Just over a week ago, in the heat of the moment after shooting a fox at almost two hundred yards off stick, I promptly left them in the hedge.
I went back twice, next day and next week but someone was obviously in the back of beyond and found them. They were great sticks, a kit from Moray Outfitting (Andy).
My friend lent me his telescopic aluminium ones whilst I was waiting (one evening) for my new kit to arrive and a visit to Mole Valley farmers got me the sticks for about £4. The alu ones are from a reputable stalking gear provider and I realised just how much less effective they were for me.
I have a standard T3 hunter and with these sticks have been comfy sitting and standing to shoot at distances I never would have tried before. They are easily and importantly, silently adjustable.
I know that there is a build up of confidence and less so with the loan stick, but these really are very very good and I recommend them. If anyone near me wants a go they are welcome to have a go with mine. I'm fairly sure you'll like them too.
I bought mine after using Andy's for a practise when out with him in October, I liked them and bought them. It was only when I had to use others I realised how good they are, and at less than £30 all in, an embuggerance to lose, but not a hear breaker.