Posts Tagged ‘Hog Saddle’

Hog Saddle – Multiuse Arca RC2 Connector QD Plate

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

The Multiuse Arca RC2 Connector (MARC) QD Plate from Hog Saddle is really two Quick Detach Plates in one.

It was designed to mount to both (1.5”/38mm) Arca-Swiss tripod clamps and legacy Manfrotto tripod heads that use RC2/200PL attachment plates.

The ultralight, Patent Pending design prevents horizontal movement with Manfrotto tripod heads, and accommodates for Arca-Swiss plate retention slots and Feisol retention plungers.

• CNC machined aluminum construction
• Hard anodized
• Stainless steel mounting screws 1/4-20 & 3/8-16
• Removable recessed retention bolts
• Center bolt capable for cameras and spotting scopes
• Dual bolt capable for HOG Saddle or PIG Saddle attachment
• Made in USA

Hog Saddle – PIG0311-GS SHORT Tripod

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

This is Hog Saddle’s new PIG0311-GS SHORT tripod which is specifically for coyote and deer hunters who primarily hunt from sitting & kneeling positions. This SHORT tripod packs smaller and sheds a pound of weight, compared to the standard PIG0311-G full size tripod model.

If you don’t anticipate taking a standing shot on an animal, then there is no need to carry a larger/heavier tripod. Pack light, pack smart.

Folded length 19.75″

Extended length 39.5″

26lbs load rating

Weight 4.75 lbs

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

This beauty was taken at the Madden Club in Townsville by our friend Josh S of Shadowtech, makers of the HOG Saddle.

HOG Saddle Now Available in OD Green

Monday, March 16th, 2015

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.

HOG Saddle Goes OD for 2015

Saturday, January 17th, 2015


The new OD Green PIG Saddle w/ Patriot Brown pads & knob.
Units will be on display at SHOT Show booth #20605.

PIG Skins Barricade Pads by HOG Saddle

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014


PIG Skins Barricade Pads were created by the same guys who came up with the HOG Saddle. Made from the same Berry compliant recoil reducing, UV resistant, urethane that is also used on the HOG & PIG Saddle units, they were designed to reduce the effects of recoil while firing from hard surfaces.


Available in two sizes, 6” x 1.5″ and 4.5″ x 1.5″, they attach to the rifle stock via Velcro.



Currently all PIG Skins are a Patriot Brown color w/ Coyote Brown Velcro.

US Tactical Supply Bundling Hog Saddle Mod 7s with Manfrotto Tripod Kits

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Hog Saddle was developed by a Marine Scout Sniper and OIF Veteran as a clamp-style stable shooting platform. It is designed to be combined with a tripod such as the Manfrotto which is well known in the precision shooting community.

You’ll save about 5% when you purchase the Hog Saddle Mod 7 and one of the Manfrotto tripods together as a kit. US Tactical Supply has several options available, from a basic Hog Saddle Manfrotto Kit all the way up to the Manfrotto Carbon Fiber with the Magnesium Ball Head as shown in the Picture above taken on Vendor Range Day during last month’s US Army Sniper Competition.

Check out the various options at

MOD7 HOG Saddle Available Now

Monday, September 24th, 2012

We’ve mentioned the HOG Saddle several times. It’s a mobile shooting platform designed to attach to tripods. It allows the shooter to assume a stable position with the weapon.

List of improvements:

1. Opens 1/4 in wider than original model.
2. Incorporates a retention button screw to prevent unintentional disassembly in the field.
3. Weighs less than 16 ounces.
4. Added cut-outs to the base of the HOG Saddle. These narrow slots better integrate with tripod heads or QR plates that have anti-rotation video pins.