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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: rockinbbar] #14472522 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by rockinbbar
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Just more stuff to carry.
That
LOL.

There's not a tree or a fencepost handy every time I shoot...

How about you guys?

How's your offhand shooting at say... 200 yards? grin
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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Tyrone] #14472532 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by Tyrone
Originally Posted by rockinbbar
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Just more stuff to carry.
That
LOL.

There's not a tree or a fencepost handy every time I shoot...

How about you guys?

How's your offhand shooting at say... 200 yards? grin
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Yeah, I've BTDT too. Targets.

But you shoot animals at random ranges offhand?

I find a few gutshot deer a year.

Maybe they wouldn't be if the hunter used a proper rest...?


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: rockinbbar] #14472563 01/16/20
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I get what you are saying. I'm just jerking your chain. smile And I do usually hunt in the woods.

I do take a rest if I can or go down into sitting if I'm not already there. I love sitting, it is almost as accurate as prone but gets you above most of the weeds. And it's usually all the stability you need for typical hunting ranges (<=200) and typical targets. I have taken standing shots at deer, but it better be a sure thing for me to do that. I respect the animal.

What I despise is dragging a deer and a bunch of other stuff out of the woods. The deer is enough! smile


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: rockinbbar] #14472620 01/16/20
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Just bought this. Appears to be better built. We shall see.


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Takman] #14472692 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by Takman
Just bought this. Appears to be better built. We shall see.



You'll like it!

If you don't, let me know, as I need a second one... grin


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Takman] #14472711 01/16/20
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I found shooting sticks to be wonderful if one is hunting statues.


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: 5sdad] #14472973 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by 5sdad
I found shooting sticks to be wonderful if one is hunting statues.



I dunno.

I'd kill hundreds of of coyotes each year using shooting sticks.

They weren't standing too still most of the time. grin

Here's one a shotgunner missed twice, but I took out as he was in overdrive... Shotgunner wasn't using shooting sticks, but I was, with the rifle.

You can see how easily I reposition my shooting sticks to hit the running coyote. (Nice meat report on the soundtrack as that V-Max hits the coyote too smile )





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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Takman] #14472990 01/16/20
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Huh. I've always just used a couple dowels from the hardware store and a piece of string. Never broke it, but it's cheap to replace.


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Takman] #14473030 01/16/20
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I have the big death grip carbon as well. Bought for my kids hunting out of towers and blinds. Find myself using it a lot as well. Like it very much

I’m sure there is a lot better on the market for 3 times as much, but for the price you can find the bog death grip I doubt it is easily beat.

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Originally Posted by kevinJ
Rockinbbar

I have the big death grip carbon as well. Bought for my kids hunting out of towers and blinds. Find myself using it a lot as well. Like it very much

I’m sure there is a lot better on the market for 3 times as much, but for the price you can find the bog death grip I doubt it is easily beat.



Yessir.

I don't feel too good about paying $600 for a hunting tripod... wink

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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: rockinbbar] #14473135 01/16/20
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I hunt predators year round and always carry Vanguard sticks and a Crazy Creek or Helinox seat. Total weight is about 3 lbs. Easy, comfortable and steady and the sticks move easily and are adjustable so excellent on hillsides. Prone is rarely practical where I hunt.


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Takman] #14473158 01/16/20
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I've used trekking poles as seated shooting sticks since 2007. Works pretty good.

In April 2019, my African outfitter used Promos Trigger sticks tripods for standing.. Seemed durable enough to me.

Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Takman] #14473186 01/16/20
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You are not alone... I don't buy anything Primos..Been burned by their junk before.. Not again...

Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Jim_Conrad] #14473209 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Trigger sticks are garbage.


Yes....the cheesey glue joint fails all the time.





They are really handy though!



Same thing on mine. Fortunately, a notable member here gave them to me to try, so I was out nothing. I sure wouldn't buy their products anymore, either. A rifle rest Lead Sled clone of theirs is poorly designed and can't be steadied enough to be of any value.

Primos is Scammos...


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: luv2safari] #14473220 01/16/20
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"Deeply disappointed" by a shooting stick. Still having trouble wrapping my head around that. Maybe the OP leads a charmed life because where I'm from losing your spouse to cancer or your kid in a car crash falls into that category.

Not trying to be sarcastic (for once), just don't see shooting sticks generating this level of angst.


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Fireball2] #14473259 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by Fireball2
"Deeply disappointed" by a shooting stick. Still having trouble wrapping my head around that. Maybe the OP leads a charmed life because where I'm from losing your spouse to cancer or your kid in a car crash falls into that category.

Not trying to be sarcastic (for once), just don't see shooting sticks generating this level of angst.



I didn't see where he likened anything to cancer or car deaths.

But when companies are selling cheap Chinee chit for premium money, then refuse to honor warranty on said Chinee chit, it SHOULD be a reason to have concern.

Especially when it's hunters and shooters that make up the bulk of their sales.


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Takman] #14473263 01/16/20
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For several decades I have used is a single staff, my height, with a padded fork at the top. I carve them out of straight birch saplings, making them roughly (in both senses) 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter for a nice relaxed grip that fits my hand. One of the readers here dubbed it a "Moses staff". smile.

It's primary use is for walking on rough terrain, usually wearing a backpack, but I often also use it as a binocular rest, and have shot game off it several times. I have those things scattered all over the place up here, but since I painted the upper half of the last one I made neon orange, I've been using that one for about 15 years now. Catches the eye when I leave somewhere,...


About 5 years ago I bought a regular Bog Pod (pre Death Grip) , which works well for what it is designed for, but not so much as a walking aid. I think I have used it more for glassing than shooting, tho.....

I had to replace something or other on it., and the service was excellent. I don't remember if I was charged for the part(s) or not. I bought a camera adaptor/handle for it, but haven't yet field -used it. That adapter is right heavy - unlikely I'll go alpining with that part, unless it is solely a photo op.

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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: FreeMe] #14473273 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by FreeMe
Huh. I've always just used a couple dowels from the hardware store and a piece of string. Never broke it, but it's cheap to replace.


It really is this simple.


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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Tyrone] #14473291 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by Tyrone
I get what you are saying. I'm just jerking your chain. smile And I do usually hunt in the woods.

I do take a rest if I can or go down into sitting if I'm not already there. I love sitting, it is almost as accurate as prone but gets you above most of the weeds. And it's usually all the stability you need for typical hunting ranges (<=200) and typical targets. I have taken standing shots at deer, but it better be a sure thing for me to do that. I respect the animal.

What I despise is dragging a deer and a bunch of other stuff out of the woods. The deer is enough! smile


Situations differ. Try dragging a 1200 lb moose out of the woods. A sturdy walking staff or trekking pole(s) is likely to save one from a blown out knee while packing out a 90-110 lb hind - and I've done it both ways up to a mile and a half, That rehab is a bitch, tho truth to tell, that one was a 100lbs of caribou - 8 miles.

Thank God I got old......not any smarter, just old..... smile

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Re: Deeply disappointed [Re: Takman] #14473299 01/16/20
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My $100 plus Primos shooting sticks lasted 1 hunt. The next time I went to use them they are froze up. POS!

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