DIY outdoorsman Bino adapter

Nrolson2002

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I really like the outdoorsman bino adapter system. I have a vortex bino adapter but find screwing it in and out of bino’s kind of annoying. I wanted to buy the outdoorsman bino adapter but with just purchasing a new set of bino’s I’m kinda strapped for extra money right now. So my brain got to thinking, I can use what I have to make something similar!

I started off by taking the vortex bino adapter and removing the screw in part. Really easy just hold the black round spacer and unscrew it.


Next I cut the rod portion off where it meets the handle or screw part. Try to cut it as close to flush as possible to give yourself more rod to stick out of your binos.

Next I drilled and tapped the top of the adapter to 10-32 threads. I tried to center this as vertical and in the middle as I could.

I went to the hardware store and picked up a 10-32 threaded screw with a knob handle. I think I paid just over $2 for it. I cut the threaded portion shorter so it didn’t stick up as much out of the adapter. Then I threaded it on.

Screw the threaded rod you cut off the handle from into you binos.

Now put the rod into the adapter and tighten the new knob you threaded and you are done!! Works great.


Thanks for looking!! The whole thing cost me less than a few dollars. Can’t wait to get the new Mavens and try the adapter out.


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How many threads did you get in that pot metal? Overall good job, I'm just wondering if you'll run into stripping issues over time. Either way you're good to go for now. ;)
 
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I would need to check. That’s why I went fine thread as I was concerned on stripping it out. Seems to hold pretty well but time will tell in the long run.


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Nrolson2002

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Metal is 1/8” thick. With 10-32 threads I have 4 full rotations on the knob to flush on the inner diameter. I think it should hold for quite a bit of use as long as I don’t try to over tighten the knob.


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Damn, this is brilliant. Why on earth have I not thought of this already!?! Nice work!

And I have all those things in my garage, right now, including the thumb screw. I know what I'll be doing this evening. ;)
 

Highhuntin

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I had a thumb screw but it didn’t have the fine threads so just picked one up today 👍🏻
 

stayx015

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wow this is awesome... One could also use a threaded detent pin to attach to the bino.....
 

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Just "engineered" mine last night. At the same time, I swapped the directon of the adapter bushing so it would be on the inside of the open hinge for better balance. It's real easy to do with the Leupy BX-4's as the screw that holds the bushing in is right there and easy to get to.

Tightened it all back up and voila!

If you take a round file to the threads of the screw nearest the thumbscrew, you can screw it all the way in and it will stay in the adapter - held in by the threads you cut on the adapter. You only need the first 3-4 threads when the binoculars are in the adapter anyway.

Fun project and it took less than 10 minutes.

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Beendare

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One feature I like on the Outdoorsman version is a small Allen set screw in the wide ring to keep the stud from backing out.

The set screw is in that wide flange that butts against the Bino frame.

I suppose a guy could just use a little blue Loctite.

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