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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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need advice on shooting sticks

I want to get some shooting sticks for fox and coyote hunting. A tripod style seems more stable, but are they too much of a hasle? Is a cheap one good enough or are there certain qualities I should look for?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 03:17 PM
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I like a bipod that mounts on the forearm of the gun at the sling stud, they come in to lengths and have extendable legs they are rock steady.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 04:24 PM
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I am also looking into buying a bipod or tripod. I have never used one so I don't know exactly what to get but I have been finding some great deals at military surplus outlets online. I really can't comment on the quality, but the prices are darn good.

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i would def go bi pod. iv used several dif ones with only one point of contact with the grownd and hated them all.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 08:00 PM
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Rock mount makes a great bipod I bought a 13- 23 in model an put it on my Rem 700 mountain rifle in 270 an I love it no matter where you are you always got a steady rest. It clips on an tightens down on the sling stud an then it has a place to attach your sling to it, I paid 90 dollars for mine but if you look around at different gun stores or bass pro you can find 0ne cheaper.
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As far as bipods go, do you guys prefer the ones that swivel or the ones that don't? Legs notched or not?

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Mine tilts up an down an swivels side to side but it dosen't rotate around in a circle the legs have rubber feet on them for a slip free grip on rock an hard surfaces. My wife bought them for me this year so the only use I have with them is target practice but I can already tell that I love them.
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Sweet. It sounds like then one that swivels is the way to go. I don't mind paying a little bit extra if it is worth it. I am looking at probably getting a harris bipod sometime before the season starts.

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