Caldwell DeadShot Field Pod Review

By Charles Smith

It seems the older I get the less stable my rifle gets. I love my ice tea and ice coffee but the caffeine from this vice makes me less stable when shooting from the standing and sitting positions. In the field, I have used bipods and shooting sticks, but I do not have good field of motion. I cannot traverse up or down or from side-to-side without a lot of movement and repositioning. However, I have found a great shooting accessory that gives me stability and field of motion. The Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod is that device.


Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod with Winchester Model 70 in .270 WSM

The Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod hunting rest offers quality and dependability when you are out in the ground blind, glassing a ridge, long range shooting, predator hunting, or in the field in general. This Caldwell Shooting Supply accessory is great for ground blinds, predator hunting, long range rifle shooting and turkey hunting. With the DeadShot FieldPod from Caldwell, you can achieve bench rest accuracy when it counts most, in the field. This innovative and versatile shooting accessory is made for a variety of hunting applications.


Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod with Savage Model 11 in .270 WSM.

The Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod gun and crossbow rest provides a height adjustment with ranges from 20" to 42" to ensure your gun can be precisely positioned and supported. Whether you're sitting on the ground, in a chair or shooting from a stool inside a ground blind, you can find the ideal position and stability for your shotgun, rifle, or crossbow. The length and pivot point adjustments on this shooting accessory ensures a perfect fit and balance for any rifle, shotgun or crossbow. Caldwell states that the cast aluminum hub provides tension adjustable rotation and tilting for fast and stable target acquisition. Further, Caldwell states that the DeadShot FieldPod improves your predator hunting success with the perfect gun position on every setting while minimizing movement, speeding up target acquisition and increasing effective shooting range.


Shot from the Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod. 10 ring from Winchester Model 70 at 100 yards. 9 ring from Savage Model 11 at 100 yards.

Features of Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod:

• Lightweight aluminum construction, under 6 lbs
• Innovative design easily adjusts to any gun or crossbow, supporting both forend and stock
• Quickly collapses for transportation
• Adjusts from 20" high up to 42"
• Pivots up/down and rotates left/right for quick target acquisition
• Durable cast aluminum hub for maximum stability and smooth movement
• Enhances success and safety for a beginner
• Supports the weight of a gun
• Provides that extra stability and confidence for the experienced shooter to take a long shot
• Dual tube frame is fully compatibility with detachable magazine rifles like the popular AR
• Great for: Ground Blinds, Predator Hunting, Long Range Rifle Shooting and Turkey Hunting
• Carry strap for easy transportation.


Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod from the bench.

I found the Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod easy to set up and easy to use. The unit was stable and adjusted to each rifle tested. The DeadShot Field Pod was like having a bench rest to shoot from. I found the unit traversed smoothly up and down and from side (left)-to-side (right). I was able to acquire and stay on target with no difficulty. On the range the Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod performed exceedingly well. I cannot wait to get it in the field for long range hunting. For the price, the Caldwell DeadShot Field Pod gives you bench rest accuracy in the field at an affordable price. I got my Caldwell DeadShot Field Pod with powder coat tan for less than $100.00. At less than six pounds, the unit is light enough to carry anywhere you hunt. It will easily fit in you pack or it can be carried with its own carry strap.


Sitting using the Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod. Yes, it is in the 10 ring.

Dr. Charles Watson Smith Jr. is an educator and an avid shooter and hunter. As a retired United States Air Force First Sergeant, he has hunted and shot in competition in Asia, Europe, and North America. Charles has four passions: (a) A passion for introducing hunting and shooting to his special education students and young people, (b) Long range shooting, (c) Reloading, and (d) Hunting and shooting with family and friends.