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Make your own shooting sticks for £6

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ruddles, Sep 13, 2014.

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    Ruddles Engaging Member

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  2. mattyts

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    Fishing bank sticks with the usual V rest work well and can be adjustable for height.
     
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    hello, a good idea just need find a suitable Y top and bit of spray camo paint, i do prefere a tripod though
     
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    At my age a shooting stick is something you sit on, I wouldn't want to improvise one of them - if you got it wrong you'd be walking like john Wayne for weeks, & that's after they got it out...
     
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    If you cut hazel sticks they are free! They make less noise and the noise they do make is natural -not like metal ones clanking when they even brush a bramble. NO metal sticks fo me thank you! Likewise, I quieten my sling swivels, or don't have any at all and I can cradle any of my rifles all day, by laying them, muzzle up, in the crook of my elbow. They are never there for more than half-an-hour anyway - even the Ranger with NV sight which weighs nearlt 15lbs all up, I can carry it for a night of ratting.
     
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    15lbs what is your NV powered by a car battery :):)
    Can you scan for long periods at that weight without sticks ect. Even with a gun half the weight of yours it gets my arms scanning.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    It is a big old lump of a sight, but it was cheap! The sling stayed on for all of one day - it just gets in the damned way and is useless. I won'tput the finalpics up on this part of the forum!

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    Is this picture an original Banksy? I like it.
     
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    I use metal sticks and agree they are a pain regarding rattles and contact noise. However they are also very adaptable in being able to extend/reduce. Jurys still out for me on these.

    Regarding slings, I find them useful and always have one fitted. However British forces pre SA80 days was the FN SLR and as Marines were only ever allowed two reasons that I can recall to have a sling fitted. One was ceremonial duties and the other was it being slung for a speed march. Everything else required it to be carried at the ready or cradled. TBH I don't think tactical needs apply in the hunting field. Personal choice though.
     
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    No - it is the long exposure, the light has recorded funny.
     
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    Exactly how I carry mine, holding the pistol grip, thumb uppermost. Very comfortable, secure, and the gun comes easily to hand when required.
     
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    Samobaggins I own to many fx rifles

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    I like that they are height adjustable,and to help with unwanted noise a 700c bike inner tube could be passed over the main part of the tube.
     
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    Its not much more for some ready made ones on the bay if you'd rather just buy (like me :D)
     

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