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#2945044 - 04/07/09 07:22 PM who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting?
tikka3006 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 345
Loc: Alberta Canada
I had read about the Bi-Fur-Pod.
Good web site.
I was going to build one but got lazy.
Then a rush to prep for last years elk and white tail hunt.

At the last minute I grabbed 2 cheap telescoping walking sticks and a zip tie. Boy it worked good. Took an elk from a sitting position at 160 yards. Could have shot an apple off his back.
Even with buck fever of seeing my 1st bull elk. \:o

My idea is the shape would be like a peace sign.
The legs would fold into one.
A hand grip at the top so to use it as a walking stick.
Then a telescoping feature so the height is always right.

So who makes the best bi pod shaped shooting sticks for hunting?

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#2945335 - 04/07/09 09:29 PM Re: who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting? [Re: tikka3006]
las Offline
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Registered: 06/26/01
Posts: 12182
Loc: Kotzebue, AK
I do. But mine are mono.

I watch for a nicely forked birch out when hunting & collect it. Trim it to about an inch and a quarter full length diameter staff while watching on stand, in camp, otherwise bored, etc., cut to user's height. Black tape a couple short pieces of pipe wrap to the fork for a gun rest.

Serves mostly as a walking stick, especially handy under load. On level or uphill slope, the foot can be kicked out in front to make an appropriate height gunrest. shooting downslope, the to-your-height compensates to a reasonable extent.

YMMV according to terrain/game/hunting method. I seldom have the opportunity for a sitting shot....

Splash them with a shot of safety orange paint or bit of neon-pink flagging ribbon. I've got 3 walking/shooting staffs downstairs, and a half -dozen unadorned ones out there in the woods somewhere.....I know where most of them are- I just haven't been back there.... \:\)

I treat my black binocs and range-finder the same way- who in the world wants camo s? - if I could find some nice neon-colored ones, now....I'd spend a lot less time going back to retrieve them...


Edited by las (04/07/09 09:43 PM)
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#2947878 - 04/08/09 07:53 PM Re: who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting? [Re: tikka3006]
Tonk Offline
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Registered: 03/28/09
Posts: 3090
Loc: Chicago, Ill.
Gents I gotta say, "Who the hell needs shooting sticks"?

My old D.I. would roll over in his grave if I mounted my rifle on a set of so called shooting sticks. Those are for people who never learned to shoot a blessed rifle in the first place or master the skills to do so. Now that's my story hunters.
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#2947906 - 04/08/09 08:06 PM Re: who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting? [Re: Tonk]
Steven_CO Offline
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Registered: 01/16/07
Posts: 3371
Loc: West Slope, CO
I've made several Bi-fur pods. I was using them for varmint...coyotes and the like hunting. I need all the advantage I can get trying to hit a loaf of bread sized target out to 200 yds. They were better than nothing. I found them to be a little noisy for coyotes when the coyotes came in close though. It was hard to relocate sometimes without major problems.

I finally bought the real deal. It was the adjustable polecats. I found them to be more adaptable, quieter and the weight of the rifle in the saddle at the top didn't keep trying to spread the sticks and kicking one leg into the air.
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#2948896 - 04/09/09 09:12 AM Re: who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting? [Re: Steven_CO]
JeremyKS Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 1354
Loc: TX/KS
Check out http://www.predatorsniperstyx.com. They make a real good quality product.

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#2950431 - 04/09/09 07:59 PM Re: who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting? [Re: JeremyKS]
mw406 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 831
Loc: Montana
Tonk, would your DI have wanted you to take advantage of a rest such as a pack, tree, rock or whatever, if you needed to make a difficult shot and only had one chance? If he would have, what's the difference between using shooting sticks and an available field rest? By the way, don't military trained snipers use bipods?

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#2950806 - 04/09/09 10:50 PM Re: who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting? [Re: mw406]
husqvarna Offline
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Registered: 09/20/06
Posts: 1579
Loc: Texas Panhandle
Riflemen shoot offhand if they have too but use any advantage they can to make the shot: rocks, sticks, trees etc.

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#2950986 - 04/10/09 04:51 AM Re: who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting? [Re: JeremyKS]
GregW Online   content
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Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 9250
Loc: Southern Arizona
 Originally Posted By: JeremyKS
Check out http://www.predatorsniperstyx.com. They make a real good quality product.


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#2951262 - 04/10/09 06:52 AM Re: who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting? [Re: Tonk]
duckear Offline
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Registered: 09/16/08
Posts: 375
 Originally Posted By: Tonk
Gents I gotta say, "Who the hell needs shooting sticks"?

My old D.I. would roll over in his grave if I mounted my rifle on a set of so called shooting sticks. Those are for people who never learned to shoot a blessed rifle in the first place or master the skills to do so. Now that's my story hunters.


An average rifleman will a little practice with sticks will outshoot 99% of folks shooting offhand.

After all, Boddington is a Marine and uses sticks. ;\)
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#2951400 - 04/10/09 07:57 AM Re: who makes the best shooting sticks for hunting? [Re: duckear]
mw406 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 831
Loc: Montana
If your looking for a DIY project try making your own. I made a pair of out of 3/4" oak dowels. I used a flush mounted brass bolt as a pivot point and an old leather rifle sling as the cradle. I used brass screws to mount the leather and can adjust the length of the cradle using the different holes in the sling. I found some brass plumbing fixtures (some sort of nozzle fitting)at the hardware store that fit over the end of the dowels just perfect. Inside the ends I used Acraglass to secure bridge spikes as tips. I then cut the spikes off and sharped the tips so they won't slide out when using them on slick ground. I placed a leather strap near the tips to bind the sticks together so it could be used as a walking stick. The total length of the sticks is 48", just right for me to use as walking sticks.




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