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Which shooting sticks?
« on: October 28, 2020, 07:07:31 PM »
In the market for some good shooting sticks. Curious what everyone else uses. The terrain I hunt is hillsides so shooting sticks must have adjustable legs.

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 07:11:08 PM »
I used to carry sticks but moved to a Harris bipod and would never go back.  It's always on there and more stable.  I can shoot from kneeling, sitting or off the pack from prone but I never seem to have a prone situation as there are always weeds or bushes in the way.

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 07:16:09 PM »
I used to carry sticks but moved to a Harris bipod and would never go back.  It's always on there and more stable.  I can shoot from kneeling, sitting or off the pack from prone but I never seem to have a prone situation as there are always weeds or bushes in the way.

We have the Harris bipods on our rifles now. They donít work with this type of terrain unfortunately.

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 07:25:02 PM »
I really like the Primos Trigger Sticks. Faster to adjust than anything else.

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 07:26:37 PM »
Bummer.  I had the Primus trigger opening and they quickly broke, as did the Cabelas with cam locks.  If I went down that route, I would probably make my own.  Hopefully someone has better info, but I would carefully look at the extension and lock mechanism and ask whether it will hold up to repeated use, particularly in cold temps.  Most that I have seen are pretty flimsy.

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2020, 07:27:34 PM »
I really like the Primos Trigger Sticks. Faster to adjust than anything else.

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2020, 07:29:24 PM »
I would consider a shooting v on top of a stable tripod

I pre adjust my legs for the given country im in...while technically slower it has yet to be an issue...but I also run a bipod and use the bipod and tripod in conjuction so creat a petty stable rest

Versatility always wins in my opinion

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2020, 07:30:27 PM »
If weight is not a huge issue the bog pod death grip is amazing.  I carry mine on my pack at all times when hunting with my kids.  I have the carbon fibre set so they are not crazy heavy, but they are big and bulky.  I have also used bog pods shooting sticks and really like them too....they are not near as stable as a good tripod like the death grip.   :tup:

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2020, 07:36:01 PM »
I carry trigger stick tripod any time I have the rifle out.  Have had my 3 seasons with zero problems.

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2020, 07:37:59 PM »
Calling BS on Drock.....please....you are still toting that camera tripod!

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2020, 07:45:24 PM »
I like the pole cats
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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2020, 07:49:30 PM »
trigger sticks.      They are long enough to rest binocs on when spotting standing up

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2020, 09:15:45 PM »
Been using trigger sticks for a few years and no problems. Maybe you just had a bunk set of them?

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2020, 09:22:05 PM »
I don't know what gen I had, it was back when they were made from bronze cast in a cave.  Likely much better now from the sounds of it.

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Re: Which shooting sticks?
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2020, 10:08:48 PM »
My  :twocents: even though I am not familiar with the different brands.
I have a mono-pod and a bi-pod. I mostly use the bi-pod and it is now because of being slightly bent not adjustable anymore. Truth is I never adjusted when I could. I set it at a length to use it on flat ground. Even though I have taken quite a bit of game using it I have never had a problem making it work on uneven ground. The thing is I use it as a walking stick most of the time. I know when you are younger you think you will never need that but I wish I would have had it all those years prior.
Almost never do I find a place where I can shoot anything but standing up. The sticks are always in my hand  and when ever I stop they get set to support my gun so I am always ready. Maybe this is not applicable in opener country.
 For me things seem to happen quick so I find that having them in my hand ready to go is #1. If you have to fumble around for them generally it is too late.
When my bi-pod breaks I would probably just make my own. Make the end a little pointy so you can jam it into the ground. That helps. My mono-pod is hard to shoot off of on hard ground but it ain't bad in soft dirt where you can sink it in a way. I find if you can set them slightly a head and lean into them a bit they are very steady.
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