Front rest for kneeling

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  1. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    Hey all. Ive been looking for a while at tripods fitted with a hog saddle and just cant seem to justify that expense.

    On a recent deer hunt i was in fields that were still standing. My bipod and rear bad were obviously to short and when a 500yd shot presented itself i had to let it walk as i couldnt keep steady in any other position.

    I started thinking about a bogpod type bipod to lay the front on and elbow on knee for bone support for the rear.

    What do you guys use for this type of situation that doesnt cost $1000+
     
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    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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  3. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Ill look into that more

    Thanks.

    Its very hard not to cry one and just buycthe tripod set up
     
  4. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I take a folding seat strapped to my pack and a tripod with either a DIY Picatinny rail attachment or a DIY front rest that grips the front of the rifle, and use some DIY shooting sticks for the rear rest. It’s very a steady setup that I’ve used out to 800 with great success. The rail attachment cost maybe $20, the front rest about $15 and the sticks about $5.
     
  5. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Long bipods in sitting position with a pack tucked under your rifle butt will also work
     
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  6. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    As do shooting sticks.....
     
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    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I concur, from my experience it is more a field expedient method rather than deliberate. Got a buddy that if going to be stationary will carry 2 tripods and a seat.
     
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  8. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    but the question wasn't about sitting position. And I've yet to find a sitting length bipod that will work if a guy has to kneel/get-up-on-his-knees to clear a lane...
     
  9. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    That’s why I mentioned the folding seat and rests, gets you up higher.
     
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    I have a bog pod and a heavy weight tripod. The bog pods are better than shooting sticks, but they are still pretty light and easy to influence. I don't use them for shooting any more. I'm going to take them hunting this year. The shooting will be from the CF tripod and I'll use the bog pod for binos and spotter.

    With the bog pod, if you use a set of shooting sticks for the rear, it can help a lot. Be careful not to push into the rifle much or you will end up lifting the bog pod legs off the ground.
     
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  11. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Yep! My pack has saved many hunting trips. The ability to improvise afield can be a fun experience; have used stomps, rocks, branches, barbed wire fence, etc...

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    Found an old pix ...

    .300 WSM on a stomp.jpg
     
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    okie man Well-Known Member

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    upload_2019-11-17_16-43-40.jpeg I use my custom camo’d cabelas shooting sticks for a lot of varmint and deer hunting in cut fields. upload_2019-11-17_16-45-43.jpeg
     
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    carl1775 Well-Known Member

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    +1, on shooting sticks. You can make a set yourself for free, if you have to.
     
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    This is what I do....