Stix or Bipod

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dancoman, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. dancoman

    dancoman Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    Will be going to Co. Elk hunting with Rem bdl 300rum. Back and forth between getting a bipod or using a walking/shooting stick. Any suggestions on either and what brands have you found that work best. Prefer a light weight bipod if I go that route.
    thanks, DM
  2. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Harris bipod

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    A stick has only one leg, thus very unstable.

    Cross sticks are much better but there is no rear support. They are a bit of a different breed of cat to shoot from vs tri or bipods.

    If you use a bipod (harris) I'd suggest a sitting version as it can be used in the short position for prone and extended for setting. Some times tall grass is a problem.

    I'd also recommend not using a walking stick. That third leg sticks out like a sore thumb in nature.
  4. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2002
    Consider both, heres why.. You should be using your binocs to glass a lot. I use my sticks for setting my binos on for long periods of glassing. I also use them for quick and fairly close range shots. Long shots I use the bipod or my pack. Just a thought.
  5. Guest

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    Good post, I agree 100%. I think I posted the same question a year ago. I took both hunting and found the stoney sticks best in the high mountains - but along the Missouri the Harris was the best tool. This fall I'll be toting the pair again, but with the tallest Harris (in many places the grass was too high for the medium Harris).

    BTW, I've tried the cheaper bi-pods and consider them junk next to the Harris.