Front rest for kneeling

carl1775

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All said, at 500 yds., a high kneeling shooting position, should offer plenty of stability in order to make a high percentage kill shot. Especially, with the aid of high powered optics. It's tough passing up game, but it happens. Better prep, for next time, to fill that tag!
 

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I have been packing in my bogpod tripod....tough to beat..like said before..holds spotting scope..binos..and rifle....
Of four days i have hiked in to the spot to find my buck across the canyon I packed it is all but yesterday...and of course there he was...450 yards...i had a few seconds to get to the stump and settle in....then came the noise...a quad driving around the side of the mountain...there he went...
So today...once again i packed it in...but no buck...
My stupid...........
 

Buddro

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carbon arrow shafts and practice. depending on how fancy you want to get you can do anything from crossing two in your hand and resting on them to fixing a pin through the shaft a few inches down so they will fold out into an x or teathering them together by threading them into about a 6 inch piece of flexible rubber tubing so that it will make a nice saddle when you cross them and rest the gun atop them. They are easy to pack, you wont get anything lighter and they are cheap. Colapsable trekking poles will work as well if your hand is big enough to manipulate them.
 

BrentM

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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+
i run a fiesol 3342 with arca Swiss rail. 500.00 for the set up and 3 lbs

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jkwright

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Have you seen the Bog Pod Death Grip? Pretty similar head to a hog saddle. Very stable setup. Not light though at 8 lbs.
 

Canhunter35

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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.
Yeah there’s always a trade off between mobility and stability.
 

Canhunter35

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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...
My wife has some Caldwell bipods and have double extensions, and can be used for kneeling. A pack works to support the rifle butt between it and the knee. I used it once successfully on a prs stage requiring kneeling and shooting through a wire mesh fence
 

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I use a Farley and leave the left rear leg screw unlocked to make minor adjustments as I fire. I use very soft sand in my front bag (sugar sand) for good reason (absorb vibration)
 

vancewalker007

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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+
In AZ we glass and shoot off our Tripods when it's necessary to shoot in a higher position than prone. So, for you a big pod or a good sturdy tripod would work great. Using a pack on your lap with a bag like a medium Ridge Runner from Phoenix shooting bags as a rear rest I can shoot to 1000 yards very steady.
 

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