Re: Shooting rests --no bipods !
I did a little looking at camera tripods -look pretty good!
I'm wondering if a swivel head attachment could be modified to hold a rifle while using a compact chair/stool ?
I broke my back a couple of years ago on my mx bike so laying prone for any length of time has me oooing OOOHing in short order.
I've seen a couple of the real small 4-wheelers for kids that made me think in the back of my mind -that would make a nice shooting buggy.
Suzuki makes an 80cc two-cycle that is so quiet it's amazing.I can only imagine another hunter seeing me 6-2" 190lbs on a 80cc 4-wheeler [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].
Nonetheless i've considered one as a coyote hunting buggy.
Imagine one of those camoed out w/a -what would appear to be a front to back roll-bar w/a swivel type shooting chair about 6' off the ground...
Jig up a foam rifle scabbard/shooting platform on the little front rack to shoot from the riding position- and a shooting accessory box that would hold binos/rangefinder ect. then maybe gillie suit the whole thing out w/ some burlap camo strips.That would make a fine hunting shooting platform!
Of coarse you couldn't go into wilderness areas w/a vehicle but out in the blm land or an eastern hunter on a hunting lease would be pretty mobile w/a rig like this.
Animals are use to hearing/seeing vehicles of any type.
I was coyote calling one day and about two minutes into my stand i heard a 4-wheeler coming in the distance-sure enough he came within one hundred yards of me down the same dirt road i had walked off of.
I started back calling after he had been gone 6-8 minutes and a few minutes later i heard him coming back.Quads were not allowed in there so it kind of ticked me off.Well again after he was all but out of hearing -i resumed calling and spotted a coyote meandering around in the brush but never got a shot.
Animals figure things out pretty quick a vehicle moving through an area doesn't scare them.
Ease in slowly and i'd bet within minutes the animals be going about business as usual.-Mike
AIPAC for president !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!