Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#4670769 - 12/06/10 Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick?  
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,891
ShortMagFan Offline
Campfire Guide
ShortMagFan  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,891
NC - work / SC - play
Going elk hunting with a friend in colorado next fall. He says most shots are standing shots due to brush and a set of sticks of some sort are a must.

I've narrowed down to Bog Pod and Primos Trigger stick. Also can't decide between tripod or bipod. Opinions? Actual experience with these brands/products? Plan to practice a lot between now and next October.

Opinions welcome and appreciated - i know there are a couple threads on this or related topics in Elk Hunting and Africa forums but thought I'd just ask my specific question instead of infering from answers to related questions.

Also, as much as I'd like to make my own I don't think that is feasible given airline travel required to get to my destination.

Thanks.

AIH 300 L
#4671856 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: ShortMagFan]  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,530
TN deer hunter Offline
Campfire Ranger
TN deer hunter  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,530
SE Tennessee
Looking at the Primos Bipod Trigger Stick myself, anxious to hear some comments.


The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or fight its enemies is lunch.
- Michael Friedman

#4671950 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: TN deer hunter]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,218
claycrusher Offline
Campfire Regular
claycrusher  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,218
wisconsin
Sorry, but Bog Pod (tripod) all the way. They are very steady and can bouble as a very sturdy walking stick while out on a long stock.


[Linked Image]
#4672032 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: claycrusher]  
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,891
ShortMagFan Offline
Campfire Guide
ShortMagFan  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,891
NC - work / SC - play
thanks clay. is it easy to set up in the field if I'm using it by myself with binoculars and rifle slung/in hand?

#4672082 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: ShortMagFan]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,218
claycrusher Offline
Campfire Regular
claycrusher  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,218
wisconsin
Yes. the other nice thing is using it as a steady for glassing. Just lay the bino's on the rest nice steady view.


[Linked Image]
#4673801 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: claycrusher]  
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 10,393
Coyote_Hunter Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Coyote_Hunter  Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 10,393
6491 Feet Above Sea Level
I got the Primos Trigger thingy this fall and really like it. Used it for elk and antelope. Not as stable as the tripod but very quick to set up. Also doubles as a walking stick.


Coyote Hunter - NRA Endowment Life, NRA Whittington Center Life, GOA, DAD - and I VOTE!

No, I'm not a Ruger bigot - just an unabashed fan of their revolvers, M77's and #1's.
#4673914 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: Coyote_Hunter]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,125
Godogs57 Offline
Campfire Guide
Godogs57  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,125
Georgia
Bog pod....no question about it.


You only live once, but...if you do it right, once is enough.
#4674000 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: Godogs57]  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,950
Big_Redhead Offline
Campfire Tracker
Big_Redhead  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,950
Michigan
Primos Trigger Stick....no question about it.


Our God reigns.
Harrumph!!!
I often use quick reply. My posts are not directed toward any specific person unless I mention them by name.
#4674126 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: Godogs57]  
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 157
CREDITMAN Offline
Member
CREDITMAN  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 157
Georgia
Bog Pod +1

#4674279 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: CREDITMAN]  
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 286
bpas105 Offline
Campfire Regular
bpas105  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: May 2009
Posts: 286
I can't speak of the Primos but used a Bog Pod tripod for a week in Montana this year - great unit. It sure beat the twist locking types that refused to lock in the cold. Tripod beats the bipod hands down every day.

#4674483 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: bpas105]  
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,891
ShortMagFan Offline
Campfire Guide
ShortMagFan  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,891
NC - work / SC - play
Thanks guys - placing order now for bog pod tripod model. appreciate all of the comments.

#4675481 - 12/07/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: ShortMagFan]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,667
Ebby Offline
Campfire Guide
Ebby  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,667
Middle TN
Bog all the way.

#4675981 - 12/08/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: bpas105]  
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,914
navlav8r Offline
Campfire Guide
navlav8r  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,914
ms
Trigger stick. Not quite as steady as a bipod but it does away with a lot of fumbling around when it's time to be shooting.


NRA Life,Endowment,Patron or Benefactor since '72.
#4676125 - 12/08/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: navlav8r]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 43
RAGHORNY Offline
Member
RAGHORNY  Offline
Member

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 43
OR-GUN
I wanted to buy the primo's trigger stick.. but every time I picked them up, they seemed real heavy for long walks up and down the mnts.?? So I went with the tripod bogpod.....

#4676841 - 12/08/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: RAGHORNY]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 668
lotech Online content
Campfire Regular
lotech  Online Content
Campfire Regular

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 668
Just returned from a successful elk hunt in northwestern Colorado.I had never used shooting sticks, bipods, tripods, etc. and saw no need for them mainly because I had previously hunted elk only in steep mountains with lots of dark forest areas. I was unfamiliar with open country elk hunting. Had I not used my hunting partner's Bog Pod tripod, there's not much chance I could have made a 300+ yard shot. For one who has never used such a device (never even heard of a Bog Pod until last week),it feels quite awkward. However,I'm now a believer in the usefulness of the instrument and I'll buy one and practice with it.

#4681257 - 12/09/10 Re: Bipod or Tripod? Bog Pod or Primos Trigger Stick? [Re: bpas105]  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,808
azcoues Offline
Campfire Ranger
azcoues  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,808
no matter which one you are thinking of getting -
Take the time to practice! - practice! shooting off the sticks

i walk around yard and practiced with my scoped pellet gun - beaman - weighs about the same as most rifles-

made me more comfortable and allowed me to know how to set and shoot before getting into a hunting situation !

Az


Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

AIH 160 1
Who's Online Now
479 registered members (2701jim, 1beaver_shooter, 2ndwind, 16penny, 1234, 280shooter, 50 invisible), 1,248 guests, and 584 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod









Copyright © 2000-2017 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.076s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.9855 MB (Peak: 1.2383 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-09-20 14:42:35 UTC