Cheap unipod

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    outdoorman
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      Been pretty much shooting off hand only but for taking squirrels at longer distances, decided to try a monopole. I already had a cheap extension pole laying around the garage so I went with that after viewing all the Primos options online. I just put a few wraps of rubber tape on the upper portion so the gun stock would not slide easily. Simply gripping the gun stock against the side of the pole works great! In the video, I’m shooting at a bottom piece of a bottle that I had already shot. This piece is about 1″ high and 1 1/2″ wide. I’m shooting from 30 yards. No problem at all. This ups the hunting and target shooting game considerably. You can get these very lightweight poles for well under $10

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    BeemanR7
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    Looks good

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    scottycoyote
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    i took a regular hiking stick/pole and converted to use similar, except its not quite tall enough to shoot standing….i have to crouch over a bit or drop to a knee

    is carrying yours in the woods awkward?

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    outdoorman
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    It’s not too bad in the woods as it adjusts down to 50″ and only weights 18oz

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    outdoorman
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    Just came up with a better one. Remembered that I have an LL Bean hiking pole that will adjust from 25″ to 60″ and only weighs 8.4oz with the top knob removed.  I can actually stick it in my back pocket. The foam grip is perfect for gripping the gun stock to the side of it. I will be giving this a try tomorrow. Snow is coming down pretty good right now. You have to adjust past the STOP marks to get to 60″ but it is still plenty solid enough for my 9.5lb gun. This will be  better transporting through the woods. I can even use this from a fully seated on the ground sitting position, perfect!

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    cosmic
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    Wally world has mono pods for cameras and some come with a v that just needs to be padded..

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    outdoorman
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    Made my own. 1/4-20 locknut, strip of aluminum bent to shape, drilled and tapped, self vulcanizing tape. My scope is sighted for off hand shooting. When gripping the gun against the side of the monopole, I have to shoot 1 mil under. With the gun in the cradle, I have to shoot 2 mil’s under. Just goes to show how much downward force there is in a springer when that piston stops it’s forward motion.

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    outdoorman
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      Well, I’ve gone back to shooting by holding the stock of the gun against the side of the pole as I can actually shoot more accurately that way and it allows me to very quickly adjust my shooting angle. Made a quick video to demonstrate. This is really working well. Haven’t come across anyone else shooting this way.

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