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    Shooting sticks

    Just made a few of alterations to my sticks. First one was to take off the foam rubber rifle rests at the top which were far too bulky and replace with cycle handle bar grip,much better as slimmer and grips the stock alot better. Second was to drill them on each side and run a sting from side to side to stop them doing the splits when in use. And the final one was told to me last week. If using a bi-pod attatch a long length of string where the bolt holds then together, the scissor bit. That way when in use either stand on the string and push the sticks away until its taught or clip it to your belt loop at the front and push away until taught. It really makes a difference and act like a third leg on a bi pod.

    Pete

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    Sorry to ask but what is the deer doing while all this is going on. Keith
    AT THE AGE OF 50 I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO GROW OLD F***ING DISGRACEFULLY

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikadog View Post
    Sorry to ask but what is the deer doing while all this is going on. Keith
    this

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    I tried the 4-sticks a while back. Will use nothing else now. Spent a bit of time practicing and now as quick as a pair of sticks. But I cannot tell you just how good they are. I can seriously shoot a group almost as tight as prone at 100 yards. It has changed my stalking beyond all recognition.

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    I have heard the quad sticks are exellent but I find them too bulky and far too expensive.I too laughed when I was told about the taught string tip...but the smile was wiped right off my face when I tried it...it really does work as it stops the sticks moving in the back / farward plane. It also allows you to use just two sticks and that in turn saves weight. I suppose it each to their own but at end of the day who cares as long as the shot you take is steady and not screwed up at the expensive of the animal it connects with.

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    tried them but found when shooting munties which tend to move a lot while eating etc, found it a pain to keep moving sticks as they move, now use a lightweight tripod with a swivel top, must have half a dozen sticks of different types in the garage. deerwarden

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    I shoot off bipod sticks and in common with other support I use (posts/boulders etc.) I merely let the forestock balance on the hand that takes support from what is under it or on the V of the sticks. Works OK. I was in South Africa this April and the PH insisted I was wrong and had me hold the forestock and pull it down onto the support. I was shooting 4" high compared to off a bench sandbag or the same sticks in my usual manner. Two others tried and they were the same.

    One armed shooters can manage without touching the forestock

    Stan

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    whatever you use practice off them is the key standing and kneeling.
    they are all only as good as you are with them.
    small groups off sand bags or bipods mean very little in woodland stalking.
    After 37 misses this year now i have taken the miss charge at stalkers discrection off my price list and put all misses WILL be charged for.
    You will be better spending 30 on practice ammo now rather than missing through lack of practice.
    You do the sums I've only charged for 2 misses this year thats a lump of lost revenue.
    You may not think its right but I am trying to making a living at this. Empty chillers don't pay overheads.
    Last edited by www.yorkshireroestalking.; 25-08-2010 at 15:25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by www.yorkshireroestalking. View Post
    whatever you use practice off them is the key standing and kneeling.
    they are all only as good as you are with them.
    small groups off sand bags or bipods mean very little in woodland stalking.
    After 37 misses this year now i have taken the miss charge at stalkers discrection off my price list and put all misses WILL be charged for.
    You will be better spending 30 on practice ammo now rather than missing through lack of practice.
    You do the sums I've only charged for 2 misses this year thats a lump of lost revenue.
    You may not think its right but I am trying to making a living at this. Empty chillers don't pay overheads.
    I agree practice makes perfect . I recently bought a snap cap for my rifle (65x55} and practice shooting off my sticks . I know after i have pulled the trigger if the shot was good . i then put three rounds into the target to see how accurate i really am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by www.yorkshireroestalking. View Post
    whatever you use practice off them is the key standing and kneeling.
    they are all only as good as you are with them.

    I'll drink to that one. I wobble about like a drunken skunk on sticks and it's the fault of shooting off a bipod too often. Getting better with practice though (lots of practice). Gimme a year or two.

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