Accushot monopod or rear bag ?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Down Under Hunter, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Just looking at getting a rear rest that I will use in the field with my 338 and use for practice with bipod at targets.

    The monopod I'm looking at is the bt 04 with quick knob and tac cap. Apparently they are really solid, but I would imagine that without a bipod up front they would wobble around. Sometimes I cant use a bipod because of the angle and bag the front instead.

    Just interested to get some in the field feedback ?

    Cheers guys.

    DUH
     

  2. NDNorm

    NDNorm Well-Known Member

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    i tried one mostly on a bench for a time and junked it, slow to adjust, never the right surface to get lined up with because its a hard and set dimension at the rear even though they are adjustable. a bag is better in my opinion.
     

  3. pongnukl

    pongnukl Active Member

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    Hi mate

    I have that same monopod. I bought it last year for my 700p and in all honesty I didn't like it. I found it just wasn't as stable as a rear bag. Each to there own, some like it some don't. If your after one let me know as mine is just sitting around doing nothing.
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Ditto.
     
  5. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    same here....limited use....not gonna say you cant shoot long range with it.....just that a bag is better.
     
  6. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Use the bag and/or Harris Bipod. All this monopod and shooting sticks stuff is just more usueless junk to carry around.
     
  7. zupatun

    zupatun Well-Known Member

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    I like it at the range, to a point...more stable than a rear bag. But...it isn't as easy to adjust. In the field, either a bag or my left hand under the butt of the rifle...
     
  8. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

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    I owned one, and If I have to choose between Monopod and sandbag, I will choose SANDBAG.
    Why? Because with a sandbag is more stabile, and easy to adjust.
    Chris
     
  9. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice fella's. I will stick to finding a good rear bag.

    Much appreciated

    DUH
     
  10. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    New botton activated adjustments

    Their is an upgraded accushot now I agrea thet the standard model was slow now they have an alloy foot with a button that disengages the thread and when you are close you release the button and wind for fine adjustments. I use benchrests and bags at the range but when you have to carry every thing sand bags and rests get heavy the other option is bipod and bean bag.

    Cheers Bill
    Australia
     
  11. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I had one too, I just used it for a rear handle when down on the bipod. It didn't stay on very long. Bipod & polyfilled bag, no weight and quick to adjust.