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Best trekking pole/shooting stick pod? #14207563 10/16/19
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Having just had a lower spine fusion, and looking ahead, I’m thinking of trying to keep from busting my ass on the hills as much would be a good thing. I like using my adjustable shooting stick on my night predator walkabouts, but it ain’t up to snuff as a true walking stick or hiking staff. It’s great for glassing and a rifle rest while standing,. What’s out there for this use? Light, sturdy, versatile for putting a rest on or even double sticks? Have never really had the need, but now I figure it’s probably a good idea. I’m recovering back to a semblance of what I was, and hope to at least be back to my long hiking/hard hunting shape soon.....even if I’m done jumping and carrying rucks and plates, most likely.

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Re: Best trekking pole/shooting stick pod? [Re: hh4whiskey] #14208017 10/17/19
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A pair of trek poles and a Wiser Precision quick attach shooting stick deallie....

Re: Best trekking pole/shooting stick pod? [Re: hh4whiskey] #14208393 10/17/19
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Not sure I want two, separate poles, but those do look slick. Keep in mind that in most of my terrain, I stay standing to glass or shoot. Low vegetation restricts f you sit or kneel, in most cases. I guess it’s more ‘African’ style of using sticks and poles.

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I use the following in really rough stuff. It's very stout but it's not light....the strength is why I like it so well. I've shot off of it a few times while still hunting but it requires me to crouch a bit to do that....so I prefer to use the side of a tree unless game is downhill.

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Actually, I just remembered I have some 1-5/16”? Hollow FG camo net support pole sections that are fairly light. I’d just have to explore options for side or a top rest/threads. They may be too fat/heavy. Just have to see

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Re: Best trekking pole/shooting stick pod? [Re: huntsman22] #14208743 10/17/19
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Originally Posted by huntsman22
A pair of trek poles and a Wiser Precision quick attach shooting stick deallie....



We tried these and they work well. Substitute nylon strap(s) or sling(s) for economy.


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A pair of trek poles and a Wiser Precision quick attach shooting stick deallie....



We tried these and they work well. Substitute nylon strap(s) or sling(s) for economy.

Yep I keep a little strip of velcro on my poles I can do up in about 5 seconds. Probably not quite as stable as the Wiser product.

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I haven’t seen/used any trekking poles that will work/extend high enough for a standing rest. Will these?

Re: Best trekking pole/shooting stick pod? [Re: huntsman22] #14209053 10/17/19
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Originally Posted by huntsman22
A pair of trek poles and a Wiser Precision quick attach shooting stick deallie....

This right here. It works great.


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I have a piece of Velcro as well.

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I spend a lot more time trekking than shooting. For calling form a stand I use a chair and a set of Vanguard shooting sticks. I have have Black Diamond flip lock poles for hauling my old ass through the mountains and they work as sticks when time allows. As does my pack. Improvise, adapt overcome.


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Re: Best trekking pole/shooting stick pod? [Re: hh4whiskey] #14209893 10/17/19
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Again, sitting, kneeling, or otherwise getting lower does not work for much of my hunting style, time, and cover. You can shoot a lot of brush, but that’s about it. If time and terrain allow, finding a low rest is fairly easy. I guess I could also try a trigger stick tall tripod, bu5 it’s heavy. I’m 6’2”, and hunching, squatting, and getting down for 2 min, just to get back up, will get better over time, but it’s a PITA right now, and I usually need to see over stuff. I just don’t see much in the way of trekking poles, that are tall enough.

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That's because none are..... And in your case, trek poles are out. So you'll just have to deal with the weight of whatever other method you choose.

Re: Best trekking pole/shooting stick pod? [Re: hh4whiskey] #14210363 10/18/19
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That’s where I was coming to, in this....there’s plenty of options for rests, outside of standing up.


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