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Old 12-10-2018, 11:44 PM
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My dad is getting older and shakes too much. He can still hunt and can still go to his knee to shoot. He wants some kind of shooting support....either a bipod or monopod. We hunt elk in thick trees. Our shots are under 100 yards and the elk don't give you time to set up a shooting system. We have to make split second shots. I would like to find something that doubles as a walking stick and shooting stick. Hartshot makes something but it is $70 plus shipping. I like the idea of the Stoney Point Scissor stix on ebay and amazon but I can't find a single review of them anywhere. He needs something that he can carry while hiking and then deploy in a second.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:52 AM
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In muzzleloading/buffalo hunters always used crossed sticks. Pretty easy to make and can be used as walking stick. Need to decide if he wants to shoot kneeling or standing.

I tried to use one V-stick once and screwed up the shot. so, the pair of sticks tied together with leather is very steady. They are used in Africa by guides very often.

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I bought a monopod -- I think was made by Primos. It is telescoping and you can squeeze a lever and it drops down to the height you want, then release it and it locks at that height. Has a padded V at the top. Give it a look.
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I also have the Primos Trigger Stick, it's a good unit, pretty easy to use. I got mine for about $50 on sale.

Make sure you get the long one, they make a short one that won't work as a walking stick.

The crossed sticks are a good thing too, they make various versions at every price level, or you can make your own, which is, to me, a cool thing.

I have an aspen walking stick that I made one year at a scout thing...it has a bit of branch I left on one side that makes a perfect rest for a rifle.
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I purchased an ole camera tripod at a flea market, attached a saddle for my crossbow/870 slug gun. Lined the saddle with felt. Works great. I use to zero my scoops in and also to hunt.

The saddle is a piece of pvc, heated to shape of the forearm of the weapon. A thread tap for the tripod. I sprayed the tripod camo color.
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I have the bog pod bipod and they work great for walking sticks and to shoot from. Added benefit of being able to change the top from a y to bino holders to camera attachments.
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I've got the Bog Pod too.

GF got me the 40-something inch ones. I have to kneel with them.

Make sure you get something long enough to use while standing.
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I've had a set of BIPOD SHOOTING STICKS for about 12-14 years. I'm still very pleased with them. My daughter shot 2 deer off of them this year. I'll be carrying them Saturday morning for some coyote hunting. I also have a monopod, but rarely use it.
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I made a set of shooting sticks out of 1/2" fiberglass rods. I used 1/2" radiator hose to fit them together. I lashed the hose with para cord for ease of setup & lock up. I drilled holes in the bottom an epoxied deck screws for bite. I also epoxied 1" of the 1/2" hose to the very end to stop the slap noise they made when walking. I like the strength of the fiberglass. I'm able to use them as a walking stick , snake stick, brush beater and they would be a good whoopn stick if ever needed. I have also bought sticks which were flimsy if used for anything other than a shooting stick. It sounds like he needs a sturdy set of sticks to aid him in his hunting trips.
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How about adapting a boat hook?
I used mine as a hiking stick many times.

https://www.amazon.com/Eversprout-Te...JW5928CCND3J14

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-...05_158_003_009

or make one from a shepherd's hook (tractor supply)
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...eep-hook-60-in
I use one as a walking hiking stick and they are fantastic.
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Ive got a modified camera tripod (QD mounted on a rail ) as well as a atlas V8, the same site sells accue shot mono pods 99.50$ is the most expensive, and they are well made. they make a QD adapter the mates by i 1/4 /zo stud.. thats the one i uses on my tripod, got the 56/L/LD on my atlas as an adapter. all are good solid mount, bipods and mono pods from this company
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www.accushot.com
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Older thread but I use a piece of 3/4 pvc pipe as a shooting stick, it's about 5ft long I camouflaged it with spray paint and tied some rope to the ends to act as a sling.

I shoot right handed so the right hand holds the rife/pistol and the left hand holding the stick is what the forearm rest against.
I have a thing about spiderwebs so when walking the woods I will shoulder my rifle and walk with the pipe using it to clear the webs
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