Film: Shooting sticks

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Roe, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Roe

    Roe Well-Known Member

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    I think a pair of shooting sticks should be in any hunters arsenal. They add great flexibility due the height of support offered.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neSP3Db6FKk"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neSP3Db6FKk[/ame]
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Very well done!

    I am working hard lately to improve my shooting sticks technique and to significantly expand my own maximum accurate yardage with them.
     

  3. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Well done. Great video.
     
  4. Fergus Bailey

    Fergus Bailey Well-Known Member

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    I agree, especially when you can't get into prone due to terrain, long grass etc. I have used a "polecat" in Australia ad Africa to good effect. It is not as solid as rested prone, but if you use a small seat and rest your elbows on your thigh/hip joint, you can get pretty solid. I have taken game shots at over 400 yards from this position.
     
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    7magcreedmoor Well-Known Member

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    I have watched all of this gent's videos on youtube. Great stuff, very well produced quality, and he is full of great tips and info. Tom, if you read this, thanks very much!
     
  6. Roe

    Roe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that guys.
    Len, if you use a small hunting backpack you can put it on your lap to get your elbow support a little higher.

    The shown position requires a fair bit of abdomen muscle work, with a tight backpack far less. I'll try and make a film with the backpack added and shoot the right target for direct comparison.