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I've had a Harris bipod for years, and while a good piece of equipment, it is a bit clumsy and adds quite a bit of weight to my rifles. I have begun looking at hand held bipods. I would appreciate your feedback on shooting sticks like the Bog Pod and

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  • I've had a Harris bipod for years, and while a good piece of equipment, it is a bit clumsy and adds quite a bit of weight to my rifles. I have begun looking at hand held bipods. I would appreciate your feedback on shooting sticks like the Bog Pod and

    I've had a Harris bipod for years, and while a good piece of equipment, it is a bit clumsy and adds quite a bit of weight to my rifles. I have begun looking at hand held bipods. I would appreciate your feedback on shooting sticks like the Bog Pod and Primos Trigger Stick. Thanks for your help.

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    I have used and been around several types of hand carry shooting sticks and have found them to be a bit more clumsy and always just out of reach while strapped on a pack or in a vest pocket. I have always gone back to my Harris bipods. They are always on the rifle and can with practice can be deployed and adjusted with very minimal movement and noise. The vast majority of my shooting is prone and they provide bench solid platform to shoot from. Experiment around with stuff borrowed from friends before dropping cash on something you don't like.

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    • #3
      Before laying out the money to buy one of your suggestions, I would make a set of shooting sticks out of a couple of 3 or 4' x 5/8 or 3/4" hardwood dowels. In my opinion they work just as well as the commercially-made shooting sticks or handheld bipods, at a fraction of the cost.

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      • #4
        I'm with huntfishtrap. I have made several sets of shooting sticks out of fiberglass tent poles. Cut the cord on the poles and retie them at the bottoms so there are two sections for each side. Get a large vinyl pencil eraser and punch two side by side holes about an inch apart with brass from a .357 or .38. Push the poles through the holes in the eraser, which will hold the poles together and provide a flexible rest for the gun. Two old .44 hulls will fit right over each bottom for feet. Cover with camo spray paint and you are good to go. They provide a very solid rest and collapse small enough to fit in a backpack. They are cheap and easy to make, very durable and provide a rest as good as any store bought I have used. There is just something about using equipment that you have made that makes a successful hunt even more gratifying.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the feedback on this. I appreciate it.

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