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Anyone use a shooting stick/monopod?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by pauljm116, May 1, 2012.

  1. pauljm116

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    I shoot using springers and for a long time have wanted to fit a bipod, but know that this cant be done so was thinking about getting a shooting stick to use instead. Just wondered if anyone used them and if they do make a difference?

    Have just found this http://www.airgunspares.com/store/product/8339/HSF-Monopod-Shooting-Stick/ and for the price thought it may be worth a try and will be easier to carry than a regular (ie wooden) shooting stick, any opinions?
     
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    they are not great mate, best get a nice wooden one with a cracking antler head, ;)

    cheers

    gus.
     
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    I was just about to recommend a guy who makes them.......

     
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    I have used one and they are great for the up and down but tend to wander side to side unless you have it real short
     
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    get three broom sticks,either cut down or leave as they are,I have mine at 4ft 6" buy a green bungie strap,about a quid wrap it round the top off all three sticks,open up and u have a a height adjustable tripod. Camo it up put a sling on it and u have a lightweight portable ,height adjustable sturdy tripod. Oh yeah you can put points on the feet to help stick in the ground.Remember to use a bean bag tho to shoot off,or a old pair of socks in a ball work to
     
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    I use a pajir of shooting sticks for long range shooting in the open as both my rifles are damn heavy and hard to hold steady with freehand upright shooting and the sticks do a bloody good job of improving long range accuracy.

    You have to lean the sticks towards you and lean into the sticks so that you form a third leg of a tripod.

    Don't get a mono stick as you still have the problem of side to side movement.

    The only downside is carry them so make a sling of some sort and carry them over your shoulder.
     
  7. Brightey666

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    I was looking at these too, or trying to overcome the same problem.
    Wouldn't it be harder/fiddlier to use a pair of shooting sticks with antlers on as they're not identical?.
    Would this be the same as using two monosticks flexibly banded together at the top to overcome the horizontal movement?. Then it would be possible to pop down the telescopic legs and store them a bit easier.
    I don't have any experience with either so please let me know if I'm way off, but I was thinking the same as Pauljm
     
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    ditto, i made mine from the huntersvermin youtube vid and they are great and light and most importantly cheap.
     
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    I'll be off to get me some canes, great idea.
     
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    I used huntersvermin video as a base for my sticks, mine are made from bamboo, they flex a little in the 7foot version I have made but are rock steady in the 5-6 smaller versions. The 7 foot ones are for a specific job in the barn, looking up two trees to take out the pigeons in them two trees, the flex doesn't really matter as we can lean agains some hay bails and it's steady again. The smaller ones are for everything from kneeling down to prone shots, these are fantastic!

    I would also recommend watching the videos on how to make his pull through, it's a brilliant piece of kit!
     

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