This is a picture of my equipment displayed on one of my 24 foot high stands.
This one looks out over the marsh portion of my hunting area. I own 220 acres and lease another 80. The marsh is the best land for rifle hunting and it turns into a sanctuary of sorts by the end of the first weekend of rifle hunting. We don't go into that area after the end of summer except to recover a deer.
I have mounted my spotting scope and my range finder on tripod ballheads that are affixed to small platforms. The one on the left is made of wood and the other is one I use for photography. This was my first year using the rangefinder attached to a rigid base and it has made a big improvement in my ability to be sure I am ranging the deer and not some bit of brush adjacent.
The special sand sock under the butt of the rifle is my special secret. I am pretty sure no one else in the world uses a Diet Pepsi can for shooting long range. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] (my Dave King inspired sand sock is also shown).
The most likely range for the buck of my choice is between 400 and 700 yards. So I have the drop table affixed to my stock in 10 yard increments.
The 2 plumbing flanges are for use in attaching a golf umbrella in case it rains. I don't mind sitting in the rain without a cover but it's tough to use your optics if you are fighting the drips.
The bipod on the rifle in this picture is not the short benchrest model I usually use here. But I am leaving for Wyoming tomorrow and have my taller one attached.
[ 11-24-2004: Message edited by: Len Backus ]