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HOG Saddle Now Available in OD Green

During a small vendor show sponsored last week by US Tactical Supply last week in the NCR, for Federal LE Agencies, I got a chance to check out the new OD version of the HOG Saddle by Shadow Tech LLC.  It’s seen above and below with different rifles mounted and used in conjunction with the SS Loophole Sling.

For those of you unfamiliar with the MOD 7 HOG Saddle, it is standard issue for every USMC Sniper (NSN 1005-01-616-2719) and is in use with numerous other military and police organizations both here and abroad.  Basically, it’s a clamp (that won’t harm the rifle) that allows you to shopt from a tripod and leave your DRIFIRE in place even if you back away from it during long periods of observation.


  • CNC machined from a solid block of aluminum 
  • Black oxide stainless steel bolt and guide rods
  • Hard anodized finish (a resilient surface which serves as an excellent base coat for custom camouflage paint)
  • 1/4-20 stainless steel mounting threads and 3/8-16 back up threads
  • CNC machined torque knob assembly with retention button screw to prevent disassembly in the field (opens 1/4in wider than previous model)
  • Stainless steel noise dampening tension spring
  • 1/4 inch thick, recessed urethane pads specifically engineered to absorb rifle recoil and reduce muzzle jump
  • Anti-rotation slots to accept tripod QD plates that have video pins
  • Superior resistance to corrosion
  • Weight: Less than 16 oz

The photo above shows the HOG Saddle to the right as well as the stamped metal PIG Saddle to the right.  It was taken indoors so the color is a bit off.  It’s much darker in person, as you can see in the top photo.

In addition to the new OD color, it is also offered in Shadow Grey.

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5 Responses to “HOG Saddle Now Available in OD Green”

  1. FrontDeskFocus says:

    Awesome when everyone was using bolt guns in HS Precision stocks.

    Not so awesome now with gas guns and chassis that can accept a Manfrotto-compatible foot mounted to a pic rail.

    • Joshua says:

      The HOG Saddle offers the sniper hard-on-soft contact when mounting a rifle to a tripod. This creates less recoil impact to the shooter and tripod.

      The HOG Saddle can also mount to a tripod without using a ball head; creating a more stable, lighter weight, & cheaper shooting platform. This is an important feature when the military issues ball heads that can’t support the weight of a 6lbs rifle, let alone a 16lbs rifle.

      These are two reasons a picatinny devise is not always the best option when mounting a rifle to a tripod.

  2. I'm a Gun Watcher says:

    Is that second gun an XM2010?

  3. Reseremb says:

    Spuhr mount with ACI, nice