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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Shooting Sticks

Whenever I watch shows about deer hunting I noticed allot of the hunters use shooting sticks . For long range shooting they appear beneficial and was wondering if anyone uses them while hunting the woods of PA? They seem cumbersome would think that by the time you set them up for a shot the shooting window would be lost. Any comments?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 12:13 AM
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Re: Shooting Sticks

I carry a single stick from Cabela's that telescopes out , I generally use it like a walking stick then slide it out for gun rest if needed,havent had much use for it the last few years.....
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Re: Shooting Sticks

I only use them predator hunting. Some thick dowel rods camo sprayed with some electrical tape and cow castration bands...works pretty well!

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Re: Shooting Sticks

I hunt a lot of field edges because of my wheelchair, so a few years ago I bought a pair made by "Stoney Point" they're pretty light weight, extend to 60 inches and retract to about 24 inches. There great for sitting or standing shots. I use them a lot for ground hogs and foxes as well as deer and turkey. (Sprayed em camo of course)

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Re: Shooting Sticks

I always use shooting stix when hunting predators with a rifle and I almost always have them when deer hunting if I am hunting from the ground.
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I always use shooting stix when hunting predators with a rifle and I almost always have them when deer hunting if I am hunting from the ground.
Same here, excellent setup.
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Re: Shooting Sticks

I have used homemade sticks for woodchucks. For deer hunting I've used the BiPod Shooting Sticks I bought years ago at the Eastern Sport Show. I think they're great for walking, and for sitting -- they anchor to your hip and make a solid triangle support -- rifle, shooter's torso, and sticks.

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I only use them predator hunting. Some thick dowel rods camo sprayed with some electrical tape and cow castration bands...works pretty well!
Just realized how long you kept that shotgun steady when you killed this years gobbler. Did you have them then? I do not think you did, but you sure did not move. Lol being young has it's benefits.
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Yep!! No such thing as being to steady.

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I carry a single stick from Cabela's that telescopes out , I generally use it like a walking stick then slide it out for gun rest if needed,havent had much use for it the last few years.....
Basically the same for me. I have Stoney Points.

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