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Postby Hoagy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:04 am

Has anyone used a trigger stick to support their crossbows. Do they work ok or am I gonna have to start working out? :(
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby sumner4991 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:31 am

Start working out!

The trigger sticks work, but, they also make your load heavier.

We have way too many things in our lives that allow us to be weaker.
I'd rather wear out than rust out.
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby papa bear1 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:38 am

Do whatever works best for you, :wink: there are no set rules :)
I use them, :wink: but i'm in my 70's and i don't have a steady aim any more :lol:

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Re: Trigger stick

Postby ComfyBear » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:13 am

To each their own....whatever floats their boat.

As for me, my motto is:
Keep Strong, Live Long. The only limitations are the ones we place upon ourselves.
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby Hoagy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:17 am

Ok guys, ive studied your responses & have come to a conclusion. I will start a routine to strenghten with only the effort required to steady my aim to accomodate sumner4991 (by the way you sound a lot like my father) :D & to accomodate Papa Bear 1 the day I turn 70 I will purchase my first trigger stick :lol:
All that aside i appreciate both of your suggestions,
Thanks alot guys, Hoagy
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby Hoagy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:23 am

ComfyBear wrote:To each their own....whatever floats their boat.

As for me, my motto is:
Keep Strong, Live Long. The only limitations are the ones we place upon ourselves.


Thanks Comfybear,
I can't argue with that. :mrgreen:
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby Blood on the floor » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:38 am

Because of a const. accident I lost about 85%
use of the left arm, go ahead , use the support.
It may take more planing, I can`t get a reflex shot.
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby roly » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:01 pm

I use a cheapy from Wal-Mart

It colapses up and fits in my backpack
I use it when I'm still huntin and bow huntin
turkeys out of the blind.
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby sumner4991 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:59 pm

Doesn't take much of a workout to steady your arms. Just grab your bow and aim at something. Hold it up until you are shaking all over. Rest for a minute and do it again. Do this twice a week until the season starts.

Don't even have to shoot it.

This doesn't help with buck fever at all. . . just saying . . .
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby papa bear1 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:32 pm

sumner4991 wrote:Doesn't take much of a workout to steady your arms. Just grab your bow and aim at something. Hold it up until you are shaking all over. Rest for a minute and do it again. Do this twice a week until the season starts.

Don't even have to shoot it.

This doesn't help with buck fever at all. . . just saying . . .



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Re: Trigger stick

Postby awshucks » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:17 pm

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Re: Trigger stick

Postby Onetimeonly x--> » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:02 pm

I have one and thought I could get away
with using one on a tree stand. It became
more of a hinder than an asset! Won't hunt
with it again from a tree on the ground, yes.
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby papa bear1 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:07 pm

awshucks wrote:Image


Nice !! and if you break a leg, you can use it to get you out. :shock:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Trigger stick

Postby Hoagy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:40 pm

Thanks everyone, I'm thinkin this forum is gonna be real good for me :!: :lol: :lol: Hoagy
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Re: Trigger stick

Postby Cossack » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:58 am

Found the Horton KneePod to be very beneficial to steady my 71yr old aim, esp from sitting position. It's light, sturdy, adjustable and inexpensive. Even has a snap/cord to attach it to your pack.
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