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mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by kawaboy-zx11 » Wed May 18, 2016 4:52 pm

i am considering buying some sort of shooting sticks, i have never used them before, i have permission to hunt at my friends house and there are no trees large enough to hang a stand on, so i will be hunting from my ground blind. it will be used for both my matrix 355 and my new savage axis .308, anyone found something that works well? please let me know. Thanks, Dennis

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Re: mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by Buszone » Wed May 18, 2016 5:34 pm

I prefer a mono pod for walking hilly terrain . I normally hunt out of a tree for WT so I use nothing. I would recommend whatever you choose be sure to practice extensively with it as it appears easier then it is to become a consistent shot using one.
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Re: mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by paulaboutform » Wed May 18, 2016 6:44 pm

I'm not a fan of monopods, just me. I find them unstable. I do have and use Primos Trigger Stix. Both the bipod and tripod. I highly recommend both. You open the legs and squeeze the trigger on the grip and the legs extend independently. This is great for hillsides and uneven ground. As soon as you release the trigger, it's solid. It also swivels and pivots. The tripod is super stable and great for shooting all ranges, but it's bigger and heavier. For bowhunting purposes the bipod is still great. I'd check them both out and see which you prefer. Their customer service is also amazing! I lent my like new bipod to my younger cousin for a two week hunt in northern B.C. and it came back abused and not functioning properly. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to exchange it for a new one. It wasn't even a defect it was abuse.

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Re: mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by JUDGE » Wed May 18, 2016 7:08 pm

In a ground blind I use a tripod , by crossbow sits on it all the time, even when shooting.
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Re: mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by way123hockey » Wed May 18, 2016 8:33 pm

I love my Cabelas bipod but adjusting the height is a pain sometimes to get it just right. I definitely will be looking into the Primos Trigger Stix that Paul mentioned.
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Re: mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by Predator55 » Wed May 18, 2016 10:46 pm

Save yourself some money and make your own shooting sticks. It's easy and can be made for about 10 bucks.go to you tube and see how many ways there are to make them , I like the one where you use a pursik knot to tie the two sticks together. Fully adjustable and can be used as a walking stick.

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Re: mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by StormDragon » Thu May 19, 2016 10:19 am

For my ground blind I use a Bog-Pod tripod and for the ground/ghillie suit I use a Harris Bi-Pod.

I also use both for just shooting too
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Re: mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by Waif » Fri May 20, 2016 12:00 pm

Primos trigger stick monopod for me for gun and crossbow.
I rest it lightly against a horizontal object when possible , and my leg or chair if nothing else is available.
In practice sessions , a push pull similar to handgunning without over doing it steadies it.
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Re: mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by sproulman » Sun May 22, 2016 9:52 am

paulaboutform wrote:I'm not a fan of monopods, just me. I find them unstable. I do have and use Primos Trigger Stix. Both the bipod and tripod. I highly recommend both. You open the legs and squeeze the trigger on the grip and the legs extend independently. This is great for hillsides and uneven ground. As soon as you release the trigger, it's solid. It also swivels and pivots. The tripod is super stable and great for shooting all ranges, but it's bigger and heavier. For bowhunting purposes the bipod is still great. I'd check them both out and see which you prefer. Their customer service is also amazing! I lent my like new bipod to my younger cousin for a two week hunt in northern B.C. and it came back abused and not functioning properly. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to exchange it for a new one. It wasn't even a defect it was abuse.

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Re: mono-pod or bi-pod?

Post by CROSSBOWCOWBOY » Thu May 26, 2016 9:47 am

Kawaboy, I use a primos trigger stick monopod in a treestand with a primos trigger stick attachment base sold by Amazon for about $24.99 ? It stabilizes the monopod ! All you have to do is remove the end cap, and insert it ! You can pack it in, the monopod collapse's to about 33"and extends to 65" quietly !! It also, makes a good walking stick ! Though I wouldn't lean on it!! The base is pretty impressive, you can strap it down to the base plate of your tree stand also,(zip ties) etc..., check it out ? The trigger stick gen 2 runs about $49.99

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