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Monopod for Turkey gun

What is a good monopod or gun rest for shotguns? Depending on setups we all know how heavy or uncomfortable holdup up the shotgun can be. There are times that I can rest the gun on top of my knee but after an hour or so the top of my knee will get sore.

I was looking for a monopod or rest that others have used that will allow me to be more comfortable.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-14-2020, 10:01 AM
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I love the Primos shooting stick.
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I use the foldable shooting sticks. Usually I can have 2 free hands to run a pot call. Plus they fold up nice and small for transport in my vest. I dont shoot from them I just use them to prop up my gun.
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I bought a cheap gorilla stick for my son when he started hunting.I folded down small enough to fit in the back of a turkey vest and had a tight head that really held tight to the forend so he could move the shotgun around without having to touch the stick.He killed most birds shooting offhand but the monopod was nice to keep the gun in position for when it came time to shoot.
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I second the Primos Trigger Stick. My grandson uses it for rifle, shotgun and crossbow with no issues.
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Yep i agree the primos trigger stick works great for shooting off and a walking stick
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Go find some red brush along a creek bottom. Most all the shoots are straight and have a Y on them. Cut it long and figure out, from a seated position, what length you need to trim it to.
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Have never used anything buy my knee in 35 years of chasing gobblers, one thing that did help was going from a 12 to a 20. Several pounds makes a big difference. And even more noticeable when carrying a gun every day for 2 weeks.
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I've used a bipod for many years now and I find it much more comfortable and convenient than trying to balance a gun on your knee.
When a bipod really shines is when you have to set up on your knees, maybe on the edge of field where you can't sit down and see. Mine is quickly adjustable for height with individual leg adjustments for uneven terrain. It's just become second nature to me now.

One trick I used is that I situate the legs of the bipod so that the gun is leaning back into my shoulder. This way I can be hands free to work a pot call or whatever else and my gun never moves.
Also if my gun is pointed straight in front of me and a bird sneaks in left or right, I can lift up the front of the gun and the bipod falls silently into my lap so I can swing the gun and make the shot.
I keep the bipod back under the receiver and this increases my range of motion that I can shoot and still maintain a solid rest.

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I have a V-pod. Telescopes, has a short "V" with two feet that comes out of the bottom, or stows inside the last/bottom section. It clamps to the barrel and folds toward the muzzle into a clip to hold it parallel to the barrel when not in use.

It is not heavy and works very well, and is always ready/easy to deploy.

Google up "Hunter Specialites V-Pod Shooting Stick" and you'll find it.

$30 online currently. I highly recommend it. I like mine a lot.
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