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Old June 26, 2000, 10:50 AM   #1
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A guy at a local gun show was selling something called a "Snipod." It was three wooden rods, tied together just above midpoint, with another cord wrapped around the longer end at the tips, held with a clasp. The short end had rubber tubing around the wood to protect a rifle. The "Snipod" legs spread out to your needed height/stability needs, or closes so that you can stick it in your rifle case/backpack. I started looking at it, and decided that it wasn't worth the $25 asking price. I just finished mine and used it. It took $7 in parts, and it's the coolest looking, most easily deployable, lightest, and sturdiest field-rest I've ever seen. This thing makes the Harris bi-pod a joke.
It took:
1 36" x 5/8" wooden rod from Home Depot
1.5' of 5/8" heater hose from Auto-Zone
4' of parachute cord from the local army surplus
3 5/8" rubber end caps from Home Depot
Black paint
A small drill bit w/drill
Medium intelligence

Just thought you guys would like to know...if you want a picture, let me know, I'll take a pic of it.

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Old June 26, 2000, 11:37 AM   #2
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I'd like to see a picture of it if you could put it up. It sounds neat.
Old June 26, 2000, 01:03 PM   #3
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I shoulda known better! Now, how do I put a picture on this thread? The pic will be up tomorrow if I can figure out how to do it...(help!).

And on the 8th day, GOD shot an AK-47. He Saw that it was good, said that it was good, and it was good. He then went directly to work retrofitting his Son's white horse with one!
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Old June 26, 2000, 01:47 PM   #4
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using a quote from Art Eatman "damfino".
Old June 26, 2000, 08:16 PM   #5
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Nevermind, it won't work here for me. Please look at it at:

There you go!

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Old June 26, 2000, 08:59 PM   #6
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Looks great! I like how the height adjusts too.

BTW, Is that a pre-ban waffle iron I see in the background?
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Old June 26, 2000, 09:24 PM   #7
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That is a reallty good job! I just got to thinking on it though. A bolt straight through the three legs that had a jacknut on the end so that it would stay a little loose might last a little linger than the string around the center. But it was just an idea I had. Nice concept and really well built. I've got a Harris 11-25" swiveled bipod on order for my .308, but I may still make one of these as an all-round rest for my other rifles. Thanks for sharing with us!
Old April 12, 2005, 09:31 PM   #8
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Snipod details?

Hi Steve

Just found your post from 2000 about the Snipod you built. I was going to get a Harris Bipod (though didn't want to spend the money) till i read about your home-made version.

do you have a picture of it? any other suggestions besides what you listed in your 6-26-2000 post?

Happy Hunting
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Old April 13, 2005, 08:06 PM   #9
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the ak forum picture link doesn't work

If you could repost a picture of your snipe pod it would be great. I am making one except I am using dark walnut stain and helsman stain outdoor finish.
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Old May 2, 2005, 12:34 PM   #10
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That's a standard field expedient rest technique that's taught in the B4 sniper course. Paracord or a bootlace works fine in the field, and usually it's just three sticks picked up off the ground.
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Old May 2, 2005, 04:15 PM   #11
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Well, hate to burst your bubble but Steve Smith's last activity was on 05-07-2003.

Some links you might want to check out:

I'm planning on making one of those VarmintAl's fairly soon, seems like a pretty practical idea and easy enough to make.
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