• Advertisement

Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

We want to hear your opinion or questions on the videos, guns, calls, etc.

Moderators: Prairie Ghost, Coyotehunter

Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby Coyotehunter » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:48 am

I have used both but find in most situations I like the Harris bi-pod that I can open all the way for sitting but still collapse it down to shoot prone. I got tired of trying to get shooting sticks out of the snow when I had to move the gun for a shot.


User avatar
Coyotehunter
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3356
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:57 am
Location: Wyoming

Postby Prairie Ghost » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:08 am

I like bi-bods much better the main reason is moving you gun for a shot with the bi-pod can be a one hand operation if need be and the shooting sticks it can be a bit of hassle to get the gun moved with the sticks and in a stable position in a speedy and minimal movenment scenario
Money is a great servant but a terrible master!!


User avatar
Prairie Ghost
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:38 pm
Location: On the line

Postby lyonch » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:11 am

I am a bipod man myself :D I use Harris bipods. They are taller for the taller guy when he is sitting facing downhill. The only bad thing i have to say is that sometimes when the slides get damp or wet the freeze open and don't wanna collapse. I just need to do some preventative oiling thats all.
Chris Lyon


My mind belongs to my work,
My heart belongs to my family,
BUT MY SOUL BELONGS TO THE COYOTES!!!


User avatar
lyonch
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 2795
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:52 pm
Location: Not where i want to be

Postby LeviM » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:44 am

I perfer the Bi-pod, I am much more steady with one!!
Levi McNally
"Coyote Fever"
'Whack em' and Stack em' ND Style"
"Speak the Language"


User avatar
LeviM
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 2375
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:26 am
Location: ND

Postby Coyotehunter » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:20 am

Try a small amount of Glycerin on your harris to help prevent them from freezeing up. I think it is best to have everything dry and clean with no lubricant, same with the gun but if you are wanting try some lubricant that is what I would use. No smell. They mix it with Urine to help prevent freezeing up in the sub. zero weather on your sets.


User avatar
Coyotehunter
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3356
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:57 am
Location: Wyoming

Postby lyonch » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:55 pm

Thanks for the idea Jamie i will have to give that a try!!!
Chris Lyon


My mind belongs to my work,
My heart belongs to my family,
BUT MY SOUL BELONGS TO THE COYOTES!!!


User avatar
lyonch
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 2795
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:52 pm
Location: Not where i want to be

Postby Daryl » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:26 pm

Bi -pod for me sticks seem to be just more stuff to keep track of and they are harder to move around in snow. You have to lift your gun then move the sticks if they don't get stuck then try to get all settled back on the sticks and then it seems like you have to move them again :evil: had some bad luck with sticks sorry for venting :D
I would rather have a slow hit than a fast miss...


User avatar
Daryl
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 748
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:29 pm
Location: ND

Postby Fallguy » Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:50 pm

I finally got a bipod this year and I will have to say I like it more than my sticks. One of the biggest things I like is I can have my gun sitting there and have my hands free for using binocs to glass around. Last year I used shooting sticks and I found myself having to have one hand on the gun all the time so it didn't tip over. I never used my binocs because of that. Well Papapete and I had some experiences this year calling where I WILL NOT go on stand without my binocs every again.


User avatar
Fallguy
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 646
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:33 am
Location: North Dakota Forever

Postby Daryl » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:59 am

Amen Fallguy I hear ya there :D
I would rather have a slow hit than a fast miss...


User avatar
Daryl
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 748
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:29 pm
Location: ND

Postby LeviM » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:46 am

you need every advantage you can get out there!!
Levi McNally
"Coyote Fever"
'Whack em' and Stack em' ND Style"
"Speak the Language"


User avatar
LeviM
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 2375
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:26 am
Location: ND

Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby Jim River » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:45 am

I guide hunters in Alaska, South Dakota, and Texas. The one piece of equipment that screws up more stands/hunts than anything else is bipods and shooting sticks. In my opinion, a hunter would help himself be WAY more successful if he would leave the stick/bibods at home and learn to shoot from a sitting, kneeling, prone position. Shooting sticks/bipods are a very marketable items but don't have the advertised advantage when put in a real world hunting situation. Just my opinion.


Jim River
Newbie
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:55 pm

Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby Dcoy » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:21 pm

Where's Terry?
In case he's sunning himself on some beach somewhere,take a look at Snipe Pods as well.


User avatar
Dcoy
Top Dog
 
Posts: 1156
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:33 am
Location: SD

Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby Tbush » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:55 pm

Jim, I think if a hunter would practice with the sticks and use them at the range they would be better at applying the use in the field better, just like you said if they learn to shoot sitting, kneeling,prone or with the use of sticks they could be way more succesful.

I,ve been in your shoe's, most guys know only how to shoot off a bench :x

Decoy no sun just in mpls to watch the vikings....LOOSE....oh I mean drop the BALL :evil:
a proud member of the "IF" team


User avatar
Tbush
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 856
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:26 pm
Location: Minot

Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby LeviM » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:00 pm

Tbush wrote:
Decoy no sun just in mpls to watch the vikings....LOOSE....oh I mean drop the BALL :evil:


I was at the game too Terry! If I would of known you were there I would of bought you a beer!!

Back to the topic, I would never leave home without my bipod! I know for a fact my confidence and ability to shoot a coyote out past 100 yards would be down the shitter
Levi McNally
"Coyote Fever"
'Whack em' and Stack em' ND Style"
"Speak the Language"


User avatar
LeviM
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 2375
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:26 am
Location: ND

Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby lyonch » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:58 pm

i know without my bipod i would look like a pee wee baseball player trying to play with the pros. It just wouldn't happen no matter how close they got :wink:
Chris Lyon


My mind belongs to my work,
My heart belongs to my family,
BUT MY SOUL BELONGS TO THE COYOTES!!!


User avatar
lyonch
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 2795
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:52 pm
Location: Not where i want to be

Next

Return to Product Review - Coyote Hunting Tips

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron