This DIY camera-rifle offers a humane way to shoot animals

Mar 7, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This DIY camera-rifle offers a humane way to shoot animals

Mar 7, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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If you want to bring out your inner hunter but you wouldn’t hurt a fly, Alex of I did a thing has a fun DIY project for you. He has made a rifle that lets you shoot animals in the only humane way: with your camera. This camera rifle is cheap and easy to make, and Alex shares the build process in the video below.

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Alex says that he was inspired for his DIY project when he saw this man and his camera rifle. There’s also Zenit’s Photosniper, originally made for military use, and pricey Leica’s prototype with the same concept. But whenever you can make it yourself, I say go for it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

How to make the DIY camera rifle:

The building process is pretty simple. The main part is to draw the desired rifle shape on the wood and cut it out. After that comes the boring part: filing and sanding. When you’re happy with the smoothness of the wood, it’s time to stain it to give it the final look. You can choose any stain color you like, or DIY it with coffee, vinegar, and steel wool.

Now that your rifle attachment is made, the rest is easy: attach your camera to it using the corner plates and the tripod mount. Plug the remote trigger in the camera and attach it to the rifle using zip ties. If you want to add the extra kick to your “weapon,” you can also add the rifle bipod. But I show up in public with that if I were you. You might actually get shot.

Anyway, this is pretty much it when it comes to making this DIY camera rifle. You can now go to your backyard or a forest and shoot animals as much as you like. None of them will be hurt, and you’ll come home with some neat photos. What’s more, you can shoot people this way, too!

[A Humane Way To Shoot Animals | I did a thing]

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11 responses to “This DIY camera-rifle offers a humane way to shoot animals”

  1. Duncan Knifton Avatar
    Duncan Knifton

    Just don’t use it in any major city.
    Lol

  2. Daniel Fernandez Avatar
    Daniel Fernandez

    And get a few first hand photos of being shot by the police. ?

  3. Luc Primeau Avatar
    Luc Primeau

    What a great way to receive unwanted attention from your local law enforcement agencies… that’s a big no for me

  4. Randy Dalton Avatar
    Randy Dalton

    One of the best bad ideas.

  5. Philip La Lumiere Avatar
    Philip La Lumiere

    What a great way of getting shot yourself too!

  6. Ralph Horne Avatar
    Ralph Horne

    Railroad tracks would be a good place to try it out.

  7. David Fiorito Avatar
    David Fiorito

    But it won’t get me any venison or wild boar bacon.

  8. Gast Avatar
    Gast

    Not everybody lives in the US and must have fear of being shot by the police. I use the old Noflexar 400/5.6 with a similar look. It’s always big fun when people see me. :-)

  9. Tim Knecht Avatar
    Tim Knecht

    https://www.turn-on.de/media/cache/article_images/media/cms/2015/06/leica5.jpg?675889

    Has been in the market a few decades ago… Had one myself, it came with one of my 3 or 600mm Lenses…

  10. Jason Dunning Avatar
    Jason Dunning

    Safe to say, do not use this in the USA. A dozen or more people would call it in as a person with “some type of gun”

  11. Martin Nolan Avatar
    Martin Nolan

    Imagine this guy with his “camera rifle” at the airport checkpoint….. Security!!!