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Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by nathank, Jun 29, 2018.
What do you guys prefer for long range hunting a bipod or a tripod and saddle type set up?
either, depending on the situation. A good prone position off the bipod with a rear bag is preferred, but often not possible. Lately, I've been practicing and trying to become proficient from seated and kneeling positions with a short Pig tripod and saddle, with a large lightweight Traust positional bag to fill in the void under my strong side elbow.
I've found that the shorter Pig tripod for kneeling/sitting shots is realistic. However, you need to spend a whole lot more money on a way better tripod if you want to hit anything from a standing position at longer distances (400+ yards)
Crews you nailed that one. Two thumbs up. The Caldwell is also a good set up if you do not mind the weight.
Only you can determine that, based on how and where you hunt long range. Type of terrain, coupled with the conditions can be a game changer.
If you hunt from stationary positions, especially the same ones year after year, you can usually adapt the locations to suit your preferred method at least to a point.
The vast majority of all PA long range hunting/shooting is from some type of bench. Be it piled up rocks, a board nailed on a stump, or a small portable one carried to the location.
It would be rare to hear about someone preferring prone/bipod there primarily due to terrain and other restraints. So to sum it all up, conditions will decide that for you to a large degree.
Where I hunt, with the terrain and vegetation I can't count on being able to set up prone. Hammering off a bench or bipod is lots of fun, but if I'm training to be able to make the shot on game I'm working on stable seated position with tripod/saddle, pack tucked under right armpit, and eating humble pie after thinking I was hot stuff off the bench.