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Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby Dcoy » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:02 pm

Terry,
Sorry about the Vi-Queens.Since leaving Mn,I no longer let them upset me. :D
Thought maybe you were playing beach ball and getting a tan on Devils Lake or something. :lol:


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Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby coyote223 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:39 pm

I prefer the Sticks. My guns heavy enough without adding weight to it. I have to walk a long ways to get decent stands. Thick country with a lot of uneven ground, Bi-pods not so handy. Just have to remember to grab the sticks when your done, I'm on my 3rd pair. :oops:


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Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby Dcoy » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:33 am

Only one set this morning and was skunked but remembered something from yesterday that likely cost me a yote that I had meant to bring up.I knew it had been discussed in a thread and this is it.I usually use snipe stix but when calling locally I've dedicated a rifle to that only(usually just a couple sets in the morning with no long walks)and put my Harris bipod on it.I didn't use glycerin but tried to make sure the extension 'connections'were dry and wouldn't malfunction.Second set yesterday I had one come in from a totally unexpected direction(even walked on the other side of my entry fenceline without smelling me somehow).When I swung slowly and attempted to reset the bipod quietly the end extension on one side collapsed and things went downhill quickly-never got a shot.Turns out that despite my conscious effort to clear all snow off the bipod after each set,I must have failed cause what had happened was snow melted,I suppose in the truck between stands, and then instantly refroze in those temps when i got out creating an ice block that prevented solid deployment.I suppose I was trying to be quiet when I initially deployed it and didn't realize(hear or feel)it didn't click into place.It held til I tried to move,then gave way. :(
Lesson: make sure you hear or feel each section 'seat' in place.
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Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby LeviM » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:02 am

Excellent Point Dcoy, been there done that!
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Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby EO caller » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:31 pm

Nothing is worse than equipment failure costing a guy a coyote. :evil: We screw it up enough naturally. :oops: I have to use a Harris Bipod alot because of the camera, if I was just packing my gun I would only use shooting sticks. Bi-pods are nice when everything go's to plan but in the event you have to move or turn around the bi-pod is in the way alot. At least with the sticks you can throw them down and manuver.
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Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby jaybic » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:49 am

I am sure they both have advantages and disadvantages but I was out with a newby coyote hunter a couple years ago who was toting a great big heavy barreled AR with a great big ol NIkon rangefinding scope and all sorts of fancy shit that any good coyote hunter "must have" and called in a coyote that he missed cleanly at 40 yards because he had to move on the coyote for the shot and the bipod legs got all snagged up in some tall grass. If he was using sticks, he could have just kicked them away instead of having his rifle all wound up in a snarl. I know its only one experience(one I have already learned the hard way)but I believe having seen it go down that that cost him his first ever called coyote.

Oh well, thats coyote hunting......fail and learn!


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Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby bucksnbears » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:50 am

i use both short and tall bipods and have several sets of shooting sticks. i tend to use the bipods more. just because i feel more stable using them.
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Re: Shooting sticks or Bi-pod

Postby Skinny Indian » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:00 am

I made my own shooting sticks because I'm too cheap to pay $20 for a set, and I can't find bi pods I like. I don't like the extra weight on the front of my gun either.
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