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#3281426 - 09/03/21 01:08 PM Re: recomend a seat and a bipod -tripod [Re: SavageSS]
AWS Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
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Here's a critique I did on chairs/seats awhile ago.

My critique on hunting chairs/seats.



Left to right. These have been relegated to duck hunting.



Left
This chair works pretty good in mud as the cross bars give it some float, no back support so I use it where I can lean back against a log, not used very much any more , I save it for a companion that doesn't have a seat. It also makes a great compact footstool in camp

Center
Very comfortable, it fits in the bottom of my layout boat for long hours in the marsh, I also use it on low grass banks when duck hunting in a gillie suit. Hard to get in and out of and hard to swing on birds/coyotes that aren't in a dedicated shooting zone.

Right
Great seat I use it hunting in brush blinds and thicker cover, easy to move/turn for unexpected shots and easy to get in and out of, I used it a lot coyote hunting in cover that is tall enough to hide me. I'll be using it this season again for predators with my bow.

LtoR these are my goto predator hunting chairs/seats now



Left
This little tripod stool has taken the place of the three legged chair, it is lighter to carry, quicker to set up and for predator stands I don't need the comfort of a back rest, it gets used where ever cover is high enough . It gives me a better view in thicker cover also.

Center
This little folding seat is great in hillier country, just high enough to get in and out of easily, only draw back is the rounded legs the get to be like sled runners in icy/crusty condition. I tried one with legs but they sunk into soft dirt too much.

Right
Just a Styrofoam bead filled pad, I use it in snow and ice in hillier country, it is warm and dry on the butt, light to carry and doesn't slide on snow and ice as it is cloth backed.

Hope this gives you some ideas.


Bipods/tripods

For me a tripod in some situations, bipod never. Tripods are bulky and aren't very hiking friendly, if I'm hunting close to the truck in open country I might use one(I have two) but it is still too much to deal with.

Bipods attached to the rifle get in the way hanging up in the grass and brush when trying to swing on coyotes.

For everyday I find shooting sticks to be just about perfect, easy to carry , easy to reposition and easy to just forget about when having to swing on a coyote that isn't where you planned to be shooting. I do practice on them a lot even more on years we have an egg shoot.

Check back for a pic or two to be added.



I try and keep everything compact and quick to get going.

Rifle and sticks go in the scabbard, the seat is ball bungeed to the back of the scabbard, drag, hand call, matches, protein bar, flashlight in the scabbard pouch and the caller clipped to D-rings on the front shoulder straps of the pack.

I can pull it off and lay it in the back of the truck, get to the stand, slip it on and head out. Great set up if you need to get away from the truck a ways, climb hills as it leaves hands free for trekking pole.

When I'm on the bike and hunting an area where I'm hunting stands that are fairly close I just wear it between stands traveling a distance I bungee it to the back of the bike. Works great for bicycle hunting behind closed gates.


Edited by AWS (09/03/21 01:48 PM)
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#3281476 - 09/04/21 08:41 PM Re: recomend a seat and a bipod -tripod [Re: SavageSS]
jetman Offline
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Registered: 01/07/11
Posts: 1575
Loc: almost Canada
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#3282833 - 10/01/21 11:40 AM Re: recomend a seat and a bipod -tripod [Re: SavageSS]
Mr. Poppadopalis Offline
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Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 3445
Loc: Metro Denver
Jetman,

I just got mine, I think I am gonna like it!

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