am paying 215 for the carbon fiber.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:02 PM   #47
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Got my aluminum deathgrip yesterday. It IS well made for sure. The sale was great, paid $130 and I plan to use it quite a bit for all my ground blinds. So far learning how to use it was fairly straightforward. Iíd get it if youíre in the market for sure.


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Old 05-29-2019, 07:32 PM   #48
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Couple of photos Incase someone wanted to see. Itís a beast and holds the rifle rock steady.


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Old 05-29-2019, 09:26 PM   #49
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Very well build product for the price. Bog did a great job bring this out at this price point. Have only been out on one hunt with it but it's rock solid.
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I wish they had mad it possible to put a pan head on it for glassing too. It would have made it a lot more utilitarian.


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