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#2419411 - 02/01/13 05:37 PM Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3?
roxie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 89
Loc: Texas
Looking to purchase my first set of shooting sticks (most like Primos Trigger Sticks), and I'm trying to decide between the 2-legged bi-pod model vs. the 3-legged tri-pod.

I've always used a fixed, Harris bi-pod on my rifles; however, with my newest project I'm going with the sticks instead. While I like the idea of the stability of 3 legs, I'm a little concerned with bulk and the inability to easily reposition the tri-pod when the target inevitably appears in the opposite direction. I hunt from a sitting position 90% of the time.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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#2419417 - 02/01/13 05:44 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
hellion_locdogg Offline
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Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 79
Loc: Phx,AZ
I think 1 or 2 would be a better question. But I still say 2 with telescoping legs is a better choice.

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#2419419 - 02/01/13 05:47 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
misparkz Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/30/10
Posts: 157
Loc: Lowell, MI
I just got a bi-pod set of sticks this winter and wish I would have stuck with a mono pod. I use it with the two legs together as a monopod. Most likely in Texas you are hunting more open area where a bi or tri pod would work but here where everything is close I can't get the shot coverage with anything more a monopod.

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#2419424 - 02/01/13 05:55 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
Billy539 Online
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 182
Loc: WI
If you are sitting I would say 2 legs. I personally own the Primos Trigger Stick short bi bi pod. After using it for a while I think there are better mouse traps out there. To me the bi pod legs just do not spread wide enough on it because the trigger part is a bit to long on them. I have better had luck with it using it as a mono pod. just my opinion.

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#2419457 - 02/01/13 06:18 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: Billy539]
roxie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 89
Loc: Texas
You guys bring up some interesting points...

I've never really considered the 1-legged mono-pod version because of my concerns about my ability to stay steady on the target in a windy setting. I'm afraid of swaying. It sometimes gets pretty windy here, so that's why I have never given the monos much consideration.

Any problems with them in the wind?

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#2419463 - 02/01/13 06:25 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
Switch Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/09/06
Posts: 643
I use two-legged shooting sticks. Easy to move, easy to put down and far easier to dump than the tripod version when you you need to shoot off hand.

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#2419467 - 02/01/13 06:27 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
charlesnchar9e Offline
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Registered: 02/27/12
Posts: 51
Loc: central ky
Get the bipod, that way you can use it as a mono or bipod. Vanguard makes a good bipod at a decent price.

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#2419474 - 02/01/13 06:35 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
dan brothers Online
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 2887
Loc: Santee, SC 29148 USA
two legs...hands down... you can always close them up to become a one legged monopod.

there's no use in pulling the trigger if your not STEADY. The two legs will steady the front end...then you have to worry about your shooting arm swaying. It doesn't take much sway to miss a coyote's chest at 300 yds. Becoming a rock should be your number one goal. Do whatever it takes to be solid... solid... solid.
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#2419480 - 02/01/13 06:40 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
yotezapper Offline
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Registered: 12/13/08
Posts: 957
Loc: Hunters Paradise
+1 on the two legged version. I don't like the single leg becasue I don't want to have to keep my other hand on the front of the gun to keep it from tipping over. Two legs gives you a nice steady rest while you are running a remote or hand call with the opposite hand. I use a set of stoney point shooting sticks.
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#2419603 - 02/01/13 08:14 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: yotezapper]
Mr Potato Head Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 1113
Loc: Indiana
2 legged. And sometimes that's one too many.
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#2419663 - 02/01/13 08:53 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
roxie Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 89
Loc: Texas
Somebody mentioned Vanguards. I looked at them as well. They too make a "drop down" model similar to the Primos Trigger Sticks.

Any feedback on the Vanguard Dropdowns?

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#2419675 - 02/01/13 08:58 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
spotandstock Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 10/08/12
Posts: 107
Loc: utah
I like the big pod very durable and steady.

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#2419676 - 02/01/13 08:59 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
spotandstock Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 10/08/12
Posts: 107
Loc: utah
Bog pod. Stupid phone thinks it knows how to spell lol

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#2419733 - 02/01/13 09:36 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: roxie]
jackalopeSTICKER Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/31/13
Posts: 33
Loc: California
I use a 2 leg stick.. Got mine at gander mountain for 8.00 I think.. Just like these. I like these ones since they fit my MOLLE straps on my pack perfect.. Light and it is rather easy to adjust how hi by spreading the legs farther out..

http://www.pcsoutdoors.com/quik-shotligh...gorsitting.aspx

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#2419844 - 02/01/13 10:49 PM Re: Shooting Sticks... 2 legs or 3? [Re: jackalopeSTICKER]
muzyhntr Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 8
Loc: IA
spotandstock are u using the bog pod been thinking abut getting one of theese. I'm looking at the bos series short. do they rotate 360?

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