- Brand: BOG
- Color: See Below
- Material: Aluminum
- Item Weight: 8.5 Pounds
- Leg Style: Tripod
- DIMENSIONS: 31” L x 7” W x 5” H and weighs 8.5 lbs
- VERSATILE: Features a 3-position leg lock for use in the prone, kneeling, sitting and standing positions and can secure any weapon for hands-free use
- EASE OF USE: This stable shooting platform features an adjustment knob that controls up to 25 degrees of adjustment and a clamping head that pans 360 degrees with tension capabilities
- DURABLE: With a durable aluminum construction and large diameter aluminum legs, this rugged shooting rest is ready for all situations and terrains
- BE PREPARED: With retractable steel spikes, an integral bubble level and no-slip lever locks this tripod is secure, stable, quiet and ready for quick adjustments during that vital moment
- GUARANTEED: This product is covered by a limited 1-year warranty provided by BOG. For all your questions please contact BOG’s customer service
Laverne Otto-Phitre –
I’ve had a few weeks to play with mine now, and I’m done looking for anything better. This thing is more than solid enough for varmint-caliber rifles. Some have complained that the parallel sides of the clamp don’t hold the rounded contours of their rifles well. This is easily overcome with the application of some adhesive neoprene sheet cut to fit the saddle’s gripping/contact surfaces, or even just a piece of thin foam rubber nested between saddle and stock. Mine arrived with a head that wouldn’t pan easily and exhibited a ratcheting sensation when forced to turn side-to-side; a quick email to BOG Products yielded a suggested adjustment within 24 hours that handily solved the issue. This is made/sold by Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., which is part of Larry Potterfield’s commercial empire along with Frankfort Arsenal (reloading tools), Wheeler Engineering (gunsmithing tools), Caldwell (rests, chronographs, adaptors) and a few others – and its availability through Amazon made it a bit easier for my wife to find in my Wish List than through Mr. Potterfield’s “MidwayUSA” gateway. I wanted a tripod that would work for any position: bench, seated, kneeling, from a ground blind, leaning back against my truck… and this one even flattens down far enough to be usable in the prone position, depending upon what angles the ground takes between my position and my target. The rubber feet screw up around the threaded, pointed shafts on which they are mounted to expose steel pointed tips which worked great when I had to set up on a frozen puddle in a meadow. My alternative plan was to use a surveyor’s level tripod with a 5/8-11 to 1/4-20 head adaptor, a separate ball head with ARCA-Swiss attachment, and a saddle clamp from another manufacturer, which would have given me a tripod that wouldn’t go short enough for sitting, nor kneeling facing a downhill slope, and certainly not prone shooting, and I’d have still spent more even with cheap imported parts. I took a 6″ long piece of oak 2″ x 4″ (true dimension) lumber and screwed in a stud that was lag-threaded on one end and 1/4-20 on the other, which I can clamp into the saddle and attach a small $20 ball head to use this tripod for binoculars, spotting scope, camera, or a light chronograph. I screwed another chunk of 2″x4″ edge-wise to a 16″ x 20″ x 1″ deep baking pan, sprayed the whole thing with a can of cheap truck bed liner, and now I can clamp that in as well for a hasty small table that stuff won’t roll off of. I can raise the whole thing to maximum height and clamp in a length of aluminum/steel/PVC tubing, attach a seine net to the tube with zip ties, and have a “wall” to catch brass positioned to my right at the range. (Gathering the bottom of the net into a 5 gallon bucket collects all of my brass without having to attach anything to the rifle itself, or take up space on the bench.) My wife wants me to get another one so we can run a pipe or 2″x4″ across them with hooks on it to hold camp cookware & utensils, drying shoes, or a tarp to create a wind break or rain shelter for gear. It holds a rechargeable LED work light nicely after the sun sets and I pack up my blind from a session of varminting. The only thing I’d like to see added is a hook on the bottom of the center for hanging my day pack, but a few loops of para cord around the legs ought to give me an adequate connecting point for the carabiner I keep on my pack’s top handle. And when I get home, it makes a nice hanging rack for wet gear out in the garage. At this price point, I’m not afraid to molest it with some para cord, tape, and/or spray paint to “customize” it for specific passing needs; but the basic design and quality is just perfect out of the box, and I wouldn’t ask the manufacturer to change anything that would increase its price.
This is a very nice tripod for shooting off of. If you are shooting light calibers, your gun won’t slide in the clamp after shooting. If large calibers are shot, your gun will slide. I used 223 and 458. Stability is great and getting into angles is no problem. I saw where some people say the turning of the clamp is not smooth and stiff. I took it loose a little a drop a little oil and worked it. It did get smoother. It does not bother me and I will continue to use it in most rifle shoots. Other shooters used it and said they same as myself. I weigh 285 and I was really leaning on it and it did not move. Great investment.
South Road –
I have a friend who swears by these. I finally bought one and I have to agree with him. It’s not as stable as a bench rest but is a good as it for a tripod mount. The only thing I would change is I wish I would have spent the extra money on the carbon fiber model. This one is a little heavy if you’re going to pack it in anywhere.
Jumpin Jehosaphat –
I use this at a window instead of a bag on the sill. Pests got smart when they saw that “stick” appear at the window. This is very sturdy and stable and the adjustments are easy. I recommend. The one negative thing I will say is that some of the reviews on YT are correct, the tension adjustment on the rotation (left/right) doesn’t do a lot and the motion itself isn’t smooth. It’s very clicky, and not uniformly clicky like it was designed that way. Lumpy might be a better word. Still, it doesn’t detract from the usability, it’s just an irritation/distraction when moving POA.
This thing is great! I use it for coyote hunting and love it. It’s also great for sighting in your rifle. It is a little heavy and kind of awkward to carry but I rigged a rifle sling to it so it’s not too bad anymore. It stays in the truck so I never forget to bring it with on a hunting trip. Very sturdy with thick legs and has a level on it so you can adjust the legs as needed to get level. 10/10 would buy again.
A buddy has the same tripod however in carbon fiber. Being 6’5″, his was a little short for me but was easily workable. I placed the order knowing this. Come to my suprise, they must of redesigned them. Mine is perfect height.
Great purchase! Perfect for holding gun or crossbow for my son. It is on the heavy side but that’s what makes it so sturdy. Must have for the hunter who isn’t strong enough to fully support a weapon properly.
Ian kapelan –
Very sturdy they get heavy after while carrying it. Would recommend a sling