Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31

Thread: Shooting sticks

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Shooting sticks

    I did a search on the forum and didn't turn up much information regarding what shooting sticks folks are using. There were a couple threads mentioning Stoney point and the Bog Pod, but looking for a bit more info before I make a decision.

    So, I'm asking the Eastman's brethren for more suggestions and guidance with respect to what you're currently using.

    Thanks!

    Graybird
    Vegetarian = old Indian word for Bad hunter

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    759
    Thanks
    159
    Thanked 166 Times in 156 Posts
    Congratulations
    13
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Tagged....as I am in the market as well.
    "I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now, and anybody that tries to change it has to come through me, that should be all of our attitudes, cause this is America!!"
    - Charlie Daniels

    "Most democrats in WY are not like other democrats (they actually like babies, guns, and the constitution)"
    - AT Hiker

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    potosi, wisconsin
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Ive used a bi-pod mounted on my gun for the last couple years. Has worked alright but has some down sides. Adds a little weight to gun and tends to dig into your shoulder when carrying your gun.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsin_guy View Post
    Ive used a bi-pod mounted on my gun for the last couple years. Has worked alright but has some down sides. Adds a little weight to gun and tends to dig into your shoulder when carrying your gun.
    Thanks, WI-guy! I, too, have the gun mounted bipeds of varying sizes. My biggest issue with them is at times (seems almost most) they are not ideal, and as you stated add considerable weight.

    I would prefer a separate set of sticks versus those attached to my rifle.
    Vegetarian = old Indian word for Bad hunter

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I got a set of the Stoney Point sticks a couple years ago and like them pretty well. They worked especially well last year when I had to take a shot from a standing position. Before that I just used sticks I made from a couple wood dowels, drill a hole 4-5" from one end and tie together with a piece of shoelace--for quite a while I was prone to being a little forgetful and it was way less painful when I left the wood dowel sticks laying out in the woods somewhere (I guess maybe if you follow me around for long enough you might come away with a free pair of Stoney Point sticks).

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    513
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    build your own, better than anything on the market, quicker setup/adjust too.

    Perhaps I should just build these and market them?

  7. #7
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Reno Nv
    Posts
    4,178
    Thanks
    881
    Thanked 547 Times in 387 Posts
    Congratulations
    64
    Congratulated 6 Times in 5 Posts
    I use Stoney point as well. I use the Pole Cat I believe is the name. It has a quick release and At&T hment that mounts to the front sling eye and has a eye for the sling to attach to. Works great. I keep the sticks in my pack. When I'm ready to shoot or just set my gun down I snap them on the gun and good to go.
    I don't Break the rules, I Modify them.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    i just bought the Bog Pod Super steady combo. Haven't hunted with it yet obviously but i've put my gun on it and I think I am really going to like it. It comes with the regular v shaped shooting rest. it also comes with this for longer / steadier shots. It has two velcro strips that you can use to strap the gun in pretty tight.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	extreme shooting rest.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	22.7 KB 
ID:	10205
    Last edited by brushcreek; 08-05-2014 at 08:36 AM.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Andover, Minnesota
    Posts
    228
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 37 Times in 29 Posts
    Congratulations
    5
    Congratulated 1 Time in 1 Post
    Do you carry a spotting scope? If so just pop the scope off the tripod and use it. You will get better groups off of a tripod vs a bipod. The thrid legs give a much more solid rest. I don't mess with bipods unless it is attached to my rifle, and I only have one of those attached about half the time as I would rather shoot off of my pack or tripod.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    614
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked 172 Times in 138 Posts
    Congratulations
    53
    Congratulated 5 Times in 2 Posts
    I use the Harris prone length, pivoting bi-pod on my rifles. I don't use it all of the time as shooting situations will vary, but with the pivot action you don't need to have a level spot for the rest. I've thought about going the detached mono/bi-pod route also, but since I mostly hunt alone I was deterred by the fact that it would be one more thing that I'd have to carry and set up separately wasting precious time before a chance at a shot. I think that if you had a partner that could carry and set it up for you while you're getting the gun ready, they'd be pretty handy.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to libidilatimmy For This Useful Post:


 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •