I hunt an area that requires me to take shots while sitting on a slope. The slope itself is mild, 20-30*. Most of my shots are from the 1 o' clock to 2:30 positions across the swamp ( look at my avatar) if I were sitting with my back directly to the slope. But its just steep enough to where I cant get a good rest for my rifle. I'm thinking of either a HUGE legged bipod, or if it exists, a tripod with a pivoting rest on top (so I can shoot my rifle level. Shots aren't far, less than 300 yards. But they're VERY awkward... to awkward to take sometimes and I don't want to pass up shots.
What are my options boys?
There are quite a few good options for keeping the rifle steady and getting off a good shot.
But especially in places like Pa, your shot could impact one of the many unseen tree branches before hitting the target. How fast you can recover, and get off another good shot, even if the target has changed its location, makes all the difference in shooting systems.
Another major problem is portability, if your hunting from a permanent location thats one thing, and total size wont matter much. But if your moving about, its another thing as to your choices.
Standing while shooting has definite advantages as for maneuverability, especially on follow up shots where the target has moved to a different location.
And also on steep or otherwise unsuitable terrain, it has definite advantages.
But that also requires more than just a camera type tripod.
Can you put your gun on the system chosen, then walk away from it to do other things like glassing for example?
Then simply come back to the gun and it be ready when you are?
Id recommend checking out ( The Ultimate Tripod ) made in Blairsville Pa.
Another very good system although pricier, is the ( Lone Star ) made in Texas.
I can furnish Email pics of both in use as well as others if your interested.
BTW, i lived in various parts of Bucks Co. for 64 years.