Accu-Shot vs RedMan 'style' bag

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by jmermis, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. jmermis

    jmermis Well-Known Member

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    What are some of your thoughts on the above being used in Hunting and shooting applications? Taking out the price differece of $38 (accu-shot is more) i would think the extra stability of the pod would only be of help in all conditions. Thoughts of having to pull out a bag in a hunting situation vs adjusting the height of something that is already is attached to the stock the later would be more beneficial.

    What are some of the pro's/con's that you've experienced?


    Thanks.
    jeff
     
  2. piutemike

    piutemike Well-Known Member

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    I have never used the Accu- Shot but I sure like my Red Man bag. My personal opinion is that a bag is very versatile, very fast to adjust, you can clip it on your pack, belt loop, etc. and it really takes very little time to set up. Just my thoughts, there are others with much more experience.

    Mike
     

  3. BountyHunter

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    +1 on my Redman. super light and easy to use.

    BH
     
  4. ss7mm

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    I've never owned an Accu-Shot but tried one on another guy's gun and did not like it. I have had the RedMan bag for several years now and love it. I use a small aluminum carabiner and just clip it on my belt or pack. Works slick and you can use it laying down or on end and it has enough squish that it's just a slick little piece of equipment that helps a lot when setting up for the long shot.
     
  5. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

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    Another question, if I may?
    What are the advantages over a Red Man Pillow over shooting off a backpack?
     
  6. piutemike

    piutemike Well-Known Member

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    We are talking about a rear bag under the butt end of the stock, the red man bag is small and convenient. I have used my pack for a front rest and on occasion as a rear rest while shooting down hill, but it wouldn't be my choice in a ideal situation.
     
  7. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

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    Right. I hike with collapsable trekking poles.

    I X them up at what ever height I need. I stab them into the ground and secure them with a Voile' ski strap for a front rest. If I have time and need, I set up my daypack as a rear rest.

    Or I pull out a coil of rope. I carry 2 static ropes 11mm x 20m. long and 1 dynamic rope 10mm. 30m. long for hanging quarters and a 5mm X 30m. cord w/ throw bag.

    All of the above I have used in rests of one kind or another.
     
  8. piutemike

    piutemike Well-Known Member

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    Kudos. I'm not a good enough shot to start changing up my shooting system @ distances of 600 + yards so I have to stick with what I practice with, a bipod in front and a rear bag. I guess I could stick two poles in the ground, tie them up, pull out three bundles of rope and pick one, or use my back pack but it just seems easier to shoot the way I practice as much as possible. Like I said, I'm not that good a shot @ extreme distances.

    Mike
     
  9. jmermis

    jmermis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for your input. very much appreciated.

    jeff
     
  10. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

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    Howdy Mike. I've not used conventional bipods or sticks in a long time. This style of shooting I do was born of convenience and on the spot necessity. It keeps my load weight down some. So now this is how I practice both at the range and in the woods.
    My Lead Sled got "lifted" out of the back of my truck and I haven't even owned a bench rest system since.
    Edit 9/12 - I never said I was a great shot. Just making due with what is at hand. Working hard to keep it tight. For the record- I've never killed anything at 600yds.

    Chris
     
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