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40-inch Bipod Shooting Sticks

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User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)

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This versatile product can be used as a bipod, monopod or diagonal mono rest, whether you're standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, or somewhere in between. I have the 40" model, and I've used mine while deer hunting in a variety of positions, and it worked very well.

I plan to take it with me when I go squirrel hunting or turkey hunting, and it will definitely be in my pack when I head out to hunt deer. I'm very satisfied with my Bipod Shooting Sticks.

Pros

  • Elegantly simple, very tough, easy to use, no moving parts to bind.
  • The rubber part against your gun goes on and off easily with no mechanical connection.
  • Even without a mechanical connection, this thing won't fall off if it's "loop-locked."
  • The carry case doubles as a belt holster for the end of the sticks, so you can be steady anywhere.
  • Works great for carrying your gun in the woods. Makes it easier to tote, and keeps it at the ready.

Cons

  • The extra end caps that came with mine didn't want to fit the sticks.

Description

  • Three strong composite sections shock-corded together with metal sleeves in between.
  • Comes with a neoprene carry case that doubles as a belt holster for the end of the sticks when used as a monopod.
  • Can be used full length, 2/3 length, or 1/3 length.
  • Works sitting on the ground or in a chair, standing, prone, kneeling, in a tree stand, or on a bench.
  • Works with rifles, shotguns, handguns, bows, crossbows, binoculars, and cameras (including video cameras).
  • The length of rubber tubing that connects the sticks at the top can be looped around a gun, or the gun can be cradled in it.
  • Works great for carrying your gun in the woods. Makes it easier to tote, and keeps it at the ready.

Guide Review - 40-inch Bipod Shooting Sticks

This is one of those products that seems to be a no-brainer, but at the same time it's ingenious. Each side is comprised of three sections of tough black composite material, shock-corded together with metal sleeves to give them rigidity. It's a lot like a collapsible tent pole. At the top, there is a small length of rubber tubing that joins the two sides and acts as a pivot point, and another length of rubber tubing attaches the two sticks.

This creates a rubber loop that can be placed around your gun's barrel & forend. It grips well and won't damage the gun. You can also cradle your gun's stock, barrel, or magazine tube in this tubing, and it will usually lock on pretty well.

I tried this product while hunting deer, in a variety of positions. Where it really shined was when I sat on the ground with my back to a tree watching a jeep trail which deer had been crossing regularly. I sat on the ground, folded the sticks to 2/3 length, put the bottom ends of them in the carry case for protection and to maintain the spread, and set up. I hooked the toe of the rifle's butt in the right-side pocket of my heavy flannel shirt, and it held the gun at the ready.

Several deer crossed the road, and none of them were in the mood to linger. Thanks to the Bipod Shooting Sticks, I was able to get right on all of them and could have had a nice steady shot had I decided to take one of them. They were all small bucks that morning, however, so they went on their way.

You can use this product as a bipod, monopod or diagonal mono rest, whether you're standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, or somewhere in between. I plan to have it with me when I go squirrel hunting or turkey hunting, and it will definitely be in my pack when I head out to hunt deer. I'm very satisfied with my Bipod Shooting Sticks.

- Russ Chastain

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 5 out of 5
40"" bipod sticks, Member HIGHTECH.HUNTER

Bought them at Atlanta Buckarama before the 2009 deer season. Mine came with a DVD video showing you how to use them which was great. The extra caps that come with them are made to cover a joint of 2 pieces when you are using them as a bench rest. I never would have figured that out without the video. Used them first time to zero 2 guns. All you need for a still rest. Used them from my ground blind and shot 2 deer. Used them in my ladder stand and shot one. Best I have ever seen. I have about everything for deer hunting but new these were going to be great. Will definitely use them in 47 days for turkey.

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