I was at the range last evening with a couple of friends and we were discussing the hunting in general and the discussion of bipods came up, then it was 'sticks' and I offered that use of either was pretty common in the UK. That drew some criticism and for once, I found myself defending the practice based on a number of good reasons given to me by members of this site over the years. We tried to think of how this would work out for us in our situation and came to the conclusion that there is the odd occasion where sticks or bipods could be used in our locality, but generally -due to terrain and ground cover- it would be tough.
That conversation begged the question as to whether UK shooters regularly practiced shooting off hand, standing, aimed towards stalking practice: Which is what we were doing last evening and how the majority of our shots are taken. I said I thought that shooters who do would be in the minority.
Any insights to offer?~Muir