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Unread 08-15-2012, 07:00 AM
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Re: bipod or improvised rest?

I use sticks when varmint hunting but when Antelope hunting it's the old hat on Sage brush rest or backpack for a rest. I just don't want to carry any more than I have to but I hunt by walking & not riding around on my a**. I know I will not cover as much ground as some one in a truck but, I like spot & stalk hunting & the satisfaction of walking & smelling the sage brush. It's just me.
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    I use sticks when varmint hunting but when Antelope hunting it's the old hat on Sage brush rest or backpack for a rest. I just don't want to carry any more than I have to but I hunt by walking & not riding around on my a**. I know I will not cover as much ground as some one in a truck but, I like spot & stalk hunting & the satisfaction of walking & smelling the sage brush. It's just me.
    Remington man, I agree, that's the way I like to hunt them also.
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    Re: bipod or improvised rest?

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    I use sticks when varmint hunting but when Antelope hunting it's the old hat on Sage brush rest or backpack for a rest. I just don't want to carry any more than I have to but I hunt by walking & not riding around on my a**. I know I will not cover as much ground as some one in a truck but, I like spot & stalk hunting & the satisfaction of walking & smelling the sage brush. It's just me.

    I used to like to hunt that way. now a rod, three plates and 14 screws kinda slows me up, sorry,,,, 11B reduced to REMF,,, road hunter :( chase them out to me
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    Re: bipod or improvised rest?

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    Remington man, I agree, that's the way I like to hunt them also.
    Me too!
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    Unread 08-17-2012, 01:50 PM
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    Re: bipod or improvised rest?

    thanks for the advise guys this is my 5th antelope hunt spread over several years. in the past I've used improvised rests (backpack, coat, bush) and shooting sticks from a sitting position. the shooting sticks in a sitting position didn't work out because the wind buffeted me too much. I've ordered a swivel bipod and will give it a thorough trial at home before deciding to take it to Wyoming. thanks for the advise good hunting
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    Unread 08-30-2012, 09:12 PM
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    Re: bipod or improvised rest?

    I like the stoney point rapid pivot bipods. I carry the prone and sitting/kneeling model so I can match the conditions quickly. I also end up using my Eberlestock J34 as an aid if there is time. I can often use a part of it as a rear bag when prone, or stand it up under my elbow and stock when shooting sitting. It sounds odd, but can really make things more stable.
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    Unread 08-31-2012, 06:38 AM
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    Re: bipod or improvised rest?

    I like the looks of the stoney point, would the sitting, prone model work for me? I am 6'2" and always use their magnum shooting sticks but would like to have a set attached to the rifle for mostly sitting but maybe prone sometimes.
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