Firstly, my apologies as I know this is a bread and butter question for the site.... stalking sticks!
However I am in the market for a set of tripod stalking sticks and haven't found a conclusive answer in any of the previous threads.
At present I use a polecat mono pod for the close combat nature of stalking Muntjac in thick woodland. Close cover, thick foliage and little set up time make it a good option.
On more open land, longer shots and therefore allowing longer set up time, I use my home made quad pod. Good bit of kit, very stable for longer shots though cereal or long grass but if a beast is grazing left to right or visa versa its a bloody pain to move without alerting your quarry. They are also long, noisy, cumbersome to carry and mark my stock.
I trawled gunmakers row on Saturday looking for something suitable. Not one shop was selling anything other than basic bi-pods alongside their decoy hides.
The two sticks that have caught my eye are:
1.) Primos Trigger Stick "Jim Shockey" Tall Tripod Shooting Rest 24"-62"
2.) Vanguard Pro series T68 tri pod.
I'm not a man for gadgets and I'm worried the trigger stick wont stand up to the riggers of daily stalking. It looks fantastically simple to use and the ease of adjustment is very appealing but I feel like the safe option would be to go for the Vanguards.... purely as there is less to go wrong.
Does anyone have experience of either of these two?
I don't want to fork out on something that in 6 months time is going to end up living in my garage for the rest of its life.