Bi pods or Shooting sticks

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  1. Gibbshooter43

    Gibbshooter43 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I’ve been hunting and shooting for probably 60 of my 75 years. I read all I can to improve my skills. And now I am trying to decide on the purchase of either a bi pod or shooting sticks. In the past I have relied on using the best available rests: trees, fence posts, cushioned rocks, and the list goes on. Which rest do you use - bi pod or shooting sticks - and why?
     
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  2. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    both....
     
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  3. Deezel

    Deezel Well-Known Member

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    For me, when hunting, it's shooting sticks. I find it's more comfortable shooting from my knees or standing. The other thing is where I typically hunt, I usually don't find myself in a position to use a bi-pod very often. If I do find myself in a position where a bi-pod would be a great choice, usually my jacket or backpack is stable enough for a good rest.
     
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  4. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    different tools, different uses.....
     
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  5. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

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    After experimenting with several different bipods and shooting sticks/tripods, I have settled in the harris S25 12-25 swivel. Works for prone, sitting and kneeling. If I need lower, I just use a pack as a rest. If I am sitting and need a little higher I put the bipod legs on my toes and can move them up or down. I have killed a lot of animals with this bipod. My coyote guns all have the taller 13 1/2-27 since I am almost always sitting down. I like the bipods because they are attached to the rifle and one less thing to worry about forgetting in the heat of the moment.
     
  6. TwoTracks

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    Both, keep the bipod on the rifle and use shooting sticks as hiking poles as you walk/sneak around. The sticks make 50-200 yard offhand shots easy. upload_2019-8-18_11-34-41.jpeg
     
  7. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I have used lots of different bipods and shooting sticks. I wanted to use the Harris 13"-27" but it was too short for me so I sold it. Bought a Swagger that I really like because it is long enough to use on a ditch bank or sidehill when calling coyotes. I have all kinds of shooting sticks I have acquired over the years, but the ones I use most are a homemade pair I made to a customer length for me. Cost me maybe five dollars.
     
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  8. Gibbshooter43

    Gibbshooter43 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I’d love to see a picture of what you constructed since I’ve been considering the same option using fiberglass rods and neoprene tubing.
     
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  9. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    fiberglass sucks. think carbon fiber.....
     
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  10. Dosh

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    43, two legged shooting sticks weren't very stable for me. I bought a tripod which adjusts from sitting to standing due to grass and brush being too high most often. If the situation presents itself, I shoot prone with the attached bipod. I'm almost 70 and like Two Tracks, the tripod doubles as a hiking pole which I don't do much of.
     
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  11. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    Two-legged sticks are more than stable, when used properly...
     
  12. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Gibbshooter, that is exactly what I used and have had them for years. Couple of fiberglass poles, some green castration bands, and a piece of 5/8 inch fuel line hose. Your neoprene tubing might be better if it stays flexible in cold weather.
     
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  13. Shopdog

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    Shooting sticks made from arrows lashed together with surgical hose slid over the top 5-6" . Really nice walking through the woods knocking spider webs down too,got tired of eating them.
     
  14. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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