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#6060604 - 12/01/15 12:39 PM Shooting sticks
chital_shikari Offline
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Which tripod do you use/have for hunting? Right now I'm looking at the Bog-Pod Tactical and the Bog-Pod Camo ones. Which is better? Pros vs cons? Also, leaning towards the one that can be used for standing and kneeling/crouching, instead of the sitting/prone one.

Thanks.
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#6060634 - 12/01/15 12:52 PM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
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Reaper Rest
Slik tripod
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#6060642 - 12/01/15 12:53 PM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
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Three legged bog pod will go from prone to standing.

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#6060648 - 12/01/15 12:55 PM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
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Reaper rest is awesome, just a little tough to carry if your walking and hunting at the same time.

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#6060657 - 12/01/15 01:00 PM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: trigger time]
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Gen II is way more portable. You need to borrow mine, it's cheating.
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#6061414 - 12/01/15 06:52 PM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
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I used a Primos Trigger Stick on an Axis hunt in June. Worked great, especially if you need to quickly adjust up or down a little.
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#6061702 - 12/01/15 08:49 PM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
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I use the Bog Pod tri pod. I like the newer heavier ones you are looking at. They have better hardware to lock the legs than the lighter older ones.

I think, just as important , I use a Bog Pod mono-pod at the rear if I'm sitting on a fence line or somewhere out of a blind. Its very steady....

I use the mono-pod inside the blind for rear butt stock support, also very steady

You are on the right path IMO.




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#6063709 - 12/02/15 08:35 PM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
chital_shikari Offline
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Cool.
I ended up ordering the Bog-Pod Tac series tripod. It was $10 cheaper than camo/hunt version, and looked the same.

Thanks for everything, y'all.
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#6063736 - 12/02/15 08:46 PM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
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Best I ever had was two dowel rods held together with a machine screw. I got real fancy with the set I used for prairie dog hunting and electrical taped the short ends where the rifle sits. I used to keep them in the seat of the mule. Forgot to take them home one summer, and when I returned to SD the next year they were still there. I guess no one had seen them, or they didn't think much of them.


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#6064029 - 12/03/15 01:34 AM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
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Best option is a hog saddle. It was designed by a marine corp scout sniper.

After that check fiber glass shops or boat shops and see if they will cut you to your length of choice 2 5/8 sticks and wrap where you will rest your rifle in tennis grip tape. Cheap, effective, and nearly indestructible.
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#6064065 - 12/03/15 06:03 AM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
I used a Primos Trigger Stick on an Axis hunt in June. Worked great, especially if you need to quickly adjust up or down a little.


This.

I have a Primos Trigger Stick and a Bog-Pod and its definitely the Trigger Stick that does it for me. With the Primos you can make those adjustments on the fly with one hand while with the Bog-Pod it takes both hands and a few moments. Moments you may need.

Now if you're only using them in a static position such as sitting in a blind or a concealed position then the Bog-Pod will work well. I do alot of stalking in the mountains with alot of sitting and standing involved. So Trigger Stick for me.
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#6064354 - 12/03/15 09:27 AM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: Colt W. Knight]
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Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
Best I ever had was two dowel rods held together with a machine screw. I got real fancy with the set I used for prairie dog hunting and electrical taped the short ends where the rifle sits. I used to keep them in the seat of the mule. Forgot to take them home one summer, and when I returned to SD the next year they were still there. I guess no one had seen them, or they didn't think much of them.


that's similar to what I had and to this day I still think wood is still the best

mine were made from 2 slats of an old NordicTrack

have also tried Primos and BogPod; problem with those is the tripod can be tight in a popup blind.
The rubber rest can grip the stock tight and change point of impact, if not careful with snugging
and support butt

I just made another one out of surveyor's tripod and I think it's the chit

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#6064391 - 12/03/15 09:54 AM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
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Primo's Trigger Stick, Gen 2, with a Hog Saddle added up top.

Very steady, and very fast and easy to adjust, way faster than a Bog Pod, which I used previously.

Make sure to actually practice shooting off of the sticks before going hunting.





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#6064425 - 12/03/15 10:18 AM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird


Make sure to actually practice shooting off of the sticks before going hunting.



ditto

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#6065308 - 12/03/15 06:59 PM Re: Shooting sticks [Re: chital_shikari]
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I've got quite a collection of pool cues over here... I've been thinking of getting a piece of leather and making a shooting stick out of two of the longer ones.
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