This is the latest model HOG Saddle with some improvements from the original design. The MOD7 is currently a standard issue item in the US Marine Corps and other various Special Operations units worldwide.
List of improvements:
1. Opens 1/4" wider than original model. (2 11/16" Open, 1 1/2" Closed) 2. Incorporates a retention button screw to prevent unintentional dissassembly 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.
MOD7 HOG Saddle Specs:
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